Senior Data Engineer

Data Science · Dublin, Leinster
Department Data Science
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Senior Data Engineer


About Drop 
Drop is the leading smart kitchen platform specializing in recipe and kitchen appliance technology to connect the whole cooking journey. Over 100 different appliance models from brands like Bosch, Electrolux, GE Appliances, Instant Brands, Panasonic, Kenwood, LG Electronics and Thermomix can now be controlled from the Drop Kitchen OS platform and the Drop Recipes app at the center of it all. 

A love for great food is at our core. We believe that cooking and eating well feeds the soul and our mission is to spread the love of home cooking by making it effortless and rewarding. We do this by creating a magical user experience that yields perfect results. 

Founded in 2012, Drop currently operates from offices in San Francisco, California; Dublin, Ireland; and Zaragoza, Spain. 

About the role
Working with the Drop Recipe and Data and Platform Teams you will develop a new analytics platform providing actionable insights to Drop partners. You will help shape this technical solution to become an industry leading analytics platform for insight into trends and activities in the connected kitchen. You will get the opportunity to work alongside world class colleagues, and deliver value for international brands in the rapidly growing area of kitchen IoT.

We are looking for a hands on AI engineer, who has experience making end to end technical choices (from architecture through support and testing) in a start up or scaled up environment. The ideal candidate will be an expert in distributed architecture and data processing, and can share this expertise with the wider team and business. 

You’ll be based in our Dublin office, and report to our Head of AI, also based in Dublin.

Responsibilities
As a Drop Senior Data Engineer, you will:

  • Drive the architecture and implementation of a data system powering Drop’s connected cooking analytics platform.
  • Operate and maintain business critical systems, ensuring systems are monitored and troubleshooting issues.
  • Decide on technologies, tools and best practices for aggregation of high quality data sets and automated visualization of KPIs.
  • Establish best practices for data engineering and mentor others.
  • Work cross-functionally with product managers, designers, software engineers and data scientists to deliver data products which solve business problems for Drop and our Partners

Requirements and Qualifications

  • You have at least 5 years relevant experience in a Senior Data Engineer role in a start up or scale up environment.
  • You have strong hands on experience of using technologies such as Spark for ETL.
  • You have expertise with AWS tools such as Lambda, Redshift, Athena, Airflow or AWS Step Functions.
  • You have the ability to communicate effectively to stakeholders and collaborate effectively with a cross-functional team.
  • You write well-structured, maintainable code. Python and JVM languages are a plus.
  • You have Experience of DevOps, automation and CI/CD using tools such as CircleCI and Docker.
  • You have experience with distributed computing with technologies such as Apache Spark and Kafka.
  • Experience of working with machine learning models and data pipelines is a plus.
  • Love of food and interest in IoT an advantage.


What is it like working at Drop?
We get a lot done by prioritizing well and being effective instead of busy. We care deeply about our customers and the product experiences we provide. We treat each other with respect, speak our minds, and always listen to each other — regardless of function or seniority. We are authentic and humble and trust each other to do a great job. We move and iterate fast, without breaking things. Learn more about our values here
When we aren’t working, you’ll find us on company retreats, taking lunches in the park, doing yoga in the office, going to whiskey tastings, or cooking for each other
We offer a competitive compensation package, equity, healthcare, free coffee and snacks, and so much more! 
Most importantly, a career at Drop is one that is both rich and rewarding with many opportunities and room for growth. This is truly a unique opportunity to be part of an exceptional team.  If you’re up for the challenge, we want to hear from you!


Drop is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, and we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates from a range of national, ethnic or cultural groups. This job description is a guide of the calibre of person we need, but that we also know some skills are transferrable. So if you are an exceptional candidate with mismatching skills, please apply and explain why you would be a great fit for Drop. 

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  • Location
    Dublin, Leinster
  • Department
    Data Science
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced