Senior Data Engineer

| Austin
Bestow is a smarter approach to life insurance using big data and technology to bring simple and affordable coverage to everyone.
Who We Are
First thing you need to know; Bestow is not your typical insurance company. We’ve completely reimagined industry assumptions, and harnessed technology and big data to create life insurance products that aren’t just delightful to use, but deliver on our mission: to make financial products accessible to more people than ever before.
Check us out at hellobestow.com
Who We’re Looking For
“Innovative” and “disruptive” can be overused words. But at Bestow, it isn’t jargon, it’s an
everyday rally cry. We are rewriting the rules of the 400-year-old, $7 trillion life insurance
industry, serving communities who have been underserved in the past, and we believe the
future is a bright one.
So, if you’re excited by the idea of building an industry-defining brand from scratch, working at a
mission-driven company, and fundamentally shaking up an age-old industry, read on, friend.
As a Senior Data Engineer you will design and build data pipeline and warehouse solutions. This is a greenfield opportunity to lay the foundation of our data platform. You enjoy creating solutions applying the latest data technologies. You should also have a background of traditional ETL and data pipeline tools.
Bestow engineers are great teammates. You will be spending a significant portion of your time working with application and infrastructure engineers. You’ll be learning how they export and ingest data in order to determine optimal solutions. As such, you have exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
Do you want to build products to reinvent a centuries old industry? If so, we'd love to hear from you.
Challenges On Which You Can Expect to Work:
Data Pipleines / ETL
We’re aiming to build a unified solution for transferring data from first and third-party applications to our data warehouse.
Evaluate data pipeline tools, design a robust data pipeline solution and implement the design;
Create a framework for adding additional data sources, transformations and destinations;
Work with Site Reliability Engineers to ensure continuous integration and automated deployment
Data Storage
We leverage Google BigQuery as our data warehouse. You will help administer BigQuery and design schemas for effective data use.
Collaborate with team members to understand their data access use cases and design solutions;
Design schemas for efficient storage and query execution;
Create logic to transform data from source system to our data warehouse.

We're Seeking Someone Who Has

  • 4+ years of data engineering and/or DBA experience
  • Professional experience with columnar databases such as Google BigQuery or Amazon Redshift
  • Professional experience with relational databases such as PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Professional experience with multi-source data ingestion into data warehouses
  • Professional experience with a cloud hosting platform (GCP preferred)
  • Bonus if you have experience with real-time data pipelines like Kafka or Alooma
  • Experience with Python 3 and Golang
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Bash, Python or Ruby
  • Experience with distributed systems and microservices
  • Clear, concise written and verbal communication
  • A desire and willingness to learn
  • Initiative and motivation to make things happen

What We Can Offer To You:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous PTO
  • Flexible schedule and work/life balance
  • 100% company-paid health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Choose your own computer setup (Mac or PC)
  • Office snacks and weekly team lunches
  • Team building events and activities

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • Python 3Languages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • SegmentAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AbstractDesign
    • BasecampManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SendGridEmail

Location

Built in 1910, our office is in Austin’s original office tower and stands as an icon in the epicenter of Downtown Austin – Congress Avenue and 6th St.

An Insider's view of Bestow

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe can be hectic at times and mellow at others. I feel I am in the good company of others that are trying to create something significant; no one is ever too busy to allocate time in their day for your comments or concerns. I consider a good office atmosphere, one where healthy discourse is encouraged and Bestow Austin has it in spades.

Mikhail

Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Success is delighting people in unexpected ways. For example, we had someone apply but wasn’t eligible. Our team researched a company that might fit their specific case and helped them apply even though it wasn’t with us! This person was literally brought to tears because they were so grateful. We made a difference for someone. That’s success.

Grant

Director, Customer Experience

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Engineers are most engaged when they have the autonomy to make decisions on how things get built. We provide an environment where they can propose ideas, validate them and safely get to production with minimal friction. We don't micromanage decisions. We give people freedom to bring their good ideas to reality.

Brian

Vp, Engineering

What does career growth look like on your team?

At Bestow, you are not only free to define your own career path, but encouraged to step outside the boundaries and think outside the box on a daily basis. There are no limits placed on your work and you are entrusted with the responsibility and freedom to identify what problems need to be solved and how to solve them.

Lexie

Senior Analyst

What are Bestow Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Caring for our own by covering 100% of employee medical insurance.
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
We offer employees a parking subsidy.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
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