Novi Sad, Serbia


Data Engineer – Medior/Senior

SmartCat is a Brain-Powered AI Company. Our data magic starts with a dream team of bright people who are constantly finding novel ways to solve complex data problems for carefully selected projects. SmartCat’s solutions have a positive and measurable impact on various businesses, everyday life, and society.

Before you decide to apply for this position, it will be interesting, important, and useful for you to know that this is what we do (and will you do) at SmartCat. We build & operate reliable and trustworthy data pipelines that serve as a foundation for business analytics, reporting, and machine learning. Our streaming data pipelines are mostly Kafka Streams or Spark Streaming applications. We use Spark for batch data pipelines. Data Lakehouse is our go-to architecture because of our extensive experience with Spark and Delta Lake. We are mainly focused on AWS and Azure.


  • You have extensive experience with Python or Scala / Java
  • You have advanced SQL knowledge
  • You have experience with Spark or Flink
  • You have strong data modeling fundamentals
  • You have a solid grasp of distributed systems basics
  • Experience with stream processing is a bonus
  • Experience with cloud-native data architectures is a bonus
  • Knowledge and experience with machine learning pipelines is a bonus
  • Communicate effectively. You know how to express yourself in verbal or written form.
  • You like learning new things and are open to exploring different approaches to solutions
  • You like a healthy balanced relationship between work and free time – we don’t like overtime
  • You know when and how to ask for help – we’re here to work together


  • Kafka / Kafka Streams / Kafka Connect
  • Cassandra
  • PostgreSQL
  • Spark
  • Flink
  • Trino
  • Delta Lake
  • Databricks
  • Perfect or Airflow for orchestration
  • Terraform for infrastructure management
  • AWS / Azure / GCP

We offer:

  • Clearly defined pay grades: from L1 (talented junior) to L10 (principal)
  • The Career path that connects these grades – you know where your life is going (at least here with us)
  • Loyalty coefficient: 10% on net compensation after 3 years in SmartCat, 20% on net compensation after 5 years
  • Knowledge budget: extra money for conferences, books, and training of your choice
  • Flexible working hours and remote work 
  • End-of-the-year bonus program 
  • We are transparent – from L-levels to salary, strategy, financial reports, and beyond
  • You will have our full support towards gaining expertise
  • An excellent team of senior engineers and data scientists