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Senior Data Engineer

Assent Compliance

Assent Compliance

Data Science
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

Company Description


Assent is the leading solution for supply chain sustainability tailored for the world’s top-tier, sustainability-driven manufacturers. Hidden risks riddle supply chains, many of which weren't built with sustainability in mind. That's where we step in. With insights from experts, Assent is the tool manufacturers trust for comprehensive sustainability.

We are proud to announce that Assent has crossed the US$100M ARR milestone, granting us Centaur Status. This accomplishment, reached just 8 years following our Series A, makes us the first and only Certified B Corporation in North America's SaaS sustainability industry to celebrate this milestone.

Our journey from $5 million to US$100M ARR in just eight years has been marked by significant growth and achievements. With our $350 million US funding led by Vista Equity Partners, we're poised for even greater expansion and are on the lookout for outstanding team members to join our mission.

Hybrid Work Model

At Assent, we proudly embrace a remote-first work model, valuing the flexibility and autonomy it provides our team. We also acknowledge the intangible benefits of occasional in-person workdays. For team members situated within 50 kms/31 miles of our five global offices in Ottawa, Eldoret, Penang, Columbus, and Amsterdam, you can expect to come into the office one day a week. Similarly, those near our co-working spaces in Nairobi and Toronto are encouraged to work onsite once a month.

Job Description

As a Senior Data Engineer, you’ll play a leading role in developing, researching and implementing strategies that will meet Assent’s strategic and operational business needs. You’ll lead the ongoing design, development, deployment and maintenance of secure, robust, scalable, repeatable and high-performing data platforms and products while proactively communicating with stakeholders regarding business requirements, status and priorities.

You’ll be responsible for driving efficiency and productivity in your data Products team, through system integrations, identifying data driven trends, standardizing key metrics and supporting the creation of real-time dashboards, reports, and KPIs in business critical systems such as Salesforce and/or other business intelligence tools.

Key Requirements and Responsibilities

  • Define and uphold data hygiene and data stewardship best practices for Assent.

  • Lead in the design, development, and maintenance of complex data pipelines using Fivetran, dbt, Snowflake, and Hightouch.

  • Set coding standards and best practices for the data engineering team.

  • Conduct code reviews to ensure quality and consistency.

  • Solve complex data puzzles through innovative design and architecture.

  • Mentor less experienced engineers, providing technical guidance and career development support.

  • Lead initiatives to mature existing capabilities and introduce new capabilities into Assent's data practice.

  • Conduct reverse ETL processes to push metrics and system elements into operational systems for enhanced context.

  • Analyze and interpret complex data sets to inform business decision-making.

  • Coordinate and align internal stakeholders, including Sales, Marketing, Product, Finance, and Customer Success, to ensure data accuracy and quality.

  • Collect large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements into unified cloud storage where you will reformat, cleanse, model, and embed quality rules making data fit for purpose.

  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.

  • Develop standards for data processes and automate where possible.

  • Train and develop both internal resources as well as Subject Matter Experts in different departments on proper ways to query, analyze and use data.

  • Lead/support the creation of functional and technical documentation related to data solutions.

  • Support business operations to identify, define and automate key metrics.

  • Identify opportunities and work with other departments to ensure common efficiencies and best practices are leveraged organization-wide.

  • Make recommendations based on identified insights that improve efficiency.

  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to other team members.


  • Degree in a related field and 7+ years of data engineering experience.

  • Expertise in SQL, Python or R, and AWS.

  • Strong project management skills and the ability to communicate complex concepts effectively.

  • Mastery in tools such as Fivetran, dbt, Snowflake, Hightouch, Git, R, Python, SQL, SQL Server, and AWS.

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in supporting organizational data analytics solutions.

  • Proficient in Data Management and Business Intelligence, coupled with exceptional mathematical acumen and meticulous attention to detail in data collection, reporting, and analysis.

  • Adept at conveying complex data insights through a robust understanding of data management systems, warehouse methodologies, data quality standards, data modeling techniques, governance protocols, and advanced analytics.

  • Exceptional skills in influence and negotiation, marked by a high level of professionalism and the ability to articulate data insights both visually and verbally to guide business discussions.

  • Experience in leading data engineering teams.

  • Familiarity with agile work environments and scrum ceremonies.

  • Strong business acumen and experience in aligning data initiatives with business objectives.

  • Experience in data analysis and visualization tools like Tableau or Power BI.

Additional Information

Life at Assent

Wellness: We believe that you and your family’s well being is important. As a result, we offer vacation time that increases with tenure, comprehensive benefits packages (details vary by country), life leave days and more.

Financial Benefits: It’s not all about the money – well, it’s a little about the money. We understand that financial health is important and we offer a competitive base salary, a corporate bonus program, retirement savings options and more.

Life at Assent: There is purpose beyond your work. We provide our team members with flexible work options, volunteer days and opportunities to get involved in corporate giving initiatives.

Lifelong Learning: At Assent, curiosity is not only valued but encouraged. You will receive professional development days that are available to you the day you start.

Find Your Balance with Us: We get it - you need work and life to mesh in a way that feels right for you. That's why we're big on remote work and flexibility. But hey, if you're within 50 kms/31 miles of our main hubs in Ottawa, Eldoret, Penang, Columbus, or Amsterdam, we do ask that you pop into the office just once a week. And for our folks near the co-working spots in Nairobi and Toronto? A monthly visit is all we ask.

At Assent, we are committed to growing and sustaining an environment where our team members feel included, valued, and heard. Our diversity and equal opportunity practices are guided and championed by our Diversity and Inclusion Working Group and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion includes recruiting and retaining team members from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and fostering a culture of belonging where all team members are included, treated with dignity and respect, promoted on their merits, and placed in positions to contribute to business success.

If you require assistance or accommodation throughout any part of the interview and selection process, please contact [email protected] and we will be happy to help.