Sr. Data Engineer - Python

| USA +35 more | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 115,000-173,000 Annually
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About Terakeet

We are a 100% remote organization with an intentional approach to our Talent Acquisition. While remaining remote, our team is looking to concentrate our hiring in specific locations to better create opportunities for future connectivity and collaboration in-person, for when we might want some time together. Please take a look at the top of this job description to see which areas we are hiring in for this role. This is not hybrid or in-office work in disguise. This is giving you and your future colleagues in your area the opportunity to work together face to face if you would benefit from that.

Terakeet is the preferred Owned Asset Optimization (OAO) partner for Fortune 500 brands seeking online business growth. Our mission and purpose are to bring brands and their audiences together to create meaningful connections. As an organization that knows our people are our greatest asset, we believe in creating a culture based on engagement, growth and fulfillment. That’s why our values of Teamwork, Grit, Excellence, Impact, and Partnership guide our hiring and employment philosophy.  

Why Terakeet? 

At Terakeet, we’re comfortable with the uncomfortable. We live in the future of marketing and are revolutionizing how the world’s most valuable brands connect with their audiences.  We are experts who deliver exceptional outcomes. Together, we win. This is a remote position. 

Essential Functions

As a Senior Data Engineer at Terakeet, you will spearhead new data engineering projects by collaborating closely with cross-functional teams to enhance our data platform with innovative capabilities supporting advanced analytics and data-driven decision-making. In this role you will guide technical planning and execution of projects, mentor engineers, address complex challenges efficiently, and champion the adoption of emerging technologies to elevate our data infrastructure.

Here at Terakeet, we pride ourselves on having developed a succession of highly effective, innovative, influencer marketing and search engine optimization applications. These systems support our work for an impressive customer portfolio of top companies nationwide, ranging from well-known new economy brands to Fortune 100 brands. This is an opportunity to get involved in a nationally respected company that continues to innovate and grow.


  • Be the technical lead on data engineering projects able to work independently with minimal guidance from managers.
  • Collaborate with software engineers, data analysts and data scientists to design scalable services, plan feature roll-out, and ensure high reliability and performance of our products.
  • Lead team discussions to define technical requirements on new and current products.
  • Conduct code reviews, develop high-quality documentation, and build robust test suites. 
  • Respond to and troubleshoot highly complex problems quickly, efficiently, and effectively. 
  • Research and scope new technologies to be used in data stack. 
  • Mentor data engineers on both Python and data best practices.

The above description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 


  • BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Must have 5+ years of relevant employment experience.
  • Must have advanced to expert proficiency in Python, especially Pytest/Unittest and Pandas.
  • Must have a strong understanding of Software Engineering principles, e.g. SOLID, SRP, etc.
  • Proven leadership of data projects from conception to delivery.
  • Strong proficiency in SQL and OLAP modeling principles.
  • Advanced proficiency in Snowflake or Databricks.
  • Working experience building ETL/ELT pipelines.
  • Strong technical proficiency deploying to or operating infrastructure tools like Prefect, Airflow, or equivalent.
  • Strong communication skills and leadership skills.
  • Comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Process oriented with great documentation skills.

Preferred Candidates Will Have

  • Strong understanding of data modeling principles including dimensional modeling, data normalization principles.
  • Ability to translate business needs into technical assignments and project plans.
  • Experience mentoring junior data engineers and providing leadership while completing a project.
  • Strong familiarity with data exploration/visualization tools like Tableau, Looker, Chartio, etc.
  • Advanced experience working in Snowflake.
  • Advanced experience working with traditional relational databases and/or distributed systems (Postgres, MySQL, MSSQL, etc)
  • Deep knowledge of distributed systems for analytical processing (Hadoop/Hive, Spark/PySpark, etc)
  • Additional experience in an analytical field such as economics, mathematics, or statistics.

Pay Transparency

The salary range for this role is $115,000 to $173,000. *This salary range is based off of the market pay for all of the United States; Terakeet applies a multiplier to this range based upon the specific geographic location of a job candidate* 

EEO Statement

Terakeet provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.  

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Washington DC
Wilmington, NC

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An Insider's view of Terakeet

Terakeet Customer Success Director Katie Romagno smiles.

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Terakeet’s commitment to work/life balance is about morale, compassion, and support. There have been many days when daycares close, when kids are sick, that I’ve been left teary-eyed and appreciative of Terakeet’s flexibility. Across the board, the team leads with comradery and support for one another.
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Sr. Customer Success Director
Terakeet Sr. Marketing Strategist Caroline Withers smiles.

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

To me, Terakeet's culture is based on collaboration and teamwide championing. I'm constantly working with others across departments to get new perspectives on projects, stay up-to-date on best practices, and receive training and mentoring for my own growth.
Terakeet Sr. Marketing Strategist Caroline Withers smiles.


Sr. Marketing Strategist
Terakeet Director of Learning & Development Drew smiles.

What does career growth look like on your team?

I love that career journeys can take many shapes at Terakeet — it’s less of a career 'ladder' and more of a 'rock climbing wall'. Terakeet offers many growth paths with multiple types of leadership and contributor roles, supported by learning tools and mentorship programs that are regularly reviewed during individual career growth conversations.
Terakeet Director of Learning & Development Drew smiles.


Director of Learning & Development
Terakeet CEO & Co-Founder Mac Cummings smiles.

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

Terakeet's team-wide transparency, listening, and openness is essential because we cannot innovate out of fear. We share company vision, revenue, goals, and challenges to encourage the team to share new ideas, speak truth to power, and offer feedback. We provide multiple platforms, from anonymous to company-wide, to foster this communication.
Terakeet CEO & Co-Founder Mac Cummings smiles.


CEO & Co-Founder
Terakeet Customer Success Manager Katie smiles.

What are some social events your company does?

Terakeet hosts several events that focus on togetherness, community support, and fun — despite our remote workplace. Some of my favorites are our Marc Murray Award that celebrates outstanding colleagues, fundraiser-focused events like our Ugly Sweater Party and Golf Tournament, leadership AMAs, remote team meet-ups, and hysterical scavenger hunts!
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What are Terakeet Perks + Benefits

Terakeet Benefits Overview

Unlimited PTO
Winter Shut Down
Flexible Work Arrangement
12 Weeks Fully Paid Family Leave (Parental, Health)
401k with Company Match up to 5%
Healthcare - monthly premiums paid for by Terakeet
Dental and Vision - 50% coverage of monthly premiums by Terakeet
HSA and FSA options
Annual Wellness Reimbursement
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Monthly Remote Home Office Stipend
Group Term Life Insurance
Long-Term Disability Insurance

Volunteer in local community
Cause for the Cuse - A charitable organization created and run by Terakeet employees for students of the Syracuse City School District.
Partners with nonprofits
Cause for the Cuse, Pass the Rock, Boys and Girls Club
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
We expect 40 hours of week for employees, however we leave it up to the employee to determine the schedule they follow. Work should take place between 7am-8pm EST, Monday through Friday.
Remote work program
Terakeet allows for employees to work 100% remotely within the United States.
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
50% of monthly premiums covered by Terakeet
Vision insurance
50% of monthly premiums covered by Terakeet
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
5% company match; Pre-tax and Roth options available.
Performance bonus
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
12 weeks fully paid maternity/paternity after 6 months of service
Family medical leave
12 weeks fully paid, protected job leave
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Unlimited PTO for all employees from the start Winter Holiday shut down every year from ~Dec. 23-Jan. 2
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
We don’t differentiate between sick, personal, or vacation days. Terakeet provides unlimited paid time off to all employees.
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
For those who choose to work in our Syracuse office, we provide free, healthy snacks and coffee.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Terakeet offers a $60 monthly parking stipend to all local employees.
Pet friendly
Terakeet employees who choose to work in our Syracuse office are welcome to bring their dogs into the office.
Recreational clubs
Terakeet sponsors several employee athletics teams (from kickball to basketball and even rowing). We also have a book club, gardening group, and non-profit organization to participate in.
Fitness stipend
Terakeet offers a stipend for well-being needs, including physical health, like gym memberships, class subscriptions, and equipment purchases.
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Terakeet offers $60/month for employees located outside of Syracuse, NY to use as a home office stipend.
Mother's room
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Terakeet offers a wide range of training programs to employees, including communication courses, management & leadership development, free LinkedIn Learning, and a corporate Mentorship Program.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Terakeet has a 12-month Mentorship Program offered to employees. Our 2023 program has 39 pairings, ranging from our CEO to recent hires!
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Personal development training

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