Senior Data Engineer

Senior Data Engineer

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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, $8 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 industry leading global investors and partners.


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 pipelines and warehouse solutions. You enjoy creating solutions applying the latest data technologies. You should also have a background in 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.

Your Day to Day:

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 the 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. You'll also 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.

Open to Austin, TX, Dallas, TX or Remote (US) #LI-Remote

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
    • You 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 communication
    • A desire and willingness to learn
    • Initiative and motivation to make things happen
    • US Citizen or Permanent Resident (Bestow does not sponsor applicants for work visas, nor employ residents outside of the United States at this time)

Total Rewards

    • 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 value diversity at Bestow. We hire, recruit, and promote without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. We understand the importance of creating a safe and comfortable work environment and encourage individualism and authenticity in every member of our team. 

Bestow does not sponsor applicants for work visas at this time.
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