Data Engineer (Brazilian National)
Data Engineering function hiring in: Portugal
Engagement Option(s): Full Time
Work Preference Option(s): Hybrid

Join Ascent and contribute to extraordinary outcomes!  Make your skills count at Ascent. From smart home devices, space exploration, and beer to manufacturing, finance, ecology, and logistics, we are building amazing solutions using software and data for world-leading customers.


Are you a Brazilian national and thinking about a change?  Do you have a passion to work on amazing data projects.  Would you like to relocate to Portugal?  Then Ascent is your answer. 

Our tailored relocation program gives you the opportunity to live and work in Portugal, broaden your experience and be part of a global network. With 8 offices in 6 different countries, Ascent runs a variety of projects across multiple markets.


What do we cover for you?

  • One way flights for you and your direct relatives; 
  • Portugal Tech Visa expenses; 
  • Relocation Bonus (paid in the first month);
  • Expenses for the engagement whilst you are still in Brazil waiting for the Tech Visa;
  • Immediate family support with their needs
  • Support throughout the process to make sure that everything is simple and clear.   


To be eligible for this role, you must...

  • have more than 3 years of relevant professional experience; 
  • be fluent in English 


About the role 

As a Data Engineer at Ascent, you work at the heart of our clients' businesses to understand their data problems, identify needs and develop solutions to help them. You will join our practice of leading data professionals and typically work as part of a cross-functional team on client projects, supporting their journey through digital transformation, or helping them do existing things in a much better way.


What will you do?

As a Data Engineer, you will work to design and create pipelines that transform data in a scalable and repeatable way. Producing efficient code that automates the process of ingesting and cleaning data, develop and apply appropriate mechanisms for data to flow to target data sources as needed. 
Depending on the project, your day-to-day responsibilities can be quite varied, but typically our Data Engineers: 

  • Understand, build and develop ETL and data integration solutions using a wide range of technologies and data sources 
  • Work with big data components and migration strategies 
  • Work with Azure cloud-based infrastructure for hosting data solutions and applications 

You will also be called upon from time to time to support Ascent marketing colleagues, pre-sales teams and key partners with some data engineering expertise. We are adding to a strong team of data experts in our business, so this is a great time to join us as we are growing in our key locations across the UK, Malta, Bulgaria, Portugal, Spain and Germany.


Skills and experience

We are looking for people with good data engineering skills, and ideally you will bring with you: 

  • Proven experience in developing ETL and data integration solutions 
  • Good knowledge of the Azure data engineering stack - Azure Data Factory, Azure Synapse, Azure Data Lake, Azure Blob, Cosmos DB 
  • Ability to use Databases, Snowflake and/or Spark 
  • Good experience in general programming - ideally Python 

You’ll have experience working with data warehouse solutions, extracting and processing data in various ways using off-the-shelf tools and open-source tools. You’ll also be really familiar with working with Linux or Windows operating systems and version control systems (Git).

We work in Agile methodologies as a preference, so being comfortable working in this way is important. You should be comfortable in a customer-facing situation where you’ll need to communicate clearly and effectively in English – often with people who might not be as technically experienced, so good written and verbal English skills are important. You should be someone who is passionate about team collaboration and knowledge sharing, with the passion and drive to achieve goals and targets. We value empathy in our colleagues, and it’s important you bring a growth mindset and a willingness to learn and adapt.


Working at Ascent

At Ascent, your development and learning will be taken seriously, and we'll support your professional development with training and certification, with regular feedback and review.  It is a fun, supportive and modern workplace where we really live by our company values of Empathy, Energy and Audacity!.  Ascent also offers a variety of benefits in each of our countries.

Ascent is an equal opportunities employer. We take intentional steps to ensure inclusion and belonging are something real here, not just something we talk about. No person will be treated less favorably because of their gender, pregnancy, and maternity status, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, or disability status. If you require any reasonable accommodation, please let us know when you apply.  

We look forward to welcoming you to our team! 

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Why join Ascent?

We’re fast becoming a leading European digital transformation business.

Joining Ascent means you’ll be involved in delivering exciting technology projects for leading global brands. You’ll be part of a growing team of super-talented people who are actively choosing to join us on our journey rather than working in big corporates.

Your voice matters at Ascent. We are always keen to hear your opinions and those ideas that come to you at 3am (some of them are definitely as good as they seemed at the time). You’ll develop your talent through our internal Academy, providing a wide range of personal development, up-skilling and cross-skilling opportunities.

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