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Senior Data Engineer

Mumbai, India
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We’re Building the Future of Capital Markets;

enabling entrepreneurship, job creation, financial inclusion, and economic resilience

As Asia's largest licensed digital securities exchange for alternative investments, Alta is at the forefront of building critical capital market infrastructure. We believe that access to capital markets are pivotal in all economies, we recognize that our role in building this critical infrastructure goes beyond facilitating trades; it paves the way for entrepreneurship, job creation, financial inclusion, and economic resilience, fostering a brighter future for emerging markets and economies.

Empowering Private Markets: Through our Digital Exchange, we enable the tokenization and digital custody of alternative assets. This end-to-end solution simplifies and expedites the trading of smaller asset blocks, ultimately facilitating access and liquidity in private markets. 

Innovative Financial Ecosystem: Our journey has seen us transition from securities trading and distribution of comprehensive products, including equities, private credit, funds, and asset-backed securities (“ABS”) (representing Real World Assets ("RWA") like whiskies, wines, art, watches, and real estate) to include fund management and digital custody services.

As the only integrated securities exchange, brokerage, and fund management group with the necessary regulatory licenses and a proven track record in Southeast Asia, we are actively exploring new channels and partnerships to extend our impact to entrepreneurs and investors globally. 

Established in 2016 and headquartered in Singapore, Alta operates offices globally. We welcome energetic and creative individuals to be part of this ambitious journey with us.

About The Role

As a Senior Data Engineer at Alta, you will have the opportunity to leverage your extensive data management skills in a modern and rapidly evolving development environment, while also being deeply integrated into a broader team that’s on the leading edge of financial innovation. 

We are looking for passionate Data Engineers with strong problem-solving skills and prior experience building modern data infrastructure. You should possess end-to-end data engineering knowledge (dimension modeling to ETL to data warehousing) and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. As a Data Engineer, you would be involved in the agile development cycle and take ownership of various data tools from design to deployment.

As a senior data engineer, both hands-on development and technical leadership are big parts of the job. You’ll be a key technical stakeholder in our feature planning process, helping to map complex business requirements to technical solutions and offering your ideas and opinions. You’ll have extensive opportunities to mentor more junior members of the team, and will contribute significantly to ensuring we continue to hire the best engineering talent to the team. 

We’re a supportive, social, and entrepreneurial team of former investment bankers, technologists, and strategists. Clear, honest communication is key to everything we do.

The sorts of things you’ll be doing:

  • Collaborate with Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Data Analysts, and Software Engineers to build and manage data products and the Alta Data Warehouse.
  • Design, develop, and launch efficient and reliable data pipelines.
  • Solve issues in existing data pipelines and build their successors.
  • Create modular pipelines to construct features and modeling tables.
  • Perform root cause analysis on incidents and implement appropriate actions.
  • Create, document, and maintain highly readable code.
  • Obtain and ingest raw data at scale using scripts, web scraping, APIs, and SQL queries.
  • Work with senior team members to develop and improve our data warehouse architecture, data pipelines, infrastructure, and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Use tools like DBT, Terraform, GCP, Airflow, BigQuery, and Redshift daily.
  • Work on technical teams as a key contributor to our code base, serving as a technical advisor and thought leader.
  • Participate in code reviews within and outside of your team to continuously improve code quality.
  • Set and monitor progress toward your development goals in conjunction with your manager and mentors.
  • Own your deliverables, working with business stakeholders and team peers from planning through to release.
  • Stay updated with the latest tooling and industry best practices, ensuring we discuss, evaluate, and implement the best solutions.
  • Share your ideas, opinions, and feedback on our tech stack, tooling, and culture to ensure continuous improvement.

About You

  • Master's/Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field with a minimum of 5 years of data engineering experience.
  • Strong hands-on Python experience.
  • A strong sense of what it takes to build scalable, secure, and cloud-native architecture.
  • Experience with source control systems like GitHub or Bitbucket, and how they work within a team.
  • Knowledge of APIs and analytical databases.
  • Hands-on experience in batch/real-time data integration and processing.
  • Strong code review habits, leading by example with proactive and constructive comments and conversations among peers.
  • Excellent knowledge of data modeling in both relational and non-relational databases.

Beyond the technology, we also hope you’ve got some interest in:

  • Financial services, particularly the investment space
  • An appreciation for experimentation and designing systems/processes that accommodate business and technical agility
  • Food! We talk about it a lot :)

As a close-knit, social team we generally prefer to work together in person at one of our offices. That said, we provide a flexible working environment that is adaptable to periods of working from home. Thanks for reading. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

If you are interested, please send your resume to

Team Alta

We are an equal-opportunity employer and are committed to providing a positive interview experience for every candidate. As a company, we value fairness, and transparency and build our teams around these values. Check out our careers page to get to know us better as you think about your next step with us!

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