Senior Data Engineer

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About Zipline
Do you want to change the world? Zipline uses drones to deliver critical and lifesaving medicine to thousands of hospitals serving millions of people in multiple countries. Our mission is to provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies. Join Zipline and help us make this a reality for billions of people.
About You and The Role  

Zipline’s Data team is responsible for powering data-driven decision making across the entire organization. In order for us to execute against our mission, we need to build a solid data foundation and ensure that every area of the business has access to highly reliable data. 

We are hiring a talented and experienced Senior Data Engineer to join our small, but growing Data team and play a critical role in designing and executing on a robust and forward-looking data strategy for the company. Our team owns the data pipelines and tools that provide secure, reliable, and accessible data that enable team members to derive actionable insights. Doing our job well means that we enable the entire organization’s ability to make more informed decisions, innovate faster, and serve our customers better. 

In this role, you will work directly with our Data, Engineering, Operations, Go-to-Market, and Finance teams to support the organization's data processing and analytics needs. You will be the internal expert on all things data engineering, empowering your peers with your expertise so that together, we can build a world-class data culture. This is a unique opportunity to directly influence not only our data systems, but also our drones and global operations. The ideal candidate will help us design systems that support the company’s needs today and many years into the future. 

What You'll Do  
  • Help architect, build, maintain, and scale our data pipelines that bring together data from various internal and external systems into our data lake/warehouse.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to understand analysis needs and consumption patterns.
  • Use tools like dbt to develop data models and schemas in our data warehouse that enable performant, intuitive analysis. 
  • Partner with upstream engineering teams to enhance data logging patterns and best practices. 
  • Lead architectural decisions and plan for the company’s data needs as we scale. 
  • Drive and evangelize data engineering best practices for data processing, modeling, and lake/warehouse development.
  • Serve as a thought leader and mentor by sharing your knowledge across the company and leveling up our collective technical expertise.   
  • Advise engineers and other cross-functional partners on how to most efficiently use the data tools at Zipline. 
What You'll Bring 
  • Advanced knowledge of Python & SQL
  • Experience building data pipelines & ETL/ELT processes
  • Experience with Snowflake or other cloud data warehouses  (e.g. Redshift, BigQuery, etc.)
  • Experience with tools commonly used in data orchestration and processing such as Airflow, dbt, and Spark
  • Familiarity with BI tools such as Sisense, Looker, or Tableau  
  • Experience in schema design and dimensional data modeling, ideally using tools like dbt  
  • Experience working with continuous integration and continuous deployment processes and tools
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders to define requirements and timelines 
  • Passion and excitement to serve as a technical mentor and thought leader 
  • Passion and excitement to build a strong data foundation for the company. There are many critical decisions on our roadmap and we need someone who is knowledgeable and excited to lead the way. 
  • Nice to have: Experience working with async messaging services or distributed streaming platforms like Google Pub/Sub and Apache Kafka
What Else You Need to Know   
Location: Must be able to travel to South San Francisco (Headquarters) to work with stakeholders with some frequency (1-2 times quarterly max) and overlap working hours with both GMT and PST time zones.
 
Zipline is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state, federal or local law or our other policies.
 
We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!
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Location

South San Francisco, CA 94080

What are Zipline Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We pretty regularly participate in and host school and community events for STEM and technology. Our teams in Rwanda participate in Umuganda (community volunteering) every month.
Partners with Nonprofits
We work with groups like Black Girls Code, Drone Legends, and Women & Drones to inspire young kids and get their wheels turning about robots from a young age.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We're a pretty quirky bunch, and it's not rare to find our team doing things like having a mechanical boat race on the bay, DJing at our holidays parties, & going to comedy events together.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
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
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Zipline has a compensation philosophy centered around both cash & equity.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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