Data Engineer (JasperReports, XSLT, MySQL)

Remote (Canada)

Job Title: Data Engineer 

Job Category: Exempt 

Department: Real Matters 

Company URL: http://www.real  


About the Role 

We’re seeking a Data Engineer who will play a crucial role building and maintaining data pipelines, integrating to 3rd parties, and evolving our platform as we modernize with cloud technologies. The successful candidate will function in a multi-faceted role collaborating on product solutions, analysis, developing technical specs and implementing enhancements. You will work with a world class technology team developing reports critical to serving our customers, performing data transformations and provide data standard to the team. This role offers the opportunity for career growth, intellectual stimulation, creative problem solving, and the opportunity of working on great stuff with a great team.   


Our Tech Stack 

  • GoLang and Java/J2EE on the Backend   
  • ReactJS and JSF on the front end  
  • MySQL and Couchbase as our datastore  
  • Deployed as monolith and Docker micro-services in GCP   



  • Collaborate with internal team members to understand business goals & objectives 
  • Build, operate, and support data applications, keeping our ETL pipelines and data applications optimized for scale   
  • Act as a reviewer for new data models, make data architectural decision, and provide coaching on data modeling, data standards and best practices for optimal execution 
  • With our Architecture team, shape and plan out modernization projects as we migrate existing components and introduce new technologies   
  • Enhance and maintain existing Jasper reports 
  • Analyze and diagnose complex business problems and identify their root cause using data using your incredible query skills  
  • Define and document data solutions mindful of performance, scalability and platform re-usability in collaboration with our Application Architects  
  • Understand data sets, both business & technical, generating specifications that entail source and target mapping  
  • Provide task estimates adjusted for complexity 
  • Investigate and resolve system issues 
  • Collaborate with the team to prioritize and solution requirements 
  • Contributes to QA efforts where needed 
  • Contribute to a team culture of ownership, accountability, respect, and partnership 
  • Recommend improvements to streamline processes regarding data flow and data quality to improve data accuracy, usability and value 


Skills and Expertise  

  • Minimum of 5+ years of hands-on experience creating specifications and developing data transformations using Pentaho ETL (or commensurate) with an orchestration service such as Airflow, Cloud Composer, etc 
  • Expert resource when it comes to your use of XSLT  
  • Strong query skills using MySQL, BigQuery and NoSQL databases (e.g. MongoDB) and implementing reports with JasperReports & BI tools (e.g. Looker)  
  • Experience working with Index Search tools such as Solr, Elasticsearch  
  • MySQL database administration such as data tuning and schema optimization  
  • Experience in all stages of the software development lifecycle, with a desire for durable high quality output in what you code  
  • Strong communication, client facing and presentation skills 
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines remaining flexible and responsive to rapid change when needed 
  • Hands-on experience in Linux/Unix environment 
  • Experience working with DevOps practices, including continuous integration and continuous delivery using Jenkins and Github. 
  • Experience developing applications with Python, R, Java or GoLang 
  • Strong knowledge of statistical methods, and particularly in the areas of modeling and business analytics 
  • Developing applications related in the real estate, mortgage / financial industry  
  • Experience with Google’s GenAI suite (e.g. Vertex) 
  • University Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent knowledge/experience 
  • 2+ years of experience in a data analyst or science role, involving some of the following: data analysis, data mining, ETL, predictive modelling  
  • 1+ years of experience building applications with Java / Spring Boot  
  • Additional technical and/or business certifications are an asset 



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. 


About Real Matters  

Real Matters is a leading network management services provider for the mortgage lending and insurance industries. Real Matters’ platform combines its proprietary technology and network management capabilities with tens of thousands of independent qualified field professionals to create an efficient marketplace for the provision of mortgage lending and insurance industry services. Our clients include top 100 mortgage lenders in the U.S. and some of the largest banks and insurance companies in North America. We are a leading independent provider of residential real estate appraisals to the mortgage market and a leading independent provider of title services in the U.S. Headquartered in Markham (ON), Real Matters has principal offices in Buffalo (NY) and Middletown (RI). Real Matters is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol REAL. For more information, visit


Equal Opportunity Employer  

Real Matters is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, or any other status protected by appropriate law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Please advise us at any point during the recruitment and selection process if you require accommodation. Real Matters is committed to compliance with all applicable legislation, including providing accommodation for applicants with disabilities.  


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