Senior Analytics Engineer (Data Squad)

Job description

Will you join us on a journey to disrupt the trillion-dollar travel industry? We are looking for the best and brightest who share our passion for travellers, data and product.

At FindHotel, we discovered early that travel is the one thing that opens people's minds to new ideas, cultures, and ways of thinking. Our team comes from a variety of countries and backgrounds, and share the same passion for travelling and discovering new worlds and unconventional ways of doing things. We are independent thinkers, always looking to challenge each other and get better at what we do.

Our mission is to GET EVERY TRAVELLER THE BEST ACCOMMODATION DEAL, WORLDWIDE. From adventure and backpacking to honeymoons and family vacations, we give travellers access to all the information and the available offers for their accommodation of choice. We are a passionate and diverse team of amazing humans who value and respect each other. We are spread between our HQ in Amsterdam and the countries our remote folks work from. We are growing fast and even in times like these, we are being very successful.

We are looking for a Senior Analytics Engineer to join our Data Squad in our office in Amsterdam or remotely (between UTC-3 and UTC+3 time zone).

In FindHotel data is our core and we have the ambition that every decision should be based on data and every feature be fuelled with data. From our event streaming system to our A/B testing platform and Machine Learning models, we have a diverse team of engineers, data analysts, data scientists and business users contributing to make FindHotel a truly data-driven organisation. You will be part of the evolution of our data platform towards a domain-driven and decentralised Data Mesh.

What you’ll do:

  • Be in close contact with analysts and business users to define new data models that will help them make our products better.

  • Take care of our DWH, apply best practices in data modelling, quality and governance, and mentor your colleagues on them.

  • Collaborate with data engineers and analysts to develop end to end data products.

  • Ensure that our DWH grows in a scalable way and proactively detects issues.

  • Help analysts and business users accessing data products and building insightful visualisations and dashboards.

  • Collaborate with other engineers and analysts to build our next generation data platform following the Data Mesh paradigm.

  • Support the growth of junior and intermediate engineers by coaching them in their daily tasks, as well as raising the bar of how things are done within both your team and the bigger engineering group.


Who we are looking for:

  • You are used to working and thinking outside of the box, and not afraid to present unconventional ideas and solutions.

  • You have previous experience as an analytics, data or BI engineer, writing high-quality SQL code and using modern data frameworks like dbt, Dataform or others. 

  • You are passionate about data modelling and data warehouse design and have experience with modern analytical databases like Snowflake, BigQuery or others

  • You have worked with modern self-service BI tools like Looker, Tableau or PowerBI, and you are able to use them to make the most of your data models, building insightful visualisations and dashboards

  • You are focused on the business and you are thrilled when you see that your data products help others make informed decisions.

  • You have experience gathering analytical business requirements, translating them to technical designs and developing robust and scalable data products.

  • You appreciate the importance of high data quality and governance standards and have experience applying them.

  • You have experience or interest in data analysis.

  • You love to help others and mentor them on data best practices.

  • You have a sense of pragmatism, constantly finding the right balance between achieving technical excellence and delivering value to the end-users.

  • You write tests as part of your coding routine and you strive for code quality and maintainability.

  • You engage with your team and all the engineering group actively, sharing knowledge and best practices in order to improve with them every day.

  • You are familiar with Agile Methodologies.

  • You strive for excellence, clarity and transparency, shipping business value as early as possible, and building incrementally afterwards.

  • (For remote candidates) Based in a time zone between UTC-3 and UTC+3

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.), IaC (Terraform, CloudFormation, etc.) and CI/CD tools (Travis, Jenkins, etc.).

  • Experience working with distributed domain-driven data platforms

  • Experience with e-commerce, clickstream data and event tracking

Why join us now?

  • We aim to help 10M customers book on FindHotel annually by 2023, up from 2M in the past 12 months. We do that using data, transparency & industry leading features.
  • We grew the number of bookings by +100% Year-Over-Year both in 2018 and 2019, and even managed to thrive in Corona times by growing bookings by +40% in 2020. Now that the travel market is opening again we are rapidly accelerating our growth rate.
  • From our early beginnings as an organisation that excelled in user acquisition. In recent years we have grown into an engineering and product-driven organisation. Our independence from major players in the industry, and the maturity that we have achieved in terms of user acquisition, engineering and product enables us to be disruptive and build customer features that nobody else in the industry will.

Do you want to know if FindHotel is the right place for you? Find out by reading our CEO's blog post.

What we offer:

  • Plenty of chances to learn and growth opportunities within the team and cross-functionally – you'll be surrounded by some of the brightest minds in the city, be part of a culture which values sharing knowledge every day and has a budget to attend conferences and develop yourself.

  • A profitable company with fast growth and a great scale opportunity.

  • A competitive compensation package + perks and benefits (including Stock Appreciation Rights).

  • You will be part of a highly international team in a fun work environment.

  • We value good food and offer catered lunches from various cuisines, great coffee, ice-cream in the fridge and the occasional bbq in our garden.

  • An amazing team of curious and diverse personalities, with a passion for learning (everyone has access to an annual learning budget to attend conferences or courses).

  • A growing remote culture in a startup environment, where you have a chance to deeply influence the way we work with each other.

  • Flexible time off (take as many holidays as you need) and a chance to work remotely - we measure results, not time spent at the keyboard.

  • Annual company retreat in some great location - check out our Mallorca trip in 2019.

  • For a remote option, regular trips to Amsterdam's HQ (depending on team priorities, 1-4 times a year).

  • Relocation support.

Blog posts worth reading

Note: we are looking for an 80% match with the requirements above. Do you have experience with similar tools and technologies as the ones mentioned above? Great! If you are eager to learn our tech stack, we are happy to talk to you!

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