THIS IS BLUE APRON

Chefs around the world wear blue aprons when learning to cook, and for us it has become a symbol of lifelong learning.  Our highly motivated group of food enthusiasts are inspired to work on complex business problems with creativity and passion always looking to learn something new. We take preparation seriously, embrace a spirit of excellence, and put in the extra effort in everything we do.  We are thrilled to be part of our customers’ lives, cooking and creating experiences in their home kitchens.

WHO'S IN THE KITCHEN

Our Technology team is a collection of over 50 talented engineers, analysts, designers, and product managers who have built our web and e-commerce applications, our mobile (iOS and Android) apps, our proprietary Warehouse Management System, and our data platform (among many other things). Within Engineering, the Data team is responsible for our enterprise data warehouse, business intelligence platform, ETL processes, and data pipelines, as well as machine learning models and deployment infrastructure, including demand forecasting, personalization, and product recommendations.We at Blue Apron (BA) Data Engineering believe that companies gain deeper visibility across the entire data lifecycle with a Data Operations-centered culture and that this is a requirement for Blue Apron’s competitive edge on the meal-kit market. In an era where data and metrics are a prerequisite for strategic and tactical decision-making, we are at the front lines.

WHAT'S ON THE MENU

  • Design and implement new data workflows, automation, tools, and API integrations with the goal of allowing business end users to make informed, data-backed business decisions under crucial time constraints
  • Collaborate with other engineers, third party vendors, and internal stakeholders to apply data solutions to the unique challenges of our business
  • Research, share, and recommend new technologies and trends
  • Our stack: Python, SQL, Airflow, Kafka, BigQuery, Spark, Apache Beam, Tensorflow

NECESSARY INGREDIENTS

  • 2+ years experience in Data Engineering or similar roles working with backend systems and large, disparate, and complex datasets
  • Solid understanding of large-scale data warehousing, ETL best practices, RDBMS, event sourcing, batch and stream processing
  • Strong communication skills and experience working with technical and non-technical stakeholders to solve problems
  • Demonstrated record of handling ambiguity and tackling hurdles in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Detail oriented with the ability to enforce or evangelize consistency in documentation, naming conventions, and code reuse
  • Ability to assess the quality and value of a new data source, whether it is structured, unstructured, or somewhere in-between with the intention of allowing end-users to model information in a semantic manner
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision to deliver on-time, clean, and well-tested code on a regular basis
  • Expert Python skills, broad experience in writing, debugging and testing code

NICE TO HAVE

  • Experience with GCP or AWS
  • Experience with Airflow, Luigi or similar data orchestration platforms
  • Proficiency in SQL
  • Active member of the open source or local tech community

@BA DATA ENGINEERING, WE VALUE:

  • Eagerness to learn cross-functionally, not only within the Data Engineering domain but also within various business functions like Supply Chain, Accounting, Product Management, Marketing, Retail, Finance, and DevOps
  • An openness to both giving and receiving constructive feedback with the intention of bettering everyone involved
  • A thirst for learning and a passion for putting new technologies, processes and patterns into practice in a realistic manner
  • An ability to understand how the whole system fits together at both a high level as well as at a detailed level in the given area of responsibility and beyond
  • A tireless mentor and resource for the rest of the Data Engineering organization, committed to solving small hurdles without escalation, unblocking teammates work and shielding them from unnecessary distraction

 

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