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Senior Data Engineer


This is a Contract position in Vancouver, BC posted September 20, 2022.

WineDirect is a direct-to-consumer (DTC) ecommerce platform purpose built for the wine production industry.

The platform architecture – a multi-tenant SaaS application
– includes a data and analytics system for applying industry-wide analyses to increase sales by discovering new opportunities and creating actionable recommendations.

We need several data engineers to rapidly lift and execute this project to completion over the next 24 months.

Senior Data Engineer The Senior Data Engineer will use their experience with and understanding of server and serverless technologies to help shape and execute WineDirect’s roadmap for data flow and system architecture of the all-new Customer Data Platform (CDP).

The Senior Data Engineer should understand the different types of ecommerce data and their relevance to the core objectives of the platform; improving conversions, increasing transaction total value and creating net new customers for our winery customers.

What you’ll be doing: Working closely with other developers, architects and product owners using Agile and SCRUM to design big data solutions and shape them into workable stories and plans.

Design and develop software for a large-scale, cloud-based SaaS solution using open-source technologies.

Deliver across the entire software app development lifecycle—design, build, deploy, test, and release.

Peer-reviewing code and mentoring and supporting junior team members.

Build strong partnerships with other teams internally and externally to solve problems, and ensure we deliver a cohesive customer experience.

Proactively seeking out new technologies and best practices and support the team in adopting them.

Drive benchmarking, optimization, and fine-tuning of software performance.

Who you are: 6 years of backend software development engineering or data engineering using Ruby, Go, Java or Python.

Identify the different types of ecommerce data and its relevance to the core objectives of the platform; improving conversions, increasing transaction total value and creating net new customers.

Thorough understanding of lambda and kappa data processing architectures and the ability to apply either depending on the problem definition.

Experience with high-scale data ingestion, transformation and distributed processing tools like Kafka, Spark and Databricks.

Ability to create virtual data sets and use them in reporting scenarios to visualize the data.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Bachelor’s degree in CS, CE, EE or equivalent experience.

And finally, you: You love working with technology and solving difficult problems using it.

You are self-motivated, detail-oriented and have excellent problem-solving skills.

Want to have fun at work and have meaning and purpose in what you do.

Are excited to learn and always expand your knowledge.

Why choose WineDirect?

Great compensation and benefits.

Your work will be impactful to our clients, your peers, and the company.

Flexible Work from Home (WFH) schedule.

Core values; Customer Focus, Transparency, Collaboration, Respect for Others, Fun Our commitment to your professional development, personal growth and wellbeing.

WineDirect by the Numbers Over $2B in sales enabled by our platform each year, growing >20% annually.

Over 3M consumer Monthly Active Users each.

Profitable, ambitious, and growth-oriented business.

Global reach, operating in multiple countries.

WineDirect is an Equal Opportunity Employer.