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Job Description

About the team

The Data Enablement team is part of the Data Foundations tribe at Adevinta. The team has the goal of democratising access to global data. We empower the organisation to build data-driven products and insights based on reliable and secure data, so everyone can spend more time delivering value. The marketplaces in our portfolio fuel the central data platform with rich behavioural, content and user data. Our global and local data product teams offer various services ranging from recommendations, to search ranking, to user profiling and segmentation, to performance statistics engines and others to offer our end-users and partners to create perfect matches on our marketplaces. We work closely together with these teams, learn from them and build new and better tools to improve their productivity and influence.

We are on the lookout for top-notch software engineers to join our team and make a global impact in an exciting and dynamic environment. Come and join us!

About the role

As a senior engineer in the Data Enablement Team you will be leveraging public cloud to build and maintain data and machine learning primitives and self-serve platform tooling ranging from:

  • Data ingestion and consumption services for batch and streaming to democratise data access.

  • You will build the technology that supports Adevinta to create an ecosystem of discoverable, addressable, trustworthy, interoperable and secure datasets and data products to realise the data mesh paradigm at scale.

In executing against our mission, you will work closely with global and local engineers, architects, data scientists and product owners.

As a senior data engineer, you are expected to:

  • Design, productionize and own end-to-end solutions that solve our customer's problems.

  • Define, plan and execute on large scale strategic projects. 

  • Communicate and align with peers and cross functional stakeholders.

  • Drive for technical excellence and pick the right balance between quality and speed of delivery.

  • Consistently steer the target architecture by identifying areas of critical need based on future growth.

  • Be the go-to expert inside the org and influencer inside the team in several technologies and technical areas.

  • Actively participate in department-wide cross-functional tech initiatives.

  • Coach and mentor less experienced engineers for growth and success.



Who are you

We are looking for someone who is passionate about data. You have a strong focus on execution, delivery and customer impact and craft code that is understandable, simple and clean. You are an excellent communicator who can explain complex problems in clear and concise language to both business and technical audiences. You have a growth-oriented mindset and a desire to teach, improve, and otherwise force multiply the strengths of the engineers that surround you. You are a fast learner and thrive on learning new technologies and don't believe in one-size-fits-all solutions. You are a great teammate and believe that you can achieve more on a team - that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

  • You have experience designing and productionizing large-scale distributed systems built around machine-learned models and big data. Experience with Dev/ML Ops and associated best practices..

  • You have strong expertise in Scala programming languages. 

  • You have experience with batch and streaming technologies: e.g Apache Flink, Apache Spark, Apache Kafka and Kafka Streams.

  • You have expertise with distributed data stores (Casandra, Google BigTable, Redis, ClickHouse, Elasticsearch, DynamoDB) and messaging systems (Kafka, Google PubSub, Kinesis) at scale.

  • You have experience with Linux, Docker, private and/or public cloud (OpenStack, GCP, AWS, Azure).

  • You have experience working in a senior role.

  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience

  • BS or MS in CS or a related technical field

Additional Information

What you'll get from us:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Opportunity to shape the way we work. Your feedback and opinions are valued at all levels of the organisation
  • Benefits including stock purchase plan and annual bonus plans
  • Flexibility to work when and how you want - flexible hours, autonomy to set your own agenda, choice of phone and computer
  • Smart Working Policy - work remotely some of the time, balanced with time in the office together with your team - between 5 and 45 days per quarter in the office depending on each team. 
  • ‘Work from anywhere’ weeks - up to four weeks working from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection!
  • Career development, including language classes and Adevinta Academies: specialised content built by our experts on Machine Learning, Agile, Leadership and more
  • 26 days of holidays
  • Commuter allowance
  • Subsidised gym membership + monthly massage 
  • Life insurance, retirement plan and generous family leave

Adevinta is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.


Company Description

Adevinta, an innovative leader in digital marketplaces. We’re all about matchmaking, and our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less.


As a global network of loved local brands, including Marktplaats in the Netherlands, mobile.de in Germany and Leboncoin in France, our team of over 8,000 employees are there to make things better, safer and easier for the people who choose to visit and use our marketplaces every month. And we do that by being experts in our field, basing improvements on data and bringing together our network of talented teams.



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