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Job Description

The Data Engineering team, part of the newly-formed Benelux Data organisation, is responsible for driving new data capabilities and maintaining existing pipelines and tooling. It is closely involved in the development of new ML products, experimentation and insights. 

As a Staff Data Engineer, you will join a growing team of knowledgeable and talented Data Engineers to develop a large-scale platform, data pipelines, MLOps and Analytics initiatives, currently transitioning to a public cloud-based infrastructure. You will work closely with our Machine Learning, Data Science and Analytics teams, as well as our Platform and Product teams.

You can expect to:

  • Work in a collaborative, informal and international work environment with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Have managers and colleagues who are invested in your growth as a data professional and as a person.
  • Work with cutting-edge Analytics and ML stacks, managed and open source. Including technologies such as Spark, Airflow, MLFlow, Flink, Kubernetes, Nomad, Elasticsearch, and Cassandra.
  • Deal with petabytes of structured and unstructured data that is used across our products and business.
  • Experience continuous deployment through multiple environments in order to get rapid feedback
  • Work on some of the most beloved brands in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Work with the Data Foundation team embedded in cross-domain teams to improve our Data Platform and solve issues in a pragmatic way
  • Be a key team member in the development and design of new products that add value to our internal and external users
  • Collaborate with teammates on architecture decisions and solution design
  • Coach and mentor junior engineers
  • Continuously improve development work in all areas (coding, processes, tools, testing, etc.)
  • Be responsible for the maintenance and stability of the data and ML infrastructure


Who you are 

  • Experienced in Big Data technologies such as Spark, Dataproc, and Hadoop
  • Experienced in high traffic and/or distributed systems
  • Experienced in cloud providers such as GCP/AWS
  • Experienced working with Data Scientists, Machine Learning pipelines and/or an Analytics team
  • Experienced in backend development (Scala or Python)

Additional Information

What you'll get from us:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Opportunity to shape the way we work. Your feedback and opinions are valued at all levels of the organisation
  • Benefits including stock purchase plan and annual bonus plans
  • Flexibility to work when and how you want - flexible hours, autonomy to set your own agenda, choice of phone and computer
  • Smart Working Policy - work remotely some of the time, balanced with time in the office together with your team - between 5 and 45 days per quarter in the office depending on each team. 
  • ‘Work from anywhere’ weeks - up to four weeks working from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection!
  • Career development, including language classes and Adevinta Academies: specialised content built by our experts on Machine Learning, Agile, Leadership and more
  • 26 days of holidays
  • Commuter allowance
  • Subsidised gym membership + monthly massage 
  • Life insurance, retirement plan and generous family leave

Adevinta is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

If you feel like you don’t meet all of the requirements for this role but are interested, please consider applying anyway. Research suggests that women and individuals from underrepresented groups may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. We strongly encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply and look forward to speaking with you.

Company Description

Marktplaats in The Netherlands, and 2dehands and 2ememain in Belgium, are part of Adevinta: a global online classifieds specialist. The three brands are hosted on a multi-tenant platform, operated from our Amsterdam location, and are the top players in the classifieds space throughout the Benelux region. 

We offer consumers the opportunity to trade their unwanted products and contribute to a greener, circular economy. We offer businesses - of all sizes, from the smallest hobbyist to the biggest brands in Benelux - a platform to showcase their goods and services online to over 11 million monthly unique users.

Adevinta is recognised as a sustainability leader and is one of only six companies listed in the Media & Entertainment industry group on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe.