Senior Data Engineer (AWS)


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Senior Data Engineer (AWS)

Amsterdam - as a senior Machine Learning engineer you will contribute to personalising the products of newsbrands (e.g. AD, de Volkskrant, Also, you will work on a completely new product, which will be totally personalised.

At this E-commerce company, they have news content from many different newspapers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark. They reach around 10 million people every day and they have 1.3 millions paying readers. On the data side, they have around 4000 journalists working on highquality content and an event stream spiking to tens of thousands of events per second.

About the team

The News Personalisation Team consists of 14 engineers, scientists, and research interns. The team is responsible for personalising the news products across major Dutch and Belgian news titles (Volkskrant, AD, Trouw, Parool, HLN, De Morgen and many others). In the team, they believe that noone should be a bottleneck and that knowledge should spread across people as much as possible. They believe it is vital that everyone should be able to bring in new ideas.

They work with: Python, Bash, RDB, Kafka, Kubernetes, Redis, PySpark, Elasticsearch, Concourse, Airflow, Delta, MLflow

What you will be doing

The following will be at the core of your responsibilities:

  • Translate business requirements into system design.
  • Take technical decisions using your experience, preventing the team from going down rabbit holes you have been in before.
  • Guide more junior team members into seniority.
  • Managing complexity.

Who you are

It is important that you have experience with pair-programming, and with an effective code review process in a Scrum environment. Also, you should be capable of guiding junior/medior engineers. Additionally you:

  • have experience with most of our technologies: Python, Bash, RDB, Kafka, Kubernetes, Redis, PySpark, Elasticsearch, Concourse, Airflow, Delta, MLflow
  • have experience with CI/CD, logging, monitoring, alerting, AWS, Lambda architecture.
  • are experienced in translating business requirements into system design.
  • have experience in handling tens of thousands of data points per second.


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