Principal Big Data Engineer

Job description

Number 1 in Europe!

zooplus AG was founded in Munich in 1999 and today it is Europe's leading e-tailer for pet food and pet supplies. With an annual double-digit growth rate and a revenue about 1.111 million Euro in 2017, we have already successfully rolled out our business model in 29 European countries and we are expecting further sustainable growth in European e-commerce.



Our employees are the key to our success!

The zooplus team currently consists of 500 interdisciplinary specialists and managers from more than 40 countries who work at 11 international sites in the Sales & Marketing, IT, Operations and Administration departments. So we can remain successful against our competitors in the future too, we are looking for individuals who can develop our business and help create a positive corporate culture by not only demonstrating versatile professional and methodological expertise, but also by showing a passion for performance, analysis and a solution-based approach. This includes dealing with rapid changes, intensive networking and an in-depth understanding of technology, the digital market and the business model's value-added chain.



Summary:

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 an experienced agile team (using Scrum plus other agile frameworks) that is building our Data Lake from the ground up in the cloud. You would also develop the integration of different data sources covering the whole ecosystem of Big Data technologies (Spark, EMR, Kinesis, S3, Parquet, Aurora, Glue, Lamdba, Athena).


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 you will be responsible for:

  • Working on the software development of our Data Lake, closely together in a team of Data Architects, Data Engineers and Data Scientists in an agile environment.
  • Developing code, scripts and data pipelines that leverage structured and unstructured data integration from multiple sources to the data lake including streaming technologies.
  • Work with cross-functional data and products teams and build efficient and scalable data solutions


What we are offering you

Become a part of our success story and seize the opportunity to take on a real challenge in a dynamically growing company where there is huge scope for development and short decision-making processes. 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. Additionally we offer competitive benefits such as;

  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days’ vacation (plus Dec 24 and 31)
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Mobile phone for personal use
  • Flexible working hours
  • Training budget for external training and conferences
  • Language courses and Safari Digital Library
  • Free drinks and fresh fruit
  • Discount in Zooplus shop and other discounts in local shops

Requirements

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
  • Highly proficient in Apache Spark with Scala
  • Solid software development skills
  • Expertise in data engineering and DWH/ETL best practices (experience building a Data Lake is a plus)
  • Experience working with data technologies in Amazon Web Services (EMR, Kinesis, S3, Aurora, Glue, Lamdba, Athena).
  • Comfortable with the idea of cross-functional teams
  • Fluent English 


Did we make you curious?

Then send us your application - resume, motivation letter, indication of your desired salary and possible starting date in Spanish or English via our online application form.