Data Engineer
Fully Remote New Port Richey, FL
Job Type

 Skillable is a 100% remote and virtual tech company that’s modernizing the world of training. Come share your professional magic with highly talented, driv and fun colleagues who believe in the power of “skilling.” Experience what a true team focused on doing the right thing feels like! 

Our people and talent are what make us great and fun! We work together to create amazing solutions and experiences for our customers and their clients. We utilize our employees’ personal strengths to help our company grow and ensure our team is living their best, authentic life. We don’t just share our appreciation for our team members once a year with a branded mug—it’s shared on a daily basis. Our remote work environment blends the demands of work and life without the added pressure of commuting or feeling guilty about leaving early to visit the dentist. 

Come work with us and learn what teamwork and integrity blended with an emphasis on well-being and balance can do for your career! 

The Data Engineer is a highly skilled data professional responsible for helping guide the execution on strategic development and maintenance of our data resources. Responsible for a broad range technical and detailed initiatives including contributing with leadership in the architecture and creation of new data products to working with security and infrastructure resources to ensure the health of databases and data pipelines. This role will work closely with cross-functional teams, including data science, software engineering and product management to build, improve and maintain our data infrastructure, and contribute to the overall success of the company. Suggest insights to the team of data engineers and database administrators, ensuring project organization around databases and focusing on continuous stability, security, and performance of databases to contribute to the overall success of the company.  



  • Provide technical data expertise and guidance to support core business data systems and data-driven processes.  
  • Help Design, develop, and maintain data pipelines for real-time and batch processing with the support and partnership of other technical team members. 
  • Collaborate with team to help design, develop, and execute on the implementation and management of databases. 
  • Build and optimize data models for efficient querying and analysis. 
  • Monitor and troubleshoot data pipeline and database issues. 
  • Design and implement database structures and ensure their stability, reliability, and performance. 
  • Troubleshoot database performance and optimize as necessary. 
  • Assist in planning database backups and maintenance, disaster recovery, and replication. 
  • Continuously improve data infrastructure and processes. 
  • Provide technical knowledge and experience in serving as a lead in the process of creating, delivering, and scaling “Data as a Service” projects or products and data-related features. 
  • Collaborate with data scientists, engineers, and analysts to understand data needs and requirements. 
  • Parter with outside teams, stakeholders and executives to understand business needs and requirements. 
  • Build and develop key relationships across the enterprise to help build internal enthusiasm and momentum for project initiatives.   
  • Regularly assist leadership and key Company stakeholders in the development and implementation of data governance policies to ensure data quality. 
  • Stay current with new database technologies and assist in upgrading systems as necessary. 
  • Regularly review current and new data technologies and industry trends and implement as appropriate. 
  • Assist leadership in guiding, influencing and developing a company culture of data-driven decision making. 
  • Represent Skillable at industry events and conferences as required. 
  • Support and promote the company values through positive interactions with both internal and external partners and customers on a regular basis. 
  • Other strategic business initiatives or cross-functional project involvement as required. 

Job Experience, Skills, and Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (product management, marketing, business, finance, product development, project management, etc.) or equivalent work experience. 
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience working intimately in data engineering or database administration.   
  • Experience managing databases with extremely high uptimes (99%+).
  • Experience managing multiple database environments (Development, QA, Production).
  • Experience managing databases in the Azure cloud environment.
  • Experience creating and maintaining services such as SSRS/SSIS.
  • Strong understanding of database security, backup, and recovery.
  • Database Administration Certifications a plus.
  • Experience in a cross-functional work group or project team preferred, but not required.  
  • Proven track record of strong problem-solving and business analysis skills using data creatively.   
  • Naturally inquisitive with a desire to solve problems and dig into detailed analysis. 
  • Experience working cross-functionally and promoting collaborative partnerships to drive results. 
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively to various audiences/levels including leadership through various mediums. 
  • Ability to take complex data and problems and deconstruct it into a concise, impactful message(s). 
  • Ability to present and convey material both formally and informally to all levels of the organization. 
  • Thorough understanding (or willingness to learn expeditiously) of business operations and processes. 
  • Provide a high-level of confidence, integrity, enthusiasm and professional presence. 
  • Experience with real-time data systems 
  • Experience with data warehousing and ETL technologies 
  • Experience with data modeling and data governance 
  • Strong understanding of data warehousing best practices and methodologies 
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms such as AWS, GCP, or Azure 
  • Strong knowledge of database management systems, especially SQL Server 
  • Experience with cloud-based databases, especially Azure SQL 
  • Experience managing high-availability and -uptime databases 
  • Strong programming skills in SQL 
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage workload and meet project deadlines. 
  • Interest and ability in mentoring other team members as applicable. 
  • Strong MS Office, web conferencing and internal communication software experience. 
  • Detail oriented and organized. 

What’s in it for You?  Rewards and Perks  

We believe in providing a suite of benefits that ensure our employees know we appreciate them as people first.  Skillable wants to be a company that promotes physical, emotional and all around well-being through our benefit offerings! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including: 

  • Fully remote with a monthly stipend to pay for office services and supplies 
  • Medical (2 plan options), dental (2 plan options), vision, health savings account with generous employer contributions, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, EAP, group paid life insurance, group paid STD and LTD and voluntary life/AD&D insurance, accident and critical illness options. 
  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, healthy lifestyle reimbursements. 
  • Open PTO, Paid holidays, bereavement leave, parental leave, caregiver leave and paid FMLA leave. 
  • Friends and Family Friday to end our standard workweek at 2pm local time; Full company closure during the 4th of July holiday week. 
  • Access to pet insurance; Access for employees and dependents to Skillable learning opportunities through our product and more! 

Working Conditions 

The conditions for this position are in a remote home office setting, requiring a space that supports privacy and focus to attend to regular and frequent video and voice calls. Employees in this position will use their computer or phone on an on-going basis throughout the day. Travel is anticipated up to 10% of the time for critical business meetings and industry events.