Data Engineer (Kafka)

  • Full-time


Marionete is a pathfinder, helping clients exploit tomorrow’s technology to find unexpected solutions to today’s business problems.

We work without compromise. Our clients share our appetite for innovation, and a thirst to push the boundaries of what is technically possible to meet their business goals. 

We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military.


Do you have deep technical know-how and hands-on experience implementing various practices and tools and patterns of technology aligned to financial services or relatable products?


Are you able provide a reference list of successful projects that have benefited your customer base?


Do you have flexibility to focus on a range of responsibilities and technologies/tools should this be required?

Do you want to build a partnership with a company that works on the edge of what’s possible?


Marionete is seeking a technical hands-on engineer with proven experience on large programmes with excellent English and client communication skills.

The role sits as part of the core data and digital transformation team that is supporting a large infrastructure group in this programme.

You will be supporting the Ingestion of Data & Transformations with Kafka, KSQL, KStreams exposed by Microservices.


Assist in and participate in Agile sprint cycles and work towards using Kafka, by approaching the challenge with a problem-solving attitude and collaborative team spirit identifying technical debt/problems, potential improvements manage expectations and delivering outcomes sought by our leadership team.


Proficiency within:

  • Kafka (preferably with certification)
  • Java

Strong experience in:

  • Kubernetes
  • Confluent Stack
  • Kafka core concepts
  • SQL
  • Snowflake
  • Streaming applications

Preferred experience in:

  • Data Fabric
  • Data Mesh
  • Microservices
  • Service Mesh
  • Mongo
  • CI/CD
  • Test Automation
  • K8
  • Mesh
  • Financial Services Insurance experience


A chance to become a member of the Marionete family: Marionete is a professional services firm that is differentiated by our deep technical skills and our tier-one client portfolio. We are successful because of the unique talent of our team!

  • Competitive compensation
  • Permanent position
  • Benefits package, including health insurance and mental health support
  • Financial support for ongoing training in disruptive technologies
  • Relaxed dress code at the Marionete offices
  • An abundance of career paths and opportunities in which to advance
  • A flexible and hybrid work environment
  • Interview process: 3 interviews


Location: preferably UK or PT, but worldwide remote work is possible.

For now, all Marionete business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only.

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At Marionete we try to make our recruitment process as fair and unbiased as possible. We use virtually in-person screenings alongside online technical tests as we like to let the candidate’s ability speak for itself. In applying to this role, you confirm you are willing to participate in the Marionete recruitment process.

We will endeavour to give you feedback at all stages of the process, either directly or through your appointed agent. We look forward to meeting you.