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Contentful is driving growth for its customers and using insights from data to make this happen. The Data Engineers at Contentful have built a data platform to enable the continued ingestion of data powering insights, customer outreach and support and, most importantly, product improvement. We hope you will join a team tasked with improving the data platform through continued oversight and innovation to provide this enriched data to teams throughout the company.

The data platform is centered around our Data Lake, Data Warehouse and the micro-services that help continually ingest data from vital resources from Contentful as well as such as Salesforce, Zendesk, and Customer Data Management platforms. We are growing rapidly and adding additional tools that need to resiliently power the company.

As a Data Engineer at Contentful, you will work on retrieval as well as distribution of data from various data pipelines across the entire Contentful Stack and various third party tools. Data Engineers ensure that data is consistently flowing from our backend systems  in collaboration with our Infrastructure, Backend, and Frontend engineers. Collaboration also continues with provision of ETL tooling for our Analytic Engineers who are utilizing data to build high performance domain models meeting the critical needs of our Contentful stakeholders.

We welcome your experience in infrastructure engineering and application development to help us address the challenges of a company that puts data-driven decisions at the center of its product and business.

What to expect?

  • Contribute to the building of an enhanced data platform to power Contentful’s growth built on greater insights used in marketing, product and sales strategies
  • Assess and impact the current reliability, monitoring, and security of the data platform that centers around the Data Lake and Data Warehouse and suggest and enact improvements 
  • Continuously improve orchestration processes and ETL services using tools such as Airflow
  • Develop and maintain the infrastructure and tools around the data pipeline (AWS resources via terraform, own Kubernetes cluster)
  • Integrate and oversee Data Pipeline Applications (data collectors that live within or outside the Contentful core infrastructure)
  • Collaborate with Analytic Engineers and Data Analysts to transform analytical requirements into high performing domain models 

What you need to be successful?

  • You can build applications to help and support data collection in a micro-service architecture
  • Comfortable with Docker, as we are using it extensively
  • Experience with Athena, AWS Redshift, and classic databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL)
  • You are familiar with AWS services and concepts (VPC, IAM)
  • Experience with ETL processing pipelines and design in batch and in real-time
  • Experience using Segment is considered a plus and knowledge of Airflow, Kubernetes, and Terraform is a strong benefit
  • Experience with any of the messaging systems (such as PubSub/Stream, RabbitMQ, AWS Kinesis, and Kafka) is nice to have
  • Solid, professional knowledge of Python and/or Golang with TypeScript being an advantage (We write our services in Go and Python primarily and occasionally in Typescript)
  • SQL modelling and optimization knowledge for analytics workloads is a plus
  • Taking on new challenges and collaborating with others to successfully resolve them 
  • Understanding of the benefit of working within a diverse team to gather differing experiences and perspectives for optimal results

What's in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital experiences
  • Full-time employees receive Stock Options for the opportunity to share ownership and the success of our company
  • We value Work-Life balance and You Time! A generous amount of paid time off, including vacation days, education days, and volunteer days
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for information, support, discussion, and counseling for life’s challenges
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career. Join a free German class or one of our many internal learning initiatives!
  • Use your physical fitness budget to get away from your desk and support your physical wellness
  • Enjoy a full range of virtual events, including workshops, guest speakers, and fun team activities, supporting learning and networking exchange beyond the usual work duties 
  • A monthly phone/internet stipend and phone upgrade reimbursement after 2 years
  • Plus, Contentful socks! And other amazing swag as part of company events. Oh yeah!

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Who are we?

Contentful is the leading content platform that powers digital experiences for over 30% of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of global brands. Our platform unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of tools through open APIs. It lets developers and content creators work in parallel, increasing team efficiency and happiness. Companies such as Shopify, Staples, Atlassian, Electronic Arts, Chanel, Roche, Vodafone use Contentful to build their mobile and web products, voice-controlled apps and more. 

We’re growing rapidly and we have secured over $330 million in funding from top-tier partners such as Tiger Global, Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst and Benchmark.

More than 750 people from 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, San Francisco, Denver and distributed around the world.

Everyone is welcome here!

“Everyone is welcome here” is a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability, or length of time spent unemployed. We invite you to apply and join us!

If you need reasonable accommodations at any point during the application or interview process, please let your recruiting coordinator know.

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