23 days old

Data Engineer

Minneapolis, MN 55431

Data Engineer


We are looking for an inventive and motivated data engineer to join the Data Engineering group. In this role, you will build critical data infrastructure that surfaces data and insights across the company.


As a Data Engineer, you will work closely with a multidisciplinary agile team to build high quality data pipelines driving analytic solutions. These solutions will generate insights from our connected data, enabling Dispatch to advance the data-driven decision-making capabilities of our organization. 


You will support key business goals like growing our customer base, understanding how our customers/drivers use our products, and retaining our customers/drivers. This role requires a deep understanding of data architecture, data engineering, data analysis, reporting, and a basic understanding of data science techniques and workflows.


This is a full-time exempt role (Computer Employees) that reports to the Lead Data Scientist.


  • Executes all job duties in alignment with Dispatchs core values, mission, and purpose

  • Acts ethically, with integrity and complies legal standards to deliver an environment that promotes respect, innovation, and creativity

  • Encourages and fosters an inclusive environment.  An environment where the strengths and expertise of our workforce are welcomed, amplified and exhibited in the work at Dispatch

  • Run and support a production enterprise data platform to empower data-driven decision making at Dispatch

  • Design, develop, and test data models using dbt

  • Work with languages like Python, Go, Bash, LookML, and SQL to gather, transform, and disseminate data across the organization

  • Build batch and streaming data pipelines with cloud-based data tools like dbt, AWS Aurora, AWS Athena, and AWS Kinesis Firehose

  • Research and present new technology opportunities to the engineering team and leadership

  • Create/maintain/test the data pipelines that power Looker

  • Define, implement and document operational processes and procedures, and participate in regular retrospectives to drive continuous improvement

  • Perform other duties as assigned (to be less than 10% of your responsibilities)


  • We are looking for someone who shares our values of transparency and openness, learning, community, and continuous improvement

  • Must be a positive, self-driven team-member with a desire to learn

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and handle time effectively

  • Commitment to building an inclusive culture that values learning and growth 


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience required 

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a related field required

  • Experience managing a production environment is required. Preferably with the following applications, tools and services used by Dispatch:

    • AWS Services: RDS, S3, EC2, EMR, Glue, Kinesis, Dynamo, Athena

    • Dbt

    • Looker

    • Infrastructure as code platform (Terraform, Chef, etc.)

    • Docker

  • Familiarity with other applications, tools and services used by Dispatch preferred

  • Other AWS Services particularly: Elasticsearch and Aurora/PostgreSQL

  • CI/CD pipelines (Gitlab CI, CircleCI, etc.)



Dispatch is a technology-based company that redefines the way same-day deliveries are made in the B2B space. With our network of drivers, Dispatch puts suppliers, businesses, and technicians in control of local deliveries with real-time tracking and transparency. We strive to deliver the best value and service to our customers every day.

Dispatch started in the Twin Cities, but is now in dozens of markets across the country. With all of this growth, we maintain a strong focus on our company culture. Dispatch operates on five core values: People First, Belief, Speed to Value, Driven to Deliver, and Transparency. If you connect with these values, wed love to learn more about you!



Posted: 2020-08-26 Expires: 2020-09-25

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