Data Engineer II

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Job ID
Data & Software Engineering

About The Opportunity

We’re all about connecting hungry diners with our network of over 300,000 restaurants nationwide. Innovative technology, user-friendly platforms and streamlined delivery capabilities set us apart and make us an industry leader in the world of online food ordering. When you join our team, you become part of a community that works together to innovate, solve problems, grow, work hard and have a ton of fun in the process!


Why Work For Us

Grubhub is a place where authentically fun culture meets innovation and teamwork. We believe in empowering people and opening doors for new opportunities. If you’re looking for a place that values strong relationships, embraces diverse ideas–all while having fun together–Grubhub is the place for you!


More About the Role

The Retention team at Grubhub is focused on growing our active diner business, which manifests itself in many ways, from creating email marketing campaign automation pipelines to passing our marketing-determined recommendations to our product.  This extends to the Campus, Corporate, and Driver arms of the Marketing department as well, where you will be working with various stakeholders and domain experts from predominantly these 3 business groups to deliver CRM solutions that will offer business-driving value to those customers, and help Grubhub gain market share. 


We are looking for an experienced, flexible, energetic, swiss army knife project-owner who would like to closely partner with nontechnical and technical stakeholders alike to build a wide range of business tools and artifacts (in predominantly Corporate/Campus/Driver arms of our marketing business). But in addition to the more traditional engineer responsibilities, we’re also looking for a ‘data unicorn’ who truly enjoys partnering with marketing groups to go beyond just the ETL responsibilities - the ability to brainstorm business ideas, consult on test design, work through analysis to deliver data-guided insights and proposals are additional keys to success in this role.


The engineer should have previous experience and comfortability quickly learning new business domains, being proactively organized to gather requirements and keep stakeholders updated, and the technical ability to deliver projects of quality reliably on time. A self-starter with a ‘can figure out’ mentality, one who values flexibility and speed over dogmatic, rigid ways of operating, and who enjoys working with various groups across a wide range of projects and needs, will thrive in this role.


Culture fit is also very important on this team - we’re hard workers and proactive teammates. As one of the main engineers of a team of data scientists and marketers, we are looking for not only an engineering domain expert, but one who enjoys mentoring and developing others’ engineering know-how.

The Impact You Will Make

  • Be a flexible swiss army knife in owning deployment of production pipeline systems, from email programs to in-product integrations.
  • Have the technical know-how necessary, but also the organization, prioritization, and communication soft-skills to keep your various business group stakeholders up to date and happy. 
  • Closely work with analysts and marketers alike to assist in building out big data assets, pipelines, and campaigns. Don’t be afraid to learn and understand the business - the engineer best suited to succeed in this role will embrace the business needs as the primary ends, not a constraint.
  • Provide test design and post-hoc analysis on experiments as needed.

What You Bring to the Table

  • Expert skills in querying with SQL,  expert programming in Python, distributed systems/big data processing with Spark (PySpark preferred).
  • 5+ years experience writing test-driven development ETL jobs, both complex and small/flexible, within a business context.
  • A comfort factor juggling multiple stakeholders and projects (of varying size) simultaneously - being agile, organized, and a good communicator will be essential. 
  • Data analysis and A/B testing background and experience.
  • Experience mentoring/coaching engineers along with overseeing the technical work of developers from other teams.
  • Great communication skills/working with teammates, both technical and non-technical.


Got these? Even better

  • Infectious enthusiasm and energy, we are looking for culture leaders.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Programming or Engineering related field.
  • Rigorous attention to detail and accuracy, structured and organized.
  • Adaptability and collaborative skills.

And Of Course, Perks!

  • Flexible PTO/PTO. Grubhub employees enjoy a generous amount of time to recharge.

  • Health and Wellness. Excellent medical benefits, employee network groups and paid parental leave are just a few of our programs to support your overall well-being.

  • Competitive Pay. You’ll receive a competitive base salary with eligibility for generous incentives, bonuses, commission or RSUs (role-specific).

  • Learning and Career Growth. Your personal and professional development is a priority at Grubhub. We empower you to be a leader and grow your career through training, coaching and mentorship opportunities.  

  • MealPerks. Get meals on us! Our employees get a weekly Grubhub credit to enjoy and support local restaurants. 

  • Fun. Every Grubhub office has an employee-led Culture Crew that connects people through fun, meaningful events and initiatives like Wellness Wednesdays, Slack competitions and virtual happy hours!

  • Social Impact. At Grubhub we believe in giving back through programs like the Grubhub Community Relief Fund and donating $1 million to the Equal Justice Initiative in 2020. Employees are also given paid time off each year to support the causes that are important to them. 

  • COVID-19 Response. All of our employees are currently working from home and will be for the foreseeable future. We look forward to seeing everyone in-office when it’s safe to return. 

Grubhub is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and encourage a workplace that is just as diverse as the customers we serve. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. If you’re applying for a job in the U.S. and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an email to and let us know the nature of your request and contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. 


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