Senior Data Engineer

Date: Sep 7, 2023

Location: Hybrid, IL, US, N/A LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201 CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger:

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.


Position Details:

We are looking for a Senior Data Engineer for our Customer (CIM) Intelligence team. The team's primary mission is to build data analytics products by centralizing and integrating high-quality, trusted corporate data in a performant and scalable cloud analytical platform.

You will help design and develop data pipelines and data products. You will work with SMEs, architects, analysts, data scientists and others to build solutions that integrate, process and store data from many of our internal and external enterprise data sources.

You will be reporting to the Manager, CIM, Product Engineering and can be based in either Lake Forest, IL or downtown Chicago.


You Will:

  • Enable analytics by centralizing and integrating high quality and large data sets in a performant and scalable cloud analytical platform
  • Design, and implement data pipelines to ingest, cleanse and enrich data for analytics
  • Design and implement secure, performant data models to meet the scalability and performance needs of data product
  • Work with data scientists to enable data discovery and its curation for analytical purposes
  • Build frameworks, standards & product features to enable self-service analytics
  • Partner with stakeholders including data, design, product and executive teams and assisting them with data-related technical issues


You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience with Modern Data Engineering projects and practices: designing, building, and deploying scalable data pipelines 
  • 3+ years of experience designing building deploying cloud native solutions 
  • 3+ years of experience with AWS, SQL, Python, Docker/Kubernetes, CI/CD, Git, familiarity with: Snowflake, DBT, Airflow 
  • Developed data products/systems using large and complex data sets to meet business and technical requirements 
  • Experience Mentor junior team members through design and development 
  • Experience partnering with internal departments to establish requirements 
  • Experience with advanced analytics and machine learning 
  • Familiarity with BI tools such as Tableau, PowerBI 
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, information systems, or a related study or equivalent project-related experience 


Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger.

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage starts day one
  • Paid time off (PTO) days and 6 company holidays per year
  • 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Education assistance, including financial counseling, tuition reimbursement and low-cost degree options
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, and more


DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment that includes both providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities during the application and hiring process as well as throughout the course of one’s employment.  With this in mind, should you need a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please advise us so that we can provide appropriate assistance.