Portfolio Jobs

Search open roles at our #staymagical portfolio companies

Sr. Data Engineer



Data Science
Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia · Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia · Colombia
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024
About The Role

At minka_ we are looking for a Sr. Data Engineer, who will work along with a senior team of engineers (Head of Infrastructure, Sr. Data Architect, Software Engineer, Sr. Software Engineer and Engineering Manager) located between Latam, US and Europe. This person will be in charge of ensuring that our infrastructure will be reliable, cost efficient, performance based and scalable.


  • Database Administration:
    • Manage, maintain, and monitor database systems to ensure optimal performance and availability.
    • Perform routine database backups, recovery operations, and disaster recovery planning.
    • Implement and manage database security, including user access controls and data encryption.
    • Apply patches and updates to database software to maintain security and performance.
  • Performance Tuning:
    • Monitor database performance and proactively identify and resolve performance issues.
    • Conduct regular performance tuning of SQL queries, indexing, and database configurations.
    • Analyze database workloads and optimize resource utilization to ensure efficient operation.
    • Develop and maintain performance monitoring tools and scripts.
  • Data Engineering Integration:
    • Design and build efficient data processing systems to handle large data volumes.
    • Develop and maintain ETL/ELT pipelines for seamless data integration and transformation.
    • Collaborate with data engineers to optimize data workflows and processing speeds.
    • Implement big data solutions and integrate them with existing database systems.
  • Collaboration and Support:
    • Work closely with development teams to ensure database systems are well-integrated with applications.
    • Collaborate with data analysts to ensure data integrity and accessibility.
    • Provide support for database-related issues and ensure timely resolution of problems.
    • Document database configurations, procedures, and performance tuning techniques.
Required Skills

  • 5+ years of DBA experience with MySQL and/or PostgreSQL
  • 3+ years of cloud-based DBA experience
  • Strong experience with relational database systems
  • Strong experience with database security best practices
  • Experience with large volume OLTP database systems

Preferred Skills

  • Experience in financial services or fintech
  • Experience building stream-processing systems (using messaging systems, such as Kafka or RabbitMQ).
  • Experience working with large and/or complex datasets
  • Experience with commercial cloud-based solutions (eg. GCP, AWS, Azure, Oracle)
  • Experience using cloud pipeline architectures (Google Cloud Platform preferred)
  • Ability to learn new systems and work with global technology team
  • Experience with programming languages (Javascript, Java, Python, etc.)

minka's Culture

We are a fintech who believes in innovating in the way we work to impact the financial ecosystem on the long term. We are located between Latam, US and Europe and work remotely, with various roles assigned per person, depending on their skillset.

This allow us to bring value with a senior team, who also enjoys being hands-on and strategic. Always.

In this role, you will work in a fast-paced startup environment. You will collaborate closely with other members of the Product, Engineering and Revenue teams. We are building a new infrastructure for money and we are taking the company to a revenue focus growth.

We value highly-motivated, somewhat crazy, and creative individuals on a mission to improve the way people interact with money.

At minka_, we're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.