San Leandro, California
At New Culture, we are making cow cheese without the cow. Dairy cheese is unsustainable and plant-based cheeses don’t work. Ours are sustainable, healthy, ethical, and indistinguishable from current dairy options in taste, texture, and function. Using fermentation to produce dairy proteins, food science to combine those proteins with natural ingredients, and traditional cheesemaking methods to make any cheese of choice, we are bringing about a new culture for the cheese industry.
We are a Bay Area-based, venture-backed startup in an exciting growth and rapid expansion phase. We are looking for a Data Engineer to join us in leading the global transformation to an animal-free dairy future. As an early member of the team, you will have significant influence and responsibility in determining the success and trajectory of New Culture. The ideal candidate is looking for a new challenge in a fast-moving, collaborative environment and has experience building up the data infrastructure for a deep technology organization.
Learn more about our CULTURE here!
What will you be doing:
Lead the design and implementation of our data infrastructure, including systems for data ingestion, storage, management, and analysis
Identify, design and implement process improvements of data practices and data infrastructure, with the aim of automating manual processes
Work with scientists, engineers, and operators across diverse disciplines to understand their needs and delineate system requirements
Build apps and dashboards that provide data accessibility and analysis tools to users
Lead the selection process for a LIMS/ELN system, and support configuration, deployment, API integration and user training
What we expect from you:
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, data science, information systems, or a related computational field
3+ years experience in data engineering roles
Strong customer service mindset, with demonstrated focus on user satisfaction
Strong professional skills, including the ability to communicate to a non-technical audience and the ability to collaborate with individuals with diverse technical backgrounds
Ability to prioritize requests from multiple stakeholders
Demonstrated success working independently on initiatives of high complexity, uncertainty, and risk with minimal guidance and direction
Appropriate software skills, including a subset of:
Experience with relevant languages (e.g., python, SQL)
Experience with cloud computing such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure
Experience with business intelligence tools such as Spotfire, Tableau
Experience with interactive computing tools such as Jupyter or Shiny
Experience developing schemas for novel datasets
Curious about new data types, and demonstrated ability to quickly comprehend new complex data sources
Even better if you had:
Deep experience with LIMS and ELN systems
Experience working in biotech- and food tech-relevant fields, including molecular biology, fermentation, chemical analytics, material science, food science, and/or biochemistry
How to know you are a great fit:
We look for candidates who are team players, learners, doers, and hungry to make a difference in the world. Creativity and resourcefulness, honesty and empathy go a long way. Our five core values guide us on our path to achieving our mission.
Determination with Kindness | Have the resolve, the drive, and the will to succeed, but do it with empathy, encouragement, and compassion. In the face of adversity we will only excel as a team by keeping kindness at the forefront of everything we do.
Tenacity with Transparency | Creativity, persistence, questioning, and crazy ideas to solve hard problems are essential to our work. We do all of this out in the open while being honest and forthright about the new things we’re trying, getting feedback and input from our teammates along the way.
Teamwork with Rigor | Hold yourself and those around you to high standards and understand how your responsibilities are interconnected with others’. As much as you rely on your teammates, they’re relying on you, and only with consistent communication and rigorous teamwork will we achieve our goals together.
Speed with Focus | We move quickly, exploring new opportunities and incorporating new results to make progress rapidly. Remaining focused throughout our experimentations means making thoughtful decisions, listening to a range of perspectives, and moving forward as a unified team once we’ve committed to the path ahead.
Love the Product | Our breakthroughs are always in the pursuit of better products. It’s by selling delicious dairy that we will bring about a successful future for New Culture and a positive impact for our customers and the planet.
New Culture is committed to promoting and creating a diverse, inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Diversity is the foundation of what we do at New Culture, enabling us to build a company that celebrates what makes each of us unique.