Lead Data Engineer at Tegus (Remote)

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Tegus is the leading market intelligence platform for key decision makers. We power some of the world’s most well-respected institutional investors, corporations, and consultancies through the largest and most comprehensive database of primary and market information. Our products and services enable clients to discover unmatched insights and answers to the most challenging questions they face to help them make better informed decisions. (And because a job description can only contain a fraction of how we operate, click here to learn more about the Tech Team at Tegus!)

As a Lead Data Engineer, you will empower decision-making at Tegus in a dynamic, collaborative operating environment. As one of our first data engineers, you will have a big impact on shaping the technology stack for our data platform and will mentor future Data Engineers on the team. In this role you will work with Data Analytics, Product, Operations, Sales, Marketing, and upper management to develop a robust data infrastructure that supports strategic initiatives. You will design, develop, and maintain data sources, data models, ETL that support the efficient creation of recurring reports, dashboards, and structured analysis. To sustain the health of the data infrastructure, you will identify, define, and collaborate on requirements for data collection, transformation, and delivery.


  • Create and own an end-to-end, efficient, and repeatable process for delivering data and data services to business stakeholders, including data modeling and building robust data pipelines.
  • Assess the current technologies used in our data platform and make technology and process choices that optimally support the future growth of Tegus.
  • Develop and maintain data lake and data warehouse schematics, layouts, architectures for data access and knowledge sharing.
  • Create robust datasets that support insightful dashboards and reports.
  • Establish and maintain company-wide standards for source-of-truth data and data quality, diagnose and resolve data infrastructure issues, and monitor the quality of data processes.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to deliver data-driven product and business insights.
  • Help expand the capabilities of the team through hiring and mentoring.


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in computer science, data science or similar fields or equivalent professional experience.
  • Minimum of six years working in a data engineering role, including at least three in a lead or managerial role.
  • Proven ability to expand the technical capabilities and effectiveness of less experienced colleagues.
  • Expertise in data pipelines, ETL, ELT, data ingestion/cleansing, and engineering skills.
  • Demonstrated success in making critical technology choices that drive the design, development, maintenance, and growth of an enterprise data platform including data warehousing with multiple data sources (for example, Snowflake or AWS).
  • Demonstrated success delivering data models and ETL that create robust data pipelines using technologies such as Airflow, Fivetran, or AWS Glue.
  • Expertise working in SQL, bonus for PostgreSQL experience.
  • Strong experience supporting the build-out of dashboards and reporting in an enterprise business intelligence system such as Domo, Looker, or Tableau.

Benefits & Perks

  • Remote-friendly - work wherever you're most productive.
  • Comprehensive medical and dental plans. 
  • 401(k) plan with an employer match.
  • Paid parental leave for all parents.
  • All employees are granted equity through our Restricted Stock Units (RSU) Program.
  • Unlimited paid vacation, flexible work hours, and 10 observed paid holidays per year.
  • Employer funded long-term disability.
  • Fantastic culture with regular virtual company-wide events, including cooking classes, yoga, meditation and more.
  • Generous employee referral bonus program.
  • The opportunity to attend peer-nominated quarterly DEI events.
  • Working for a thriving, performance-based company that values promoting from within, career advancement and transparency.

  • And for candidates in Chicago:
  • The option to work from a state of the art office in the heart of Chicago’s Loop featuring standing desks, mother rooms, gender neutral bathrooms, subsidized gym access, and full amenity floor.
  • Commuter benefits & a fully stocked kitchen with rotating snacks and beverages.

  • #LI-Remote

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 Tegus we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Tegus, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Tegus complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Tegus expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

The only @email addresses we use are @tegus.co or @tegus.com. If you receive emails from any other domain (including .us), please assume they are fraudulent and let us know by sending an email to [email protected]

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Chicago, IL

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • VueJSLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • HubSpotEmail

An Insider's view of Tegus

How does your team reward individual success?

Tegus has a competitive compensation plan to reward performance. The goals are fair, yet keep the team engaged and excited. Tegus is small, but mighty and it’s rewarding to feel like you’re impacting a growing company. Good ideas are swiftly implemented and to see those ideas turn into action has been incredibly rewarding.

Colin Monahan

Strategic Account Executive, Public Markets

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration is ingrained in how we innovate and ensure we are focused on solving the problems with the biggest impact for our product. Every team member at Tegus is invested in building a world-class product and leads with transparency and open communication to facilitate cross-functional collaboration.

Kelly Bishop

Product Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Working at Tegus has launched my career in an immeasurable way. Since joining, I have worked on a wide range of exciting problems, including developing the long-term vision strategy for the Product. At Tegus, professional development is fast and engaging because you’re surrounded by amazing talent and supportive team members.

Linh Nguyen

Product Designer

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Sell, Design, Build.
At Tegus, we believe innovation is a function of culture, action-orientation, and intense customer focus. Sure there can be some great tactics and initiatives you can implement to promote innovation - hackathons, being receptive to feedback, allowing our teams to explore outside their core day-to-day - but in our mind innovatio

Tom Elnick

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Some of the biggest product ideas at Tegus come from the engineering team. One recent example is our text-to-speech audio experience, which is currently in beta - it started out as something an engineer put together in a hackathon. We thought it was so cool that we folded it into the product roadmap, and now it's being released to customers.

Lionel Barrow

Senior Director, Engineering

What are Tegus Perks + Benefits

Tegus Benefits Overview

We will offer our employees numerous perks! Some include:
• Unlimited vacation
• Comprehensive medical and dental plan
• Parental Leave Benefits
• Opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a thriving start-up and make a big impact on our business!
• Fantastic culture, with regular virtual company-wide events, including virtual cooking classes, yoga, meditation and more!
• Upon returning to the office, we also offer commuter benefits, free building gym membership & a fully stocked kitchen with rotating snacks and beverages, company outings, intramural sports teams, book clubs and more

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
We facilitate and match donations to select non-profits. Additionally, we collaborate with partners to support our DEI efforts
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
The leadership team is 40% female and 20% people of color.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We have identified four goals (through a committee that represented 25% of the company at the time) around diversity, equity and inclusion with measurable outcomes that we will report on annually.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Our in-office yoga has turned into virtual yoga and meditation classes during quarantine.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Quarterly bonuses are available for most roles for exceptional performance.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home working remotely on occasion as needed. The current reality of 100% remote work has shown us that we can continue to grow and be successful while remote
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 10 days per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Perks are often employee-driven. We value feedback and do our best to ensure we are creating the best environment to have our employees thrive.

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