Kraft Heinz, The Company

As one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, we are proud to spark joy around mealtimes with a global portfolio of more than 200 brands. Some are iconic master brands like Heinz, Kraft and Planters. Others are fast growing new sensations that defy status quo like DEVOUR and Primal Kitchen. No matter the brand, we are united under one vision To Be the Best Food Company, Growing a Better World. Bringing this vision to life are our 36,000+ teammates around the world, making food people love.

Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership and commitment with Rise Against Hunger. And we also stand committed to sustainability, and the health of our planet and its people.

Every day, we are transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you’re passionate like us -- and ready to create the future, build on a storied legacy, and participate as a conscientious global citizen -- there’s one thing to do join us.

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We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. It all comes down to the way we empower our people to own their work. It’s true Our employees are our competitive advantage.

As part of the Kraft Heinz family you’re supported to grow and achieve. You’re recognized and rewarded for outstanding performance at every level. You’re given the opportunity to leave your mark and build legacies. But you won’t do it alone. This is where our values and teamwork thrives and collaborative spirit fuels every day.

General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 04 - IT

Department: 04 - 02 - Application Development & Support

Date Published: 28-Sep-2020

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Our Company  

  • The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry – we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities- leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global food and beverage powerhouse- Kraft Heinz represents over $29 billion in revenue and is the 3rd largest food and beverage company in North America and 5th largest in the world. At Kraft Heinz- to be the BEST food company- growing a BETTER world is more than a dream – it is our GLOBAL VISION.  To be the best- we want the best – best brands- best practices and- most importantly- the best people.


  • We are looking for a Manager for Data Engineer to join our growing team of analytics experts. The hire will be responsible for introducing technical capabilities that will expand and optimize our data and data pipeline architecture- as well as optimizing data flow and collection for cross functional teams. The ideal candidate is the perfect blend of data engineer and business data analyst who enjoys optimizing data systems- building them from the ground up- and educating others on the value of the data and how it can support various business use cases. The Manager Data Engineer will manage our software developers- database architects- data analysts and data scientists on data initiatives and will ensure optimal data delivery architecture is consistent throughout ongoing projects. They must be self-directed and comfortable supporting the data needs of multiple teams- systems and products. The right candidate will be excited by the prospect of joining a team whose goal is to create the most valuable enterprise data assets and passionate about the problems these assets can help solve.


  • Manage data ingestion projects within the Hadoop architecture.
  • Identify- design- and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes- optimizing data delivery- re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability- etc.
  • Build analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into customer acquisition- operational efficiency and other key business performance metrics.
  • Work with stakeholders including the IT Service Delivery and Global Business Services organizations to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data needs.
  • Work with data and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality in our Hadoop data systems.


  • Bachelor's Degree and 3+ years of rapid career advancement in a data analytics delivery role
  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases- query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases.
  • Experience building and optimizing ‘big data’ data pipelines- architectures and data sets.
  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets.
  • Build processes supporting data transformation- data structures- metadata- dependency and workload management.
  • A successful history of manipulating- processing and extracting value from large disconnected datasets.
  • Working knowledge of message queuing- stream processing- and highly scalable ‘big data’ data stores.
  • 3+ years of experience in a Data Engineer role. They should also have experience using the following software/tools:
    • Big data tools: Hadoop- Spark- Kafka- etc.
    • Relational SQL and NoSQL databases- including Postgres and Cassandra.
    • Data pipeline and workflow management tools: Azkaban- Luigi- Airflow- etc.
    • Stream-processing systems: Storm- Spark-Streaming- etc.
    • Object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Python- Java- C++- Scala- etc.
    • Text processing scripting languages: Sed and AWK
    • REST API Pipelines for data extraction
    • DevOps tools: Jenkins- Git- Maven- SBT- etc.

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