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Senior Data Engineer, Remote



Data Science
New Jersey, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024
WorkWave is seeking a motivated Senior Data Engineer to join our growing AI team. In this role, you will work closely with the Artificial Intelligence Architect and the Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence Strategy to design, build, and optimize data pipelines and infrastructure that drive our AI and Machine Learning (ML) capabilities. Your primary focus will be on supporting the development of scalable, high-performing data platforms that empower our AI initiatives and ensure data is accurate, consistent, and accessible.
As a Senior Data Engineer, you will be an integral part of our data-driven journey, directly supporting the strategic vision of our AI/ML programs. You will collaborate across teams, working with business unit leaders, data scientists, and software engineers to help shape the data architecture needed to advance our technical capabilities.


  • Data Pipeline Design & Implementation: Build and maintain robust data pipelines and ETL processes that ingest, clean, transform, and load data from various internal and external sources. Ensure scalability, security, and high availability.
  • Data Infrastructure Development: Design, implement, and manage data infrastructure, including data lakes, warehouses, and databases, to support data analytics and AI/ML workflows.
  • Collaboration with AI/ML Teams: Partner with data scientists, data analysts, and the AI Architect to understand data requirements and build data models that support advanced AI/ML use cases.
  • Data Quality Management: Develop and implement data quality frameworks to ensure data is accurate, consistent, and reliable across the organization.
  • Technology Evaluation & Integration: Evaluate and integrate new data technologies and tools to improve data infrastructure, ensuring alignment with current and future requirements.
  • Data Governance & Security: Collaborate with security teams to establish data governance policies and practices, ensuring compliance with regulations and best practices in data security and privacy.
  • Performance Tuning & Optimization: Optimize data processing performance, troubleshoot bottlenecks, and proactively improve data pipeline efficiency.
  • Documentation & Best Practices: Develop and maintain comprehensive documentation and follow best practices for data engineering and architecture.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline is required.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in data engineering or a related field, including building and optimizing data pipelines.
  • Proven experience in supporting the design, build, and management of data infrastructure for AI/ML projects.
  • Strong coding skills in Python, Java, or similar programming languages.
  • Experience with cloud environments (AWS preferred) and big data technologies.
  • Effective collaboration skills with the ability to work cross-functionally.
  • Strong proficiency in data pipeline and ETL design, with hands-on experience in tools like Apache Airflow, Apache NiFi, or similar.
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL, database management systems (e.g., PostgreSQL, Redshift), and data warehousing solutions.
  • Expertise in programming languages such as Python or Java, and experience in data processing frameworks (e.g., Apache Spark, Kafka).
  • Familiarity with modern cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, GCP, Azure) and their data engineering services.
  • Experience with data modeling, data architecture, and big data technologies (e.g., Hadoop, Hive).
  • Understanding of MLOps and DevOps principles, with knowledge of CI/CD pipelines for data workflows.
  • Proven ability to communicate technical details with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
"As a Senior Data Engineer at WorkWave, your role will be pivotal in supporting our AI/ML initiatives by assisting in the creation and optimization of the data architecture that powers our advanced analytics. You will ensure data accessibility, reliability, and scalability to enable our teams to build cutting-edge AI solutions. Join us in our journey to revolutionize technical capabilities and drive WorkWave into a data-driven future."
• We are laid back but buttoned up. We offer a casual work environment and remote work flexibility and have a passion for developing creative, innovative best in class solutions that directly contribute to the success of our customers
• We care deeply and deliver service and solutions that make a real difference in the lives of our clients and their businesses
• We openly accept others as they are and build strong partnerships based on trust
• Teamwork and collaboration is key to help our colleagues and customers solve their challenges
• Our team is energetic, fun, naturally inquisitive and eager to make an impact, we invite you to join us!
Join our Remote-First Global Work Community: WorkWave provides an innovative and dynamic remote-first Global Work Community that encourages growth, creativity, and collaboration. No matter what stage of your career or where you live, WorkWave is your place to be part of a global company with a startup feel, where your ideas matter and your growth is a priority.
• We know that there are benefits of being in the office and working from home. WorkWave promotes a healthy work/life balance and provides employees with the flexibility of collaborating in the office or the option to work virtually if desired. Our teams are well versed at working collaboratively in a fully virtual environment.
• Our HQ is based at our state of the art home office in the historic Bell Works complex located in Holmdel Township, New Jersey. We keep our offices available to all to use when working remotely isn’t feasible, or to help with cross training, team building and/or brainstorming.
• We have employees in over 30 states, 7 countries and many regional offices - each with their own set of perks and opportunities to give back to the local community.
• Whether you work remotely or take advantage of one of our offices, you’ll find a community of WorkWavers that value diversity, and care deeply about our products, clients, our communities and each other.
• Employees can expect a robust benefits package, including health and dental and 401k with company match
• Find your perfect work/life balance with our Flexible Time Off policy or generous PTO plan (role dependent) and paid holidays
• Up to 4 weeks paid bonding leave
• Free subscription to the Calm App for you and up to 4 dependents!
• Tuition reimbursement
• Robust Employee Assistance Program through TotalCare offering free counseling 24/7/365, plus financial counseling, legal guidance, adoption assistance services and much more!
• 24/7 access to virtual medical care with Teladoc
• Quarterly awards based on peer nominations
• Regional discounts and perks
• Opportunities to participate in charitable events and give back to the community
• We understand the impact of attracting and keeping top talent and reward intellectual curiosity and a thirst for personal and professional growth
• Encouraging our employees that already have an intimate knowledge of and passion for our products to apply for other roles within our walls just makes sense!
• Our employees have access to extensive video libraries for soft skill and role specific training available 24/7 and live trainings are provided throughout the year
• 10 Time winner of Best Place to Work in New Jersey by NJBiz!
• WorkWave has been recognized with multiple awards for its outstanding products, growth and culture, including the Inc. 5000, SaaS Award, IT World Awards, Globe Awards, Silver Stevie Award for Employer of the Year, and Best Place to Work Inc. Magazine
• Recently named one of The Software Report's 3rd annual list of the Top 100 Software Companies of 2022 (worldwide!)
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status: Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At WorkWave, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you feel like you could make a great impact in this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles!
WorkWave supports salary transparency, however please note that salary estimates provided by websites (LinkedIn, Glassdoor, etc.) and not by WorkWave may not accurately reflect the actual salary range for the position.