Job description

OTA Insight is a commercial platform for the hospitality industry (our clients are AirBnb property owners, individual hotels and major chains like Hilton, Accor, etc.). These are exciting times at OTA Insight: we recently raised another round of funding ($80 million) and we have welcomed two new companies, Transparent and Kriya, to our organisation that will expand our product portfolio! To accomplish our ambitious plans we are growing our Engineering team and Data Engineering has a crucial role to play. So, are you ready to have a big impact in a fast-growing scale-up?

We are looking for a Data Engineer who is passionate about scalable data architectures, cloud technology, complex data transformations, and handling large data streams on the fly, and wants to see their work translated into real life applications that impact 100.000’s of hotels worldwide.

About the team & the role

The OTA Insight Data Engineering team in Ghent is the gatekeeper to our vast datasets. Its mission is to reliably transform, integrate and store the numerous data sources that power our BI products. They are the go-to team for new feature/integration development that requires adaptations to the way we store, model and aggregate our data. Some datasets are acquired by web scraping or API integrations, others are pushed to us by external vendors. Our main dataset holds 3 trillion (yes that’s 12 zeros) hotel rates. The team works in close collaboration with our Product team, as well as a highly talented group of software engineers and data scientists to drive initiatives forward.

In this skilled team you’ll be trusted to:

  • Implement, maintain and improve streaming and batch data processing pipelines.
  • Set up and maintain infrastructure & tools to support our data processing pipelines.
  • Research and test data processing methodologies, tools and frameworks.
  • Actively contribute to the observability & testability of our data pipelines.
  • Be part of the product scrum-teams, to tackle data storage, modelling and transformation problems related to new feature developments.

Technologies you’ll work with:

Google Cloud Pub/Sub, BigTable, BigQuery, Dataflow, Kubernetes, Python

(feel free to ask us why these are the best fit for us)

Benefits of working at OTA Insight

  • The opportunity to shape the products that more than 75.000 users rely on world-wide
  • The chance to grow and evolve the data culture at a fast-growing scale-up
  • A flexible working environment where you can work from home or at one of our offices
  • A global Team Gathering where we fly everyone out to the same location. This year we’ll be meeting in Denver, Colorado!
  • Two annual Detox Days, on top of your personal holidays, when we take some time away from our computers with the entire company
  • Lunch, on us, every day you’re at the Ghent office
  • A choose-your-own transportation budget should you choose to come to the office
  • A highly competitive compensation package

We are looking for:

  • 2+ years of experience in a data engineering related position
  • Python (or other) developing experience in a data heavy context
  • Data affinity and willingness to deep dive into data issues to find relevant correlations
  • Desire to continually keep up with advancements in data engineering practises
  • A natural curiosity about how a technology works under the hood

We welcome:

  • Knowledge of cloud database solutions like BigQuery, Snowflake, BigTable, DynamoDB, Spanner,...
  • Experience with microservice architectures and one or more data streaming systems like Kafka, Google Cloud Pub/Sub or Amazon SNS,...
  • Experience in the serverles offering of cloud providers like e.g. GCP or AWS
  • Experience working with parties outside of the own organisation

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