Senior Data Engineer

Berlin, DE

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Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of over 14 million items across home furnishings, decor, home improvement, houseware and more. Committed to delivering value and style to its customers every step of the way, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes – from product discovery to final delivery.

We are looking for an experienced data engineer to join the partner home organization, Wayfair’s supplier facing user experience, supporting Wayfair and our many suppliers globally to reach their growth ambitions.

What You’ll Do:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the business to understand their data requirements
  • Clarify ownership of many existing siloed, heterogeneous data sources and pipelines feeding the supplier’s user experience, implementing common, shared abstractions layers and data catalogs
  • Implement and take ownership of a scalable data architecture on cloud infrastructure that serves both real-time and analytical data requirements
  • Integrate and work with legacy systems whilst also building the strategic data platform
  • Define data engineering best practices 
  • Make proposals and help shape alternative, improved data solutions that are better aligned with industry standards in their approach to data quality, SLAs and operational excellence

What You’ll Need:

  • Track record in working with large data sets and closely working with data analysts, software and infrastructure engineers (5+ years data engineering experience)
  • Highly skilled in business to technical translation and vice versa
  • Professional experience with SQL and at least one of the following programming languages: Python, Scala or Java
  • Strong background in working with big data technologies like: Spark, Kafka, Hadoop, etc.
  • Experienced in designing data solutions within cloud platforms such as Google Cloud Platform (preferred), AWS or Azure
  • Experience using Linux/Unix operating systems
  • Knowledge of scalable query systems like Presto, Athena, Impala or Hive

What we’d love to see

  • Experience with real-time data streaming tools like Kafka (preferred), GCP pub-sub or Apache Storm.
  • A good understanding of REST and/or GraphQL
  • Experience of designing and implementing systems based on SOA principles
  • Previous dev-ops experience

About Us

Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you’ll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.

No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. We’re a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Wayfair – and world – for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information.

Job tags: AWS Big Data Engineering Hadoop Java Kafka Linux Python Scala Spark SQL