Senior Data Engineer

| Greater LA Area | Remote
Are you looking to get in on the ground floor as a founding member of a data team? Are you looking for an opportunity to influence technology choices and direction? If having an immediate impact on ChowNow’s business sounds good, then we might have the perfect opportunity for you.
About Us:
ChowNow is unique among tech startups in the restaurant space. We power branded online ordering systems for independent restaurants across North America – via websites, Google, Instagram, and through branded iOS and Android apps – and we do it all for a reasonable monthly fee regardless of order volume. We operate this way because of our belief in being fair, sustainable, and equitable with our restaurant partners. And the same goes for our workplace. 
Diversity, teamwork, and mutual respect are among our core company values. And we pride ourselves on giving our teams plenty of opportunities to make their mark. To date we’ve created over 18,000 apps for our restaurant partners – something that’s never been done before in our category. And as we expand to new markets, further spreading the word about the ChowNow difference, those opportunities to create, build, and grow will only increase. If this sounds like the kind of workplace, and the kind of mission, that appeals to you, we’d love to talk. 
Learn more by checking out our reviews on Glassdoor (they’re excellent). Together we can preserve neighborhood flavor, one restaurant at a time.
About the Position:
As a Senior Data Engineer at ChowNow you will be part of the Data Engineering team within the Data & Analytics Department. You will be responsible for ChowNow’s data and analytics platform, built on AWS and Snowflake. You will build and support solutions that ingest, transform and empower consumption to high quality analytics data and other key operational workflows through the organization. This is a unique time to be joining a fast growing Data and Analytics organization that is developing a modern state-of-the-art data and analytics stack, has executive sponsorship and contributes directly to the company strategy, business growth and product development
About the Team: 
ChowNow is unique among tech startups in the restaurant space. We power branded online ordering systems for independent restaurants across North America – via websites, Facebook, Google, and through branded iOS and Android apps – and we do it all for a reasonable monthly fee regardless of order volume. We operate this way because of our belief in being fair, sustainable, and equitable with our restaurant partners. And the same goes for our workplace.
Reports to Lead, Data Engineering

Within 30 Days You’ll:

  • Progress through our Ramp Camp (ChowNow’s New Hire Onboarding Experience)
  • Get to know the current state of data at ChowNow, from original source to the data warehouse to visualization and reporting.
  • Work closely with the Analytics and Business teams to understand needs and use cases
  • Learn ChowNow’s engineering practices by contributing a change to the code base.
  • Learn ChowNow’s analytics practices by making a table in the DWH and a dashboard

Within 60 Days You’ll:

  • Contribute changes to the data pipeline and transformations to improve availability, quality and consumption of data.
  • Work with the Lead of Data Engineer to plan for the future of the ChowNow data platform
  • Understand the other data sources in use by the various customers across the business (starting with the Analytics team), improvement opportunities and new data to make accessible

Within 90 Days You’ll:

  • Partner with analyst and data scientists to understand key uses cases, pain points and opportunities to improve the data platform
  • Identify opportunities to and begin building to improve our core data transformations and begin building them
  • Identify opportunities and begin building to improve availability and quality of central data
  • Identify opportunities and begin building solutions to improving consumability of data and scalability of analytical workflows.

You Should Apply If:

  • You have experience building ETL pipelines into a data warehouse and event layer
  • You have experience with using Python in a production environment.
  • Your SQL and relational DB experience is excellent (Snowflake is a plus)
  • You have experience with AWS technologies 
  • You are able to gather data from a variety of sources and interfaces, including REST APIs
  • You have experience working in a high-volume data environment such as e-commerce and SaaS environments
  • 5+ years data management, data engineer or analytics engineer experience (practical non-data engineering experience is also valued)
  • You enjoy iterative, agile-esc development process with frequent releases
  • You like collaborating with multiple stakeholders within and outside the Data & Analytics team
  • You make decisions based on data and evidence
  • You take great pleasure in writing quality, highly maintainable code
  • You thrive in environments supporting your growth, and where you can support others
  • You are excited about new technologies and spend time staying up to date in the industry
  • You have experience and passion to fitting pragmatic solutions to problems (building, open source, vendor)

About Our Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Ongoing training and growth opportunities.
  • A "Best Place to Work" winner multiple times where we focus on creating a great employee experience
  • Rock solid medical, dental, and vision plans.
  • Mental Health Coverage - we offer several programs to support your mental health and wellness goals.
  • 3 weeks paid vacation; paid holidays; we expect you to work hard, but still enjoy your personal life
  • 6 weeks of baby bonding time for all new parents (within the first year of birth or adoption), 6 Weeks of Paid Pregnancy Leave.
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Employer-contributing student loan assistance program.
  • Commuter benefits (including Uber Pool).
  • Employee Stock Incentive Plan.
  • Pet insurance for your fur babies
  • Quarterly Industry Speakers Series.
  • Quarterly Tech Events (Women, LGBTQ, Diversity, Inclusion).
  • Consistent & fair leadership: we’ll share info, set clear goals, show you respect, and treat everyone fairly.
  • Enough freedom to spread your wings while still holding you accountable.
  • Fully stocked kitchen and cold brew on tap.

As one of ChowNow’s core values, “Celebrates Diversity”, we are committed to an inclusive and diverse work environment. ChowNow is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.

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Location

The ChowNow HQ is in the heart of LA's tech scene. Playa Vista is near the beach, the freeways, the airport, & the tech industry action.

An Insider's view of ChowNow

What are some social events your company does?

Where do I begin?! There’s the ChowNow book club, running club, DineNow, our coffee-match program... Basically if there’s a will, there’s a way to integrate and meet just about anybody! DineNow is a favorite of mine where every month we mark our calendars and head out to a local LA restaurant for a delicious reminder of why our work is so valuable.

Andrew

Recruiter

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Starting as a graphic design intern and now working as a front-end developer I can definitely attest to ChowNow being an amazing place to grow your career. I've been here a little more than 5 years, and am still growing constantly both personally and professionally.

Kim

Senior Front End Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

As ChowNow’s Director of Client Operations, my teams are responsible for handling the implementation of our products and services into restaurants. Because we interact with restaurants every day, we are able to act as informants to ChowNow and help drive our product and services roadmap to solve the most pressing problems our client's encounter.

Stephanie

Director of Growth Operations

How does your team reward individual success?

Individual success is more than metrics. It’s about being celebrated by your peers when you work hard to accomplish your goals. This takes different forms like winning Weekly Spotlight—or the Frog Trophy, which goes to the top performer because everyone deserves to be recognized for their accomplishments and celebrated amongst the company.

Angie

Lead Customer Support Representative

What are ChowNow Perks + Benefits

ChowNow Benefits Overview

Competitive Salary
Ongoing training and growth opportunities.
A "Best Place to Work" winner multiple times where we focus on creating a great employee experience
Rock solid medical, dental, and vision plans.
Mental Health Coverage - we offer several programs to support your mental health and wellness goals.
3 weeks paid vacation; paid holidays; we expect you to work hard, but still enjoy your personal life
6 weeks of baby bonding time for all new parents (within the first year of birth or adoption), 6 Weeks of Paid Pregnancy Leave.
401(k) Matching.
Employer-contributing student loan assistance program.
Commuter benefits (including Uber Pool).
Employee Stock Incentive Plan.
Pet insurance for your fur babies
Quarterly Industry Speakers Series.
Quarterly Tech Events (Women, LGBTQ, Diversity, Inclusion).
Consistent & fair leadership: we’ll share info, set clear goals, show you respect, and treat everyone fairly.
Enough freedom to spread your wings while still holding you accountable.
Fully stocked kitchen and cold brew on tap.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications
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