Senior Data Engineer


Engineering | Berlin, DE

At HelloFresh, our mission is to change the way people eat - forever. From our 2011 founding in Europe’s vibrant tech hub Berlin, we’ve become the global market leader in the meal kit sector and inspire millions of energised home cooks across the globe every week.

We offer our meal kit boxes full of exciting recipes and thoughtfully sourced, fresh ingredients in more than 10 countries, operating from offices in Berlin, New York City, Sydney, Toronto, London and Amsterdam. Our more than 4,000 employees are the heart and soul of our highly international, fast-paced, and dynamic environment where innovation and smart, fast action is encouraged.

Our Engineering, Data, Product and Security teams are located in Berlin and New York and are critical to what we do. From procurement tools, to conversion rate optimization, live pricing tools, payment services and add-on upselling features, we work on challenging problems and have a high output of building and releasing features and engines that make our business thrive and deliver real financial impact.

You can get a taste of what we've been working on by checking out our tech blog.

About the job

As a Senior Data Engineer at HelloFresh, you will be collaborating to build a robust and highly performant data platform using cutting-edge technologies. You will develop distributed services that process data in batch and real-time with focus on scalability, data quality and business requirements. You will have the opportunity to work on challenging data related problems, like:

  • Design and build a world-class self-service data platform

  • Taking end-to-end responsibility for design, build and maintenance of batch and real-time data pipelines.

  • Understand and bring solutions for complex business problems, enabling insights that can empower better decision-making

Who we are looking for

  • Ability to design, implement and deliver maintainable and high quality code. Preferable with experience in Python, Scala is a nice to have.

  • Experience with Apache Spark, Hive and Kafka

  • Experience with Hadoop, plus distributions like EMR, Cloudera or Hortonworks

  • Experience with data modelling, design patterns, building highly scalable and secured solutions

  • Experience with RDBMS such as PostgreSQL or MySQL

  • Experience with job orchestration tools like Airflow, Luigi or similar

  • Experience with end-to-end testing of data pipelines

  • Agile team-working experience

  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent experience

It would be beneficial if you also have the following:

  • Experience with Amazon AWS, DevOps and Automation

  • Knowledge of visualisation tools (Tableau, Grafana)

  • Experience with Data Quality checks and tools

  • Experience with NoSQL data stores such as MongoDB, Redis or Cassandra

  • Experience with productionalising machine learning model

What we offer

  • Relocation assistance to move to Berlin and visa application support

  • Competitive compensation

  • Significant reduction on our meal kits

  • Annual learning and development budget to attend conferences or purchase educational resources

  • Sabbatical policy

  • Work in our office located in the heart of Berlin

  • A diverse and vibrant international environment

  • A range of perks (Free in-house crash course in German, compensation for advanced German classes, in-house lecture series and knowledge sharing programme, discounts for our neighboring gym & Urban Sports Club, free weekly yoga classes, summer & winter parties, discount on our HelloFresh GO vending machines)

  • The chance to have a significant impact on one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Europe in an exciting growth phase