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Senior Data Engineer



Data Science
Australia · Remote
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

Sendle builds shipping that is good for the world. We help small businesses thrive by making parcel delivery simple, reliable, and affordable. We’re a B Corp and the first 100% carbon neutral delivery service in Australia, Canada, and the United States, where we harness major courier networks to create a delivery service that levels the playing field for small businesses.

We envision a world where small businesses can compete on a level playing field with the big guys. Sendle is a fast-growing business with bold ambitions and big dreams.

In the last few years, we’ve made huge strides towards our goal of becoming the largest SMB eCommerce courier in the world, moving from a single-country operation in Australia to a successful launch and operation in the US and Canada. We’ve also launched major partnerships with Vestiaire Collective, eBay, Shopify, and Etsy too!

But most importantly, we’re a bunch of good people doing good work. Wanna join us?

A bit about the role

We are looking for a Senior Data Engineer who is passionate about building scalable data systems that will enable our vision of data democratization to drive value for the business.

As a company, data is at the center of every critical business decision we make. With this role, you will work across many different areas of the business, learning about everything from marketing and sales to courier logistics and network performance. Additionally, there is the opportunity to work directly with stakeholders, with you being a technical thought partner and working collaboratively to design and build solutions to address key business questions.

What you’ll do

  • Develop, deploy, and maintain data models to support the data needs of various teams across the company
  • Build data models with DBT, utilizing git for source control. Ingest data from different sources (via Fivetran, APIs, etc.) into Snowflake for use by the DBT models
  • Collaborate with the Data Engineering team to brainstorm, scope, and implement process improvements
  • Work with the entire Data and Analytics team to enhance data observability and monitoring
  • Act as a thought partner for stakeholders and peers across the company on ad hoc data requests and identify the best approach and design for our near-term and long-term growth objectives
  • Understand the tradeoffs between technical possibilities and stakeholder needs and strive for balanced solutions
  • Hold self and others accountable to meet commitments and act with a clear sense of ownership
  • Demonstrate persistence in the face of obstacles, resolve them effectively, and involve others as needed
  • Contribute to our data literacy efforts by improving the accessibility, discoverability, and interpretability of our data
  • Research industry trends and introduce new methodologies and processes to the team

What you’ll need

  • Experience with data modeling, data warehousing, and building ETL pipelines (Dagster, DBT, and Snowflake experience a plus)
  • Advanced SQL knowledge
  • Experience with source control technologies such as git
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to partner with business stakeholders to translate business requirements into technical solutions
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical approach with teammates and leaders
  • Ability to thrive in a remote environment through effective async communication and collaboration
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • A can-do attitude and demonstrates flexibility by readily taking on new opportunities and assisting others
  • The 5Hs (our core values) in their approach to work and building partnerships with stakeholders and teammates

What we’re offering

  • The chance to work with a creative team in a supportive environment
  • A personal development budget
  • You are able to create your own work environment, connecting to a remote team from anywhere in Australia
  • EAP access for you and your immediate family, because we care about your wellbeing
  • Options through participation in Sendle’s ESOP

What matters to us

We believe that our culture is one of our most important assets. We have 5 key values that we look for in every member of our team.

  • Humble - We put others first. We embrace and seek feedback from others.
  • Honest - We speak gently but frankly. We take ownership of our mistakes and speak the truth.
  • Happy - We enjoy the journey. We are optimistic and find opportunities in all things.
  • Hungry - We aspire to make a difference. We aim high, step out of our comfort zones, and tackle the hard problems.
  • High-Performing - We relentlessly deliver. We know the goal and work fearlessly towards it.

Legally, we need you to know this:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

If you require accommodations due to a disability to participate in the application or interview process, please get in touch with our team at to discuss your needs.

But it’s important to us that you know this:

We strongly believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better company and better outcomes. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can and we actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of it.

If you want to be a part of something remarkable then we’re excited to hear from you.

Interested in knowing more? Check us out on our Careers Page, Being Carbon Neutral and LinkedIn.