As a Senior Data Engineer at nZero, you will play a pivotal role in designing, developing, and maintaining scalable data pipelines and storage tools to support our platform. You will work closely with our cross-functional teams, including Data Scientists, Analysts, and Software Engineers, to ensure seamless data flow and transformation from various sources to enable data-driven decision-making. Your expertise in AWS, dbt, and Python will be critical in building efficient and sustainable data processing solutions tailored to our unique needs.


  • Design and implement scalable data pipelines, including data ingestion, transformation, and integration, using AWS services such as Amazon S3, Glue, RDS, Aurora and Redshift.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand data requirements and develop data models aligned with nZero ‘s business goals.
  • Build and maintain ETL/ELT workflows using dbt (Data Build Tool) and Prefect to transform raw data into structured datasets for analysis, reporting, and sustainability tracking purposes.
  • Optimize and tune data pipelines for performance, scalability, and reliability
  • Implement data quality controls and validation processes to ensure the accuracy and integrity of nZero’s data
  • Monitor data pipelines, perform debugging and troubleshooting, and implement proactive measures to ensure data availability, accuracy, and efficient resource utilization.
  • Stay up to date on the latest advancements in data engineering technologies, tools, and best practices, and propose their adoption when they align with nZero’s objectives.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Information Systems or strong work experience in a related technology
  • Proven experience as a Data Engineer or similar role, with a strong understanding of data engineering concepts, data modeling, and database systems.
  • Familiarity or Hands-on experience with Data Lakehouse architectures and implementing them.
  • Hands-on experience with AWS data services, including S3, Glue, RDS, Aurora, Redshift, and related tools and technologies.
  • Hands-on experience developing within a CI/CD data pipeline and deploying code into different environments
  • Proficiency with Git and source control
  • Proficiency in DBT (Data Build Tool) for data transformation and modeling.
  • Strong programming skills in Python and familiarity with related libraries and frameworks.
  • Experience with SQL and working knowledge of relational databases and/or columnar databases.
  • Familiarity with data orchestration techniques and tools, such as Prefect.
  • Familiarity with Datadog or similar logging and alerting platforms.
  • Knowledge of data warehousing concepts and dimensional modeling.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to translate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Passion to make an impact and do some awesome work.

About You:

  1. Action Oriented: You are driven by a strong need to act when confronted with a problem, knowing that in most situations the “perfect” answer does not exist yet you are able to find the best solution at that time.
  2. Comfortable with ambiguity: You are comfortable handling and managing moderate levels of ambiguity in your role. We are a young start-up in a new market, creating products and services which have never existed before, which often requires blazing new trails with uncertain outcomes.
  3. Passionate: You care about the quality of the things you produce and the problems you solve. At nZero, we are a passionate team who care deeply about the climate challenges we are tackling.
  4. Inclusive: You understand that accepting and integrating a diverse set of views creates growth and opportunity.
About nZero:
nZero is a near real-time (NRT) carbon data and sustainability platform that gives NGOs, government agencies, and organizations the accurate emissions data they need to reach net zero, communicate their story, and make smart decisions that benefit the health of the planet. Unlike carbon management offerings who rely on third-party data and opaque averages, nZero gathers accurate, first-party, contextual data into a comprehensive view, making it simple for organizations to pinpoint opportunities within their operations to implement carbon reduction actions and spend smarter along the way. nZero’s awards and recognitions include the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) Existing Industry 2022 “Leader in Sustainability” Award, Business Intelligence Group’s 2022 Sustainability Product of the Year Award, a place on TIME Magazine’s 2022 Best Inventions List in the Sustainability Category, as well as an honorable mention on Fast Company’s 2022 World-Changing Ideas List.