Senior Data Engineer

Industry: Food & Beverage
Company size: 251-10K

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Job description

A U.S.-based company, that is changing the way people consume dairy and revolutionizing vegan protein-rich products, is looking for a Senior Data Engineer. The selected engineer will collaborate with the data science and engineering team as well as provide technical leadership and utilize their expertise with cloud computing to design and deploy data engineering processes. The company is on a mission to change how people consume their food by making the process more transparent and ethical. This company has been successful in raising over $700 Million during their Series D round of funding. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop data pipelines, databases, and overall data lake architecture
  • Design and implement an analytical environment using third-party and in-house tools 
  • Use Python to improve and automate analytics, ETL, and data quality platform
  • Build and deploy complex data models and model metadata
  • Create reports and dashboards
  • Take ownership of data dashboarding and presentation tools for the end users of our data products and systems
  • Conduct and support ingestion and migration of data in multiple types and formats 
  • Partake in data retrieval, integration, and analysis
  • Understand data trends by analyzing collected data to establish facts
  • Deploy developed data solutions, user applications, databases, etc
  • Work closely with internal and third-party data producers, consumers, and users
  • Collaborate with non-technical stakeholders
  • Analyze, understand, and document existing workflows
  • Conduct integration and data structuring activities

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
  • At least 8+ years of relevant experience as a Data Engineer
  • Experience with ETL, Data Modeling, and Data Architecture (at least 8-10 years)
  • Expertise in writing and optimizing SQL
  • Previous experience developing scripting software solutions using Linux/Unix 
  • Operational experience in large data warehouses or data lakes
  • Demonstrable experience with AWS technologies, Databricks, Benchling, and Glue
  • Previous understanding of Lambda, and RDS (PostgreSQL, MySQL)
  • Expert-level skills in ETL optimization, designing, coding, and using Apache Spark or similar technologies to tune big data processes
  • Background developing applications and data pipelines to process and stream datasets at low latencies
  • Ability to track data - track data lineage, ensure data quality, and improve data discoverability 
  • Sound understanding of distributed systems and data architecture (Lambda)
  • Ability to design and implement batch and stream data processing pipelines
  • Understanding of how to optimize the distribution, partitioning, and MPP of high-level data structures
  • Background in life science data a plus
  • Familiarity with Docker
  • Ability to clearly express ideas, listen, question, and share valuable information with colleagues 
  • Effective presentation skills and the ability to communicate ideas to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Great to possess high energy and enthusiasm to boost productivity
  • Strong organization and planning skills, ability to establish a clear course of action to accomplish goals and objectives
  • Ability to effectively manage time and utilize resources and systems
  • Knowledge of task prioritization, ability to keep track of activities, and task completion
  • Self-starter with the know-how to work independently and multi-task while maintaining quality standards
  • Fluent in spoken and written English

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