About Us

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day.

As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

General information

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

Job Function: 04 - IT

Department: 04 - 02 - Application Development & Support

Date Published: 08-Sep-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

The Kraft Heinz Information Technology organization is hiring a Lead Data Engineer who will be responsible of lead the Data Ops development practices and has ultimate accountability for any code moved to production as part of the CI/CD DataOps pipelines.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Identifies new data collection methods in organization
  • Leads rollout of data governance & security systems
  • Supports creation and adoption of data assets for the organization 
  • Works with senior executives to address common pitfalls
  • Acts as a data owner and functional data SME for the assigned area


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Computer Science- Statistics- Business- Information Technology- or related field (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in role delivering and supporting analytical capabilities.
  • Minimum 7 years working “hands-on” experience with analytical tools and development tools (preferably dbt- Snowflake- Azure DevOps- Git- BigQuery- Synapse- DataBricks- Tableau- Alteryx- SQL- Python- Javascript and/or R)
  • Project management experience and strong communication skills
  • Self-Starter- driven with high business process acumen
  • Team Player with a positive attitude and ability to work across different business stakeholder and technical teams to accomplish complex tasks

Domain Expertise

  • 7+ years of working building enterprise data warehouses
  • Proven ability to develop and deploy frameworks that can be leveraged across the data practice using services provided by major cloud platforms.
  • Proven experience creating data assets used in mission critical applications
  • Proven experience using DevOps practices in the data space.
  • Expert in Agile methodologies (certifications preferred)
  • Fluent in the use of DevOps tools and ARM or Terraform templates


  • Experience in leading and managing cross functional teams.
  • Expert at developing analytical talent and managing remote teams (internal and external)
  • Expert in the application of clod technologies into a DataOps practice

Individual Skills

  • Strong leader- collaborator- team player- and individual contributor
  • Strong communication skills with comfort in speaking with business stakeholders
  • Strong problem solver with ability to manage and lead the team to push the solution and progress

Mindset & Behaviors

  • Passion to challenge the status quo and find new solutions and drive out of the box ideas – loves and embraces change
  • Believes in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration- transparency- safety- and trust
  • Not afraid to “roll up sleeves”; seeks to go beyond comfort to learn & pushes teams to do the same
  • Empowers others to fail- learn- and grow with an experimental mindset to drive innovation

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity