Data Engineer (ETL)

Job description

hackajob are partnered with Bumble, the parent company that operates Badoo and Bumble, two of the world’s largest dating and connection apps with a combined user base of over 600 million globally. The Bumble app was founded by CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014. Bumble is majority-owned by Blackstone and has over 600 employees in offices in Austin, London, and Moscow.

Technology Team

Our culture of innovation and our strong ability to execute allows us to build products that can truly change the trajectory of someone’s life by allowing them to find the connection they are looking for. This translates to a very powerful, tech-enriching, and unique feeling we all share and are very proud of as Bumble engineers. You’ll find us working in London, Moscow and Barcelona.

Our tech was a paramount enabler all along and will keep serving us well as we move forward. We are on a safe path to diversify some of our tech stacks, transitioning to a more polyglot software engineering house that takes a best-in-class approach when it comes to provisioning solutions for the product domain we live in.

How we work

We’re heading into our next chapter with cross-functional delivery. Autonomous product-engineering units that deliver independently and provide their own roadmaps, while maintaining consistency on tech, quality and other non-functional aspects. We are a data-driven company and we enjoy empirical experimentation as a means to validate any intuition we may have before we commit and action. We do so to serve our customers better and to control the level of risk we may introduce as a result of feature changes, at any point in time.

Machine and deep learning are a key enabler to some of the problems we solve. We see machine learning as a strategic pillar that is essential to our growth and we improve our capabilities in this area as a matter of business-as-usual. Due to the sheer size of our platforms and customer base, the technical challenges we face are fascinating to deal with and require a great degree of passion, curiosity, teamwork and balance.

Bumble is looking for an ETL Data Engineer to participate in the development of the data-collecting and data-processing framework, services and tools for the cross-functional Data Platform department. Concretely, this means implementing, deploying and maintaining large scale data pipelines as well as internal data tools that help Bumble provide a safe and engaging experience for our users and improve the way Bumble operates.

With millions of images and messages exchanged on our platform every day, there is a wealth of opportunity to make a real difference in this role and help people to find love all over the world! The ideal candidate combines strong business acumen, experience in data pipelines, databases and development best-practices along with a passion for tech.

Key Accountabilities

  • Working with Big Data: tables containing billions of rows and terabytes of data
  • Development and improvement of the Bumble ETL framework and data preparation tools for Business Analysis
  • Development and support of team’s ecosystem: dozens of in-house projects improving our life and help other teams working with our infrastructure
  • Active participation in development and maintenance of the Data Warehouse and investigation of common data issues
  • Define the look and feel of Data Platform by developing internal tools
  • Integrate new technologies into our processes and tools

Required Skills and Knowledge

  • A knowledge and understanding of SQL language, ability to write complex queries
  • Data Warehousing and Database basic architecture principles
  • POSIX/Unix/Linux ecosystem knowledge
  • Experience with PHP/Python or desire to learn them
  • We appreciate result-oriented work style, flexibility in choosing tools and technical approaches

Nice to have

  • Experience with Exasol and/or Snowflake databases
  • Good knowledge of SQL (window functions, common table expressions, complex grouping etc.)
  • Google Cloud Platform familiarity
  • Basic Hadoop familiarity (HDFS/Hive)

About You

  • You are passionate about technology and not afraid to learn and build complex systems
  • You are positive and committed with a 'can-do' attitude and a flexible approach
  • You are the first to notice issues and opportunities and are able to exploit these to your team’s advantage

Our Benefits


  • Free breakfast, lunch & dinner. Fully stocked fridges and unlimited snacks
  • Daily massages
  • Gym membership
  • Free professional haircut or blow-dry every other week and onsite manicures in our on-site beauty salon to keep you looking and feeling your best!

Parties and socials

  • Get ready for the weekend with our Friday bar and food pop ups and let your hair down at our regular parties

Annual training budget

  • Up to £2,000 training allowance every year to support your personal development

Team builds

  • An opportunity to strategise, build morale and celebrate your hard work with your team, anywhere in the world!

Double match pension

  • We will double match your pension contribution up to 6% and you can manage your contribution on our handy portal

Enhanced parental leave

  • 6 months maternity or one month paternity (fully paid) to spend precious time with your new arrival


  • Private medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Access to the Babylon Health App and mental health support


  • Flexible working hours

Live yoga and meditation

  • Streaming free, live yoga & meditation sessions each week, as well as a full weekly timetable of free online exercise classes

'Random coffee'

  • Connecting staff across the globe in pairs once a week to get to know each other over a video chat

'First Fridays'

  • Meal delivery for a remote lunch with your team once a month

Employee Support Fund

  • Support Fund for those whose households are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19

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