Tech Lead – Data Engineering

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Published on: 14 June 2021
Job Type: Full Time

Sysco (NYSE:SYY) is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. With more than 57,000 associates, the company operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2020 that ended June 27, 2020, the company generated sales of more than $52 billion.

Sysco LABS supports Sysco’s digital transformation with engineering teams in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and Austin and Houston, Texas, in the USA. Operating with the agility and efficiency of a tech–startup and backed by the domain expertise of the industry leader, Sysco LABS’ mission is to support the innovation of Sysco’s business across the entire foodservice journey.

We are currently on the lookout for a Tech Lead – Data Engineering who has the following skills and experience.

The Role:

  • Drive the digital transformation of the company with specific focus on large scale data streaming and optimal mixing of traditional and modern technologies within this realm.
  • Provide inspirational leadership to a team towards building the foundational data layer.
  • Mentor less experienced developers on engineering best practices and leveraging cloud technologies to handle big data.

The Profile:

  • 4+ years of demonstrated work experience working with streaming technologies such as Kafka (Confluent/Apache) and Amazon Kinesis, and experience in KSQL, cluster management and data streaming solution architectures.
  • Hands-on experience with the AWS platform.
  • Design and implementation experience of streaming solutions over legacy platforms (AS400, Oracle) and SaaS providers such as SFDC and Workday.
  • Experience working with large analytical/relational/No-SQL datasets (~50 TB) on top of services and technologies such as Redshift, DynamoDB, MongoDB and Postgres to help design scalable ETL processes (batch/streaming) with complex data transformations, error handling and monitoring.
  • Experience working within containerized environments in cloud.
  • Experience writing well-tested code (unit, integration, functional, automation), proper deployment practices (CI/CD – Jenkins etc.) and working in an environment with robust coding standards & strict code/design review processes.
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Why Join?

Careers at Sysco LABS

At Sysco LABS, we value our entrepreneurial spirit and openness the most. Our culture is non-hierarchical, encourages open communication and the free flow of ideas, and foster learning as an ongoing process.

We are headquartered in Silicon Valley with much of our engineering being carried out by Sysco LABS in Colombo. Although both teams are roughly thirteen hours apart, we coordinate like clockwork to ensure deadlines are met and results delivered.

Teams based in Colombo regularly visit the Redwood City office, giving them an opportunity to experience the Silicon Valley culture first hand and meet the restaurants that use the products we build.