Freelance Data Engineer

Contract/Freelance Freelance/Contract, United States


The Motley Fool is looking for a highly skilled Freelance Data Engineer to join our team on a remote independent contract basis, 30-40 hours per week. 

Who are we?

We are The Motley Fool, a purpose-driven financial information and services firm with nearly 30 years of experience focused on making the world smarter, happier, and richer. But what does that even mean?! It means we’re helping Fools (always with a capital “F”) demystify the world of finance, beat the stock market, and achieve personal wealth and happiness through our products and services.

The Motley Fool is firmly committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a motley group of overachievers that have built a culture of trust founded on Foolishness, fun, and a commitment to making the world smarter, happier and richer.  However you identify or whatever winding road has led you to us, please don't hesitate to apply if the description above leaves you thinking, "Hey! I could do that!"

What Would You Do in this role? 

  • Leverage data assets to meet mission needs, ensuring consistent data quality, establishing data standards and governance
  • Work in an agile, collaborative environment, partnering with client stakeholders, to develop and improve mission-based solutions
  • Monitor cloud-based systems and components for availability, performance, reliability, security and efficiency
  • Create and configure appropriate cloud resources to meet the needs of the end users.
  • Strong, proven problem-solving skills and a proven ability to apply critical/analytical thinking to deliver sustainable and creative solutions to complex requirements.
  • As needed, document topology, processes, and solution architecture.
  • Assist with the training and enablement of data consumers.
  • Share your passion for staying on top of tech trends, experimenting with and learning new technologies

Required Experience:

  • 3+ years data modeling in a data warehouse
  • 3+ years with Python
  • 2+ years of experience with the AWS services.
  • Experience with cloud data storage and compute components including lambda functions, EC2s, containers.
  • Ability to work independently, and deliver results and drive projects with minimal supervision
  • Strong ability to communicate blockers and issues to management for escalation and timely resolution
  • Strong team player, with desire to learn new skills and broaden experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years with Snowflake
  • 2+ years with Apache Spark
  • 1+ years with Apache Airflow