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Senior / Lead Data Engineer (f/m/d)



Data Science
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024
The position

If you are excited about growing with Hive and love operations, this might be the right position for you!

You’ll join as our first full-time data engineer, helping power our business, serve our customers better, and drive our data infrastructure.

What you’ll be responsible for:

Some exemplary topics of what we expect a data engineer to cover is below — an important note is that we’re not looking for someone that purely optimizes the technical aspects of what they’re doing, but that they’re doing it with their users (engineers, data analysts, PMs, …) and our customers in mind.

  • Design, develop, and maintain scalable ETL/ELT processes to support data ingestion, transformation, and storage using dbt, Python, and Redshift.

  • Optimize and manage our data warehouse (Redshift) to ensure high performance, reliability, and low latency.

  • Architect, create, and maintain data models that reflect the needs of the business.

  • Develop data products to be integrated across our entire operations platform, such as:

    • Merchant-facing analytics for dashboards and different views in our customer-facing applications

    • Operational analytics for data-driven decision making in our Warehouse Management Software

    • Delivery time prediction models to power our "Delivery Promise" functionality across applications, from the merchant's storefront to their tracking emails and customer-facing tracking portal.

Hive is building the leading operations platform for independent commerce. It’s time for us to take the next step and deeply invest in our data platform foundations as a key enabler to enhance the value of our multi-product offering. Better commerce operations for merchants, consumers, and our fulfillment network.

What you’ll be doing:

  1. Data pipeline optimization: Redesign, build, and optimize ETL processes to reduce latency and improve performance for real-time analytics use cases.

  2. Scalable Data Warehouse setup: Help shape and implement a scalable data warehousing solution (e.g., in Redshift) to handle increasing data volumes and complex queries efficiently.

  3. BI enhancement: Guide data analysts to develop new dashboards and reporting solutions in Metabase, providing actionable insights.

  4. Data quality and consistency: Ensure comprehensive data quality and accuracy across all pipelines.

  5. Integration with product infrastructure: Work with engineering teams to integrate data solutions with our product stack, enabling seamless data flow and enhancing our capabilities across the entire platform.

Collaboration across the business: Assess stakeholder needs across the Hive organization to drive decision-making and technical approaches proactively, ensuring different use cases are covered properly and thoroughly
Your profile

We know - sometimes, you can’t tick every box. We would still love to hear from you if you think you’re a good fit!

  • You have the skills. Strong proficiency in SQL and significant experience with relational databases and data warehouse (e.g. Postgres and Redshift). Experience with (near) real-time data use-cases a plus.

  • You get into the details. Hands-on experience with ETL/ELT tools and processes, BI tools like Mode/Metabase/Tableau, and cloud platforms like AWS.

  • You write code. Proficiency in a programming language such as Python, and are experienced in managing data infrastructure via IaC tools like Terraform

  • You know the theory, and the practice. Solid understanding of data warehousing concepts and best practices.

  • You care about the craft. Excellent problem-solving skills and high attention to detail.

  • You bring people along. Strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

Our offering
  • Be part of the Hive. You will work with a highly driven team of exceptional and experienced people in all domains. People at Hive have worked at organizations such as McKinsey, Amazon, Shopify, Google, Flink, Blackstone, J.P. Morgan & DHL before. We believe in a culture of trust, collaboration, empowerment and constructive feedback in a positive and inspiring work atmosphere
  • Make an impact. Join a young company with an entrepreneurial culture operating at lightning speed — we want you to grow with us
  • You will be valued. We offer attractive compensation, including virtual employee stock options for all full-time team members plus your choice of hardware according to your preference
  • We support your well-being. Benefit from 30 vacation days annually, with the opportunity for a sabbatical after three years with us, alongside a dedicated monthly wellness and productivity budget.
  • We will get you set up. Operating system and hardware of your choice, additional tech equipment that you need, screens, you name it — we want to enable you to do your best work
  • There's more! Enjoy flexible working hours, free drinks and snacks in our office in Berlin, Paris, Milan & Madrid and join regular team events such as off-sites and workcations
About us
We provide logistics made for tomorrow.

Better e-commerce operations — fast, transparent, and affordable.
Hive’s mission is to enable merchants to grow by democratizing access to great operations. Hive is the operational brain for D2C brands, taking on order fulfillment, shipping, returns, and more for a wide range of companies and product categories. We help enable fast-growing brands such as Ela Mo and Holy Energy to grow.

Backed by acclaimed global investors including Tiger Global, EarlyBird, Picus Capital, Amplifier, and Activant, we are rapidly expanding our pan-European network with our newly opened fulfillment centers and offices in Paris, Milan, Madrid and London.

Hive is the operations partner of the future
We question the conventional way of doing things and aim to push boundaries in all areas. Hive focuses on changing the way e-commerce fulfillment is done and strives to become the #1 end-to-end operations partner for e-commerce brands globally. We do this by giving them access to fast, flexible, and smooth operations and by creating a top-notch customer experience. By changing the status quo, we also rethink the impact of e-commerce operations on our environment. As a result, we aim to build carbon-neutral fulfillment operations and aim towards creating sustainable solutions in the logistics field.

At Hive, we believe fostering diversity in every team makes us a stronger company overall. We do not discriminate based on religion, skin color, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability, and encourage applications from all backgrounds. We strive to create an inclusive workplace where everyone feels encouraged to be their true self and to grow professionally.