Lead Data Engineer

Housing Anywhere BV Published: March 8, 2019
Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Who are we?

HousingAnywhere.com is the global booking platform for mid-term rental accommodation. Being a peer-to-peer marketplace, we create an experience that satisfies both sides of the rental accommodation market and creates a direct connection between tenants and landlords. HousingAnywhere.com is active in 100 countries and 400+ cities. We have partnered with 180+ universities worldwide and currently target the international student market while we are expanding to other audiences as well.

In 2018, we have been honored by being the fastest growing propTech company in the Netherlands as part of the Technology Fast 50 ranking of Deloitte.

We are looking for a Data Engineer to join our Engineering team. You will build data driven solutions to help the global market of students and young expats find their home away from home, and by improving the quality of our data tools and large scale data infrastructure. You will take on complex data-related problems using some of the most diverse datasets available — user behavior, marketplace dynamics, revenue streams, and other signals across our platform. Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences housing and international relocation.

Your tasks:

  • You will use your skills to help us enhancing our platform by integrating ML-based solutions such as ranking, pricing and fraud prevention algorithms. Propose new algorithms that we could use to improve in other areas.
  • Discuss with internal stakeholders the requirements of the reports that you will develop and maintain.
  • Collaborate with other engineers, ML experts and stakeholders, in defining what data to collect and in creating a common data and machine learning infrastructure (including Data warehousing, analytics platform, etc).
  • Leverage best practices in continuous integration and delivery, as well as drive optimization, testing and tooling to improve data quality.
  • Contribute to the development of the BI tools, skills, culture and impact.


Who you are:

  • You have a BS/ MS in one of the following fields: Computer Science, Engineering, or any other technology related field. Alternatively, strong sell-taught knowledge combined with several years of work experience;
  • 3+ years of full-time proven industry experience;
  • Lead a team is something you've done and you are confident with your leading and coaching capabilities;
  • You consider yourself a person that can easily blend in a team of knowledgeable and driven engineers and you are someone that can share ideas and opinions looking for agreement on how to move forward;
  • You have working knowledge of relational databases and query authoring (SQL) and no relational databases (NoSQL);
  • You are experienced with data management (ETL/ SQL), relational database, intersecting scripting (Python) or other data or scripting language and reporting and analytics;
  • You have knowledge of design and operations of robust distributed systems;
  • You love to apply your rigor in high code quality, automated testing, and other engineering best practices;
  • As a plus: You have a strong background in BackEnd or as a DevOps.
  • Also as a plus: You already have experience with data visualization libraries (JavaScript, Python);
  • If you've been already working in a fast growing tech startup will be a strong plus!


Cool things

  • Join a dynamic and quickly growing startup -- enjoy the startup atmosphere with low hierarchies and early responsibilities. This is the ideal learning environment for you if you already are or are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur. Even if your aim is “just” to make a good career, our growing team is looking today for the leader of tomorrow.
  • We give our team members a high level of responsibility because for us all ideas matter.
  • Our team consists of over 80+ people, with 25+ nationalities. Having this experience of working in an international work environment will be a good element to have on your CV.
  • Opportunities to attend training and workshops related to your field of work, sponsored tech talks and other networking events.
  • You get to work in the amazing city of Rotterdam in an office with an amazing view! If you're looking for a city that is always packed with new things to discover, amazing architecture, a strong international community, this is the perfect place for you! On top of this, you are one train ride away from Amsterdam and The Hague!
  • Friday Beers & Cheers! Get to know your colleagues over drinks while we celebrate our achievements every end of the week!


  • Full-time position (40 hours a week).
  • You will work from our office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Salary will match your experience.
  • Starting: ASAP.

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