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Senior Data Engineer

Every month Marktplaats handles over 8 million unique visitors and 350.000 new advertisements each day making Marktplaats the largest online trading platform in the Netherlands. Consumer and professional sellers offer a large and varied assortment of used and new products. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by building a world where people share more and waste less. But we want to go even further - we are constantly changing our platform to deliver the experience our customers love. We are a mix of Dutch and Silicon Valley cultures; like both, we are an international team of passionate people who share a common interest in solving problems using software and data. We invite you to join us!

eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is an innovative leader in online classifieds with brands that span the globe. Our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities – whether it’s a job, an apartment, a sofa, a car, a concert ticket, financial services or new friends. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less. People who want to connect and trade visit our sites because they’re fun, easy to use and built on trust.

About the business:

You will work on our high-availability infrastructure, improve customer experience through innovation, impact revenues and advance our team and technologies. In turn, we will work with you to grow your career in Marktplaats.

What you can expect from us:
  • A collaborative, informal, international and playful work environment with multi-disciplinary agile/lean teams

  • Managers and teammates who are invested in your growth as a technologist and as a person

  • Work with technologies such as Spark, Airflow, MLFlow, Flink, Nomad, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Cockroachdb and more in a fast-evolving Microservices architecture on premise and Google Cloud Platform

  • Possibility to work from infrastructure to all stages of the software development lifecycle: from design to implementation to release and monitoring

  • Continuous Deployment through multiple environments to get rapid feedback about your work

  • Work on one of the most beloved brands in the Netherlands

About the teams:

We aim to continuously improve our teams and product with a data-driven approach to measure the impact we are making. We have teams focusing on different domains of our platform and platform teams continuously improving capabilities, every one of them with their own dynamics and challenges. This particular opportunity is for a data platform team, responsible for maintaining existing and creating new data capabilities.

The person we are looking for has extensive experience in software engineering and DevOps experience in data intensive applications, with at least 6+ years of full-time employment with knowledge of what it means to work with Big Data and distributed systems.

What we expect from you:
  • Experience in backend development (Scala or Python)

  • Experience in e-Commerce or high traffic/distributed systems

  • Experience in Google Cloud Platform or Amazon Web Services

  • Experience working closely with Data Scientists, Machine Learning pipelines and Analytics team

  • Experience in Big Data technologies such as Spark or Data Proc and Hadoop

  • A degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Be a key team member in development and design of new products

  • Coaching of less experienced developers (be a mentor helping with skills development)

  • Collaborate with your teammates on architecture decisions and solution design

  • Help to continuously improve development work in all areas (coding, processes, tools, testing, etc.)

  • Responsible for the maintenance and stability of the backend infrastructure

  • Work with international counterparts across the worldwide eBay Classifieds Group

Nice to have:
  • Experience in Kubernetes or Nomad

  • Experience in deploying, optimizing and maintaining Kafka, Cassandra or Flink

  • Experience in ElasticSearch

  • Experience in Machine Learning LifeCycle, CI/CD, MLOps

What we offer:
  • Meaningful work with diverse, international, highly skilled and passionate teams which give you the chance to make a difference in our customers’ lives.

  • International career opportunities throughout eCG.

  • Competitive compensation, conference & education budget. We value your personal and professional development.

  • A healthy work-life balance, i.e. part-time work, an additional paid parental leave time, flexible working hours including working from home options.

  • A great atmosphere, open-minded company culture with several social team activities (online and offline).

We love building opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, no matter who you are, you feel Markplaats is a place where you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about us click here:


People are the heart of the Markplaats and their health and well-being are our first priority.

We continue to monitor local government guidance and partner closely with medical advisors to determine the safest and best next steps for everyone. As a result, most teams are working remotely, with a few teams able to collaborate in person with enhanced safety procedures. We will discuss the particular case for your region during the interview process. As a general rule, interviews will be completed remotely over video calls.

Marktplaats is a part of the eBay Classifieds Group

eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at [email protected]. We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

For more information see: EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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