Senior/staff data engineer (WFH anywhere in Colombia)

Full Time

Every day, CivicScience gathers opinions from millions of consumers on thousands of topics that provide high-velocity insights to leading brands, such as Apple, Microsoft, Bank of America, and T-Mobile. If there's a question critical to the marketing strategy of the Global 2000, CivicScience has the data.

We've just raised a fresh round of capital from prominent investors who are excited about our ability to use ethically sourced data to help brands and publishers accelerate their businesses.


CivicScience is searching for a Senior / Staff Data Engineer, based anywhere in Colombia (work from home), to serve as a key technical architect and developer for our core data infrastructure, which underlies all of the company’s insights and activation products. This includes data pipelines, our proprietary Cascabel data platform, and data warehousing.

As a technologist who loves all things data, the engineer will partner with our data scientists to lay the foundation for ML Ops platforms and be an expert at both the long and short game: evaluating emerging technologies and finding solutions to pressing product needs, while rolling up his/her/their sleeves to design and develop the ultimate solution along with the rest of the team. 


Role and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the data advocate for CivicScience's data engineering efforts, with responsibility for  development data pipelines, ETL, internal and third-party database systems, and business intelligence technology
  • Implement and support a platform that can provide performant, real-time access to PB-scale datasets at 100K+ tps loads
  • Extend data platform to enhance scale, resiliency, and functionality
  • Practice good technical hygiene regarding work, such as clean code and clear documentation, as well as mentor other team members and participate in internal reviews
  • Monitor the evolving space of big data platforms and provide planning on how to evolve data storage and processes over time
  • Work hands-on on coding challenges every day, collaborating with an extraordinary and talented team of engineers, designers, product managers, and data scientists to bring the best products to life

Desired skills/experience:

  • 5+ years of hands-on software development with a focus on data processing, data modeling, data pipelines, performance, and scalability
  • Fluency in Python, Java and/or Scala
  • Design and operational experience with RDBMS, NoSQL databases, as well as Google BigQuery or Snowflake (MariaDB or DynamoDB experience a plus)
  • Development with Apache Spark or Flink applications, AWS EMR, and/or Apache Pig (Experience with Apache Kafka, Google Pub/Sub, or AWS Kinesis is a strong plus)
  • Software containerization, such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Builder mentality -- you think in terms of how technology can solve business problems and have demonstrated success in creating products that make an impact
  • English proficiency with at least B1 level in oral and written communication
  • Positive, people-oriented, and energetic attitude
  • Intellectual curiosity, motivation to solve complex problems, and a personal drive to be actively engaged in the CivicScience culture


Outstanding candidates also have experience in an early or growth-stage startup, in marketing or advertising technology, and/or data SaaS product development.

This position is ideally based in Bogotá, Colombia, or elsewhere in Colombia, working 100% remote with the ability to travel to Bogotá, Medellín, and the United States for periodic meetings.


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