Senior Data Engineer

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | Engineering | Full-time | Allows remote


Who We Are

Encortex is a data intelligence agency in Boston, that leverages cutting-edge quantitative analysis to help blue chip firms deploy capital more efficiently. We are a small, ambitious, and diverse group of quantitative analysts, data engineers, software engineers, & digital marketers. At the heart of what we do, is the belief that we change the way our clients collect, protect, and monetize data.

Who You Are

You are a curious individual who adapts to new environments and is comfortable with change. You believe in iterative progress, failing fast, and working through issues - alone and with others - until they are complete solved. You expect to contribute to your team's success, but also to the larger Encortex community. You appreciate and reflect our core values of Precision, Curiosity, Honesty, Responsibility, Fun & Respect.

What You’ll Do

As the Senior Data Engineer, reporting to the Vice President of Engineering, you have a love of technology, efficient operations, and use the former to improve the latter.


  • Create and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture
  • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL and AWS 'big data' technologies
  • Build analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into increased revenue, operational efficiency and other key business performance metrics
  • Work with stakeholders to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs
  • Create data tools for analytics and data scientist team members that assist them in building and optimizing our product into an innovative industry leader

What You’ll Learn

At Encortex, you will benefit from interacting with a small team of super interesting people. You will learn how to solve problems in a community of problem solvers. You will appreciate the value of failing fast, transparent and honest communication, and working with a team that feels the same.


  • 5+ years of experience in a Data Engineer role
  • Graduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, or another quantitative field
  • Experience with the following software/tools: Big Data - Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc; AWS cloud services EC2, RDS, Redshift; Stream-processing systems: Storm, Spark-Streaming, etc.; Object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Python, Scala, etc.
  • 3-4 years of SQL experience
  • Experience with data visualization techniques and tools such as Redash, Tableau, ChartIO, etc. 
  • Experience building and optimizing 'big data' data pipelines, architectures and data sets
  • Experience building processes supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency and workload management
  • Working knowledge of message queuing, stream processing, and highly scalable 'big data' data stores
  • Experience with data pipeline and workflow management tools: Airflow, Luigi, etc.
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment