Senior Data Engineer

| Austin
Who We Are
Bestow is a digital life insurance company built on full stack technology and AI. In a world in need of greater financial resilience and protection, Bestow democratizes access to smart financial products and powers some of the world’s leading consumer platforms. We are reimagining and rebuilding a 400-year-old, $7 trillion industry to create a brighter future for millions of families. And we’re just getting started.
The Bestow team is a diverse band of first principles thinkers on a mission to do good. We’re fortunate to be backed by leading investors and partners including Valar Ventures, NEA, 8VC and MunichRe.
Bestow is paving a new way to get Life Insurance. Do you want to build products to reinvent a centuries old industry? If so, we would love you to hear from you.
We are hiring a Senior Data Engineer who will design and build data pipeline and warehouse solutions. 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, as well as stakeholders across the company. You’ll be learning how the engineers export and ingest data in order to determine optimal solutions for the stakeholders. As such, you have exceptional written and verbal communication skills.


  • Data Pipelines / ETL 
  • Build robust solutions for transferring data from first and third-party applications to and from our data warehouse using Apache Airflow, and also designing a Kafka-based streaming ETL solution from the ground up to stream application data into the data warehouse with normalized structure. 
  • Create data pipelines to and from internal and external sources while maintaining quality of the data;
  • Create a framework for adding additional data sources, transformations and destinations;
  • Work with Site Reliability Engineers to ensure continuous integration and automated deployment;
  • Data Persistence 
  • 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;
  • Evaluate the company’s production of data and transform it into a single source of truth in the data warehouse; .

A Little About You:

  • 4+ years of data engineering and/or DBA experience
  • Experience with columnar databases such as Google BigQuery or Amazon Redshift
  • You a wiz at relational databases such as PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • You know multi-source data ingestion into data warehouses
  • Have worked with cloud hosting platforms like AWS or others (GCP preferred)
  • Proficient with Python 3
  • Writing scripting languages such as Bash, Python or Ruby is part of your daily job
  • Experience with distributed systems and microservices
  • Bonus if you have experience with real-time data pipelines like Kafka or Alooma
  • Clear, concise written and verbal communicationA desire and willingness to learn
  • Initiative and motivation to make things happen

What We Can Offer 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. 
Bestow does not currently sponsor applicants for work visas.

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Location

Occupying a former art gallery in Downtown Austin, our spacious and natural light-filled office is located two blocks away from Congress Avenue.

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

Senior Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

We at Bestow embody a culture of change. When you have a new idea, you are sure to get a keen audience to share that with. Team members here are willing to try new things, if it works we adapt it if not we try something else. Change is the name of the game at a startup and everyone here takes it up with a stride.

Irashmi

Technical Project Manager

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

Bestow Benefits Overview

Why work with us?

When you’re reinventing an industry that’s gone unchanged for centuries, you need brain power, imagination and endless curiosity. At Bestow, every voice counts and every employee can shape our mission: to make financial products accessible to more people.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
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
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Bestow provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per quarter.
Parking
We offer employees a parking subsidy.
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $5,000 and is on a case by case basis.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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