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Data Engineering Manager

  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2022
  • Stockholm
  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2022
  • Stockholm

Do you believe and actually know that answers are found in data? Do you have a strong passion for creating long-lasting, scalable data infrastructure and find the new right tools? Does your love for data also embrace spreading the word on data culture to your team and the rest of the world? Then we believe this role could be the one and only for you.

The mission, together with the rest of the Insight & Analytics team, is to collaboratively drive a data-first culture across Blocket. With such a mission we contribute to endless opportunities for everyone while at the same time reducing the carbon footprint for the people of Sweden. This is creating WOW deluxe!

We are Blocket, Sweden’s largest and most popular marketplace with around 12,3M monthly active users generating over 100 million sessions. We are proud of our impact on second-hand trade in Sweden, enabling more sustainable ways of shopping. Want to get a feel of the Blocket vibe? Check us out on Instagram & LinkedIn and read more on Begagnateffekten !

Blocket services are for everyone and so is our workplace. We have an inclusive culture and we see diversity as a great advantage to create great services for our users and clients. We still have a lot more to do, so welcome onboard, and welcome to be yourself and bring your perspective.

What you’ll be up to
This role includes managing a great team of seven diverse, engaged and curious stars - three Data Engineers, one Architect and three Measurement Specialists. It is a pretty newly built team but they have all been around for a while so they know what to do. We are in the middle of a migration to Snowflake and we have stakeholders throughout the whole organization, creating a need from you to help create a transparent prioritization and visualization of road maps.

Skills & Requirements

Who you are
Strong passion for data and how to structure and use it in a simple future proof way.

  • Advocate and advance modern software development practices and help develop and evangelize great engineering and organizational practices

  • Help build robust, scalable systems and processes to ensure reliable delivery and operations of our systems

  • Ensure incremental value delivery and high-quality standards

  • Have a technical experience in data science or data engineering. Have a track record of delivering successful products as an engineer and a team lead

Strong passion for leadership and stakeholder management

  • Have led a team before, and when we talk to you about recruitment, team dynamics, team development and performance enablement you can line up relevant examples from your journey as a leader. Thrive on developing people and building a diverse and inclusive team.

  • Master of master when it comes to planning, re-planning, more planning and adding structure.

  • Have a strong sense of ownership and take responsibility for the success of the team

  • Work with stakeholders across the company to balance and accommodate competing priorities

Technical Skills

  • Background as a Data Engineer in Linux and AWS environments

  • Previous working experience from Data Warehousing and ETL pipeline architecture

  • High level understanding of CI/CD build systems and how they are used to automate deployments in different environments

  • Experience with SQL for analytics

  • Data Modelling experience

  • High level understanding of event-driven systems such as Kafka and AWS Kinesis

  • High level understanding of Google Analytics

  • Proficient in English in verbal and written form

Some tools we use

  • Airflow for job scheduling and job dependencies

  • AWS Fargate for running docker containers with our jobs inside

  • Dbt for ETL data lineage across data pipelines

  • Snowflake for data storage (and ability to share data with other teams in Schibsted)

  • Tableau for visual dashboards and reporting

  • Pulumi for infrastructure-as-code (similar to Terraform but pure Python)

  • Python for extract jobs

Hi there, I am your new manager!
I’m Emilie and I have just started as Director of Insights & Analytics at Blocket. Blocket is on a journey to become more insight-driven and I’m eager to get to know the team better so that we together can make data fun (or at least interesting and valuable) for everyone at Blocket! As a newbie at Blocket a lot of things are still unclear, but there are a few things I would like to highlight. First, the data. 12M+ monthly active users and so many products to optimize. A huge change for me that previously has been in the telco industry where we had few products and therefore limited opportunities. Secondly, the culture. The people are the most important part for me. I’ve heard from several friends that the culture is warm, welcoming, open, and fearless to try new ways. Thirdly, Blocket is going through a transformation to become more insight-driven and that’s a challenge I don’t want to miss! So if this matches what you are looking for, come join our team!

Hi! I am your new colleague, Alisa.
My name is Alisa and I’m 29 years old. I joined Blocket 4 months ago. I have been working in Data & Analytics for Schibsted for the last 3,5 years. I love as a Data Engineer making data understandable and easy for every profile. Data answers to business questions, make us understand how good we are doing and where we should work even more. Working at Blocket gives you the possibility to consume large amounts of data from the most popular marketplace in the country.

Interested in joining the Blocket world?
We look forward to hearing from you! Send your CV or apply with your LinkedIn-profile and let us know what makes you tick. We would love to get to know you a bit better! Questions - feel free to reach out to [email protected]


Buzz: Data Analytics, Data Science, Data Visualization, Tableau, BI, SQL, Data Modelling, Exasol, Alation, Databricks, Python, R, Google Analytics, Google Data Studio, Optimizely, Actionable Insights, User Data, User Centric, Data First, Data Driven, Data Culture

Great Place to Work

  • 30 days holiday

  • Fun events including awesome Kick Offs

  • Excellent learning and development opportunities

  • Generous annual wellbeing allowance and much more

  • Parental leave premium

  • A great, modern office in central Stockholm

  • Breakfast every Monday and fika on Fridays

About the company

The Blocket journey began in Skåne 1996 - since then the concept of Blocket has been exported to over 40 other countries. Today, Blocket, which is owned by the media group Schibsted, is Sweden’s largest online marketplace. There are approximately 600 000 items, vehicles, jobs and housing being advertised and discovered by its 5 million visitors every week. The value for all advertisements in 2018 amounted to SEK 714 billion - equal to 15 percent of Sweden’s GDP. Thanks to second-hand trading at Blocket, 0.8 million tonnes of greenhouse gases can be avoided every year. The output being equivalent to if Stockholm’s city roads stood empty for about a year. Blocket has approximately 240 colleagues and the office is located in central Stockholm. Together, we are passionate about second-hand trading, the environment and the continued growth of Blocket - one of Sweden’s largest sites. We are proud environmental heroes and enjoy working together. Read more on our career page.

Sanna Spaak | Contact Person

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