Data Engineer Internship - Singapore

Kpler is hiring!


Founded in Paris in 2009, Kpler is an intelligence company providing transparency solutions in energy markets. We develop proprietary technologies that systematically aggregate data from hundreds of sources, ranging from logistics and commercial, to governmental and shipping databases. By connecting the dots across fragmented information landscapes, we are able to deliver our clients with unique real-time market coverage.

We rely on intelligent people to build intelligent software. Our team is composed of individuals of various backgrounds, with diversified skill sets and international experiences. Our clients are players across the energy market spectrum, with offices from Houston to Singapore.

What you will do

Role Purpose

The role of the Data Engineer Intern is to collect, manage and enhance data within the Upstream sector and to support Kpler rapidly evolving product suite.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of data collection and management processes, and will take ownership of small-to-medium features from technical design through to completion.

As an integral member of an open, dynamic and innovative team, the Data Engineer Intern is at the center of our research delivery and will help identifying and implementing areas for improvement within our data methodologies.

Based in the Singapore software engineering team, you will also interact a lot with the Paris engineering team, being able to communicate efficiently and work with remote team members is key.

Main Responsibilities

  • Identify and implement improvements in data structure, gathering, maintenance and delivery
  • Collect and compile data using automated feeds from both external and internal sources
  • Ensure integrity of data through creative, robust and sustainable quality control methods
  • Participate in operations/support of the real-time platforms
  • Design and deliver high quality solutions, enhancements and data support services
  • Adhere to coding standards, specifications and development processes
  • Translating technical concepts to/from non-technical language that can be understood by technology, business users and leadership teams

What we are looking for

Must Have

  • Experience with data programming, (both SQL and Python)
  • Experience of leveraging web-scraping technology and REST API
  • Awareness of Amazon AWS cloud technology platforms
  • Awareness of sourcing Open Data through a variety of methods, including Web APIs


  • Knowledge of PostgreSQL server
  • Experience with geographic information systems
  • Experience of data management lifecycles (collection, cataloguing, ETL design, database management)
  • Experience of LEAN methodologies and approaches to process optimisation
  • Experience of working independently and to demanding timescales

Additional Information

  • Contract type: Internship
  • Start date: 22 November 2017
  • Location: Singapore, Singapore (048623)
  • Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience Level: > 6 months