Junior Data Engineer (ETL)

  • Quandl
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Feb 15, 2018
Full time Developer Ruby on Rails

Job Description

Company Overview

Quandl is transforming how business decisions are made.

Data is the most important resource of the 21st century, and Quandl is at the heart of the emerging data economy. Over the last 5 years, we’ve built the world’s largest and most successful data marketplace: a platform where over 300,000 professionals buy, sell, create and consume data. Quandl today is used by everybody from academics to AIs; from two-person fintech startups to billion-dollar hedge funds.

Technology is at the heart of what we do at Quandl, and our sophisticated data acquisition, discovery and delivery infrastructure is the foundation of our success. We are seeking a Junior Data Engineer (ETL) to join our marketplace data team, to help us design, build, extend and improve this infrastructure.  

Job Summary

Our marketplace data team is responsible for the millions of datasets that our users consume every day. On this team, you will work to ensure our data products’ completeness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, documentation, organization and more. You will help structure large quantities of unstructured and semi-structured data, through a combination of organized analytical thinking, technical data wrangling, manual curation and precise documentation. Your major responsibility will be to extract, transform and load financial data into our database systems.

The role is necessarily diverse with day-to-day work involving a mix of coding and writing. The successful candidate will be required to manipulate large amounts of data, and will acquire strong skills in data engineering in this role. 

Qualifications and Skills

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be able to write high-quality, well-documented, high-performance code
  • Have basic knowledge and experience in at least one scripting language (e.g., Ruby, Python, Perl)
  • Have basic knowledge of Git
  • Have some knowledge of financial markets and be interested in economics and finance
  • Have strong organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Be entrepreneurial and enthusiastic about working in a fast-paced start-up environment
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree with Major in Computer Science/Engineering or Major in Finance with Minor in Computer Science; or have equivalent qualifications or experience

We encourage you to apply for a position at Quandl even if you don’t tick all of the above boxes. Fresh graduates are welcome to apply.


Our Company Culture

We believe in working productively on important and interesting challenges, with talented individuals who are nice to each other.

  • Productivity matters. We believe in getting things done.
  • Our mission matters. We believe in what we’re doing, and why it’s important.
  • Competence matters. We learn and grow by working with teammates who are excellent at their job.
  • Niceness matters. Life is too short to put up with unpleasant behavior.

We are strongly committed to diversity and equality of opportunity. We are proud to have a team that is 40% women (including 50% of our C-suite), 40% first-generation immigrant, and 30% visible minority. We strive to create an environment that is welcoming and inclusive for everyone.

Benefits and Perks

We offer:

  • A generous salary and stock options
  • Health benefits for you and your entire family
  • Flexible office hours and generous vacation time
  • Family-friendly company policies and culture
  • Avenues for growth: in technology, business and leadership
  • Stipends for education, conferences and professional development
  • A collegiate and collaborative yet high-performance environment
  • Interesting and challenging problems to work on
  • Colleagues who are motivated, talented and a pleasure to work with
  • A beautiful and centrally located office, easily accessible by transit and filled with perks
  • Frequent company off-sites and social events