Senior Scala Developer - Data Engineer

Company Description

Launched in 1998, this pioneering British-born brand has specialised in creating amazing experiences and unforgettable memories - from hotels, city breaks and holidays to theatre, entertainment and spa days. Experts in brightening up online travel, lastminute.com is among the worldwide leaders in the field, helping hundreds of thousands of customers every year find, and do, "whatever makes them pink".

lastminute.com is part of lm group, publicly traded multinational Group, among the worldwide leaders in the online travel industry. Every month, the Group reaches across all its websites and mobile apps (in 17 languages and 40 countries) 60 million unique users that search for and book their travel and leisure experiences. More than 1,200 people enjoy working with us and contribute to provide our audience with a comprehensive and inspiring offering of travel related products and services.

At the heart of our culture is a commitment of inclusion across race, gender, age sexual orientation, religion, gender identity or expression and accessibility. We strongly believe in an equal opportunity space, which is welcoming and celebrates the uniqueness of everyone who works here. We value different lived experiences and respect viewpoints, as we know unicity drives innovation. We want to make sure our people reflect the communities across the world we help travel.

Job Description

lastminute.com is looking for a Senior Data Engineer / Senior Scala Developer for its Data Platform Team based in Chiasso.

The candidate will have the possibility to work in a challenging environment, designing and implementing data-intensive applications and solutions, contributing to the improvement and the reliability of the Company's data platform, leveraging their programming and data solutions design skills.
 

Key Responsibilities

  • Data-intensive applications development and delivery within the Data Platform Team. 
  • Ensure continuous improvement in delivering, developing, and monitoring the data platform pipelines' data quality and performances, applying engineering best practices.
  • Collaborate with other teams to address issues and solutions design to fit the architecture/evolution of the Data Platform

Qualifications

Essential

  • 5+ years of experience in data-intensive applications development on the JVM
  • Solid knowledge and expertise in Scala applications development, ideally using functional programming design patterns
  • Solid knowledge of the big data ecosystem: tooling, data serialisation formats, data pipelines and data modelling.
  • Understanding of data platform architectures and common implementation patterns.
  • Experience with cloud platforms (Google Cloud Platform is a plus)
  • Experience with relational and multidimensional databases.
  • Basic knowledge of Linux administration and system tools
  • Strong problem-solving skills with working experience in gathering both functional and technical requirements.

Desirable

  • Google Cloud Data Tools (Pub/Sub, DataFlow, Cloud Storage, ...)
  • MPP databases (Microfocus Vertica)
  • Functional Programming
  • Akka Suite
  • Basic knowledge of Talend
  • Previous experience on Agile methodology
  • Previous experience in OTA companies

Additional Information

Abilities/qualities 

  • Strong motivation and passionate learner
  • Experience working in a challenging environment
  • Curious and analytical mindset
  • Self-starter attitude

What we offer

  • Possibility to work in an international agile environment using eXtreme Programming practises
  • Dedicated time for personal growth
  • Bleeding edge technology stack (Java and Kotlin, Python, Spark, Spring Boot, Docker, Kubernetes and more ...)
  • Continuous learning program with technical internal sessions
  • Access to online learning platform like O’Reilly 
  • Possibility to join conferences around Europe for continuous improvement
  • Coding Dojo: a weekly training to learn and share coding techniques during office hours
  • LM-Talks: our very own knowledge sharing internal sessions

By joining our company, you will have the chance to:

  • Join a dynamic team in an inclusive-international environment
  • Grow thanks to the career journey and our internal mobility perspective
  • Manage your own schedule thanks to the flexible start and end of the working day
  • Work a shorter working week (36h), of which 4 hours on Friday morning
  • Get focus time for learning, development and deep work on Friday mornings
  • Work partially or fully remote according to local laws
  • Enjoy continuous training thanks to our company platform
  • Benefit from employee discounts on travel
  • Receive 2 days off per year for the purpose of volunteering
  • Receive a bonus after 5 and one after 10 years in the company
  • Get free snacks / fruit / hot drinks / water / beverages at our offices
  • Participate in amazing winter and summer corporate events
  • Benefit from extended parental or marriage leave