Senior Data Engineer

To help deliver our educational content to millions of families, we’re looking for a Senior Data Engineer.
Scroll to content

Lingokids' mission is to break down language barriers and provide equal opportunities for kids all around the world. To help deliver our educational content to millions of families, we’re looking for a Senior Data Engineer.

At Lingokids, we encourage candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. We actively seek to hire individuals with different perspectives, and we are eager to continue diversifying our company's culture. We strive to be an inclusive, supportive place where you can do the best work of your career.

Our offices are in Madrid, Spain, but the position is open to anyone working remotely. Some overlap with Central European Time is expected though, for those times when a video call is the most efficient way to communicate.

About the job:

Our Data Platform is what supports the Analytics needs and data-driven projects of the company. It is built around a modern ELT pipeline deployed on AWS and uses Python, Spark, dbt, Redshift, Terraform and a range of AWS services.

We are looking for a Senior Data Engineer to join our Data Engineering Squad, where you will support and improve our Data Platform and contribute to driving its evolution. Your work will empower our Analysts and Data Scientists, enable data-driven Product features, and generally support the data-informed culture that exists at Lingokids.

More specifically, based on your experience you will:

  • Collaborate with data scientists, other engineers, and stakeholders to understand what data is required and how best to make it available in our Data Platform.
  • Help us design the next iteration of our data architecture.
  • Design, build and support modern and scalable data pipelines using 3rd party platforms or internal solutions.
  • Improve and maintain the orchestration of our ETL workflows.
  • Design and build Machine Learning pipelines for training and deploying models to production.
  • Support the daily work of our Data Scientists by ensuring they have easy access to data and tools (development environment, notebook instances, etc.).
  • Help and train Data Scientists to optimize SQL queries for performance.
  • Use best practices around CI/CD, automation, testing, and monitoring of analytics pipelines (inspired by DataOps).

About you:

The ideal teammate for us would be someone who believes that communication, empathy, inquisitiveness, and open-mindedness are fundamental to being successful in any endeavor.

Ideally, you should have some or all of the following:

  • Be interested in building a platform that empowers our Data Analysts and Data Scientists.
  • Be able to design reliable and scalable data processing architectures.
  • Be able to own a feature from conception and requirements gathering to delivery.
  • Have experience working with Data Scientists and Analysts.
  • Be fluent with one or more high-level programming languages (Python, Ruby, Java, Scala, or similar).
  • Be comfortable with analytical SQL.
  • Be familiar with software development best practices and their applications to Analytics (version control, testing, CI/CD, automation).
  • Have experience building modern ETL pipelines, possibly at a large scale.
  • Have experience working with a modern data warehouse (Redshift, Snowflake, BigQuery, or similar).
  • Have a self-driven approach to learning new technologies and moving projects forward.

We also consider these as nice to have:

  • An interest in data quality and governance.
  • Experience in the BigData ecosystem (Hadoop, Spark, PrestoDB/AWS Athena, …).
  • Familiarity with infrastructure and automation tools (Terraform, Ansible, or similar).

English is a must. We are a multicultural team, and we are providing a service in English so, we don't care about certificates, but we expect you to be able to communicate fluently.

You should feel equally comfortable communicating in long-form writing. Given the circumstances, we have become a fully remote company. We are firm believers that being articulate in both spoken and written long-form asynchronous communication is key to working efficiently together.

If you think you don't tick all the boxes, we'd still love to hear from you. Nobody checks every box, and we are looking for someone excited to join the team.

Salary Range: €55,000 - €85,000

We usually respond within three days

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


Unlimited remote working

You can choose to work from home indefinitely or attend to our Madrid headquarters whenever you feel like it.

Flexible hours and work-life balance

We care about the results you bring to the team. 9 to 6 and constant commuting is not for us either.

Stock options

Joining Lingokids means you can choose to own part of the company.

Visa sponsorship

If you need a visa to work in the EU, Lingokids will assist you during the visa process, costs-included.

Professional growth

Up to €2.000 per year for conferences, books and training.

Language lessons

Language learning is what we’re all about! We’ll cover language classes for you to learn Spanish, English or Portuguese.

Health care

We have optional health insurance as flexible retribution and 4 online therapy sessions for free to help your self-awareness and wellbeing.

Feedback culture

Feedback is the breakfast of champions, and we take it seriously!

Free Friday lunch

Company allowance to be able to order lunch every Friday with Deliveroo!

Already working at Lingokids?

Let’s recruit together and find your next colleague.


Applicant tracking system by Teamtailor