Data Engineer - Full remote working

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

At this moment lastminute.com Group is looking for a Data Engineer for its Metasearch Business Unit based in Chiasso, Switzerland.

He/she will construct, develop, optimize and maintain complex data structures taking relevant decisions about technologies and development strategies according to the other senior members of the team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Data ingestion from partners using API or static files

  • Data manipulation and aggregation to generate core data for product

  • ETL for analysis and report creation

  • Internal support for other teams

Qualifications

Essential

  • 3+ years of experience in software development with proficiency in Java or even better Scala, making extensive use of unit, functional and integration tests

  • BSc or MSc in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or a related discipline, or equivalent industry experience

  • Strong knowledge of Object-Oriented design, patterns, algorithms and data structures

  • Good knowledge of Apache Spark framework

  • Good knowledge of SQL databases

  • Experience in writing code for multi-threaded systems taking into account memory/computation constraints

  • Basic knowledge of Unix

  • Basic knowledge of Git or other equivalent version control tool

  • Basic knowledge of Maven, SBT or other equivalent build tool

Desirable

  • Basic knowledge of Statistics and Machine Learning

  • Experience in programming with Python using libraries such as NumPy, Pandas and Scikit-learn

  • Hands on Bash

  • Hands on Docker

Additional Information

Qualities 

  • Pragmatic, but able to be meticulous with attention to detail

  • Highly self-motivated, uses initiative and “go to” problem solver

  • Willingness to go beyond the call of duty to get the job done

  • Committed to, and actively works towards, continuous self-improvement

  • Proactive and always ready to study new technologies

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
  • Welfare platform (Corporate Benefits) where you will found dedicated discounts with more than 1500 partners   
  • Benefit from employee discounts on travel
  • Receive 2 days off per year for the purpose of volunteering
  • 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