Brenda Alexsandra Januário, Developer in São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
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Brenda Alexsandra Januário

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Data Engineer and Developer

São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
Toptal Member Since
December 20, 2022

Brenda is an experienced data engineer focused on quality pipelines so that organizations make decisions with the best and most accurate information. Her love for innovative technologies and know-how in using them with data is what drives her professional career while providing customer-centric solutions. Brenda enjoys being a part of the field and having the privilege of working with professionals worldwide.


Traive Finance
Big Data, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Databricks, PySpark, DevOps, Terraform...
Banco Itaú
Amazon Web Services (AWS), SQL, Python 3, Tableau, Amazon QuickSight...
Banco Itaú
Kotlin, REST APIs, gRPC, GitLab, NoSQL, JavaScript, Docker...




Preferred Environment

Databricks, PySpark, SQL, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Git, Python 3

The most amazing...

...thing I've done is work alone on the data engineering team after a series of layoffs, but still maintained the quality and quantity of deliverables.

Work Experience

Data Engineer

2021 - PRESENT
Traive Finance
  • Coordinated migrating PostgreSQL Amazon RDS data and AWS Lambda or AWS Batch data pipelines to Databricks. Implemented the medallion architecture in the data lakehouse. Documented the architecture guidelines used and the motivation for choosing it.
  • Developed batch and streaming data pipelines for big data. Extracted data from public and paid APIs and web scraping; transformed and loaded data into PySpark. Documented the methodologies used to interpolate missing values ​​and outliers.
  • Implemented testing and data quality using dbt and Great Expectations. Documented the tests. Applied methodologies to optimize the table.
  • Coordinated the separation of the data lakehouse into multiple environments. Created the IaC using Terraform CDKTF in Python, created the Docker image with the necessary resources, and registered it in the repository. Implemented CI/CD using GitLab.
  • Led the implementation of data observability and data quality, planning, architecture design, and development. Automated data metrics creation through data profiling with PySpark and Bigeye. Created the CI/CD in GitLab for deployment.
Technologies: Big Data, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Databricks, PySpark, DevOps, Terraform, GitLab CI/CD, GitLab, Data Quality, Data Build Tool (dbt), Data Quality Analysis, Test Data, Data Pipelines, SQL, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Data Engineering, Python, Microsoft SQL Server, Azure Databricks, Web Scraping, Data Warehousing

Data Engineer

2020 - 2021
Banco Itaú
  • Managed and maintained on-premise data pipelines for Itaú's real estate credit SQL database. Modeled, oversaw, and documented the tables.
  • Created data pipelines created using python or SSIS on-premises. Created analytical dashboards to identify opportunities for Itaú's Real Estate Credit area using Tableau.
  • Developed data pipelines for Itaú Real Estate Credit API requests using PySpark in AWS Glue and created views in AWS Athena to build dashboards in AWS QuickSight.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), SQL, Python 3, Tableau, Amazon QuickSight, Sybase PowerDesigner, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Docker, Data Engineering, Python, Microsoft SQL Server, AWS Glue, Amazon Athena, Web Scraping

Software Developer

2019 - 2020
Banco Itaú
  • Developed a self-service web application (back and front-end) for managing the service and communication channels of Itaú's internal users with the Django framework in Python, JavaScript, and CSS.
  • Built a load balancer management application for Itaú internal users using Snow Software and JavaScript.
  • Created the REST API for tracking real-estate financing proposals for the Itaú website in Kotlin with gRPC framework integrated with Amazon DynamoDB NoSQL database.
Technologies: Kotlin, REST APIs, gRPC, GitLab, NoSQL, JavaScript, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Django, Python 3, CSS, SQL, Python, Microsoft SQL Server

A Pipeline of Agriculture Data

A pipeline of agricultural data to be consumed by machine learning models and dashboards. The historical and daily data were extracted from APIs and spreadsheets. The data lake in the AWS S3 bucket stored the extracted raw data to create this pipeline. Data lake data was ingested as raw as possible into the bronze layer of the data lakehouse in Databricks. Then, the bronze layer data was manipulated to adjust the type, format, and interpolation of missing values and ​​outliers, to finally insert them into the silver layer, clean and consistently ready to be consumed by business analysts, data scientists, and MLOps.

The data was tested at every stage using the data quality open-source Great Expectations, and Sentry was enabled to notify in case of failure.

A Data Lakehouse and Visualizations for B2B eCommerce
A data lakehouse and visualizations for B2B eCommerce. A public personal data engineering study project on my GitHub portfolio. In this data lakehouse, I created random data for a transactional base B2B eCommerce system and an analytical base with weblog data.

I developed ETL pipelines and created data tests and the infrastructure as code (IaC) using Terraform to build the data lakehouse. I generated more than 700 million rows, and the final structured data were used to create visualizations in tabular and dashboards format, to work with BigData.


SQL, Python 3, Python, Kotlin, JavaScript, CSS


PySpark, REST APIs


ETL, Scrum, DevOps


Databricks, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Kubernetes, Apache Kafka


Data Pipelines, Microsoft SQL Server, NoSQL, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)


Azure Databricks, Web Scraping, Big Data, Data Quality, Data Modeling, Stream Processing, Data Engineering, Data Warehousing, Dashboard Development, Data Build Tool (dbt), Data Quality Analysis, Test Data, Streaming, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Cloud, Events


GitLab, GitLab CI/CD, Tableau, AWS Glue, Amazon QuickSight, Sybase PowerDesigner, Terraform, Sentry, Git, Amazon Athena


gRPC, Django, Spark

2017 - 2021

Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems

Universidade Estadual De Campinas (Unicamp) - Limeira, Brazil


Cloud Data Engineer - Bootcamp

XP Education (formerly IGTI)


AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Amazon Web Services

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