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Senior Data Engineer



Data Science
Europe · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Who We Are:

At DataCamp, we're not just a platform; we're the catalyst for a data-fluent world. We enable individuals and businesses to leap forward in data science, providing them with top-tier education, certification, and collaboration tools.

By the Numbers:

  • 400+ dynamic courses
  • 270+ renowned instructors from 35 Countries
  • 90+ hands-on projects
  • 12 million+ global learners

We're proud to be backed by Spectrum Equity, Accomplice, and Arthur Ventures, aiming to hit $100M ARR in the upcoming years. While our roots are in New York City, our presence spans London to Leuven, with a vibrant team of 200+ members working both on-site and remotely.

About the role

As a Data Engineer at DataCamp, you will play a pivotal role in enhancing our data-driven decision-making and operational efficiency. You will manage and optimize our Datalakehouse on Google Cloud’s BigQuery, ensuring our leadership team has the precise and timely BI reports needed to steer the company towards its OKRs and vision. Your work will empower our engineering teams to make informed, data-driven decisions, boosting their project effectiveness and overall productivity.

About you

At DataCamp, we seek individuals who embody our core values of data-driven decision-making, action, transparency, ownership, and customer focus. You thrive in a fast-paced, high-performing environment and are driven by a passion for making a meaningful impact. You're adaptable, embracing change and ambiguity with enthusiasm. Your initiative and entrepreneurial spirit push you beyond just meeting targets—you aim to understand the "why" behind our goals and take ownership to drive the business forward. You’re a collaborative team player who values transparency and always seeks to improve and innovate. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply!


  • Ensure Accessibility: Maintain self-serve systems for teams to access data for informed decision-making, avoiding central bottlenecks.
  • Data Pipeline Management: Keep data pipelines and development processes operational and efficient.
  • Plan Improvements: Collaborate with the senior data engineer to enhance the data platform, development process, and testing procedures.
  • Ownership and Proactivity: Take charge of daily tasks and promptly address operational issues.
  • Capability Development: Focus 80% on planned quarterly OKR work and 20% on support work, achieved through automation.
  • Support and Collaboration: Act as a force multiplier by being approachable and assisting others with data engineering needs.
  • Technical Expertise: Utilize Python proficiency and advise on SQL best practices.
  • Data Handling Knowledge: Understand data ingestion, processing, and reverse ETL processes.
  • Data Governance: Uphold strong data governance practices and act as a gatekeeper for data platform security.


  • Is an experienced Data Engineer of between 1-3 years.
  • Has experience of data warehousing (e.g. Big Query or Snowflake) and data engineering related tools (e.g. Airflow, Looker, Metabase, Fivetran)
  • Has some knowledge of cloud platforms (AWS, GCP or Azure)
  • Can develop in Python and write SQL
  • Understand Scrum and Kanban
  • Has excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Is interested in understanding and scaling complex data pipelines
  • Is interested in monitoring and self healing systems
  • Is highly organized with a flexible, can-do attitude and a willingness/aptitude for learning
  • Improves the team with code reviews, technical discussions and documentation
  • Is able to work collaboratively in teams and develop meaningful relationships to achieve common goals

It's a plus if

  • You have experience in DBT
  • You have experience in Docker, CI/CD, Kubernetes
  • You have experience of Data Marts
  • You have experience with Infrastructure-as-code (Terraform, Ansible, etc)
  • You are passionate about data science and education

Why Datacamp?

Joining DataCamp means becoming part of a dynamic, creative, and international start-up. Here are just a few of the reasons why you’ll love being on our team:

  • Exciting challenges: Face new technical challenges daily, keeping your work engaging and rewarding.
  • Competitive compensation: We offer a competitive salary with attractive benefits.
  • Flexibility: Benefit from flexible working hours because the future is flexible!
  • Continuous learning: Access a yearly learning budget for conferences & training to support your professional growth.
  • Global retreats: Participate in international company retreats, fostering a global team spirit.
  • Amazing team: Collaborate with a truly exceptional team—seriously, we’re awesome!

What's in it for you:

In addition to joining a creative and international start-up, as a permanent employee you’ll enjoy:

  • A very competitive salary
  • An exciting job that will offer you technical challenges every day
  • Flexible working hours
  • International company retreats
  • Conference and hardware budget
  • Working with a great team (everyone says this, but we’re serious—we’re pretty great)

DataCamp is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.