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Who We Are

Mariner innovates always and everywhere, turning novel ideas into practical solutions. From products and services to venture creation, we build better futures powered by people. Our purpose has always been to be a great, everlasting technology company for those who make an impact - elevating people, data, and technology in the best way to solve hard problems. We partner with people embracing change, leveraging data, cybersecurity, cloud, and change management to drive successful business outcomes that matter to our customers.

Mariners build for change. Like SHIFT Energy, our energy management and decarbonization company. Or East Valley created to scale social economic impact in our communities through investment and mentorship of emerging change-makers and their companies.

Mariner’s Purpose Has Always Been To Be a Great, Everlasting Technology Company And The Core Values That Guide Us Every Day Are


  • We care for our team.
  • We care about the impact we have on our community.
  • We serve by solving complex problems.
  • We grow because growth fuels opportunities.
  • We innovate always and everywhere.
  • We build a business that lasts.

Overview Of The Role

As a Data Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, building, and maintaining scalable data pipelines and infrastructure. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to ensure efficient data processing, storage, and accessibility for analytical and operational purposes.

What You’ll Be Doing In The Role

  • Programming Languages: Proficiency in languages such as Python, Java, or Scala is crucial for data engineering tasks. Python is widely used for its versatility and extensive libraries in the data ecosystem.
  • SQL and Database Management: Strong knowledge of SQL is essential for working with relational databases. Data engineers should be proficient in designing, optimizing, and managing databases.
  • Big Data Technologies: Familiarity with big data technologies like Databricks, Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark (PySpark), and Apache Kafka is crucial. These tools are commonly used for processing and managing large volumes of data.
  • ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) Processes: Expertise in designing and implementing ETL processes is a core skill for data engineers. This involves extracting data from various sources, transforming it, and loading it into a target database.
  • Data Modeling: Understanding how to design effective scalable data models is essential. This includes knowledge of concepts like normalization, denormalization, and familiarity with tools like ERD (Entity-Relationship Diagrams). Additionally understanding and implementation of Delta Lake for managing reliable data lakes is key.
  • Cloud Platforms: Proficiency with cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is important as many organizations are adopting cloud-based solutions for data storage and processing.
  • Data Orchestration: Knowledge of orchestration tools like Azure Data Factory or Apache Airflow for managing data workflows.
  • Data Warehousing: Knowledge of data warehousing concepts and tools such as Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, Azure Synapse, or Snowflake is valuable for building and managing large-scale data warehouses.
  • Version Control Systems: Experience with version control systems like Git is important for collaboration and code management in a team environment.
  • Data Quality and Validation: Ensuring data quality and implementing validation processes is crucial. Data engineers should be skilled in identifying and handling anomalies, errors, and missing data.
  • Monitoring and Logging: These are crucial skills for a data engineer, enabling proactive issue detection, troubleshooting, resource optimization, and documentation, ensuring the reliability, performance, and transparency of data pipelines.
  • Communication and Collaboration: Effective communication skills are essential for collaborating with other team members, data scientists, and stakeholders. Data engineers often need to explain their work, document processes, and work closely with cross-functional teams.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in data engineering or a similar role.
  • Proficiency in Python, Java, or Scala and strong SQL skills.
  • Experience with big data technologies, ETL processes, cloud platforms, and data warehousing tools.
  • Familiarity with data modeling, version control systems, data quality/validation, monitoring, and logging.
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, and collaboration skills.


  • Always improving your skills and knowledge: you want to be the best at what you do
  • Curious and creative; comfortable taking on new problems and challenges
  • A self-starter with the ability to recommend priorities to the project leader
  • Comfortable working through problems and figuring things out with minimal supervision
  • Great problem-solving skills: thorough and reliable
  • Able to work in a team: share knowledge and assist other team members
  • A good communicator: able to explain your ideas and recommendations
  • Well organized and dependable under pressure: you manage your time effectively
  • Energized by our company values!

Mariner Offers You

  • A values-driven workplace where people really matter
  • Flexible work location
  • Support for remote work/work from home
  • Competitive salary, retirement savings program, and rewards program
  • Comprehensive health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance plans and access to e-health care
  • Paid vacation, maternity/parental leave, paid sick leave and paid Mariner MyLife days.
  • Unlimited training


We believe in making a positive impact in the communities where we live and work! Not only are we passionate about nurturing a thriving technology sector here in Atlantic Canada, but we are also committed to solving technology challenges that will make an impact worldwide. Technology is everlasting, and we take pride in connecting world class talent to world class projects and business solutions.

If you are an IT Professional, Software Professional, or Management Consultant, that is passionate about career development, data, and problem solving, we want to hear from you! If this sounds like someone you know, share this with them so they do not miss the opportunity to experience Mariner!

To achieve this, we know we need to be all in on training and development of our team so we can continue to move the needle in the technology sector together. Of course, we offer competitive compensation and benefits packages to our team, but our competitive edge is the development and training that our team experiences every day.

Be part of our vibrant community that values diversity and embraces inclusion at every level. We are committed to fostering a culture where individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life feel empowered to contribute their unique perspectives. Our collaborative environment celebrates the richness of ideas and experiences, and we believe that by embracing diversity, we can achieve greater innovation and excellence together. Come and help us create a workplace that reflects the beautiful tapestry of our global community.

Join our growing team!

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