Advanced Analytics Data Engineer

Gordon Food Service Store

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Atlanta, GA

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Welcome to Gordon Food Service! We are excited that you are thinking about opportunities with us, and we have an amazing story to share. See below for a quick glance of who we are and the impact you could have on the food service industry. There's a seat at our table for you...

Using their inquisitiveness, tenacity, and willingness to learn, the Advanced Analytics Data Engineer will work directly with the Advanced Analytics team to solve data science problems. They will be involved in helping build complex machine learning models as well as engineering the solution into the business process. This person will have the ability to follow the team's technical direction by writing high quality code and following modern design principles.

This Data Engineer must have the ability to build solutions in many different environments ranging from quick and dirty POC’s to robust and scalable production ready systems. They have the ability to understand complex architecture and engineering designs and the skill to help implement them. A successful candidate will be equally good at understanding/solving business problems as well as being able to engineer top notch technical solutions.

This position will be a hybrid based out of GFS’ brand new building in Atlantic Station.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides expertise and guidance in defining the technical strategy and direction for the Data Platform environment at GFS, including tools, techniques, and processes as it relates to advanced analytics.
  • Provides guidance to the team leader to determine priority and effort for features.
  • Mentor to other team members in the appropriate use and application of new and existing tools and processes.
  • Design and build technology solutions across multiple initiatives at the same time.
  • Collaborate with others inside and outside of IT to rapidly architect, design, prototype, and implement technical architectures to deliver insightful solutions.
  • Translate business analytics problems into technical solutions that yield actionable recommendations across multiple, diverse domains.
  • Helps build a high-performing team focused on results and relationships within and outside of the team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Leading candidates will have:

  • Has worked directly with Data Scientists and Data Science projects in the past.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Advanced Analytics, Statistics, or related field.
  • At least 8 years of experience in technical design, development, and delivery of data engineering technical solutions.
  • Experience working directly with business SME’s to understand and present solutions to their day to day problems.
  • Highly experienced with one or many cloud computing providers (e.g. GCP, AWS, Azure).
  • Highly experienced in modern data engineering principles and technologies including Machine Learning.
  • Expert in modern devops practices to deliver code quickly with a high degree of confidence and quality
  • Business Influence - Ability to present and explain technical and complicated information in an easy to understand format, both verbally and in writing.
  • Highly experienced in working with data visualization tools (Microstrategy, PowerBI, Looker, Tableau, etc…).
  • Knowledge of data governance, expectations and leading practices
  • Business Judgment: High degree of ingenuity, creativity, and innovation to solve unique and complex business challenges; evaluate alternative solutions, considering costs and benefits.
  • Preferred languages include but are not limited to Python and Terraform.


Gordon Food Service values our customers and understands that their success is largely dependent upon their workforce. To demonstrate our commitment to our partnership, we will require any candidate who works for a Gordon Food Service customer to provide a letter of support from their management if they are selected for the interview process.

Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please submit your request to and use the words “Accommodation Request” in your subject line. Please keep in mind this method is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability.

All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco-free. Gordon Food Service is a drug-free workplace and drug tests all employees.