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Senior Data Engineer - Scala, Spark, Hive, SQL & AWS

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  • Job title Senior Data Engineer - Scala, Spark, Hive, SQL & AWS
    Contract type: Permanent
    Location Switzerland
    Industry: Data
    Salary: Up to 125,000 CHF (Depending on experience)
    Visa requirement: Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location
    Reference: DE-ZHR-CB
    Contact name: Drew Barbier
    Contact email:
    Published: September 30, 2020 11:38

    Job Description

    Senior Data Engineer - Scala, Spark, Hive, SQL & AWS

    Location: Zurich, Switzerland

    Salary: Up to 125,000 CHF (Depending on experience)

    Must be based in Switzerland or have a valid work permit/EU passport.

    Our client is a Swiss market leader within the media & entertainment industry. They operate three television and six radio channels as well as various other multimedia platforms and have a variety of world-class programs that serve the Swiss public. Content is aimed at the entire German-speaking community
    in Switzerland and produces its programs in Basel, Bern, and Zurich.

    Their digital department is the active driver of the digital media transformation. You will be part of an innovative, cross-functional team that concentrates on the development of future digital services, mobile offers and the tools and workflows required for creation and distribution.

    What you will be doing:

    We are looking for your in-depth data engineering skills for various projects in the
    areas of user data management (UDM) and / or personalization. Your main tasks include:

    • As a data engineer, your mission is to make user / usage data of ourclient’s digital products available to various stakeholders

    • Within your agile team, you are responsible for the selection, development, maintenance, monitoring and operation of highly scalable, high-performance data infrastructures and for the integration of data sources and data structures

    • They support the data scientists in extracting in-depth knowledge about the use of products or in creating models for their personalization

    • You keep yourself up to date in the dynamic data science field, recognize trends and feel responsible for incorporating them into digital product development

    Key Requirements:

    • You can build on a sound professional basis and have a higher education / study in the field of computer science, data science / data engineering (CAS, MAS) and have initial work experience in this area

    • You have practical knowledge of technologies for distributed data processing and evaluation such as Spark, Hive, SQL, and a programming background, for example in Scala, Java or Python, and are ideally experienced with cloud platforms such as AWS or MS Azure, specialization or Knowledge of personalization, especially in the media sector, is an advantage

    • You feel comfortable in an agile environment, you are familiar with modern forms of work.

    • Your analytical and conceptual skills, your above-average communication skills and your convincing and positive demeanour complete your profile

    • B2 as a minimum level of German speaking skills

    If you are a team player by nature and ready to take your next step into the exciting space of media, I want to hear from you. Interviews can be held via Zoom and my client is looking to bring somebody on board ASAP, so only apply if you are happy to start remotely. Please note, this role will be on-site in a fantastic Zurich office when normality resumes!