Data Engineer at funda (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Funda’s Data Engineer is the king or queen of translation. You are able to speak all of our data languages and funnel them into a single clear stream that is workable for everyone. This is an important role within the organisation as you also transform raw data into information that is valuable for data-driven decision-making. Funda has a huge vision for the future and data is the key to help us achieve it.

At design level, you are able to assess the needs of both producers and consumers and maintain the architecture that best fits their needs. We are looking for someone with a high level of independence, who is ambitious and wants to have an impact on a big company. Or, as one of your potential new colleagues puts it: “Working with data at funda is exciting for three reasons: the scale of the data we work with, the challenge of integrating disparate data sources, and the fact that all this data gives us a unique perspective on the real-estate market. It’s a truly great playground for any big-data engineer.”

Your job
You develop, maintain and test data pipelines that capture, integrate and centralise the various data flowing from all our systems and processes. You’re responsible for making sure that data is accessible and ready for analysis by both Data Scientists and Data Analysts. You partner with our Data Scientists and Data Analysts and empower teams to collect, measure and present metrics while thinking about the project they will work on next. We need someone to help the teams do that by making sure the right data is available, easily accessible and reliable.

If you want to see what we worked on in 2020, take a look at the talk by our Head of Data at the GoDataFest event underneath the page. 

The challenge
The big amount of traffic on funda translates to big data. At funda we collect about one billion user interactions each month. You will be responsible for integrating these interactions together with data from various other sources of different natures, and creating a single source of truth in BigQuery. You will enrich the data, operationalize it via core tables, as well as aggregate it into new models for straightforward consumption and dashboarding. You will work on projects ranging from working together with our Data Scientists on the creation of datasets for machine learning, to serving data directly back into funda's products.

Your team
You will be part of a diverse 7-person data team. This team comprises two Data Analysts (Esther & Ruben), two Data Scientists (Edwin & Alexandre), a Service Owner (Stephen) and your Head of Data (Spiros).

Your profile
You are an experienced Data Engineer who makes pragmatic and practical choices that allow us to move fast and give us the guarantees we need. You also recognize yourself in the following:

  • You have a bachelor's or other university degree in computer science or a similar quantitative field;
  • 4+ years of relevant work experience;
  • You have experience with workflow orchestrator tools (e.g. Airflow), data modelling and the best practices of data warehousing;
  • You are highly skilled in processing data using SQL as well as a major programming or scripting language (preferably Python);
  • You have experience with collecting event streams and transforming / modelling them into core and aggregated tables for convenient consumption. Nice to have: experience working with event streams and customer data platforms (preferably Segment);
  • You have experience with cloud data warehouses and services (preferably Google BigQuery, Azure Cloud, Kubernetes);
  • Nice to have: Experience with highly available, distributed systems for processing large datasets (e.g. big data processing frameworks like Spark);
  • You have a good command of the English language, both written and spoken.

This is what we offer
Funda offers you one of the most challenging jobs in your field. Whether you work in the office or from home, we’ll make sure that funda feels like home to you. On location, you and your colleagues will work in the heart of Amsterdam, with our own ‘funda square’ and an unobstructed view of the IJ river. If you work from home, you’ll stay connected to your colleagues through Microsoft Teams, and we’ll make sure you’ve got everything you need for your home office.

You’ll be working with more than 140 great (international) minds, who will make you feel welcome from the start. To us, it’s only logical to take good care of our talents, and therefore of you. If you come to work with us, we offer you:

  • An excellent salary with an annual bonus scheme and 25 days off (you can buy more days if you need them).
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Reimbursements for your telephone, home internet, travel expenses, gym and part of your pension.
  • Heavenly chair massages 6 times a year (at the office, during working hours).
  • Chef-prepared fresh lunch every day (when you’re in the office), ranging from soups to salads, fresh bread rolls from the baker and a snack every Friday.
  • Dinners, team outings, drinks and a birthday present. And during lockdown periods, funda offers great virtual alternatives.
  • The opportunity to attend congresses and follow courses and classes, because at funda, we believe that learning never stops. You can also get your creative juices flowing during our hackathons.

Interested?
We like to act swiftly at funda. So here’s what you can expect from us:
Get started
You can apply by sending your CV and cover letter (or video) via the application button.
Hooray!
Into the next round? Then one of our recruiters will invite you for a telephone screening.
And then...
If you have passed the telephone screening, we will schedule that first job interview with you as soon as possible. You can expect a maximum of three rounds of interviews.
To case or not to case
For this vacancy, after a successful first interview, we will invite you to do a technical assignment.

More information?

Call or WhatsApp recruiter Tessa de Beurs via +31- (0)6 46 87 77 26 or Kim Thomas via +31- (0)6 15 02 74 86, or send an email to recruitment@funda.nl

We take COVID-19 very seriously. Most funda employees are working from home. However, this does not stop us from striving for a swift and enjoyable recruitment process. Our procedures haven’t changed, they will just happen virtually. Our recruiters will stay in touch with you, every step of the way.

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