Big Data Developer (m/f/d) - Hadoop, Spark, Druid

  • Smaato Inc.
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • 08/02/2019
Full time Data Science Data Engineering Machine Learning Data Analytics Big Data Artificial Intelligence 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

The Big Data Developer works on our SaaS platform, and brings passionate inquisitiveness, primary research, and forward thinking to every assignment. Through shared responsibility for all team deliverables, and communication with Product Owners as well as other stakeholders within the company, the Big Data Developer builds software to pass automated acceptance tests and to deliver sprint commitments. 

You can expect a very 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 Developers. The hierarchies are set efficiently and the management style can be called hands-off; in other words, you are trusted to manage your own work.

Key responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, deliver and operate scalable, high-performance, real-time data processing software.
  • Work proactively on the system architecture.
  • Participate in the evaluation and selection of right technologies. 
  • Support the business and product stakeholders by developing new and innovative data driven products.
  • Interact with UI/UX Engineer to develop innovative ways to visualize huge amounts of data.
  • Collaboration with the product management team to incorporate the needs of our customers.


  • Several years of experience in big data technologies and tools.
  • You enjoy operating your applications in production and strive to make on-calls obsolete.
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Hands-on experience with one of the following technologies: Spark, Kafka, Druid, NoSQL-Databases.
  • Familiarity with the AWS-Stack of advantage.
  • Profound experience in programming with Java, Scala or a similar programming language.
  • Knowledge and experience in statistics methods, machine learning and AI.
  • Experience with relational database systems.

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.