Data Infrastructure Engineer at sweetgreen

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About the Job
sweetgreen is on a mission to build healthier communities by connecting people to real food. We passionately believe that real food should be convenient and accessible to everyone. Every day in each sweetgreen, our passionate team members make food from scratch, using fresh ingredients and produce from local farms that are delivered that morning. In addition to evangelizing healthy, local and sustainable food, our team members volunteer in the local community. We are committed to improving the quality of life of those around us through our food, social awareness and a passion for our communities.
We have a talented collective of people in our data, digital, and technology teams to deliver first-class data-driven products to our customers, fleet and internal operations. If you want to be in a horizontal environment that cares more about work product, pushing out quality services and
accountability, then this is the job for you.
We want someone passionate about and experienced with building resilient, high availability infrastructure for our growing data team. Being able to build, deliver and iterate innovative data products from machine learning, BI, analytics, data integration and data-driven API’s for our thriving fast-casual market place is key to our growth and success.
Tasks & Activities
The Data Infrastructure Engineer is a devops focused role responsible for the design, development and maintenance of our current data platform. You will work closely with our platform/integration engineers and set best practice standards for build, automation, CI/CD and security management within our AWS ecosystem. You will be focused on building, iterating and optimizing our ecosystem using AWS best practice methodologies to allow us to scale our applications as well as the development process.
Qualifications for Successful Performance:
  • Strong knowledge of building AWS infrastructure
  • 3+ years experience building infrastructure and deploying applications in AWS
  • 2+ years software engineering experience
  • Know your way around Linux and comfortable writing shell scripts
  • Experience configuring/developing CI/CD tools such as Jenkins/Circle Ci/Code Pipeline
  • Experience integrating with monitoring tools such as Grafana, Datadog, CloudWatch, and other open source/cloud ready tools.
  • Experience maintaining infrastructure projects and writing Infrastructure as Code using tools such as CloudFormation or Terraform.
  • Operational knowledge of encryption, storage subsystems, disaster recovery, and other core infrastructure technologies (DNS, HTTP, Routing, Firewalls, Load Balancers, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of SQL and data storage platforms such as relational DBMS, DynamoDB and Redis
  • Experience using agile methodologies, such as Scrum, XP, and Kanban, on a cross-functional development team.
  • Experience working in a high traffic, fault tolerant & highly available 24/7/365 Environment
  • Can deploy/setup containers in ECS/EKS
  • Familiar with application development in Java, Python, and/or Go

Come join the sweetlife! 

sweetgreen provides equal opportunities for everyone that works for us and everyone that applies to join our team, without regard to sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, any service, past, present, or future, in the uniformed services of the United States (military or veteran status), or any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local law. 

sweetgreen participates in the federal government's E-Verify program to determine employment eligibility. To learn more about the E-Verify program, please click here.

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Technology we use

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Our office is positioned in the centerpiece for LA's newest creative generation, PLATFORM and directly across the street from the Metro Station.

What are sweetgreen Perks + Benefits

sweetgreen Benefits Overview

sweetgreen is committed to offering a benefit package with flexibility and options to help you live your sweetlife. Our suite of benefits includes the core options of medical, dental, and vision as well as other voluntary benefit options to help you create the benefit package that best meets the needs of you and your family.

We believe that our employees are the most important ingredients in our restaurants and aim to support you throughout your journey at sweetgreen. FAMILY FUND

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 5 months of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We believe in fully supporting new parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
sweetgreen provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times. Do what you love on *and* off the clock.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees Give back with 5 paid volunteering hours per year.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Sweetgreen has partnered with Classpass to offer a different kind of gym membership. All benefits-eligible employees receive a subsidy per month to use towards your membership.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
sweetgreen hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits


The family fund provides emergency financial aid to employees experiencing financial hardship caused by catastrophic events outside of your control, like a natural disaster or life altering personal crisis.

Every person in the sweetgreen family can elect to donate part of their paycheck to the family fund pool of money. This is the money that will be distributed to individuals who apply for funds that will help them cope with an unfortunate situation.

With your continued support, we can truly make an impact in the lives of our sweetgreen family members who are experiencing hardship.

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