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Data Engineer till Blocket

  • Application Deadline: Aug. 15, 2022
  • Stockholm
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 15, 2022
  • Stockholm

If you are the kind of person who believes the answers are found in data. If a love relationship with data also extends to spreading the word on Data Culture; then hello there! Blocket is looking for you.
We are convinced it's a match made in data heaven (all our analytics services in the cloud. Pun intended!). We can offer huge amounts of data to work with: 5 million users every week contribute to an endless supply of data and insights. Every week, every day, all year long.
Your 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. That is creating WOW!

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 !

What you’ll be up to
Blocket is a marketplace but it’s really an ensemble of marketplaces that all stem from the well known blocket.se for second-hand goods. Blocket is built on different technologies and the product domains look different depending on the different marketplaces; Generalist, Motor, Real Estate, Jobs and Education - hence the data looks different too.

As a data engineer in Insight & Analytics you will play an important role in the data value chain, making sure that we integrate and retrieve the right data in an efficient and correct way. But also enable that data for analysis and Visualization in tight collaboration with Data Analysts and other data consumers in Blocket as well as Schibsted.

Schibsted has its own tracking service and a lot of the behavioral data is fetched from a Schibsted central storage/service. And as our products evolve, so does our data. Blocket is in a state of technical change and many new technologies emerge that make it easier and faster to consume data from different services, which means that we always need to keep scalability and continuous integration in mind, bet the most important thing is to keep in mind that all the data we engineer has a purpose and as a data engineers to make sure the data you engineer fits the needs of Blockets data consumers.

Skills & Requirements

Who you are
You have passion for data, big as well as small. You feel comfortable relating your engineering work to analytical questions important for our business and the development of our product. So having a supportive approach to colleagues and making sure the data you engineer have the desired impact is of real importance for you.

You find it easy to balance short term value and long term scalability and have a pragmatic approach to a perfect solution vs. a working solution. You are familiar with and enthusiastic about engineering best practices such as testing, continuous integration and continuous delivery. Even though you are a technical savvy person you agree that the real value lies in being a strong team player who is proactive in collaborating with others. Most importantly; you enjoy the challenge of learning new things and pick up/adapt to changes faster than your peers.

What you know

  • Believe that Data Observability is key in everything you deploy

  • Have experience from developing and deplyting models using DBT (Data Build Tool)

  • Solid SQL knowledge

    • You know your way around analytic / window functions

    • Structuring queries using CTEs feels natural

  • Developing and deploying Python projects

    • Work with PyPI packages & virtualenv

    • You’ve done your fair share of automated unit- / integration testing

    • Occasionally you’ve built or modified CI/CD pipelines

  • Building & automating cloud infrastructure (we use Pulumi + AWS), including..

    • Virtual servers & container services

    • Block storage, object storage & log management

    • Networking, security rules & load balancers

    • Secrets management & IAM

Bonus skills

  • Have a solid working understanding of various approaches to ETL / ELT processes

  • Worked with orchestration tools like Airflow before

  • Have experience working with streaming data using Kafka for data ingestion

  • Have experience from working with Spark (we use PySpark mostly, on Databricks)

  • Already know your way around core AWS cloud infrastructure services (EC2, S3, IAM, ECS, Route 53, ELB..)

  • Worked with applications in docker before (we use AWS fargate)

  • Are passionate about cross functional work with Data Analysts

  • Have a nag for Data Warehouse architecture and data modeling

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]

It's a summertime! Time to enjoy the wonderful Swedish summer, which means that we Blocketeers will take some time off to be able to enjoy this great season with all our senses. We will review all applications in August and provide feedback on your application and contact relevant candidates for an interview when we return.


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.

Manisha Kathuria | Contact Person

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