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Lead Data Engineer (Remote)

Valencia, Spain

Data Engineers develop modern data architecture approaches to meet key business objectives and provide end-to-end data solutions. You might spend a few weeks with a new client on a deep technical review or a complete organizational review, helping them to understand the potential that data brings to solve their most pressing problems. On other projects, you might be acting as the architect, leading the design of technical solutions, or perhaps overseeing a program inception to build a new product. It could also be a software delivery project where you're equally happy coding and tech-leading the team to implement the solution.

Job responsibilities

  • You might spend a few weeks with a new client on a deep technical review or a complete organizational review, helping them to understand the potential that data brings to solve their most pressing problems
  • You will partner with teammates to create complex data processing pipelines in order to solve our clients’ most ambitious challenges 
  • You will collaborate with Data Scientists in order to design scalable implementations of their models
  • You will pair to write clean and iterative code based on TDD
  • Leverage various continuous delivery practices to deploy, support and operate data pipelines
  • Advise and educate clients on how to use different distributed storage and computing technologies from the plethora of options available
  • Develop and operate modern data architecture approaches to meet key business objectives and provide end-to-end data solutions
  • Create data models and speak to the tradeoffs of different modeling approaches
  • On other projects, you might be acting as the architect, leading the design of technical solutions, or perhaps overseeing a program inception to build a new product
  • Seamlessly incorporate data quality into your day-to-day work as well as into the delivery process 
  • Assure effective collaboration between Thoughtworks’ and the client’s teams, encouraging open communication and advocating for shared outcomes

Job qualifications

Technical skills

  • You are equally happy coding and leading a team to implement a solution
  • You have a track record of innovation and expertise in Data Engineering
  • You’re passionate about craftsmanship and have applied your expertise across a range of industries and organizations
  • You have a deep understanding of data modelling and experience with data engineering tools and platforms such as Kafka, Spark, and Hadoop
  • You have built large-scale data pipelines and data-centric applications using any of the distributed storage platforms such as HDFS, S3, NoSQL databases (Hbase, Cassandra, etc.) and any of the distributed processing platforms like Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Oozie, and Airflow in a production setting
  • Hands on experience in MapR, Cloudera, Hortonworks and/or cloud (AWS EMR, Azure HDInsights, Qubole etc.) based Hadoop distributions
  • You are comfortable taking data-driven approaches and applying data security strategy to solve business problems 
  • You’re genuinely excited about data infrastructure and operations with a familiarity working in cloud environments
  • Working with data excites you: you have created Big data architecture, you can build and operate data pipelines, and maintain data storage, all within distributed systems

Professional skills

  • Advocate your data engineering expertise to the broader tech community outside of Thoughtworks, speaking at conferences and acting as a mentor for more junior-level data engineers
  • You’re resilient and flexible in ambiguous situations and enjoy solving problems from technical and business perspectives
  • An interest in coaching others, sharing your experience and knowledge with teammates
  • You enjoy influencing others and always advocate for technical excellence while being open to change when needed 

Other things to know

There is no one-size-fits-all career path at Thoughtworks: however you want to develop your career is entirely up to you. But we also balance autonomy with the strength of our cultivation culture. This means your career is supported by interactive tools, numerous development programs and teammates who want to help you grow. We see value in helping each other be our best and that extends to empowering our employees in their career journeys.

Thoughtworks has a full time remote policy, which states that any Thoughtworker will be able to work from home indefinitely anywhere in Spain. Due to COVID-19 our offices in Barcelona and Madrid are partially open to provide support to employees who require more space and facilities than they have at home. Once this situation improves and following government's recommendations, our offices will be fully opened for anyone who might be interested in working from the offices. Please don't hesitate to speak with your recruiter about any requirements or concerns you may have.

About Thoughtworks

Thoughtworks is a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation. Over the last 25+ years, we've delivered extraordinary impact together with our clients by helping them solve complex business problems with technology as the differentiator. We are curious minds who come together as collaborative and inclusive teams to push boundaries and deliver extraordinary impact together.

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