AI/ML Job: Senior Data Engineer


Senior Data Engineer at Kettle

Remote ā€ŗ 100% remote position (in the US)
  (Posted Oct 14 2021)

Job description
Kettle's mission is to balance risk in a changing climate. Kettle uses deep learning and proprietary algorithms to reshape the reinsurance industry and better protect people from the growing risks associated with climate change. Kettleā€™s first product protects Californiansā€™ businesses, homes, and livelihoods with wildfire reinsurance. To learn more, visit

You probably have never heard of the $300bn reinsurance industry, but it is the single most important industry in the world to protect ourselves and help society recover from the effects of climate change disasters. This industry is failing due to a 3x increase in $1B+ crises caused by climate change. Kettleā€™s aim is to use deep learning to ensure that peopleā€™s lives are not destroyed when these events happen. By building the most sophisticated machine learning models to predict when and where wildfires happen, Kettle accurately prices the cost of covering wildfire prone areas in California. We are a machine-learning-powered reinsurer, in that we sell reinsurance to insurers, we don't sell software to reinsurers.

Who we are/what we value:

Obsessive Fanatics - We obsess over big problems. We are fanatical about our business/mission. We drive the company towards the areas people describe as ā€˜impossible to understand or stopā€™
Initiative - Obsessive people donā€™t need micromanagement.
Data Focused - With the world burning worse every year, we canā€™t afford opinions and bias to derail data driven decisions.
Questioning Renegades - We work in a 600 year old industry. If everyone is running one direction, we generally sprint in the other.
Impact Driven - We are a mission driven business

The Role

We are looking for a passionate Senior Data Engineer to join our team and work with a growing team of engineers, deep learning experts, and other data scientists to model risk using the most advanced tools available,

We strongly encourage people from traditionally underrepresented populations in tech - such as women, People of Color, People with Disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people, etc - to apply!

As a Senior Data Engineer at Kettle you will:

Design, develop and support data pipelines, warehouses and reporting systems that solve business operations
Collaborate with Product stakeholders and engineers to ensure data infrastructure scales to meet ever evolving requirements
Work closely with data and quantitative scientists to productionize machine learning models using data process pipelines
Work with diverse data formats with varying data quality
Explore the data space to constantly improve the quality of data sources


We are looking for a highly motivated, successful Senior Data Engineer to join a growing engineering and machine learning team. They should be a demonstrated self-starter with at least 5 years experience in some sort of data analysis or engineering profession. This person needs to have the drive to make sure our technology and models are efficient, well-run systems to make the most accurate predictors of risk in the world. Below we have listed out some things we are looking for; you do not necessarily need to check all these boxes to be eligible for this position.

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelorā€™s degree in Computer Science, related technical field or equivalent practical experience
Experience with at least one general purpose programming language, especially Python.
Experience in data processing in traditional and distributed systems like Spark and Airflow
Experience designing data schemas and models for SQL and NoSQL database management systems.

Useful qualifications:

Experience in large scale scientific and research data sources
Familiarity with database design and architecture
Experience using SageMaker, TensorFlow, and other machine learning tools


We offer a competitive package that is based on location and experience. We also offer the following benefits:

Stock: Ownership in a fast-growing venture-backed company.
401k matching: We care about your ability to save for your future.
Family Focus: Parental leave and flexibility for families.
Time Off: Flexible vacation policy to encourage people to get out and see the world.
Healthcare: Platinum level Medical, dental, and vision policies.
Goodies: Whatever hardware and software you need to get the job done.
Team Fun: Regularly scheduled events, annual retreat, and celebrations.
Learning: Learning & Development Opportunities to grow your skills and career.
Great team: Working with fun, hard-working, kind people committed to making a difference!
Flexible culture: We are results-focused. We donā€™t work at the office every day.
...And much more! Lots of other perks make this company an incredible place to work.


Company: Kettle

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Location: US Remote, 100% Remote

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Skills wanted for this job:
nosql python spark sql tensorflow

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