Senior Data Engineer

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Hippo is a hyper-growth Unicorn startup that is taking the market by storm. Our technology-first approach is modernizing the homeownership and insurance industry, from IoT monitoring devices to proactive home protection and our industry-leading cloud software. Led by a strong team of passionate business and technology veterans, we're rapidly expanding by inviting great engineers to join our talented, close knit team here in Palo Alto.

We're looking for a talented Senior Data Engineer to help expand our data warehouse and supercharge our data analysis capabilities. An ideal candidate brings curiosity, a passion for data, and a deep understanding of the technologies behind data pipelines, warehousing, big data and analytics. Prior startup experience and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment is a big plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Integrate new data sources into our data warehouse (RDS and BigQuery)
  • Maintain and expand the data warehouse offerings using a combination of SQL, code, and scheduled jobs
  • Connect our data with data analysis tools like Tableau, Looker, Data Studio, and others
  • Work with business partners in finance and insurance underwriting to build executive dashboards that help monitor business health
  • Proactively identify places where we can improve our data pipelines
  • Plan and develop machine learning models that directly affect our business and software

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of work experience experience with advanced knowledge of SQL databases or cloud SQL platforms
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related technical field
  • Fluent coding in Python or JavaScript to analyze, format, and move data around
  • Experience with a dashboard/BI tools like Tableau or Looker
  • Experience with configuring and using at least one big data platform (e.g. Google BigQuery, Amazon RedShift or Athena) for data analysis
  • Understanding of using data to reconcile financial models
  • Collaborative, empathetic, cares about the team and the development and enablement of others

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior startup experience
  • Experience with running cloud-scheduled tasks using a platform like Amazon Lambda, Kubernetes (cron)
  • Experience with cloud storage like Google Cloud Storage or Amazon s3. Understanding of FTP and file transfer
  • Fluency with command line tools and/or Linux shell scripting
  • Understanding of data security and user data privacy
  • Developing and training machine learning models - a big plus

Compensation and Perks

  • Healthy Hippos Benefits- 100% Employer paid medical, dental & vision plan options for our team members AND their families (yes, you read that correctly). As well as 401K, long & short term disability, EAP and flexible spending accounts.
  • Flexible Paid Time Off- Uncapped PTO 
  • Hippo Habitat- Fun offices located in downtown Palo Alto, less than a 5 minute walk from Caltrain. We also offer commuter benefits including free parking pass. Stocked kitchen and BBQ Friday’s for all!

Hippo is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to building a team culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion. 

Hippo’s applicants are considered solely based on their qualifications, without regard to an applicant’s disability or need for accommodation. Any Hippo applicant who requires reasonable accommodations during the application process should contact the Hippo’s People Team to make the need for an accommodation known

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An Insider's view of Hippo Insurance

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Hippo’s office vibe is diverse, fun filled & collaborative. Weekly BBQs, office lunches, movies & concerts let employees have fun, bond & collaborate. Leadership cares about employees & prioritizes work life balance, which are the keys to success. Enthusiastic coworkers who believe in teamwork to finish tasks, create positive environment in office

Manjula

QA Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

Being a start-up in an established industry means we get to utilize all the proven techniques & methods & directly innovate on them. These are the most exciting projects, when we tackle similar problems in new ways with new tech. Even better when we work with other teams – each Hippo brings unique ideas from other industries that we can draw from!

Chin

Associate, Actuarial & Risk

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Whether it is a meeting, text or Slack I always make myself available to the team. I am committed to their success at Hippo and carve the time to empower and support their success. As a leader you have to provide a safe place to allow others to experiment, grow and innovate.

Anna

Vice President, People

What are Hippo Insurance Perks + Benefits

Hippo Insurance Benefits Overview

Hippo's benefit's and perks can't be beat, here are a few: -Healthy Hippos Benefits- 100% Employer paid medical, dental & vision plan options for our team members AND their families (yes, you read that correctly). -Flexible Paid Time Off -Little Hippos Program- We reimburse our team members up to $25k for adoption costs and up to $50k for -infertility treatments. Plus, we offer 12 weeks parental leave for primary caregivers and 6 weeks for secondary caregivers. -Hippo Meals & Snacks- We cater lunch in our office 4 times a week and we provide all the snacks & drinks our Hippos can handle daily. -Hippo Habitat- Our beautiful office located in downtown Palo Alto.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to 25,000 for eligible adoption expenses and 12 weeks of paid leave.
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Hippo treats its team members with the same level of dedication and care as we do our customers. Our CEO, Assaf Wand, views this company as an opportunity to care for one another like a family, which is why we’re fortunate to provide all of our Hippos with amazing benefits & perks.

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