General Information

Job Title
Staff Software Engineer, Data Engineering, Global Engineering
Job ID
Technology & Engineering
Employment Type
Permanent Full-Time
Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Washington DC

Description & Requirements


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Bain’s Global Engineering leads the firm’s software development efforts and defines engineering standards for Bain globally. The team ships software solutions to address client and internal needs, ranging from iterative prototypes to enterprise-grade production software.

You will solve cutting-edge problems for a variety of industries as a data engineer. As a member of a diverse engineering team, you will participate in the full engineering life cycle designing, developing, optimizing, and deploying new data engineering solutions and infrastructure at the production scale of the world’s largest companies.


  • Develop software solutions tackling enterprise scale challenges for Bain’s clients, as the data engineer and expert within a cross functional team
  • Develop and champion modern data engineering concepts to technical audience and business stakeholders
  • Build large scale data engineering solutions with automation
  • Translate business requirements into technical requirements and implementation details
  • Participate in the full software development life cycle including designing, writing documentation and unit/integration tests, and conducting code reviews for data engineering solutions.
  • Provide technical guidance to external clients and internal stakeholders in Bain
  • This role requires approximately 20% travelling to clients as needed (post-pandemic)

Architect, design, develop, build, and release robust and scalable Data Engineering solutions. (50%)

  • Enable data and technology for data science, analytics, and other application use cases via data engineering
  • Data ingestion at scale for batch and near real-time use cases from polyglot sources
  • Transformations at scale including cleaning, enriching, de-duping, joining and correlated on structured, semi-structured or unstructured data
  • Serve data on polyglot mediums (data lake, distributed file systems, database/data-warehouse, API, stream) in use-case specific formats (Parquet, Avro, Json, ORC, SQL)
  • Enable data with governance layer including discoverability, observability, security, privacy & compliance and metadata & taxonomy
  • Enable engineers and data scientists to productionize workloads with engineering best practices at scale

Build scalable data engineering infrastructure and tooling (20%)

  • Participate in the full software development life cycle including reviewing distributed system designs, writing documentation and unit/integration tests, and conducting code reviews
  • Design and develop frameworks to automate data ingestion, analysis, visualization, and integration of structured and unstructured data from a variety of data sources 

Provide technical guidance to external clients and internal stakeholders in Bain (30%) 

  • Scoping data engineering and data platform architecture initiatives
  • Develop work plans with insights on data engineering capability roadmap and feature prioritization
  • Assess current data engineering capabilities and recommend maturity roadmap for use case
  • Advise on tools and technology decision making for data engineering capabilities


We are looking for someone who has:

  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science or a related technical field.
  • 4+ years of experience programming with Python, Scala, Java, C++, or Go
  • 4+ years of experience with cloud-based data engineering technologies (EMR, Glue, ADF, Dataflow, Databricks, Snowflake, Kafka, Kinesis, Pulsar etc)
  • 2+ years of experience with data engineering frameworks like Spark, Flink, Airflow, Atlas, Beam

Ideal candidates will also have experience in:

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science or a related technical field.
  • Open-source distributed computing and database frameworks such as Apache Flink, Ignite, Presto, Apex, Cassandra and HBase
  • Experience deploying machine learning models at scale for training and inference
  • Application engineering experience including developing backend services at scale and front end
  • Deployment best practices using CI/CD tools and infrastructure as code (Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, and Terraform).
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to explain and discuss technical concepts and methodologies with colleagues and clients from other disciplines
  • Agile development methodology
  • Engineering distributed systems and database internals (including handling consensus, availability, distributed query processing etc.).
  • Deploying end-to-end logging solutions such as the EFK stack.
  • Experience with designing and building large scale application or data platforms
  • Experience with administering and managing Kubernetes clusters (EKS, GCP, or AKS) and Helm
Applicant must have received, or be willing to receive, the COVID-19 vaccine, and be fully vaccinated (established 2 weeks following final dose) by date of employment with Bain & Company to be considered for U.S. based jobs subject to required accommodation process.


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