Analytics Engineer

San Francisco, CA /
Support Center – Engineering /
About Us:
Local Kitchens helps the best local restaurants expand to new cities with our network of micro food halls. We are shaping the path of a $900bn restaurant industry to go digital while bringing high-quality food options to families in every neighborhood. Today, we are operating in the SF Bay Area, Sacramento, and Orange County regions, and rapidly expanding throughout California in 2023. 

Our team was on the founding team at DoorDash and we are well-capitalized by tier 1 venture capital investors and angels like David Novak (CEO/Founder of Yum Brands), Tony Xu (CEO of DoorDash), and Jack Dorsey (CEO of Square/Twitter). Read more about us in QSR Magazine, QSR Web, and in the SF Business Times.  

About the Role:
We are seeking an Analytics Engineer who will enable Local Kitchens to get 1% better everyday, by unlocking insights in our growth datasets. Your mission will be to roll out self serve analytics for the entire company, so that everyone is empowered to do their own data analysis. You will also work on forward looking projects, such as sales forecasting and kitchen throughput modeling. Your work will help grow acquisition, retention, and reduce customer acquisition costs. Your work will also help optimize our supply chain and kitchen efficiency. As the company grows, you will play an integral role in recruiting, hiring, and defining our data culture. We are offering meaningful equity and a competitive salary.


    • Centralize sales, ads, and customer data across all channels alongside food cost and labor
    • Centralize our customer feedback and quality metrics from 3rd party platforms like Doordash and Uber Eats
    • Develop data transformations in dbt to expose data to relevant stakeholders and power their decisions
    • Own our data analytics stack (Snowflake, Fivetran, dbt, Sigma)
    • Forecast sales and predict cooking time to optimize kitchen efficiency
    • Build dashboards that help our growth team allocate budget and help kitchen managers optimize their store performance and purchasing decisions
    • Embed with stakeholders in order to develop roadmaps and define how success is measured


    • Strong grasp of SQL
    • Affinity for structure
    • Clear written and verbal communication
    • Experience with a Business Intelligence tool - e.g. Mode, Looker, Sigma
    • Ability to build from scratch
    • 2+ years of industry experience

Nice to Have:

    • Experience with No Code tools such as Retool
    • Experience building API integrations between business systems
    • Experience with dbt
    • Ability to write Python, work in Jupyter notebooks
    • A passion for food


    • Guest love: Local Kitchens exists to make guests happy. We start with “what would the guest want?” and work backwards. Support Center works to serve our kitchen teams, so that they can take care of our guests.
    • First principles thinking: We keep asking “why” like a 4-year old and never accept the status quo. We are truth seekers. We reason from fundamental truths in order to invent new ways to delight guests.
    • Operate at the lowest level of detail: We solve problems at the lowest level of detail e.g. by going to the kitchen. We measure everything and win arguments with data. We don’t use sloppy thinking.
    • Relentless: We outwork everyone, it’s our most controllable competitive advantage. We don’t get knocked down when things are tough. 
    • Drive for excellence: We are intrinsically motivated and strive to get 1% better every day. 
    • No job beneath you: We do whatever is needed to help the team win. We don’t understand the words “that’s not my job”. We always wash the dishes.
    • Play with joy: We bring joy to work every day. We support each other with contagious energy and optimism. We choose to have fun even when it feels like a grind.
This is an opportunity of a lifetime! Local Kitchens is being built by some of the best in the world including the first few employees at DoorDash and Momofuku. We are backed by some of the best investors in the world. We have set out to work as hard as humanly possible, to work as a team, and to serve local communities with the best selection of food and the best employment opportunities. If you're someone who is looking for a career-defining opportunity, someone who is willing to grind it out day after day, someone who has enthusiasm for guests and partners - we want to hear from you. 

For more insight about Local Kitchens, visit our website and follow us on instagram @eat.local.kitchens.