Senior Staff Engineer I (Remote)

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Agile Lab is a company founded in 2014 with the mission to create value for its customers in data-intensive environments through customisable solutions that establish performance-driven processes, sustainable architectures and automated platforms based on data governance best practices.

Having delivered over 100 successful Elite Data Engineering initiatives, we have used this experience to create Witboost: a modular, technology-agnostic platform that enables modern organisations to discover, value and produce their data in both traditional environments and fully compliant Data Mesh architectures.

With a highly skilled team of over 130 data engineers based in Europe, Agile Lab helps organisations with their data-driven transformation.

Take a look at our handbook to discover our core values and processes.

We are looking to hire a talented Staff Engineer to develop and manage our Big Data solutions. In this role, you will be required to design and implement Big Data tools and frameworks, data-intensive applications, and cloud platforms.
To ensure success as a Big Data Engineer, you should have in-depth knowledge of distributed computing technologies and top problem-solving skills.

Salary: 62.5K - 72.5K + up to 8K bonus


  • Analyzes, designs, and implements complex systems
  • Challenges the team processes, looking for ways to improve
  • Mentors junior engineers via pairing, design, and code review
  • Builds software solutions by adhering to our quality standards about SDLC
  • Makes active efforts to stay up-to-date with technologies
  • Leads the technical design of complex systems
  • Understands and optimizes system performances
  • Takes the initiative to fix issues before they become a problem
  • Delivers complex systems, well-baked, and almost bug-free
  • Proactively Identifies problems with requirements and project plan
  • Go to expert in one technological area
  • Research and propose new technologies
  • Detect possible performance bottlenecks
  • Known for drama-free launches
  • Can jump into an old project and fix it
  • Consistently influence technical and business roadmap of services/products/projects
  • Proactively identify and tackle tech debt
  • Communicate with self-awareness
  • When is proposing something, at any level, is doing it in written form and providing the propoer context
  • Contributes to the career development of others
  • Sought out for technical guidance and seen as a resource by others
  • A record of creating sweeping improvements in stability, performance, and scalability across major business-critical systems
  • Able to discuss at the same level with tech-vendor engineering teams 
  • Capable of debugging the hairiest problems that the team encounters
  • Jumps into most of problems ( tech & biz ) and resolves them
  • Remove roadblocks for multiple projects/products
  • Able to act with full autonomy based on a strategy and not on a work plan
  • Has made a huge positive impact on the entire company's technical/business trajectory.
  • Identifies improvement tech areas for the organization
  • Care about the efficiency of the company, introducing new practices , processes and standards
  • Listens and guides debates to help reach a consensus; once a decision is made, clearly communicates and backs that decision.
  • Sets short to medium-term strategic technical or operative direction, able to look ahead 6-12 months and identify the areas of greatest need and create plans to improve them.
  • Clearly communicates its technical vision and help teams and stakeholders to follow it
  • Proactively identifies lacks of clarity in the overall strategy and communicates them properly.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering or Computer Science
  • 7+  years of experience in the field
  • In-depth knowledge of Hadoop, Spark, and similar frameworks
  • In-depth knowledge of programming languages including Java and Scala
  • Expert in cloud-native technologies, IaC, and Docker tools
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proactivity
  • Business and functional understanding
  • Team Player
  • Ability to solve complex networking, data, and software issues
  • Leadership capabilities

We offer:

  • Full Remote or hybrid working in our offices: Milan, Turin, Padua, Bologna, Catania and Rende;

  • Real work life balance;

  • Training monthly budget (time and money);

  • A structured career path with clear expectations and salary for each level;

  • Support of a buddy, as a guide in choosing the most suitable experiences for your ambitions;

  • Benefits and corporate welfare programs: company prizes and welcome pack with all the equipment you need to   work;

  • Smart Working Plus experience: opportunity to work for 2 weeks abroad

  • Referral bonus, if you bring people as talented as you;

  • The opportunity to attend one conference per year;

  • Inclusive environment where you can be who you really are;

  • Stimulating environment oriented to growth, both professional and personal.

How we work:

  • We don't like hierarchies: we work as a team;

  • We don't like bureaucracies, we prefer sense of responsibility;

  • We like data, certainly, so anything that is measurable;

  • We want to make a positive change in our industry;

  • Empathy, humility, collaboration, and willingness to challenge ourselves are the basis of our work.

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