Big Data Architect

Job description

Number 1 in Europe!

zooplus AG is Europe’s leading online retailer of pet supplies. With over 5,8 million active customers in more than 30 European countries and 1,111 billion Euro revenue in 2017, zooplus is comfortably the market leader in the online segment. At zooplus, we believe e-commerce to be the sales model of today and for the future. E-commerce has become one of the fastest developing areas of business. Modern logistics centers, and the use of and personalization, mean that online sales can be handled with increasing efficiency.


What's this role about:


In this role you will have the opportunity to be working in the construction of a cutting-edge Big Data product that will be core for the success of zooplus. A wonderful and exciting challenge. 


You will integrate into a high-performance experienced agile team (using Scrum plus other agile methods) that is building our Data Lake from the ground up in the cloud (AWS). You would drive the technical architecture of the system, assisting the rest of the team, representing the team in front of stakeholders, and covering the whole ecosystem of Big Data technologies (Spark, EMR, Kinesis, S3, Parquet, Aurora, Glue, Lamdba, Athena and others). 

We are offering you a versatile, international-facing role in our motivated team with colleagues from all over Europe. Our Spanish office is at a great location in Madrid, with great infrastructure links.  


What are we offering you: 

Competitive salary including the following benefits apply: 

  • 28 days’ vacation (plus Dec 24 and 31) 

  • Medical insurance 

  • Dental insurance 

  • Mobile phone for personal use 

  • Flexible working hours 

  • Free drinks, coffee and fresh fruit 

  • Discount in Zooplus shop and other discounts in local shops 

What you will be responsible for: 

  • Working on the development of our Data Lake, closely together in a team of Data Engineers, DevOps and Data Scientists in an agile environment. 
  • Drive the technical architecture of the Data Lake, helping wherever is needed to the team and other teams that may use the Data Lake for their analytical needs in the company. 
  • Represent the team in front of internal stakeholders and cover the high-level layer of the Data Lake architecture. 
  • Take care of the costs, high-availability and scalability of the whole system. 
  • Work with cross-functional data and products teams and build efficient and scalable data solutions


What we are looking for: 

To work together in an optimal way in this position, we wish your qualifications to include 

  • BS/M. Tech in Computer Science or related field

  • Experience building Data Lakes in similar size companies 


    Solid distributed systems knowledge, including software architecture and advanced SQL skills
  • Expertise in Big Data and DWH/ETL best practices

  • Experience working with data technologies in Amazon Web Services. AWS Certification is a plus. 

  • Comfortable with the idea of cross-functional teams 

  • Fluent English

Did we make you curious? 

Then send us your resume and possible starting date in Spanish or English via our online application form.