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Senior Data Engineer - Data Platform



Data Science
Spain · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024
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About the Data Engineering team:
Become a part of an agile team of data specialists taking care of the massive amounts of data and groundbreaking technologies. Your work will manage and grow our current data platform used by hundreds of data engineers, data / business analysts and data scientists all over Europe.
While being part of a central team of data engineers and software engineers across Lisbon, Berlin, Barcelona and Poznan, you will grow our data platform in several aspects such as automating data acquisition processes, democratising data access even for non-tech roles, building a streaming architecture or even working on data taxonomy to allow better data platform and product integration.
You will lead a business domain from the technical perspective and contribute to the data architecture and platform definition while also mentoring more junior team members.
You will also be involved in strategic goals such as shifting to the paradigm of looking at data as a product, not just as an asset, and bring the platform to the next level by enabling data streaming allowing for faster data driven decisions.

What you will do:

  • Reporting to the Data Platform Engineering Manager, within the Data Platform and Services team.
  • Lead collaboration with analytics, data science, and data product management to support our shared Data mission: "We harness data to drive intelligent decisions and deliver products our customers love."
  • Drive strategic goals and initiatives, taking full responsibility for specific results that support the technical and product roadmap.
  • Architect and develop scalable data platform solutions and architectures that support all domains utilizing the data platform, addressing the needs of stakeholders.
  • Mentor and empower domain-oriented data teams, ensuring they have the necessary toolkits and processes to operate as independent data product units within the larger Data Mesh framework.
  • Identify and lead initiatives for improvements based on error fixing, debugging, bug fixes, and performance tuning.
  • Research, recommend, test, and lead the adoption of new (big) data technologies and techniques to become part of our data ecosystem.
  • Oversee monitoring of our data ecosystem, identify inefficiencies, and drive automation or fine-tuning of data products to maximize their performance and usability.
  • Enhance and enforce governance frameworks and processes for ensuring the security and compliance of our data ecosystem.
  • Provide support and guidance to less experienced staff members, fostering a collaborative and learning-focused environment.

What we are looking for:

  • 5+ years' experience creating and maintaining data platforms, implementing complex data pipelines and working with both technical and business stakeholders.
  • Extensive experience in designing governed and scalable data architectures and platforms, with a strong focus on storage and performance optimisation.
  • Experience with at least one major cloud data technology (AWS, GCP, or Azure Cloud), with a strong emphasis on architecting solutions specifically within the AWS ecosystem.
  • Proficient in Python and SQL, able to write efficient, easy-to-read, and clear code, with experience in Spark and/or Scala.
  • Experience working with Redshift, Presto/Trino, Hive/Glue, Kafka and Athena.
  • Experience working with AWS services, including S3, DynamoDB, SQS, EC2 Auto Scaling, Kinesis, Lambda, EMR, and general AWS APIs.
  • Hands-on experience with CI/CD tools (e.g., GitLab), infrastructure as code (Terraform), containerisation (Docker), and container orchestration (Kubernetes).
  • Relevant knowledge of collaborative analytics and orchestration tools (e.g. Airflow, dbt) and open table formats (e.g. Apache Iceberg, Apache Hudi, Delta lake).
  • Relevant knowledge of metadata concepts and tools (e.g. DataHub, OpenMetadata, Marquez).
  • Knowledge of the Data Mesh paradigm.
  • Excellent written and verbal proficiency in English.
  • Remote within Spain. Role based in Spain.

Our Benefits:

  • Work from home allowance
  • Health & dental insurance
  • Flexible retribution plan (up to 30% of your salary in products/services such as restaurant ticket, transportation ticket, nursery check)
  • Gym membership Language courses (English + Spanish)
  • Employee Assistance program - service managed by ComPsych which provides confidential support, resources and information for personal and work-life matters
  • Tax declaration assistance - fiscal advisory
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