Senior Database Architect in Madrid or Remote


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Job Description, Part of the YouGov PLC is a market-defining company in the analytics SaaS marketplace. We’re a company on the rise. We’ve built a revolutionary platform that transforms our customers’ ability to drive insight from market research and survey data. We offer a complete survey data analysis platform that allows market researchers, analysts, and marketers to collaborate in a secure, cloud-based environment, using a simple, intuitive drag-and-drop interface to prepare, analyze, visualize and deliver survey data and analysis. Quite simply, Crunch provides the quickest and easiest way for anyone, from CMO to PhD, with zero training, to analyze survey data. Users create tables, charts, graphs and maps. They filter, and slice-and-dice survey data directly in their browser.

Our start-up culture is casual, respectful of each other’s varied backgrounds and lives, and high-energy because of our shared dedication to our product and our mission. We are loyal to each other and our company. We value work/life balance, efficiency, simplicity, and fantastic customer service! Crunch has no offices and fully embraces a 100% remote culture. We have 40 employees spread across 5 continents. Remote work at Crunch is flexible and largely independent, yet highly cooperative.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Job Description

  • Develop effective ways to store, query, and interactively analyze large datasets that contain millions of rows and hundreds of thousands of columns.
  • Work closely with product managers, sales, and customer success team to understand the system’s functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Contribute to code quality through unit testing, integration testing, code review, and system design using Python.
  • Assist in diagnosing and fixing system failures quickly when they occur in your area of expertise. This is limited to when the on-call rotation needs a subject matter expert to help troubleshoot an issue.


Basic qualifications

  • Extensive enterprise experience solving complex problems using multiple database systems, S3/parquet data lake architectures, and query engines.
  • Deep understanding of how a database system works internally (indexing, extents, memory management, concurrency, durability, journal).
  • Strong understanding of the software development lifecycle.
  • A record of successful delivery of SaaS and cloud-based applications.
  • A commitment to producing robust, testable code.
  • Results-driven, self-motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal, written and presentation.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Programming, Computer Science, or Engineering-related field.

Advanced (preferred) qualifications

  • Proven expertise and experience with database technologies including rDBMS, noSQL, Redshift, Snowflake, Firebolt, Panoply, Presto, BigQuery, Clickhouse, Arrow Flight, Pinot, Dremio, Databricks, Dask, Rudderstack, and HANA Cloud.
  • Programming experience using Python as a programming language
  • Experience with data locality problems and caching issues

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


About YouGov

  • Big Data

  • London, UK

  • 1,000-5,000

  • 2000


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