Senior Associate, Data Engineering

Employment type

Permanent Full-Time

Description & Requirements


We are proud to be consistently recognized as one of the world's best places to work, a champion of diversity and a model of social responsibility. We are a Glassdoor Best Place to Work and we have maintained a spot in the top four since its founding in 2009. We believe that diversity, inclusion and collaboration are key to building extraordinary teams. We hire people with exceptional talents, abilities and potential, then create an environment where you can become the best version of yourself and thrive both professionally and personally.


Working alongside our generalist consultants, Bain's Advanced Analytics Group (AAG) helps clients across industries solve their biggest problems using our expertise in data science, customer insights, statistics, machine learning, data management, supply chain analytics and data engineering. Stationed in our global offices, AAG team members hold advanced degrees in computer science, engineering, AI, data science, physics, statistics, mathematics, and other quantitative disciplines, with backgrounds in a variety of fields including tech, data science, marketing analytics and academia.


As a member of the growing Analytical Application Engineering team in Bain’s Advanced Analytics Group, you will:

  • Work with consulting teams on short-term spikes and projects which involve rapidly developing data solutions
  • Develop and maintain long-lasting products that support internal or clients needs
  • Partner with Data Science, Machine Learning, and Platform Engineering teams to develop and deploy production quality code
  • Develop and champion modern Data Engineering concepts to technical audience and business stakeholders
  • Work on cutting edge problems in the Generative AI, Machine Learning and Data landscape
  • Implement new and innovative deployment techniques, tooling, and infrastructure automation within Bain and our clients
  • Travel is required (30%)


We are interested in you working with an interdisciplinary team where there are other roles who code and for you to be a reference regarding data engineering. Also, we need you to feel comfortable at every stage of a project: whether you are putting together a prototype of a crazy idea (that we don’t know what it’s going to evolve into), building production projects or leading the continuous improvement of an ongoing product.

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field. 
  • 2+ years of experience programming with Python, Scala, C/C++, Java, C#, Go, or similar programming language.
  • Experience using Pandas, Dask, Arrow, among others
  • 2+ years of experience with SQL or NoSQL databases: PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, Redis, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Hive, HBase, Teradata, Cassandra, Amazon Redshift, Snowflake.
  • Experience in deploying serverless data pipelines through containerization and terraform orchestration 
  • Industry-level experience of working with public cloud environments (AWS, GCP, or Azure), and associated deep understanding of failover, high availability, and high scalability  
  • Scaling and optimizing schema and performance tuning SQL and ETL pipelines in data lake and data warehouse environments.
  • Strong computer science fundaments in data structures, algorithms, automated testing, object-oriented programming, performance complexity, and implications of computer architecture on software performance.
  • Data ingestion using one or more modern ETL compute and orchestration frameworks (e.g. Apache Airflow, Luigi, Spark, Apache Nifi, and Apache Beam).
  • Version control and Git workflows
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to explain and discuss complex mathematical and machine learning technicalities with colleagues and clients from other disciplines at their level of cognition 
  • Curiosity, proactivity and critical thinking


Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change makers define the future.

Across 65 cities in 40 countries, we work alongside our clients as one team with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, outperform the competition, and redefine industries. We complement our tailored, integrated expertise with a vibrant ecosystem of digital innovators to deliver better, faster, and more enduring outcomes. Our 10-year commitment to invest more than $1 billion in pro bono services brings our talent, expertise, and insight to organizations tackling today’s urgent challenges in education, racial equity, social justice, economic development, and the environment. We earned a platinum rating from EcoVadis, the leading platform for environmental, social, and ethical performance ratings for global supply chains, putting us in the top 1% of all companies. Since our founding in 1973, we have measured our success by the success of our clients, and we proudly maintain the highest level of client advocacy in the industry.