Data Engineer in Madrid or Remote


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Job Description

You'll enjoy this role the most if:

  • You want to be fully remote - forever!
  • You ask good questions and don't shy away from figuring out the answer if we don't have them (yet)
  • You are passionate about building superior data infrastructures and have a hint of data science expertise
  • You have been through transforming teams from no data to being data driven
  • You don't shy away from building a data team from scratch with us

About StudentFinance

The World Economic Forum predicts that we will need to retrain one billion people by 2030. StudentFinance’s Career Mobility Platform is here to scale upskilling globally.

We are proud to empower economic mobility and change people's lives through revolutionary education financing. Our startup is backed by VCs like Iberis Capital, Mustard Seed MAZE, Armilar VP, Seedcamp and many more. And the news are out - we just raised our Series A funding round and 2023 is a year of acceleration! 📈

💥2023 in a nutshell:

  • We’re upgrading our labor market data intelligence with AI models, technology and machine learning
  • We’re serving the UK and ES markets + opening up our operation in Germany
  • We’re expanding to new and exciting fields of study, such as green skills/net zero transition and healthcare

We are building the infrastructure to offer outcomes-based financing. Through Income Share Agreements (ISA for short), people defer the tuition payment and only start making payments after securing a job. ISAs are all about aligned incentives, and so are we at StudentFinance. Our end game is supporting our customer's transition to employment and financial health.

We are building a world-class team of purpose-driven and entrepreneurial people, working in a remote setting from cities across Europe.

About the role

Our ambition is to reach 100 million users by the end of 2030. Our next chapter is about upping our game in data. We are looking to add a Data Engineer to join our team as an expert and our first dedicated Data hire alongside a Data Analyst who is shortly joining the team, as well.

One of our engineering principles is that Data is an asset. The quality of our decisions depend on the data and we have a lot to do on this front. In this role, you will work with teams across the organisation to understand how data could be retrieved, used and fed back to the business to improve our overall strategy. You’ll be an essential part of creating our data strategy, sharing insights and driving high decision making standards. You’ll be our first hire in the Data team, this is a unique role with the potential to have a great impact and oversight about the entire business.

Your responsibilities:

  • Data is a native pillar in our strategy and you will driving the data-driven approach across the team

  • Manage data in the backend, take insights to the business to make decisions

  • You’ll take ownership of the integrity and security of the data

  • Have ownership of capturing data in the right format, moving, transforming and finding ways to leverage it

  • Operate the data warehouse

  • Transfer data from one format / place to another

  • Periodically review the set of tools we use

  • Educate the wider team on utilising data, develop data driven mindset and coach team members where beneficial

Job requirements

About you
  • You know and understand the data, how is it derived and how we can use it

  • Understanding data mindset and tools tools

  • Thorough understanding and working experience with Python, Postgres and data warehouses

  • At this point we won’t have a Data Scientist in the team, so you’ll be building models, hence we’d like you to have familiarity with data science or better yet, experience in similar, hybrid roles


At StudentFinance, we believe our team is our biggest asset. We are very ambitious and hard-working and expect that this benefits package motivates and generates well-being in the team. Please find below a summary of the current benefits package:

  • Equity 📈
  • You can freely chose your location, we are remote first! ✈️
  • Unlimited vacation days and flexible working hours - be your own boss! 🏝
  • Yearly home office allowance 👩‍💻
  • Newest MacBook/PC of your choice 💻
  • Personal development budget 🤓 and 1on1 mentoring with world-class data experts from our network
  • Annual retreats 🧳🛥🏔✈️🏝🫶

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