About Benson Hill 
Benson Hill empowers innovators to develop more healthy, tasty and sustainable food by unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants. Benson Hill’s CropOS™ platform combines machine learning and big data with breeding techniques and plant biology to drastically accelerate and simplify the product development process. This platform allows for cost-effective and more efficient ways for companies to analyze and make improvements in plant genetics. Benson Hill brings a unique and holistic approach to our product and platform development, as we span a broader workflow involving trait and seed development, genome editing, and breeding all the way to creating better ingredients and varieties that tap a strong consumer demand for more flavorful and nutritious fruits and vegetables. More information can be found online at www.bensonhill.com. Follow us on Twitter at @BensonHillInc. 

Our Purpose and Core Values  

Our Core Values are a set of common principles we share that are fundamental to our company’s identity 

  • Be Bold!  We redefine boundaries by providing new solutions to difficult problems. Together we are driven to transform the future and will not allow the fear of failure to prevent us from innovating. We voice our opinions, embrace change, and challenge each other to think creatively. 
  • Be Inspired! We redefine boundaries by providing new solutions to difficult problems. Together we are driven to transform the future and will not allow the fear of failure to prevent us from innovating. We voice our opinions, embrace change, and challenge each other to think creatively. 
  • Be Real! We understand who we are, what we want to achieve, and what it takes to get there. We hold each other accountable through timely, candid, and well-intentioned feedback. Together we engage in honest communication and healthy debate that leads to success through true alignment. 

Department Overview 

Benson Hill is looking for a passionate and proven Data Engineer to be part of our Product & Platform Acceleration team. This role will be responsible for leading data engineering projects. The Data Engineer, will work collaboratively with the Technology teams for translating business needs into the development of data and analytical work products to support Benson Hill R&D activities. 

Position Summary 

The successful candidate has prior data engineering experience with exposure to multiple programming languages and technical platforms. Build and maintain data platforms based on the requirements provided and with direction or guidance from more senior members of the team. Generate code adhering to standards as defined by the software team, document action items for development, participate in effective code reviews, and actively participating in team meetings. Follow standard and effective software development methodologies. 

You Will: 

(Essential Duties and Responsibilities)  

  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Python code 
  • Work with users to understand end-user requirements, formulate use cases, and translate them into pragmatic and effective technical designs 
  • Enable creative scalable engineering solutions for data gathering and integration for structured and unstructured data sets 
  • Continuously improve and maintain code quality through writing unit tests, automation, and code reviews 
  • Contribute ideas to help improve our technology, coding standards and products 

You Have: 

(Competencies and Qualifications) 

Education 

  • B.S. in life science, data science, computer science, or other technical field 

Experience 

  • 3+ years work experience building and deploying software 
  • 3+ years experience in Python 
  • 3+ years experience building ETL pipelines using SQL & relational databases 
  • Solid OOP and software design knowledge – can write software that’s extensible, reusable, and meets desired architectural objectives 
  • Experience with AWS cloud platform or other cloud platforms 
  • Experience with geospatial data systems 
  • Familiarity with Linux / Unix environments 
  • Experience engineering and deploying Web services 
  • Experience building data pipelines to serve structured & unstructured data for BI & Analytics applications 

Additional Skills 

  • Self-motivated to learn new knowledge and techniques 
  • Strong customer focus 
  • Collaborative 
  • Ability to focus and work independently with little direction  

Preference Given to Applicants with the Following 

  • Experience with GIT, Docker, Web services, geospatial data 
  • Experience with DevOps, MLOps, & Cloud Security best practices 

We have a Total Rewards Package at Benson Hill that consists of more than just your paycheck. Total Rewards at Benson Hill covers Pay (salary and bonus), Health (employer benefit contributions) and Wealth (investments). Some of the perks include:

  • A Collaborative Environment
  • A flexible PTO program with a focus on work/life balance
  • Competitive medical benefits and retirement savings plan
  • FREE Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Education reimbursement
  • PAID parental leave
  • And more….

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