Senior Data Engineer



Data Science
Berlin, Germany · Gibraltar · Remote
Posted on Friday, March 8, 2024

Work from anywhere, impact everywhere

Diversity is at the heart of who we are at Xapo Bank. We’re a fully distributed team of over 140 Xapiens that work remotely from 40+ countries around the world.

Our beginning: A world that enjoys economic freedom and wealth protection, no matter where you live or who is running your country. This is the dream that drove Wences Casares, our Founder and Chairman, to quietly transform the world of banking.

To achieve that, we search the world for the best people for the job. We work hard, think globally, and inspire each other to learn and grow. We are committed to changing the way things are done.

Risk is inherent in all of our business activities and managing risk well is the responsibility of every Xapien. Sound risk management enables us to serve our customers and deliver value for our shareholders, and helps make Xapo a great place to work.

Although we are headquartered in Gibraltar, this is a full time, 100% remote position
Work from anywhere!

Position overview

We are seeking a Senior Data Engineer with significant experience in designing, building, and maintaining a scalable and robust Data Platform. The ideal candidate will be instrumental in enhancing our Data Platform, evolving our proprietary Data Platform SDK, automated data governance and quality frameworks, and leading innovative projects for data-driven decision-making. Reporting to the Head of Data and in close collaboration with the Platform Team, this role requires deep technical expertise, leadership, and a forward-thinking mindset to advance our data capabilities.


  • Develop and optimise our Data Platform on GCP, ensuring scalability, reliability, performance, and security.
  • Extend our proprietary Data Platform SDK and data infrastructure/pipelines, promoting automation and software development best practices.
  • Implement cutting-edge solutions to improve our automated data governance and data quality frameworks, ensuring data integrity and compliance.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand data needs, deliver custom solutions, and support data-driven decision-making.
  • Build self-serve data products for internal customers.
  • Contribute to strengthening Xapo’s data culture and support engineers using the self-serve tools in the Data Platform.

Skills needed

  • 5+ years of data engineering experience, with a proven track record in a senior role.
  • Strong proficiency in Python, with experience in developing SDKs or similar toolsets.
  • Strong proficiency in SQL and experience with relational and noSQL databases.
  • Deep knowledge of the GCP stack (BigQuery, Cloud Functions, Datastream, Dataflow, Vertex AI, Data Catalog, etc.) and familiarity with medallion architectures.
  • Extensive experience in batch and streaming data pipelines.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing automated data governance and data quality frameworks.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • Methodical and logical problem-solving with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Experience with Terraform and infrastructure as code principles is a plus.
  • Prior experience in fintech or the crypto market is preferred, offering a nuanced understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities in these sectors.

Other requirements

  • A dedicated workspace.
  • A reliable internet connection with the fastest speed possible in your area.
  • Devices and other essential equipment that meet minimal technical specifications.
  • Alignment with Our Values and the Xapo Values-Driven Leadership principles.

Why work for Xapo?


  • Shape the Future: Improve lives through cutting-edge technology, work 100% remotely from anywhere in the world.
  • Great work-life balance: Build amazing things with a balance of autonomy and collaborative teamwork. Set your own work schedule and make use of a flexible PTO plan when you need to recharge.
  • Expect Excellence: Collaborate, learn, and grow with a high-performance team. Learn how you learn best - from books to conferences, you’ll get a yearly budget for your individual learning and development goals.

At Xapo, we prioritize consumer protection and adhere to regulatory requirements by ensuring that all Xapiens are accountable for upholding principles of fair treatment, transparency, and ethical conduct in their interactions with customers and stakeholders.