Software Engineer



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For over 80 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, 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 ~9,000 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 support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with 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

We are looking to hire a software engineer who will focus on development of new components and maintaining legacy ones. If you are self-driven, motivated and positive person, who likes to smile a lot and laugh out loud, but at the same time person who is keen on their job and gets the things done. If you would like to develop as a software engineer and work with AWS solutions, please contact us – we are looking for someone like you.

As а Software Engineer you will have the following key accountabilities:

  • Support the software development and optimization of data processing and ETL workflows

  • Work on software components that include data transformation workflows and data integration services

  • Apply an end-to-end view and focus on overall data integrity and data flow rather than closed software components

  • Support QA tests covering data transformation components and workflows

  • Maintain a clear understanding of the relevant domain models, integration points and evolution lifecycles

  • Maintain good overview of (and consult the teams on) database technologies used by the applications

  • Document and handover new and changed applications to end user

Now that you know what a Software Engineer does, what skills, qualifications and experience do you need?

  • 2+ years of commercial full stack software development experience

  • Expert knowledge of Python and/or Spark

  • Experience with bash, SQL, REST

  • Experience with data processing pipelines, workflow scheduling like Airflow and ETL tooling in general

  • Good understanding of AWS

  • Knowledge of continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines

  • Knowledge of Bamboo, Git Lab and/or similar tools

  • Strong communication skills

  • Fluent level of English language, both written and spoken

It would be a great addition if you have:

  • Knowledge of OS Containerization with Docker

  • Experience in Automated testing

  • Experience with databases like MySQL, MSSQL and PostgreSQL

  • Knowledge of Agile development in general and scaling agile frameworks like Less or SAFe in particular

  • First experience in handling of PII data

Join our team and benefit from the following advantages: 

  • Exciting work environment that brings people together

  • Use of the latest digital technologies

  • Initial and ongoing trainings to support your development

  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • Competitive remuneration and bonus scheme linked to individual performance and company results

  • 3 additional non-working days annually

  • Food vouchers

  • Health insurance

  • Discount program with external vendors

  • Eco friendly travelers are welcome to the office – parking places for bikers and free card for public transportation are available to all employees

  • Variety of sport activities such as football and traditional Bulgarian dances

  • Last but not least – GfK Sofia office is located close to the city center and easily accessible from any point by public transportation – 47A Tsarisgradsko Shose Blvd

All documents will be treated in the strictest confidentiality.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to getting to know you!

Posted: 11 days ago

City: Sofia

Work Area: Technology

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00010871