Data Engineer

Job description


At OLX, we work together to build a more sustainable world through trade.

We make it safe, smart, and convenient to buy and sell cars, find housing, get jobs, buy and sell household goods, and more. Our colleagues around the world help to serve millions of people around the world every month, through its well-loved consumer brands including OLX, Otomoto, Property24.

Join OLX and see how far you can go.


Are you interested in joining OLX? Currently, there are a number of Data Engineering positions open in different areas of the OLX organization. Following your application, the initial match will be assessed and you will be invited to start your interview process. After completing the recruitment process successfully, you will be matched with a job opportunity in the OLX team that would complement your background and aspirations in the best possible way.

What You Will Do At OLX

  • Collaborate closely with analytics, data science, and data product management to support our shared Data mission: We harness data to drive intelligent decisions and deliver products our customers love
  • Contribute to strategic goals and initiatives by owning specific deliverables supporting product and tech roadmap
  • Develop decentralized, domain-specific data pipelines using a diverse range of technologies, fostering autonomy and agility in our data ecosystem
  • Enable domain-oriented data teams, ensuring they possess the necessary toolkits and processes to operate as independent data product units within the larger Data Mesh framework
  • Promote the use and understanding of our data assets and products across domains, enhancing their autonomy and cross-functional collaboration
  • Identify and proactively suggest improvements based on error fixing, debugging, bug fixes, and performance tuning
  • Research, recommend, test, and enable new data technologies and techniques to become part of our data ecosystem
  • Improve monitoring of our data ecosystem, identify inefficiencies, and seek ways to automate or fine-tune data products to maximize their performance and usability
  • Enhance governance frameworks and processes for ensuring the security and compliance of our data ecosystem

What We're Looking For

  • Self-paced, proactive, and results-oriented person with a good sense of ownership and a successful track record, able to deal with ambiguity
  • Experience with designing for scale and data growth in terms of storage and performance
  • Very strong working knowledge of SQL (writes efficient, easy to read, and crisp SQL code), comfortable with Python, Spark or Scala
  • Experience in at least one cloud data technology (AWS, GCP, or Azure Cloud)
  • Experience working with Redshift, Presto/Trino, Spark, Hive, Athena
  • Understanding concepts of data architectures and Data Mesh paradigm
  • Experience in designing and implementing domain-specific data pipelines, with a knack for bridging the gap between technical and business stakeholders in a fast-changing environment

Nice To Have Skills

  • AWS data ecosystem
  • Data governance applied to cloud/enterprise platforms
  • Experience in Data Mesh paradigm implementation
  • Collaborative analysis tools (e.g. dbt)
  • Streaming processing (e.g. Kafka, Kinesis, Storm, Flink, Spark Streaming)
  • JVM-based languages, such as Scala and Java
  • Knowledge of S3, SQS, EC2 Auto Scaling, Kinesis, Lambda, EMR, Hive, and Glue
  • Relational SQL and NoSQL (Cassandra, DynamoDB, and Solr/Elasticsearch) databases
  • Task orchestration tools (e.g. Airflow, Mage, Luigi)
  • Knowledge of Docker and K8s
  • Infrastructure-as-code tools (e.g. Terraform, Cloud formation)
  • ML engineering solutions
  • Experience with analytics, defining metrics, and measuring data quality

Our Benefits

  • Permanent contract
  • Salary + annual bonus up to 15% of your annual gross salary + tax deductible costs up to 80%.
  • Work with and impact all OLX websites around the world
  • Train and conference budget and free access to Udemy courses
  • A benefits package with 300 points on the Mybenefit platform per month, private medical care provided by PZU Zdrowie, Ask Henry services, and much more
  • MacBook Pro or Windows Dell along with necessary accessories to make your work comfortable
  • 100% remote work (and the possibility to work from our offices in Poznan and Warsaw)

Why join OLX?

At OLX, we invest in ourselves and each other to reach our full potential. We avoid bureaucracy and empower our teams to innovate; with opportunities, training, and leadership behaviors a key focus for all. Our commitment to inclusion ensures we listen to a diverse range of voices when making decisions. And, we combine the spirit and agility of a startup with our global scale and the backing of Prosus, one of the largest consumer internet groups in the world.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at OLX

At OLX, we are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We strongly encourage people of all races, ethnicities, disabilities, ages, gender identities or expressions, sexual orientations, religions, backgrounds, and experiences to apply.

If you are excited about this role, and your past experiences do not align perfectly with every criteria asked for in the job description, we would still like you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other opportunities across the business, and we'd like to hear from you.

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