Data Engineer

Chicago, IL
$180,000 - $200,000 / year 
Senior level

Job Description

Data Engineer | Chicago, IL Hybrid

This is an opportunity to apply your talents to the youth mental health crisis.

This is an incredibly exciting time to join Kooth. We are building the future of personalized digital mental health care and have an opportunity in 2024 to better serve an increasing number of young people across the world. Our new platform has been rebuilt from the ground up (on modern tech and concepts) to support this journey, and there are plenty of interesting problems left for us to solve together.

About Us! 

Kooth is a fast-growing organization with a social purpose. After 20 years of successful services in the UK, we are rapidly expanding in the United States!

OUR MISSION: To provide welcoming and effective digital mental health support to students proactively.

 Using the collective insight from nearly 1 million hours of professional intervention, we guide students to three areas of evidenced-based support: self-guided, community/peer interactions, and chat-based counseling provided by licensed Counselors. These areas of assistance are designed to match each individual student’s current needs, wants and goals as well as identify and refer to a higher level of care when needed.

 If you are seeking a fun, professional culture, in a fast-growing company, look no further - Apply today!

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Supporting Kooth to become a data-sophisticated company by making data accessible to our data practitioners and stakeholders
  •  Collaborating with the creators and consumers of our data to design a tracking strategy that powers our present and future needs 
  • Developing a data transport layer that reliably and securely delivers data to the warehouse
  •  Designing and implementing core data models that serve as building blocks for the wider team
  •  Incorporating cross-functional requirements such as performance, resilience, observability, maintainability, security and accessibility. 
  • Working with the Data team to set technical direction, advise on architectural decisions and maintain a focus on technical excellence, through close collaboration.
  •  Keeping up to date knowledge of industry trends, engaging with wider technical communities, and appropriately sharing suggestions. 
  • Work with engineering leadership and others to create an empowered, autonomous, and diverse engineering culture. 
  • Participating in the out-of-hours on-call response Rota approximately two weeks out of every four months

  •  5+ years Proven experience working on large-scale software projects in a senior role
  •  Data engineering technologies including SQL, Python, DBT and streaming applications
  •  Cloud data technologies including GCS, BigQuery, CloudFunctions or equivalent
  •  An understanding of modern data architecture patterns and ability to steer systems design
  •  Focus on pragmatic delivery, able to take ownership and initiative to balance constraints
  •  Strong communication skills and ability to build productive relationships across disciplines
  •  A focus on maintainable, well tested code
  •  Experience and enthusiasm for supporting the growth of other engineers

 Preferred not Required:

  •  Experience with rapi application development techniques such as trunk-based development, automated testing at all levels and infrastructure-as-code.
  •  Experience working in a cloud native environment, preferably GCP
  •  Experience working with Azure build pipelines, Docker and Terraform
  •  Experience with Dagster
  •  Experience within an event-sourcing architecture

$ 180,000-200,000 based on experience.

Here are some of the exciting benefits you will receive as a team member at Kooth:

  •  Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  •  Prescription drug coverage
  •  Generous paid time off
  •  8 paid holidays plus two, half-day holidays (Christmas Eve and New Years Eve)
  •  401(k) retirement plan

 Kooth provides equal employment opportunities to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

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