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Lead Engineer, Data Engineering

Newport Beach, California 610 Newport Center Drive, 92660
Lead Engineer, Data Engineering (24018914)



Food served fast does not have to be a typical fast-food experience.  Chipotle has always done things differently, both in and out of our restaurants. We are changing the face of fast food, starting conversations, and directly supporting efforts to shift the future of farming and food. We hope you will join us as we continue to learn, evolve, and shape what comes next on our mission to make better food accessible to everyone.



We are looking for a Lead Engineer, Data Engineering who will help make our next decade just as revolutionary as our past. If you're one of the super-talented who thrive on change, aren't afraid to take risks, love to make a difference, want to cultivate a better world, you're the right fit. Come grow with us.


The Lead Engineer, Data Engineering at Chipotle will be an active participant and driver in building the innovative enterprise data solution leveraging both cloud and on-prem technologies. Responsibilities include building data engineering solutions and processes to enable analytics, business intelligence, MDM and mobility. This role will be responsible for designing new data pipelines to leverage data at scale, coaching best development standards and practices, and supporting development teams to ensure successful delivery.



  • Actively engage in technology discovery and implementation for both our Cloud (i.e. Azure, Snowflake, etc.) and on-prem platforms to build solutions for future architecture and systems.
  • Assist in leading code reviews, champion best practices and standards, and support team members through coaching, troubleshooting, and training.
  • Provide logical and physical data design, and database modeling.
  • Provide end-to-end support for solution integration (Data Pipelines), including designing, developing, deploying, and supporting solutions for existing platforms.
  • Perform gap analysis on current state and help define the new data architecture.
  • Manage code versions and deployment processes in source control and coordinate changes across teams.
  • Participate in architectural design and discussions to help evaluate new technology, patterns and processes.
  • Work with team members to solve complex data issues around data integration, unusable data elements, unstructured data sets, and other data processing incidents.
  • Partner with enterprise teams, data scientists, architects to define design requirements and solutions.



  • Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of relevant work experience, or an equivalent in education and experience, preferred.
  • Hands on experience with Microsoft Stack – SSIS/SSAS/SQL Server.
  • 2+ years experience with Cloud platform technologies, particularly using Azure Services (ADLS, ADF, etc.), Snowflake, DBT, FiveTran, etc.
  • Experience with MPP platform and data modernization initiatives using PaaS/SaaS services.
  • Experience with data models (relational, Star schema, Data vault, Document, etc.).
  • Experience working with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) tooling using Azure Dev Ops.
  • Possess strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze raw data, draw conclusions and develop actionable recommendations.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Be highly motivated and flexible.
  • Effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously and pay close attention to detail.
  • Manage financial information in a confidential and professional manner.
  • Proven track-record of excellence and consistently delivered past project successfully.



Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is cultivating a better world by serving responsibly sourced, classically-cooked, real food with wholesome ingredients without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Chipotle had over 3,400 restaurants as of December 31, 2023, in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany and is the only restaurant company of its size that owns and operates all its restaurants in North America and Europe. Chipotle is ranked on the Fortune 500 and is recognized on Fortune's Most Admired Companies 2024 list and Time Magazine's Most Influential Companies. With over 115,000 employees passionate about providing a great guest experience, Chipotle is a longtime leader and innovator in the food industry. Chipotle is committed to making its food more accessible to everyone while continuing to be a brand with a demonstrated purpose as it leads the way in digital, technology and sustainable business practices. For more information or to place an order online, visit WWW.CHIPOTLE.COM.



A reasonable estimate of the current base salary range for this position is $129,000 - $172,000. You are also eligible for annual cash bonuses and equity awards based upon performance and other factors. Actual compensation offered may vary depending on skill level, experience, and/or education. Chipotle offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k, sick leave, vacation time, and much more. Visit


Chipotle Mexican Grill is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. As a people-first company rooted in values, our purpose extends beyond serving nutritious food using real ingredients. It means hiring world-class individuals and fostering a culture that champions diversity, ensures equity, and celebrates inclusion. All qualified applicants, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.


Qualified applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. Please contact if you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability.


Primary Location: California - Newport Beach - 9998 - 610 Newport Office-(09998)

Work Location:
9998 - 610 Newport Office-(09998)
610 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach 92660

Job Information Technology Job Posting 06/10/2024 Job Number 24018914

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