Senior Data Platform Engineer
Remote · Lancaster, OH, USA · United Kingdom
Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2023
We are redefining how people approach their health
ZOE is combining scientific research at a scale never before imagined and cutting-edge AI to improve the health of millions.
Created by the world’s top scientists, our personalised nutrition program is reimagining a fundamental human need – eating well for your own body. Currently available in the US and the UK, ZOE is already helping > 100k ZOE members to adopt healthier habits and live better. Our work and expertise in biology, engineering, data science, and nutrition science have led to multiple breakthrough papers in leading scientific journals such as Nature Medicine, Science, The Lancet, and more.
To learn more, head to Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Audible to listen to our Science & Nutrition Podcast (with 3 million listens!)
A remote-first, high-growth startup, we are backed by founders, investors, and entrepreneurs who have built multi-billion dollar technology companies. We are always looking for innovative thinkers and builders to join our team on a thrilling mission to tackle epic health problems. Together, we can improve human health and touch millions of lives.
We value inclusivity, transparency, ownership, open-mindedness and diversity. We are passionate about delivering great results and learning in the open. We want our teams to have the freedom to make long-term, high-impact decisions, and the well-being of our teammates and the people around us is a top priority.
Check out what life is like for our tech team on ZOE Tech.
We’re looking for a Data Platform Engineer to take ZOE even further.
Meet the team
The mission of the Platform team is to accelerate ZOEntists' path to production. We provide the building blocks to enable our teams to move fast and maximise their focus time on solving business problems.
We are responsible for building and maintaining the technical components that enable our organisation to develop, deploy, and operate high-quality software products at scale. We primarily focus on cloud infrastructure, data platform and devx.
At ZOE we strongly believe in DevOps as a culture ” You build it, you run it”. To achieve this vision, we heavily focus on enablement and strive to provide the best self-serve platform experience to make teams highly productive.We operate in a fast-paced environment. We work closely with engineers to understand what slows them down and continuously improve their productivity. We standardise best practices, push for consistency and raise the technical bar across our teams. We also provide technical guidance and support.On our Data Platform, our systems make use of GCP, Apache Airflow, Fivetran, DataStream, BigQuery, dbt, HEX or Holistics. Our code is primarily written in Python and we also manage our Data Platform with IaaC using Terraform and Config Connector.
About the role
As a Senior Data Platform Engineer, you will be working with a large number of stakeholders including engineers, data scientists, data analysts and/or analytics engineers.
You will be key in supporting ZOEntists to accelerate data-driven innovations and decision-making. You will have the opportunity to drive change to ingest transform, store and visualise data in a performant, reliable, scalable and cost-effective manner.
- Spearheading the development, testing, tuning, and maintenance of our Data Platform.
- Collaborating with various teams to enhance system integration and augment data quality; solving complex business problems with data-powered solutions.
- We are enabling ease and speed of data discovery for teams.
- Making substantial contributions to the design of our data platform. Exploring and integrating innovative technologies within our tech stack.
- Liaising with stakeholders within the Technology department to deliver, self-serve solutions that empower our engineers and drive business success.
- Leading by example, advocating for high consistency and best-in-class developer experience that optimises for lead time.
- Collaborating closely with our Cloud Infrastructure leaders to create a secure, reliable, and observable Data Platform.
We think you’ll be a great fit if you…
- Experience in a similar role, with a proven track record of working on data integration, ETL processes, and data warehousing.
- Bring expertise in managing large data platforms in cloud-native environments such as GCP, AWS or Microsoft Azure.
- Have a solid Software Engineering background.
- Can deal with ambiguity. As a Series B Start-up, we often need to iterate fast and clarify on the go.
- Believe in outcome over output. Focus on what matters most and measure the impact of your work.
- Are passionate about operation excellence and comfortable leading by example.
- Enjoy working in a collaborative environment. You will work closely with different stakeholders and lead cross-functional projects.
- Are passionate about ML modelling and Ops.
Our hiring process consists of the following stages:
➡️ Talent Acquisition Screening: Selected candidates will be contacted for an initial phone interview with our Talent Acquisition Partner. This conversation will help us assess your qualifications, experience, and your fit for our team. Duration 45min
➡️ Hiring Manager Screening: Selected candidates will be moved forward in the process and meet the Hiring Manager. This conversation will focus on diving deeper in regards to your qualifications, experience, and your fit for ZOE. Duration 30min
➡️ Technical Interviews: You will be asked to complete two technical interviews, which evaluate your coding and system design experience. Duration 60min/each
➡️ Behavioural Interviews: You will be asked to complete two behavioural interviews, which evaluate your present and past experience from a behavioural standpoint. Duration 45min/each
⏰ Expected Timeline: The entire hiring process typically takes around 3-4 weeks from the Talent Acquisition Interview to the job offer. We understand the importance of your time and aim to provide timely feedback and updates at each stage.
These are the ideal skills, attributes, and experience we’re looking for in this role. Don’t worry if you don’t tick all the boxes, especially on the skills and experience front, we’re happy to upskill for the right candidate.
Life as a ZOEntist – what you can expect from us:
As well as industry-benchmarked compensation and all the hardware and software you need, we offer a thoughtfully-curated list of benefits. We expect this list to evolve as we continue supporting our team members’ long-term personal and professional growth, and their wellbeing.
Remote-first: Work flexibly – from home, our London office, or anywhere within the EU
Stock options: So you can share in our growth
Paid time off: 28 days paid leave (25 holiday days, plus 2 company-wide reset days, and 1 “life event” day)
Enhanced Parental Leave: On top of the statutory offering
Flexible private healthcare and life assurance options
Pension contribution: Pay monthly or top up – your choice.
Health and wellbeing: Like our Employee Assistance Program and Cycle to Work Scheme
Social, WFH, and Growth (L&D) budgets. Plus, multiple opportunities to connect, grow, and socialise
We’re all about equal opportunities
We know that a successful team is made up of diverse people, able to be their authentic selves. To continue growing our team in the best way, we believe that equal opportunities matter, so we encourage candidates from any underrepresented backgrounds to apply for this role. You can view our Equal Opportunities statement in full here.
A closer look at ZOE
Think you’ve heard our name somewhere before? We were the team behind the COVID Symptom Study, which has since become the ZOE Health Study (ZHS). We use the power of community science to conduct large-scale research from the comfort of contributors’ own homes. Our collective work and expertise in biology, engineering, and data/nutrition science have led to multiple breakthrough papers in leading scientific journals such as Nature Medicine, Science, The Lancet, and more.
Seen ZOE in the media recently? Catch our co-founder Professor Tim Spector (one of the world’s most cited scientists) and our Chief Scientist Dr Sarah Berry on this BBC Panorama, and listen to CEO Jonathan Wolf unpack the latest in science and nutrition on our ZOE podcast.
Oh, and if you’re wondering why ZOE? It translates to “Life” in Greek, which we’re helping ZOE members enjoy to the fullest.