Parts Town

Data Engineer (On-site)

Job description


Position at Parts Town

See What We’re All About

As the fastest growing distributor of foodservice equipment parts, we like to do things a little differently. We believe our team should be like family. Not like a second cousin, twice removed, but more like the family you choose to be with every day. First, you have to demonstrate our core values and keep safety as your #1 priority, that’s key. But we’re also looking for unique enthusiasm, high integrity, courage to embrace change…and if you know a few jokes, that puts you on the top of our list.

Do you have a genius-level knowledge of foodservice equipment parts? If not, no problem! We’re more interested in passionate people with fresh ideas from different backgrounds. That’s what keeps us at the top of our game. We’re proud that our workplace has been recognized for its growth and innovation on the Inc. 5000 list, fifteen years in a row, and the Crain’s Fast 50 list ten times. We are honored to be voted by our Chicagoland team as a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace for three consecutive years in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves, go above and beyond and put your ambition to work, all while having some fun, let’s chat – Apply Today!


  • Parts Town Pride – check out our virtual tour and culture!
  • Quarterly profit-sharing bonus
  • Hybrid Work schedule
  • Team member appreciation events and recognition programs
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Monthly IT stipend
  • Casual dress code
  • On-demand pay options: Access your pay as you earn it, to cover unexpected or even everyday expenses
  • All the traditional benefits like health insurance, 401k/401k match, employee assistance programs and time away – don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

The Job at a Glance

At Parts Town, we proudly put the PART in partnership. Do you thrive on leading the way into uncharted territory? Ok, maybe it’s not uncharted, but it’s newer for Parts Town. The Data Engineer will develop, implement, and maintain systems and processes to transform our upstream raw data into high-quality, consistent information and insights. Downstream use cases include analytics, reporting and ML/AI for the sales funnel, ecommerce metrics and customer intent, measure ROI of online and offline advertising campaigns, digital KPIs like leads, conversion rates, website traffic, email, events, and social media engagement. Whew-that’s a lot! Troubleshoot the data pipeline, document your process and workflows and work with others to provide feedback on data processes and code.

A Typical Day

  • Develop, monitor and maintain ETL processes from various internal and external sources into BigQuery, ensuring data quality, integrity, and consistency
  • Collaborate with data scientists, analysts and business partners to understand their data, business and product requirements. Provide the necessary infrastructure and tools to access and analyze the data
  • Optimize data pipelines and ETL processes for performance, fault-tolerance, scalability, and cost-effectiveness
  • Monitor, diagnose and troubleshoot data pipeline issues, ensuring data availability and reliability
  • Implement data security to protect sensitive information
  • Continuously learn about industry best practices and emerging trends in data engineering, and GCP
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (technical and non-technical) to understand business and product requirements
  • Document data engineering processes, best practices, procedures, and workflows
  • Contribute to peer-review of code and documentation and share knowledge and best practices

To Land This Opportunity

  • You have 3+ years of programming experience and proficient in Python and SQL
  • You have experience building data pipelines from scratch in traditional data warehouse environment (ETL pipelines) and cloud-based systems (ideally GCP)
  • You are familiar with any of the following tools: BigQuery, Airflow, Dataflow, DBT, PubSub
  • You obtain a strong technical background and product/business sense.
  • You are passionate about building version-controlled and data-intensive applications
  • You are flexible and adaptable to change. In fact, you thrive in change.
  • You speak your mind and happily provide input to drive to the right outcome.
  • You are detail oriented, efficient, organized, self-starter, highly productive and collaborative approach to work

Extra Awesome

  • You love to blaze a trail and do things that no one has ever done before.
  • Willing to go above and beyond, suggest new ideas and identify opportunities

About Your Future Team

You’re really in for a treat. Bring your knowledge of comics, superheroes, pop culture and music from the 80’s and 90’s and you’ll fit right in. If you like either Star Wars or Star Trek over the other, we won’t judge you…much. We like to laugh, so bring your best jokes – you will be tested.

Parts Town welcomes diversity and as an equal opportunity employer all qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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