Remote Data Engineer Job - Freelance, Full-time
About the job
Toptal freelancers work with speed and efficiency to deliver the highest quality of work. We are looking for someone who is passionate about their client’s business, and ready to work on exciting projects with Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley startups, with great rates and zero hassles. If you are looking for a place to advance your career, enhance your skill set, and build connections around the globe, Toptal is right for you.
Toptal is an exclusive network of top freelancers from around the world. Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley startups hire Toptal for their most important projects. Toptal is one of the fastest-growing fully remote networks and empowers freelance software developers, designers, finance experts, product managers, and project managers worldwide to grow and excel in their freelance careers.
Toptal clients vary in sizes and industries, from enterprise organizations and big tech companies to Silicon Valley startups and renowned universities. Once you enter the network, our matchers will contact you with project opportunities that fit your expertise and preferences. We have experts in over 120 countries who get to work remotely on projects that meet their career ambitions.
About the role
As a Data Engineer, your main goal is to be one step ahead of data scientists and analysts. You will support them by providing infrastructure and tools they can use to deliver end-to-end solutions to business problems that can be developed rapidly and maintained easily. This is more than building and maintaining ETL pipelines. We need innovation, creativity, and solutions that will have a significant impact on the client’s velocity.
- 3+ years of professional experience in software development
- Working experience with Python and Pandas.
- Familiarity with the basic principles of distributed computing and data modeling.
- Extensive experience with object-oriented design and coding and testing patterns, including experience with engineering software platforms and data infrastructures.
- Working experience with Airflow and Luigi is a big plus.
- Working experience with Scala is a plus.
- Familiarity with Google Cloud Platform (e.g. GCS and BigQuery) is a plus.
- Working experience with Dimensional Modeling and Rails is a plus.
- Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
- Full-time availability is a strong advantage
Full Time (preferred)
- Data Science
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Frequently Asked Questions
Toptal is a curated, proprietary network of top freelancers from around the world, hired by Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley startups for their most important projects. Toptal is one of the fastest-growing, fully remote freelance networks and empowers freelance software developers, designers, finance experts, product managers, and project managers worldwide to grow and excel in their freelance careers.
The name “Toptal’’ comes from “Top Talent,” meaning we work with the best freelance talent from around the world. Passing our screening process makes you part of our trusted global network of experts. Clients rely on the qualifications of Toptal freelancers. No need to build up your reputation from scratch with endless reviews. Toptal handles 100% of the overhead for members of the talent network, so you can focus on career-defining work with top clients. You set your own rate and get paid on time, every time.
First, you’ll gain access to jobs matching your skillset. As soon as you set your profile to currently available, matchers will be able to contact you with opportunities that fit your expertise. Toptal clients regularly re-engage freelancers they’ve worked with before, so repeat freelance engagements with individual clients are common. You’ll also enjoy networking opportunities and support from the Toptal community of expert freelancers around the world.
Clients and Jobs
All members of the Toptal network set their own hourly rate and are paid based on the type of engagement – full-time (40 hours per week), part-time (20 hours per week), or hourly (hours are tracked manually). If you need help determining your rate, the Toptal support team can help guide you to identify a competitive rate, but the final decision is yours.
Yes, you can. Many clients prefer to work with Toptal Talent on a full-time schedule (40 hours per week), but we also have plenty of part-time (20 hours per week) and hourly opportunities available. Typically, members of our network will receive job interest requests for new opportunities when their current projects are nearing the end dates.
The vast majority of jobs through Toptal are fully remote. As more people seek remote work opportunities, the need for a physical office is diminishing. Toptal embraces the remote work trend and is spearheading innovation in remote collaboration. Toptal freelancers around the world work on the schedules they set with our clients and enjoy the freedom of a freelance lifestyle.
Requirements For Joining
Successful Toptal freelancers typically have at least 2-3 years of relevant experience, excellent communication skills, and are able to get up to speed on projects quickly. The strongest members of the Toptal network are also highly adaptable, proactive, reliable, and work well on teams and on their own. They are continually looking for opportunities to hone their skills. Visit our requirements page for more details.
Our screening process identifies Toptal talent by measuring subject matter expertise, professionalism, and communication skills. The full screening process typically takes a few weeks to complete.
Yes! You can begin the screening process whenever you’re ready. As soon as you complete the screening process and are accepted into the network, you’ll gain access to active opportunities that align with your skillset. You can start working with Toptal clients whenever you’re available.
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