Data Architect

CHICAGO, IL
Full Time
Technology
Experienced

Farmer’s Fridge makes fruits and vegetables accessible and approachable for everyone. We offer a variety of fresh, healthy, ready-to-eat meals and snacks through our fresh food vending machines, wholesale partners, and our office pantry solution — providing chef-curated meals to customers within seconds. Today, we operate a network of Fridges and partner with clients nationwide in high-foot-traffic areas, such as airports, hospitals, universities, and large office buildings — where there is limited accessibility to fresh, healthy, grab-n-go options.

We care deeply about what we’re creating and aspire to make sure our customers feel that through every touchpoint. This shows up in many ways across the business. We are committed to prioritizing food safety, we are passionate about product quality, we value our employees, we champion the best idea no matter where it comes from, and we’re committed to making an overall positive impact as we scale. 

About this Role:

As a Data Engineer Architect, you will lead a team of data engineers to build and maintain our modern data platform. You will work closely with the Engineering Manager and other stakeholders to define, prioritize, and execute on a roadmap, which will help deliver actionable insights to the rest of the organization and external business partners. As the most senior member of the Data Engineering team, you will be expected to coach and mentor your fellow team members and help them grow.

The data engineering team at Farmer’s Fridge consists of architects, data engineers, data scientists, and visualization experts. For this position, we are looking for a technical individual who is comfortable leading a team of data engineers in architectural discussions and decisions.

What You’ll Do:

  • Coding and Architecture
    • Developing and implementing data models, schemas, and architectures to ensure data is organized, stored, and retrieved efficiently
    • Designing databases and data pipelines that support robust data integration and transformation processes
    • Identifying and resolving data-related issues, bottlenecks, and inefficiencies to ensure smooth operation and data accessibility for end-users and applications
    • Ensuring data quality, consistency, and accuracy through the implementation of data governance policies and procedures
  • Work with data engineering to groom & plan sprints to ensure that projects remain on track for agreed-upon timelines
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and the Engineering Manager to prioritize and groom backlog
  • Campaign our modern data platform to internal and external stakeholders and help users understand the data
  • Ensure that our platform and data products are current with industry standards and following best practices
  • Work with the other data engineers to architect and design MLOps pipelines, platform data models, and overall platform architecture
  • Develop deep relationships with business stakeholders, analytics team, and executive leadership

Who You Are…

  • 5+ years of experience in the data space
  • 3+ years of experience working with modern cloud-based data platforms
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a curious mindset and the ability to collaborate effectively within cross-functional teams
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and quality of work.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to translate complex data into actionable insights.
  • 1 year of AWS experience with services like DynamoDB, Aurora, Kinesis, Lambda, S3. With similar programming experience with Python, Scala, or Java.
  • 3+ years of experience with SQL
  • 2+ years of experience with Snowflake and dbt
  • Experience with data orchestration tools like Dagster or Airflow

Benefits at Farmer's Fridge:

In This Together - We stay connected, whether in person or virtually. We encourage business transparency through monthly town hall meetings and weekly financial updates. We set out to make the best product on the market, and we believe we’ve done it. We value your input in the new menu creation process. From regular tasting panels, where employees provide new menu menu feedback. 

Happier Workdays - Each day at work should fill you with joy. We're a fun and passionate group, and we don't take ourselves too seriously. Bring your unique self to work, dress comfortably, and always feel free to share your thoughts and opinions. We encourage curiosity; there's no hierarchy here when we're all swapping ideas.  

Never run on empty - Daily Farmer's Fridge meal, draft cold brew and beer, and office snacks are just some of the offerings to make sure you aren't distracted by a growling stomach. Recharge with our paid sabbatical program after four years of service. 

Innovate & Elevate - We're all teachers and learners. You'll grow, and help grow the company through cross-functional collaboration, open access to leadership, and regular business updates. You have a direct impact on the company’s bottom line. You can also impact your personal bottom line by participating in our 401(k) plan that includes a company match with immediate vesting.

Farmer’s Fridge Diversity Statement:

"Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Farmer’s Fridge, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.”

Farmer’s Fridge is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including hiring, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. View our disclosures related to External Agencies and Applicants below: https://www.farmersfridge.com/careerdisclosures

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