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Data Engineer


United States of America

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For almost 90 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, ROI, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of 8,000+ employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and will support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future, as we continue our evolution from Market Research provider to SaaS data solutions and consulting partner. We value extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

As a Data Engineer you will play a role in bringing new (data) products, features and capabilities to market working alongside product management and operations teams

What you are able to

  • Work collaboratively with a Technical Business Analyst to design solutions to identified user issues and needs.

  • Write clean code that follows coding standards.

  • Work with other senior team members to identify, plan, develop and deliver data services.

  • Implement data flows to connect operational systems, data for analytics and business intelligence.


  • Programming and build. You can collaborate with others to understand and review software/user requirements. You can design, code, test, correct and document the appropriate solutions.

  • User focus. You seek to understand the needs of the user and devise the simplest solution to solve that business need.

  • Database/Data Warehouse Skillset. You are confident with writing Stored Procedures and Data Modelling design including 3NF and Dimensional modelling

  • Communicating information. You are able to listen to the needs of the users and business stakeholders and interpret information. You are able to contribute to discussions within the multidisciplinary team.

  • Leadership and guidance. You are able to follow agreed good practice for the team. You have an awareness of the importance of team dynamics and collaboration and understand the importance of feedback

  • Community collaboration. You can contribute to the work of others while having the ability to motivate and empower teams. You can recognise and deal with issues.


  • 3+ years of experience working in Database development and/or Data Warehouse development

  • Advanced SQL including Stored Procedures development

  • Strong Data Analysis skills including Excel expertise

  • Confident with version control systems and code reviews

Technologies required

  • Cloud Data Warehouse - Snowflake (ideal) otherwise BigQuery, RedShift or similar and/or strong SQL Server experience

Nice to have

  • DAX, SSAS, Power BI

  • Intermediate+ in one of Python (ideal), Java or Scala

  • Javascript, C#

  • TDD, Automated testing, Unit testing (ideally in a database environment)

  • Experience implementing Quality Check solutions

  • Serverless functions (eg. Lambda) and Event-driven pipelines

  • Terraform, git, Docker, CI/CD pipeline tools

We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal employment opportunity, focusing on all of our employees reaching their full potential. 

We respect and value every employee regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, personality, experience, culture, faith, socio-economic status, or physical or mental disabilities.

We endorse the core principles and rights set forth in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the Social Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, promoting the universal values of human dignity, freedom, equality, and solidarity.

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At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.

Don't meet every single requirement? Some people are less likely to apply unless they meet all the requirements listed in a job specification. GfK is looking for self-starters to join our innovative team keen to take on a new challenge. So, if you're excited about this role but your skills and experience don't align perfectly with every requirement we've listed, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Posted: 77 days ago

City: Boston

Work Area: -

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00019774