Big Data Software Engineer

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Who we are

The Workshop is a tech company that develops incredible software for the online gaming industry. Living by the motto “Fearlessly Forward,” innovation is at the centre of everything we do, whether it’s our games, new products and technologies. We understand that great ideas come from great people, and great people thrive when they’re trusted to challenge, change, improve, and perfect our products and processes.

Our strength lies in the diversity of our skills, and that comes from the diversity of our people. The Workshop is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other, trust each other, and value collaboration. We welcome candidates of all genders, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, nationality, belief (or lack thereof,) and programming language preference. As an equal opportunity employer, we offer a pleasant, supportive place to work – whoever you are. It’s a place where you can try new ideas, take risks, and move Fearlessly Forward.

The role

The Workshop is currently looking for a Big Data Sofware Engineer to join our dynamic team in Malaga. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding knowledge of fast moving and large volume data in multi-tiered data and analytics platform. 

The role involves design, development, implementation and support of a cutting edge real-time data platform, which includes including data streaming, data lake and a blazing fast analytics database. We are looking for someone who is passionate, motivated, driven and up for the challenge.

What you'll do

  • Design, develop and support the real time data platform.
  • Conceptualize, evaluate and build proof of concepts on new models, tools and techniques.
  • Collaborate, peer review, cross skill and share expertise with other team members.
  • Performance tuning of the system and work on new ways to increase efficiency.

What you'll bring

  • 3+ years of experience working with high velocity and high volume data, including good experience in handling relational, semi-structured and unstructured data.
  • Strong knowledge of database design and development with previous experience in developing ETL processes, and  multidimensional data models.
  • High understanding of both relational and multidimensional modelling principles.
  • Deep knowledge on Object Oriented Programming languages and must have a good experience in Java/Scala.
  • Solid experience with SQL queries and database tuning.
  • Problem solving skills, willingness to take ownership and risks, and enthusiasm in the face of technical knowledge.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong communication skills in English, both written and spoken.

Desirable experience

  • Expertise with Kafka and HornetQ(JMS)/RabbitMQ.
  • Good experience with data process technologies like Apache (Spark/Flink/Beam), Oracle ODI, Informatica, Snap Logic, Talend.
  •  Good knowledge of Hadoop Cluster Architecture and hands on experience within Cloudera Hadoop ecosystems.
  • Knowledge of Exasol.
  • Knowledge of any one of the scripting languages, such as Python, Shell Scripting or PERL.

What's in it for you

  • Challenging and fulfilling work at an innovative, global company that uses cutting-edge tech
  • Global work experience in an agile methodology
  • International, friendly and inclusive multi-cultural environment (over 35 nationalities that speak altogether almost 30 languages!)
  • Competitive salary and relocation packages for you and your family
  • Playful office in the Technology Park of Málaga with a free, private bus connection from the city centre
  • Flexible working hours, well-being programs, learning and growth opportunities
  • Team building events, learning labs, Hackathons/Designatons and extravagant corporate events
  • Opportunity to shape the tech community inside and outside of The Workshop, mentoring and sharing knowledge with others
  • Workplace perks including gaming consoles, darts, pool, foosball, books, massages and a kitchen full of coffee, fruit and even ice-cream
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Calle Severo Ochoa, 16
29590 Málaga Directions

Our culture

We’re lucky enough to have a home in two of Europe’s best tech cities – London and Malaga – and are proud of our diversity. Our Inventors represent over 40 different nationalities and almost 30 languages.

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