Data Engineer

Job description

In the last year at Loka, our remote team of Data engineers helped bring free Lyfts to patients in transportation deserts, deliver the world’s first smart implantable for cancer care, eliminate $1 billion in food waste, launch 6 projects in LokaLabs™ (our own incubator), accelerate 3 startups to acquisition, move 1 scrappy startup to unicorn status, and still enjoyed every other Friday off (yes, we really take the day off).

We are using modern technologies to support an incredible variety of meaningful projects, while proving work/life balance isn’t a catchphrase, it’s our culture. Join our team, feed your need to grow and mentor, and ship projects you believe in with a team you’re proud to be a part of.


  • Build data pipelines and real-time data streams
  • Writing and designing scalable, available, cloud-ready applications
  • Be well-versed in ETL design, implementation, and maintenance
  • Collaborate with Machine Learning, Data Science, Design, Software Engineering, and Business teams to triage data or ETL issues that are causing anomalies
  • Analyze and find issues in the data and work to prioritize and find solutions
  • Build out tests and health checks to ensure the quality level of code and data
  • Monitor, analyze, and understand the data flowing through a system by adding the necessary visualizations and dashboards
  • Provide updates, inform blockers and offer guidance to stakeholders


  • [MUST HAVE] Upper-Intermediate level of Python and SQL
  • [MUST HAVE] Prior working experience in one of the three Cloud Providers (AWS, GCP, or Azure) to deliver data-centric product experiences.
  • [MUST HAVE] Advanced Conversational English Skills
  • 2+ years of experience in related roles
  • Fundamental understanding and work experience of relational and nonrelational databases, OLTP and OLAP database design, and development, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of building Data Lakes and data warehouses.
  • Strong problem-solving ability and ability to work through ambiguity and incomplete specifications
  • Dedication to code quality, testing, design processes, automation, and operational excellence
  • Good communication skills. You should feel comfortable having in-depth technical discussions
  • (Bonus) Spark and Pandas experience
  • (Bonus) Strong ability in distributed systems for processing large-scale data processing
  • (Bonus) Infrastructure as Code and CI/CD Pipelines


  • Every Other Friday Off - 26 extra days off a year. Our team calls it a life changing benefit. We think you’ll agree.
  • 100% Remote-First - We want you to have the flexibility to work where you feel most comfortable and productive.
  • Explore Program - Spend 3 months living in Portugal, Colombia, or Macedonia – all paid for by Loka.
  • Relo Program - Permanently relocate you, your family, and your pet to one of our European headquarters.
  • LokaLabs™ - Use moonshot technologies to solve overlooked societal challenges in our internal incubator.
  • Yearly Upskill Allowance - Feed your burning curiosity and never feel intellectually trapped again.
  • Paid Vacation Days, Sick Days & Local Holidays.
  • Mental Health Benefits - Premium subscriptions to support the mental health of every Lokal.

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