: Lead Data Engineer – KNIME

Our Opportunity:

Chewy is looking for a Lead Data Pipeline Engineer based in our Dania Beach, FL or Boston, MA office. In this role, you will help define and build the next generation of data pipeline process, infrastructure and implementation for one of the fastest growing E-commerce platforms.

This role will be responsible for maintaining and leveraging the BI owned, customer facing, Data Pipeline tool (Knime) to provide solutions to the various teams within Chewy. This role will develop technical solutions to the challenges of our business users; solving data accessibility, manipulation of data, curation of content from disparate sources, and work with our various Data Analytics and Data Science teams to enable their work.

Who You Are:

  • A team player who recognizes the value of teamwork and respect
  • Strong self-starter, comfortable working in ambiguity or lightly defined projects
  • Someone who is looking to grow and invest in their career
  • Ability to analyze a problem and develop testing solutions to accommodate the unique challenges of the project
  • Loves to automate and build scaleable solutions to large and nuanced data challenges
  • Passion wins at Chewy, we want to see your passion and love of all-things data
  • Someone that searches for problems to be solved and people in need of support and takes initiative to resolve their root cause issue

What Youll Do:

  • Develop a framework for intake, construction and productionalization of Data Pipelines within the data community to provide self-service data pipeline creation to end-users
  • Architect and define methodologies and processes to improve the ability of users to procure and leverage data from outside the organization
  • Design platform integrations to allow the seamless interaction between systems and start down-stream workflows
  • Support the creation and implementation of a data quality framework maximize potential for automated test execution across multiple data platforms
  • Actively participate in the scoping, design and development of data pipelines to support end-user data needs while ensuring safeguards are in place to protect shared resources
  • Ensure that technical solutions follow best practices, are reliable, easily maintainable and are scalable under sustained load
  • Create or modify complex framework elements, modules, routines, scripts and data objects from a detailed design where efficiency, performance and reliability are critical
  • Design and implement tools and frameworks to simplify test development, including simulators/mocks and data generators
  • Build test infrastructure to fit into our CI platform
  • Assess and evaluate new tools and data integration methodologies
  • Provided peer feedback in design and code reviews

What Youll Need:

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, or other technical discipline
  • Ability to distill complex technical requirements into consumable action-items for developers
  • 3-5 years as a Quality Engineer, Software Engineer or ETL Engineer
  • 3-5 years of experience using ETL tools such as Informatica, Alteryx, or KNIME
  • 3-5 years of experience in SQL with ability to query databases independently to find root cause of issues
  • Ability to write and manipulate Python/Unix/PowerShell scripts
  • Familiarity with RDBS and Columnar database design


  • Knowledge of Atlassian suite of tools (Jira, Bamboo, Confluence)
  • Experience working in Agile teams (Scrum, Kanban)
  • Experience with KNIME
  • Familiarity with at least one code language, ideally Python

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Employee Testimonials

Bill Poitras
Software Engineer

It’s amazing working with such a diverse group of talented people at Chewy! I really love the culture of fun, collaboration, hard work, and innovation that I’ve seen throughout the company. I especially am impressed the lengths our company strives to wow our customers. I’ve witnessed first-hand how our customer service representatives not only encourage the passion of pet parents, but share their own. I’m grateful for the opportunity to learn so much new technology and the world of e-commerce.

Becca Litwack
Affiliate Marketing Manager

The environment at Chewy is energizing and there is a strong sense of purpose. Our focused attention to the customer leads to great enthusiasm for the work we get to do. There is real comradery on the teams as well – our team frequently lunches together which lends to a friendly work environment, collaboration, and innovation. Having dogs in the office doesn’t hurt either!

Shantesh Kanekar
Director of Software Engineering

The company known for best in class Customer Service knows how to keep its internal customers (our team members) happy, too. There is a positive energy and vibe the moment you set foot in the office. The workforce at Chewy is a vibrant mix of diversity in all aspects but one thing that is common is the shared belief of being the best in class at whatever job function one is in.

Chris Foley
Senior Software Development Manager

Working at Chewy is fast-paced, challenging, and very fulfilling. Each person here has the opportunity to have a profound effect on how we wow both our internal and external customers. We place a very high value on customer service here at Chewy and regardless of what you are working on, the customer satisfaction is always going to be #1. By everyone working towards the same common goal, teamwork organically happens in everything we do.