Data Engineer (Green Chef)


Engineering | Boulder, CO, US

Green Chef is the leading and first certified organic company in the meal kit space in the US. We are passionate about making it easier to eat healthfully at home. Founded in September 2014, Green Chef is already a national force with hundreds of employees and tens of thousands of customers relying on us to help them eat well. 

In 2018 Green Chef and Hello Fresh partnered to become the world’s largest meal kit company.  Together, we tirelessly work to disrupt the food industry.

Green Chef remains focused on delivering healthy, organic ingredients, designed for busy people. We believe in creating thoughtful food experiences from planting to the plating. We strive to create greater interaction and meaningful connections with the food that nourishes us, the people who provide it, and the ones we share it with. Green Chef offers a variety of specialty lifestyle plans. 

As a Data Engineer at Green Chef, you will be a key member of foundational projects in data architecture and business intelligence that drive customer insights and operational efficiency.  This is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a talented and diverse cross-functional team tackling high visibility data projects. You will work with talented team members to design and implement scalable data solutions that enable Green Chef to be a truly data-driven company. This is a unique chance to be involved in marketing, e-commerce, physical product, operations and supply chain data at a food-tech company where data is key to growth and innovation.

Our ideal candidate will have excellent communication and problem-solving skills as well as a deep passion for learning. You will take full ownership of systems and projects, and enjoy the challenge of navigating a fast-paced start-up environment while being able to have some fun.

Our infrastructure runs on AWS and we have data warehouses in MongoDB, Postgres, and Redshift.


  • Architect and build data pipelines that can parse production data from different sources and deliver quality data to our business analytics teams. 

  • Partner with engineering to create services to ingest and supply data and provide the associated streaming solutions.

  • Ability to deal with large, complex amounts of data that will be used 24/7 by the business as a foundation for all decision making at all levels of the company.

  • Test, assess, and secure the data generated from the transformations while keeping our data secure with all the privacy policies in place.

  • Work closely with BI, product, marketing, operations, and engineering teams to understand how data can influence our company’s strategic direction and decision-making.

  • You’ll be part of the global BI group of HelloFresh working with many different cultures, backgrounds, and tech stacks as we work with the various HelloFresh brands. 

  • Make well-informed decisions with deep knowledge of both the internal and external impacts on teams and projects.

  • Evaluate and integrate third-party data platforms, APIs and machine learning services.

  • Keep track of industry trends in data science and engineering to ensure cutting-edge implementations

  • Expand and optimize our data and data pipeline architecture and data flow 


  • At least 3 years' experience as a Data Engineer.

  • You are a builder. You not only get excited about data architecture, but you have the technical knowledge and experience building complex pipelines to set us up with the tools we need to provide data to the greater company.

  • Demonstrated strength in data modeling, ETL development, and data warehousing

  • Strong fundamentals in data structures, algorithms, data modeling, and database performance on NoSQL/SQL

  • Proficient in at least one of the scripting languages:  Python/PySpark or Ruby

  • Proficient in streaming services (Kafka or Kinesis)

  • Experience with automated testing.

  • Knowledge of software engineering best practices across the development lifecycle (agile methodologies, coding standards, code reviews, build processes, and testing)

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Bachelors in Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics.

  • Experience with:

    • MongoDB, Postgres, Redshift, AWS RDS

    • Docker and containerization

    • Airflow, Luigi, AWS Glue, MoSQL

    • Kafka or AWS Kinesis

    • Experience building custom ETL solutions

    • AWS S3, Athena, EMR

Our team is diverse, high-performing and international, helping us to create a truly inspiring work environment in which you will thrive! 

It is the policy of Green Chef and HelloFresh not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran.