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Data Engineer

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Germany

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Technology

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

It's an exciting time to be a builder. Constant advances in technology are creating an exciting new world for those who understand the value of data. As a data engineer, you'll be handling the design and construction of scalable data management systems, ensure that all systems meet client requirements. You will be an integral part of a cross-functional team and work alongside data scientists and SREs.  Within our team of teams in Media Measurement, you will also be part of a larger community of Data Engineers. 

As Data Engineer you will have following key accountabilities:

  • Develop, test and deploy big data applications.
  • Ensure that all development work in data pipelines follow best practices for ensuring validity, efficiency and maintainability.
  • Collaborate in a distributed, cross-functional agile team to reached shared goals.
  • Take ownership of technical implementations and architecture together with your team and in alignment with communities of practices.
  • Communicate with data producers to align on data exchange formats and interfaces.
  • Communicate with data consumers and other stakeholders in order to help them fulfill their needs to drive the business.
  • Provide suggestions to business in the Media Measurement context on how existing and new data sources can be utilized to enhance our existing product portfolio.
  • Recommend different ways to constantly improve data reliability and quality.

Main technologies you will be using with us:

  • Python
  • AWS
  • Spark (Java, Scala, PySpark)
  • Airflow
  • GitLab
  • Atlassian suite

Now that we've introduced you to the position as Data Engineer, what skills, qualifications and experience should you have?

  • You have a Bachelor's degree in computer science, software/computer engineering, or applied mathematics.
  • You are curious about finding new and unusual ways of how to solve data management issues.
  • You already have experience with at least one cloud provider (GC, AWS, Azure).
  • You have solid hands-on experience with Python.
  • You have experience with Java or Scala.
  • You know how to develop data-intensive applications using Spark.
  • You are comfortable writing SQL queries to wrangle data from relational databases.
  • You know how to orchestrate data pipelines with Airflow or any other similar data scheduling and orchestration tool.
  • You have experience with CI/CD and ideally also with IaC using Terraform.
  • You are following best practices in software engineering, like pair programming, testing, clean code and agile software development frameworks.
  • You are able to give and take open, constructive feedback.

We Offer

  • a permanent position with a competitive salary, and flexible working conditions
  • a good work life balance, 30 days of vacation, and parent-friendly regulations.

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!

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 opportunity in employment which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential. 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.

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 get to know you!

Posted: 14 days ago

City: Berlin

Work Area: Technology

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00013117