Senior Data Engineer


Company Description

We Dream. We Do. We Deliver.

As a full-service, data-driven customer experience transformation, we partner with Top 500 companies in the DACH region and in Eastern Europe. Originally from Switzerland, Merkle DACH was created out of a merger Namics and Isobar - two leading full-service digital agencies.

Our 1200+ digital enthusiasts are innovating the way brands are built, through providing expertise in Digital Transformation strategy, MarTech platforms, Creativity, UX, CRM, Data, Commerce, Mobile, Social Media, Intranet and CMS. We are part of the global Merkle brand, the largest brand within the dentsu group, who shares with us a network of over 66,000 passionate individuals in 146 countries.

Job Description

  • Design & implement data ingestion and processing of various data sources using cloud (MS Azure, AWS, Google) ‘big data’ technologies like Spark, DataBricks, Glue, Airflow, Kafka, DataFactory, NoSql DBs, SageMaker, ML Studio
  • Create and maintain data tools for data scientist / analyst teams that assist them in building and optimizing data algorithms like AI / Machine Learning models, productionize the models
  • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements for data lakehouse
  • Develop data pipelines to provide actionable insights into marketing automation, customer acquisition, and other key businesses
  • Deploy DevOps automation of continuous development / test / deployment processes
  • Work with stakeholders to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs, like optimizing existing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
  • Support pre-sales by proposing technical solution and accurate effort estimate


  • Experience in building and productionizing big data architectures, pipelines and data sets.
  • Understanding (big) data concepts and patterns (data lake, lambda architecture, streaming processing,  DWH, BI & reporting)
  • 2+ years of experience in a Data Engineer role, who has attained experience using the following software/tools
    • Experience with big data tools: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc.
    • Experience with object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Python, Scala, Java, Scala, R, C++ etc.
    • Experience with MS Azure (DataBrics, Data Factory, Data Lake, Cosmos DB, Event Hub, PowerBI) or AWS (Glue, EC2, EMR, RDS, Redshift, Sagemaker) cloud services
    • Implementing large-scale data/events oriented pipelines/workflows using ETL tools
    • Extensive working experience with relational (MS SQL, Oracle, postgress, Snowflake..) and NoSQL databases (Cassandra, MongoDB, Redshift, Elasticsearch, Redis,…)
  • Strong analytic skills related to working with (un)structured datasets.
  • Build processes supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency and workload management.
  • Experience in setting up and using CI/CD automation tools
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.

Preferred Skills

  • Deep hands-on development experience in MS Azure or AWS environments
  • Past experience in delivery of business intelligence projects, using tools like PowerBI, Tableau, Qlick Sense, Keboola…
  • Working knowledge of message queuing, stream processing, and highly scalable real-time  data processing using technologies like Storm, Spark-Streaming, etc.
  • Experience with data pipeline / workflow management tools like Airflow, NiFi, StreamSets, Glue, Azure Data Factory etc.

Additional Information

We work with highly motivated people, who support and enrich each other. We live the possibilities of the digital world through home office, meaning you can work anywhere with flexible (annual) working hours. We also value face-to-face exchanges - coffee or tea, biscuits or fruit are all welcomed on board and shared throughout our offices.

If you ever feel the need to take a break from the digital world, we love to get hands on together and use pens, paper, and whiteboards for brainstorming sessions. Need to clear your head? Hit the foosball table, PlayStation, massage bench or yoga mat. For networking and (brain) food, we offer regular exchange formats, like meetings, tech labs and more. Not enough? We are full believers in education and support training, whether it be internally or externally. We support you.

If you feel inspired by us, we’ll probably be inspired by you. Join us now and apply online to make sure we match each other’s expectations. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment. We welcome all qualified candidates - regardless of your gender or background, please indicate your salary expectations and possible entry date. We look forward to hearing from you!

Personal consultancies - we only work with selected partners.


Dusica Velickovic
Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner
Phone:  +381 69 789 039

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