Data Engineer, Comms team (f/m)

We're looking for a skilled, curious and passionate Data Engineer, Comms team (f/m) who wants to make a difference.

Berlin, Germany


Online since May 14, 2018

We're looking for a skilled, curious and passionate Data Engineer, (f/m) who wants to make a difference.


Your opportunity....

As the Data Engineer (m/f) in the Customer Engagement & Communication team, you will be working with “real” Big Data, processing billions of events coming from millions of web, mobile and social platforms. You’ll have to find the best way to understand our users and deliver to them the most effective and relevant notifications to keep them engaged and to positively influence their experience and journey with us; as well as contributing to the business data-driven strategy and data science ambitions. You’ll have a key role in designing and developing our green-field real-time data processing platform using cutting-edge data engineering tech like Apache Spark, Python, Java, AWS, Airflow… or anything else you can bring to the table! OLX

OLX is one of the largest e-commerce sites worldwide. OLX is designed to enable people to connect through buying and selling goods and services quickly, easily and for free. We try to create a richer world by bringing people together for win-win exchanges. Sellers win. Buyers win. Communities win. Earth wins. OLX wins. And most of all, you win. Being part of something special. In an open culture that encourages own initiatives, growth and entrepreneurial spirit. Sharing the same values.

At OLX we have a clear ambition - to create a richer world. We empower people to make the difference and we’re always looking for great people to help us do just that.


Why OLX?

The OLX Group is a network of leading classifieds platforms in 50 markets, including brands like OLX, Avito, letgo, dubizzle, otomoto, otodom, storia, stradia, among others.

The OLX Group connects local people to buy, sell or exchange used goods and services by making it fast and easy for anyone to post a listing through their mobile phone or on the web. Hundreds of millions of people in local markets around the world generate more than 1.9billion monthly visits, 37 billion monthly page views and 54 million listings every month on the OLX Group's online marketplaces.

Our 4000+ committed employees are making a difference from our 25 offices across the globe.


What responsibilities will you get when working with us?

  • Researching new business intelligence and big data technologies and techniques
  • Research, design and implement innovative solutions for our global data challenges: customer segmentation and profiling, users master record management, real-time big data processing, user behaviour features engineering, customer journey and lifecycle management, advanced analytics and actionable insights reporting
  • Design and develop a real-time data processing platform using tools such as Apache Spark, Python, Java, AWS and Airflow.
  • Work across the whole data processing pipeline, integrating a variety of raw data sources and turn them into data products consumed in a variety of domains (user communications, analytics, data science, BI,...)
  • Understand OLX users behaviour to deliver the most effective, personalized and relevant notifications to improve their customer experience
  • Contribute to the business data-driven strategy and data science ambitions
  • Lead data engineering initiatives and innovation for the team and across the greater OLX Group


What will you need to be successful in this role?

  • You have 2+ years of experience as a Data Engineer and a strong understanding of end-to-end data processing flows: from data gathering, to cleansing and aggregation, to data modelling and analytics, to reporting and BI in both batch/data warehousing and real-time/transactional environments.
  • You have hands-on experience with big data technologies like Apache Spark + Python, Scala or Java (we use Python) and cloud technologies like AWS, but you are also comfortable handling complex SQL queries.
  • You strive to deliver quality solutions and effectively implement data engineering best-practices to everything you do (agile methodologies, unit testing and data validations, CI/CD, code reviews and knowledge sharing)
  • You understand that legacy code and technical debt exist and you are willing to drive initiatives to refactor more traditional data processing systems to embrace modern data engineering practices
  • Familiarity working with large SQL databases and the implementation and maintenance of ETLs data processing pipelines
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to think creatively; highly-driven and self-motivated
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills


What can you expect from us and what do we offer?

  • Contributing to the global OLX Group
  • Flexible office culture and possibility to work from home
  • Company Mobile phone 
  • Work with an international team of top engineers learning from one another
  • International career and travel opportunities
  • A budget for conferences and education
  • Competitive salary and great benefits
  • Any tools you might need MacBook Pro, Notebook, PC
  • Free coffee, snacks and drinks
  • Great office location around the corner from Berlin Hauptbahnhof


Inspired and interested in the job? Apply!

Are you ready to live your dream and apply for this role? It only takes a few minutes to apply using our simple application template. Once you’ve it out submit it online and our talent scouts promise to give it serious consideration. We will try to get back to you within the next two weeks but we have to admit, sometimes it takes a bit longer than that. If it does please don’t worry we will respond to your application no matter what.