Data Engineer (m/f/d) - Analytical Databases

  • Smaato Inc.
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • 08/02/2019
Full time Data Science Data Engineering Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics Software Engineering

Job Description

Smaato is the leading global real-time mobile advertising platform, connecting 10,000+ advertisers — including 91 of the Top 100 Ad Age brands — with over 90,000 app developers and mobile web publishers. Smaato manages up to 19 billion mobile ad impressions daily and reaches over one billion unique mobile users monthly.

Founded in 2005 by mobile pioneers Ragnar Kruse and Petra Vorsteher, Smaato has global headquarters in San Francisco, California, with additional offices in Berlin, Hamburg, New York City, Shanghai, and Singapore.

Job Description

As a Data Engineer you will be working on our large scale analytical databases and the surrounding ingestion pipeline. Your job will involve constant feature development, performance improvements and assure platform stability. The mission of our analytics team is “data driven decisions at your fingertips”. You own and provide the system that all business decisions will be based on. Precision and high quality results are essential in this role.

You can expect an international team of Developers who are based in Hamburg. As part of our self-organizing Scrum teams you'd be structuring 2-weeks-sprints following iterative methods. Our team sizes vary between 4 and 7 Engineers. We are a flat organization with a hands-off management style in which you are an independent and trusted contributor.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, deliver and operate scalable, high-performance, real-time data processing software. You will be exposed to the following technologies: Druid, Kubernetes, Kotlin, Spark, Flink, Hadoop, Kinesis, Kafka
  • Maintain the current platform and shape it’s evolution by evaluating and selecting new technologies.
  • Closely collaborate with stakeholders to gather requirements and design new product features in a short feedback loop.
  • Interact with Smaato’s UI/UX Engineers to visualize terabytes of data.


  • Experience and passion to work with OLAP/MPP database systems.
  • Hands-on experience with some of the following technologies: Druid, Kubernetes, Spark, Kafka, AWS-Stack, JVM based languages.
  • Several years of experience in big data technologies and distributed systems.
  • You enjoy operating your applications in production and strive to make on-calls obsolete.
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or equivalent.

Additional Information

Perks of being a Smaatie

Smaato’s modern Hamburg office offers an incredible 360° view over Hamburg’s city center and harbor, and is decorated with lounges, relax, and gaming rooms, including Foosball tables, PS4 consoles and guitar hero. In this office, we conduct in-house hackathons, in which everyone can participate!

Our unique and diverse company culture is shaped by people with commitment, sense of responsibility, risk-taking and discipline. Our employees’ loyalty, efforts, and commitment, we reward with numerous incentive and training programs, career development opportunities, regular team events, fresh fruit & snacks, quarterly massages, and fun activities.

Despite our growth over the past decade, we maintained flat hierarchies and short decision paths - much like in our start-up time. We have introduced flexible working hours, a home office regulation, and other work-life-balance options.

The salaries are market competitive and in addition we offer benefits such as a company pension plan and the HVV ProfiCard (public transit ticket for Hamburg) or equivalent.

A Buddy-Program offers new employees from abroad assistance for their start in a new country.