Senior Data Engineer

Edmond, OK
YouVersion – YouVersion Engineering /
Full-Time/ Salary /
On-site
The YouVersion Senior Data Engineer is primarily responsible for shaping, implementing, and maintaining data pipelines and systems that provide quality and reliable data. This role is critical in increasing engagement and growth through the Bible App globally. The Senior Data Engineer works across technical teams within the organization, including but not limited to Data Analytics, Software Engineering leaders, and Product teams. This role is responsible for defining and executing data governance and architectural decisions and teaching/guiding others on the team. The Senior Data Engineer utilizes their skills to deliver technical outcomes that align with the direction of their team to further Life.Church’s mission and to reach people for Christ.

YouVersion was created by the local church in 2007 and remains a ministry of Life.Church today. At Life.Church, our mission is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Our team is committed to reaching people worldwide through innovative technology. And YouVersion is one of the ways we get to do that. Life.Church is a multi-site Christian church meeting in the United States and globally at Life.Church Online.

We wholeheartedly believe a daily rhythm of seeking intimacy with God has the power to transform lives. That’s why YouVersion creates biblically-based experiences that encourage and challenge people to seek God. We hope everyone in our community is on an active journey to become who God made them to be, abiding in Him, and drawing closer every day.

What You'll Do

    • Drive data awareness and provide accurate and actionable data for analytics and decision-making.
    • Collaborate with platform and product teams to ensure all relevant data is being collected.
    • Help develop a data catalog and data definitions for clear usage and understanding.
    • Understand and advocate our data delivery tools.
    • Provide documentation and diagramming for the understanding of other engineers and leaders.
    • Align data needs to business objectives and formulate a data roadmap.
    • Plan and build automated pipelines and processes for ingestion, ETL, and data integrations.
    • Develop expert level knowledge of the data infrastructure, tools, and processes.
    • Develop and maintain data governance, security, and stewardship best practices.
    • Optimize and performance tune pipelines and queries for excellence in stewardship and scalability.
    • Prepare data for predictive, prescriptive modeling with ML possibilities.
    • Continuous learning on tools, technologies, and best practices of data engineering.
    • Build and maintain testing and monitoring to provide the highest of quality.
    • Lead, mentor, and develop other data engineers.
    • Understand and support user events processing to bring our data knowledge to the next level.
    • Engage as an active contributor within our agile development process.
    • Own projects and oversee them with minimal direction.
    • Manage schedules and duties to efficiently meet the needs of the organization in the pursuit of leading others to become fully devoted followers of Christ.

Skills Needed to Succeed

    • Ability to self-motivate, make independent decisions, and solve problems with innovation.
    • Effective at multi-tasking and time management to meet strict deadlines while remaining flexible and open to change.
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to clearly explain complicated processes and foster partnerships.
    • Strong presentation, creation and facilitation skills.
    • Effective at process and organizational management to coordinate, structure and provide vision to projects.
    • Strong SQL knowledge, with the capability to write complex SQL and performance tune.
    • Skilled in Python, Go, Java scripting, or other general-purpose programming languages.
    • Proficient with data orchestration tools such as Airflow, Pub/Sub, FiveTran, and streaming, etc.
    • Proficient in Database Management Systems, such as Postgres, BigQuery, or SQL Server.
    • Understanding of user event data collection products such as Firebase, GA4, or similar.
    • Excellent at problem-solving complicated technological issues.
    • Strong analytical, critical, and strategic thinking skills.
    • Bachelor's Degree and/or Advanced Certification.
    • 5+years of related work experience preferred.
    • Experienced in API and streaming data integration.
    • Experienced in data warehousing models and design fundamentals.
    • Experienced with Google Cloud Platform or other cloud data solutions.
    • Preferred experience with JIRA, Gitlab, Amplitude, Backstage, Notion.
Benefits We Offer
- Paid parental leave, including maternity, paternity, and adoption leave.
- Generous employer-paid leave for the use of vacation, sick time, and other qualifying reasons. 
- Innovative and comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance that provides team members with useful resources and savings to navigate their holistic health. 
- Life insurance policy provided for all staff members at 2x annual salary at no cost. Additional life insurance coverage is available to purchase. 
- Short-Term and Long-Term disability is covered at 100% for full-time qualified staff members.
- Comprehensive wellness and mental health benefits allow staff to proactively invest in their physical and emotional health.
- Generous 401(k) retirement plan allowing a team member to have up to 12.5% (including employee contribution, employer match, and employer discretionary contribution) contributed into their account in their first year. It doesn’t stop there—the more years on staff, the greater the investment! 
-$160 annually in development dollars for team members to invest in their professional growth. 
- Casual dress and work environment.
- And much more!

Our Beliefs, Culture, and Commitment to Diversity
At Life.Church, every staff member, and intern is a minister and is expected to engage in the church's ministry fully. We consider ministry readiness and an individual’s capacity to represent Life.Church’s beliefs as a minister during the selection process for all staff and intern positions. An essential function within every position held by a staff member or intern at Life.Church is to uphold and represent the beliefs of Life.Church. Learn more about what we believe at Life.Church

While we unite around our mission, we know unity doesn’t mean uniformity. Our calling is too great, and our mission is too important not to be intentional about strengthening our team through diversity. We know that diverse perspectives in race, ethnicity, background, age, and gender are essential to reaching the world for Christ. To learn more about how we strengthen our team through diversity, visit our careers page

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