Data Platform Engineer

| Greater LA Area

The data landscape at sweetgreen is constantly evolving as we find new and better ways to serve our customers and connect people to real food in their communities. As part of the Data Platform team at sweetgreen our mission is to deliver data of the highest quality to stakeholders at the speed of the business. 

As a Data Platform engineer you will help drive the design, execution, and ongoing support of mission critical data warehousing projects that enable reporting, analytics, and engineering needs across all business units. The Data Platform is the backbone upon which all decisions at sweetgreen will be made. 

Core responsibilities:

  • Work with engineering and data warehouse stakeholders (e.g. business intelligence, engineering teams) to gather, document and refine data requirements
  • Define, design, model and implement evolving, structured and unstructured datasets
  • Advise on vision for future data needs
  • Design architecture to industry best standards ensuring high performance, availability, scalability, and maintainability
  • Design, build and deploy ETL application and infrastructure from data lake to data warehouse
  • Integrate new sources of data into the unified data model and ensure data quality, proper cataloging, and documentation
  • Implement security and be an advocate for data governance in the company
  • Train stakeholders on data capabilities and warehouse resources
  • Help maintain uptime and uphold SLA’s for the data warehouse
  • Learn and adopt new tools and techniques to increase performance, automation, and scalability

Qualifications for success:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field
  • 3-5 years experience in a cloud based Data Engineering role working in a modern data ecosystem
  • Experience with Data Lake, Data Warehousing, and Business Intelligence 
  • Understanding of data warehousing and SDLC best practices
  • Experience with best practice ETL patterns - including Error Detection & Handling, audit logging, archival, asynchronous data loading, change data capture, etc.
  • Excellent communication, documentation and stakeholder management skills
  • Experience with relational and MPP database engines
  • SQL skills, with a preference for cloud-based SQL engineering experience (Snowflake, Redshift, or similar)
  • Experience working with cloud data warehouse technologies
  • Proficiency in one of Python, Java, Scala, or a similar programming language
  • Strong culture of customer service towards stakeholders

Nice to have:

  • Familiar with AWS, Redshift, Airflow and Snowflake
  • Experience writing ETL applications in Spark, Glue, Matillion, Informatica, Fivetran, etc
  • Ability to operate in an agile/scrum environment
  • Self Starter with ability to work independently or as part of a team

About sweetgreen:

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 4K+ team members make food from scratch, using fresh ingredients and produce delivered that morning. And in our local communities, we’re committed to leaving people better than we found them. We’re in the business of feeding people, and we’re out to change what that means. 

What you'll get:

  • Competitive pay + bonus plan granted based on performance 
  • Health, dental + vision insurance
  • Flexible PTO, because we respect the need for work/life harmony
  • An opportunity to make a real impact on the people around you, both by growing them and by connecting them to real food
  • To live the sweetlife and celebrate your passion + purpose
  • A collaborative family of people who live our core values and have your back
  • A clear career path with opportunities for development, both personally and professionally
  • Free sweetgreen swag
  • Complimentary sweetgreen 

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. 

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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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