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Sr. Data Engineer



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Join Fable's Mission to Fuse Storytelling with Mental Wellness as a Data Engineer


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Fable is a pioneering tech startup focused on enhancing mental wellness through storytelling. Founded by industry titan Padmasree Warrior, Fable leverages AI to help users connect over shared narratives via books and TV shows. The company is powered by a community-driven platform, backed by prominent investors and champions a cause that combats stress, anxiety, and depression through cognitive engagement in stories.

  • Develop data models and pipelines for analysis, reporting, and machine learning.
  • Build a comprehensive content knowledge graph from various data sources.
  • Maintain high data quality and conduct data audits.
  • Optimize the data and analytics infrastructure for better performance.
  • Utilize Google Cloud tools to operationalize data processes.
  • Collaborate with the backend and data teams to foster a data-centric culture within Fable.
  • Demonstrated experience in cloud environments such as GCP, AWS, or Azure.
  • Proficiency with Airflow, PySpark, or equivalent data processing tools.
  • Expertise in data modeling and pipeline creation.
  • A knack for translating business needs into actionable data solutions.
  • Self-motivation and a passion for working collaboratively with a team who loves stories.

Fable is a mission-driven start-up based in Silicon Valley, founded in 2019 by global tech industry veteran Padmasree Warrior.


We are building Fable because stress, anxiety, depression, and social isolation are on the rise and affecting people globally, across all age and income levels — and we can help. Stories promote empathy, emotional intelligence, and other cognitive abilities that can lead to better mental health. We are backed by top investors, including Redpoint Ventures, Tiger Global, M13, Gaingels, and notable angel investors who believe in our mission and team.


Fable is a community-powered platform for discovering, reading, watching, and discussing books and TV shows for deeper connections, creative expression, and mental wellness. Our goal is to become the AI app for consumer entertainment, connecting people with each other through the stories they love.

Experience Stories Together

Fable makes it easy for people to discover, join and build communities to read books and watch TV shows together based on their interest graph. Fable members read and watch together, sharing comments and insights. We make experiencing stories interactive and fun.

Discover Your Next Story

Fable applies AI and machine learning to provide recommendations to each person based on their preferences.

Organized reading and watching

Fable helps people organize all of their reading and watching in one central place. Members can create and share lists, follow other members, import their reading lists from other platforms, and rate and review books and shows.


We’re looking for an experienced data engineer with a love of working with data at scale to join our distributed team in building the world’s best platform for social reading and watching.

This is an independent role where you’ll be working with various stakeholders across Fable, both in and out of engineering, to design and launch new systems for extracting, transforming and storing data. You’ll be called upon to improve Fable’s data system’s reliability, efficiency and legibility and will be expected to scale your solutions to the business environment of a small startup, iterate quickly, and make pragmatic choices around what tools and technologies to adopt.


- Develop data models and pipelines to enable reporting, modeling and machine learning

- Develop a content knowledge graph, combining multiple data sources

- Ensure data quality, perform data audits

- Improve performance of data/analytics infrastructure

- Leverage Google Cloud tools and services to bring data workloads to production

- Collaborate with backend engineering and data teams

- Be an advocate of data-driven thinking and communicate data and metrics to the entire company! 


- Ability to work with business and product leaders, identify areas of opportunity, and influence decisions

- Experience working in a cloud environment (GCP, AWS, Azure)

- Experience with Airflow, PySpark or similar tools

- Experience with helping organize disparate data needs and workflows into a consistent, reliable system 

- Curiosity to understand business needs and translate them to data solutions

- Experience in data modeling and creating data pipelines


- You're self-motivated, and take ownership and responsibility

-   You love working with smart, fun, sincere and dedicated peers

-   You want to be the one to make it happen

-   You are resilient and can cope with ambiguity

- Comfortable in a fast-paced and at times unpredictable start-up environment

- Big plus if you have a love for stories!


At Fable, you'll join a passionate, high-performing and empathetic team of people who love stories. We are proud to work on a purpose-driven product with a mission of improving mental wellness. We are a tech company with the soul of an artist. We are an early-stage startup and as such a constant work in progress. We have no time for bureaucracy and are looking for leaders, not spectators. We listen, understand, and consider before we judge. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and have a set of values that are an integral part of our company culture. Please check out our diversity and inclusion manifesto and company values here.


This is a unique opportunity if you are looking to join a small team making a big impact, and work on a fast-growing product while having fun along the way.

- Annual Base Pay for this role: $120k - $160k (dependent on location and commensurate with experience)

- Competitive stock options

- Comprehensive health and dental plans

- Flexible vacation days

- Self contributing 401k

- Open and transparent culture

- Parental leave (we believe in life integration not just work-life balance)

- Work from anywhere, any time  


- Check out our Founder’s message, meet our team and read our principles to make sure we are right for you

- Read more about Fable in Fortune and Marie Claire

- Listen to our Founder talk about mental wellness and stories

- Top 50 seed companies to work for 2021

We are an equal opportunity employer and embrace diversity at our company. We do not discriminate by race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are a gender-balanced team committed to diversity and an inclusive environment.


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