Software Engineer


United Kingdom

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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

Job Title: Software Engineer

As part of the Point of Sale (POS) division in GfK, we are looking for an Intermediate Python Engineer who can help us build awesome data analytics products.

While historically POS reporting was all about what happened, as one of the world’s leading market research firms, we are changing the status quo by using predictive analytics to tell our big-name clients what is going to happen instead – plus what actions we recommend them to take to leverage these predictions.

Many of our clients are global, demanding and well-established brands that you probably interact with on a daily basis both online as well as in your living room.

Intermediate Python Engineers are a crucial member of our teams, being able to integrate with our Front-End Engineers, Data Scientists, QA and Product Team roles.  We expect them to take ownership of delivering features and improvements in a way that enables us to maintain and grow our apps in the short and long term.

As an Intermediate Python Engineer you will have the following key accountabilities:

  • Write effective, scalable code;
  • You have the ability to build clean, well-encapsulated packages to a high standard;
  • You understand why we are building things and bring suggestions and ideas on how to solve our customers’ problems in the best way;
  • You are able to contribute to a team and provide solutions to enable improved responsiveness and performance.

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

  • You are a self-starter;
  • You have experience with Python and SQL;
  • You know how to write unit tests and what’s the good and bad sides of measuring code coverage;
  • You have experience of TDD and implementing it;
  • You have experience with Git and using CI/CD pipelines to get your work in production;
  • You have a familiarity with Agile Frameworks.

Besides the things we really expect you to have, there are some things which would be amazing if you have experience with them as well:

  • You have experience working with Data Science
  • You have experience with Kubernetes
  • You have experience with Pandas in Python
  • You have used Google Cloud Platform

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: 134 days ago

City: London

Work Area: Technology

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00012408