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Position: Senior Data Engineer

Team: Engineering
Locations: New York, NY, Boston, MA, Remote. 

SFL Scientific has teams in Washington D.C., Denver, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

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From collecting and processing terabytes of data a day to improving and building new data assets, tools, and pipelines, we build data driven teams and foster a data-informed culture. Our ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced consulting environment, relishes working with large transactional volumes and big data, enjoys the challenge of highly complex business problems and, above all else, is passionate about data and analytics. A successful candidate knows and loves working with technical tools, is comfortable accessing and working with data from multiple sources, and partners with the client to identify strategic opportunities and deliver results.  

As a Senior Data Engineer at SFL Scientific you will enable data-driven decision making by collecting, transforming, and visualizing data. You will design, build, maintain, and troubleshoot data processing systems with a particular emphasis on the security, reliability, fault- tolerance, scalability, fidelity, and efficiency of such systems. The Senior Data Engineer also analyzes data to gain insight into business outcomes, builds statistical models to support decision-making, and creates machine learning models to automate and simplify key business processes. You will be responsible for designing and implementing solutions using third-party technologies (e.g., different cloud providers) and SFL solutions.


  • Provide technical design leadership with the responsibility to ensure the efficient use of resources, the selection of appropriate technology, and use of appropriate design methodologies

  • Work closely with business/product stakeholders in understanding requirements and translating them to engineering requirements

  • Support and enhance data architecture, data instrumentation, define database schema, create ETL pipe­lining, generate reports/insights, a guide algorithm design

  • Define and evangelize data warehouse fundamentals and best practices

  • Work across the organization in optimizing data capture (parameters, metadata, etc.)

  • Work in DevOps to bring up new data systems and supporting existing data services

  • Evaluate SaaS solutions (BI, pipe­lining, etc.) and make build/buy recommendations

General Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics, or equivalent work experience

  • 5+ years of software development experience

  • Proficient in SQL, NoSQL databases, and GNU Linux

  • Experience building secure, concurrent, distributed server applications

  • Experience in data science, analytics, or big data solutions [Hadoop, Spark, AWS, Python, etc.]

  • Experience with Scala, MongoDB, Cassandra, PostgreSQL, Docker, Kubernetes

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a distributed team or remotely with clients

Other Skills/Experience:

  • Enable machine learning and data analysis

  • Model data and metadata to support dashboards, ad-hoc, and pre-built reporting

  • Adopt best practices in reporting and analysis: data integrity, analysis, validation, and documentation

  • Ability to engage clients and lead relevant data discussions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer; AWS Certified Solutions Architect; AWS Certified Big Data

  • Azure or Google Certified Professional Data Engineer

  • Master's or Ph.D degree

You must be authorized to work in the US. We support flexible work hours and paid professional development.

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About SFL Scientific

SFL Scientific is a US-based data science consulting and services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in data engineering, big data, machine learning, and Artificial Intelligence. SFL works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for stakeholders using custom algorithm development and data-driven solutions. We are industry agnostic and instead focus on solving complex, R&D, and challenging business problems.


  • Competitive salary

  • Employer-sponsored training and certifications

  • Opportunity to participate in industry conferences

  • Opportunity to work directly with AWS, Azure, and NVIDIA

  • Medical, dental, vision, and insurance benefits

  • Novel & new projects and clients

  • Fun, passionate, and skilled co-workers

  • Remote and flexible hours available