Senior Data Engineer (Remote)

Toronto, Ontario / Vancouver, BC / Halifax, NS / Calgary, AB / Edmonton, AB / Fredericton, NB
Internal – Data /
Full Time /
About us

Lightci (Light Consulting) is a full-service engineering & talent solution created for engineers, by engineers.

We build and ship products for clients like Google, Meta, Brex, and Walmart - and help Fortune 500 companies grow by way of full team construction, staff augmentation, executive search, and tailored recruitment to address unique hiring needs.

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Role Mission

As a Senior Data Engineer consulting with our client in the EdTech space, you’ll play a pivotal role in building the data infrastructure for an educational product that impacts over 60,000 students. You’ll pioneer the centralization and normalization of data from third-party applications, ensuring that our client’s platform remains at the forefront of delivering high-quality educational experiences.


    • In this hands-on role, you’ll build the architecture, and models [for what the data will look like] within the first 1-2 weeks
    • You’ll take ownership of the ETL process for 3rd party data, automating as much as possible to enhance efficiency and reduce manual intervention
    • You will lead the effort to standardize data formats and structures, making it easier to analyze and derive valuable insights
    • Utilize your expertise in data transformation techniques to enrich raw data, making it more accessible and valuable for analytics and reporting purposes
    • Continuously monitor data pipelines and proactively address performance bottlenecks 
    • Work closely with data scientists, analysts, and other stakeholders to understand their data requirements and assist in building data solutions that cater to their needs

About you

    • Familiarity with Big Data technologies like Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, and their respective ecosystems
    • Experience in building and optimizing data pipelines, architectures, and data sets
    • Ability to create data models and have knowledge of normalization and denormalization techniques
    • Expertise in working with relational databases (e.g., PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL databases (e.g., MongoDB, Cassandra)
    • Experience with ETL (extract, transform, load) processes, and tools like Apache NiFi, Talend, or Microsoft SSIS
    • Proficiency in programming languages, particularly Python and Typescript to develop data processing scripts

Nice to have

    • Backend engineering background, familiarity with Domain Driven Design
    • Proficiency with Typescript
    • Familiarity with TS Web frameworks like NestJS or Express

Perks & Benefits

    • 100% fully remote work (anywhere in North America)
    • Flexible hours
    • Competitive compensation package
    • Bonus or commission [depending on your role]
    • Excellent benefits package
    • Generous RRSP [or] 401k matching program
    • Unlimited vacation
    • Quarterly/Yearly team ‘offsite’ events
At Lightci, we are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We believe that diverse perspectives drive innovation and enrich our work environment. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, experiences, and identities to join our team. By embracing a culture of inclusivity, we aim to create a space where every individual feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their best. Join us in our journey to create a more equitable future for all.