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About Toptal

Toptal is a global network of top freelance talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on-demand. With $200+ million in annual revenue and over 40% year-over-year growth, Toptal is the world’s largest fully remote company.

We take the best elements of virtual teams and combine them with a support structure that encourages innovation, social interaction, and fun. We see no borders, move at a fast pace, and are never afraid to break the mold.

Position Description

This is a remote position.

At Toptal, we measure everything and always rely on data to guide all of our initiatives, including both our long-term strategy and our day-to-day operations.

As an Intern Data Engineer, your main goal is to learn to be one step ahead of data scientists and analysts. You will support them by providing infrastructure and tools they can use to deliver end-to-end solutions to business problems that can be developed rapidly and maintained easily. This is more than building and maintaining ETL pipelines. We need innovation, creativity, and solutions that will have a significant impact on our velocity. We, in turn, will help you become autonomous in your work and be able to turn your ideas into reality.

We are unable to provide visa sponsorship. Resumes and communication must be submitted in English.

  • Build scalable, highly performant infrastructure for delivering clear business insights from a variety of raw data sources.
  • Develop batch & real-time analytical solutions, prototypes, and proofs of concept for selected solutions.
  • Build frameworks and tools to empower our data scientists and analysts.
  • Implement analytical projects with a focus on collecting, managing and analyzing data.
  • Be in constant communication with team members and other relevant parties, and convey results efficiently and clearly.
In The First Week, Expect To
  • Meet mentors that will help you during your onboarding month.
  • Start participating in company-wide training sessions.
  • Setup your local environment and become familiar with our tech stack.
In The First Month, Expect To
  • Build your first Pull Request and have it pass the code review from two team members.
  • Learn about the technology that powers Toptal - the services, patterns, and libraries we use and develop.
  • Have some understanding of Toptal’s business.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of our technology, processes, and product pipeline.
In The First Three Months, Expect To
  • Finish most assigned learning modules and work on a project.
  • Deliver value in a regular cadence.
In The First Six Months, Expect To
  • Finish all assigned learning modules and a project.
  • Start working on simple team tasks.
  • Have at least 1 code change deployed to production.
  • At least one strong coding language (preferably Python) and basic SQL skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be excited about collaborating daily with your team and other groups while working via a distributed model.
  • Be open to receiving constructive feedback.
  • Familiarity with the basic principles of distributed computing is a plus.
  • Working experience with Airflow and/or Luigi is a big plus.
  • Familiarity with Google Cloud Platform (e.g. GCS and BigQuery) is a plus.
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