Senior Data Engineer

Job description


We are the leading one-stop-shop for branded payments, making online recharge possible for anyone, anywhere at any time — whether you or someone you love needs credit for calling, gaming, entertainment or money. This is your chance to join an ambitious scaleup in a state of rapid growth; we’ll push you to develop yourself and help you create a real impact in your role. Put simply: we could write history together.

We won’t bore you with a corporate spiel about how we might be taking on the world of branded payments (spoiler: we are). Instead, we’ll let the numbers speak for themselves: $70 million in funding (and counting!), 40%+ growth in 2021, projected $560 million in sales in 2022, 3.0+ million active customers, a presence in 180 countries and 25 markets, a team of 140+ employees and 35+ nationalities, and 1 person missing — you.

We’re on the hunt for the hungriest and most passionate talent out there. If at any point your brain screams “I want in!” while you’re reading this, then consider this the sign you’ve been looking for: we want you too.

The Role

We’re on the hunt for a Senior Data Engineer to work in our Data Platform Team. Do you have experience working with Cloud Computing, Data Modelling, and Python, along with a pragmatic view of software engineering and product development? We need your drive and knowledge of how to build great software that sits at the core of our business and serves millions of people around the globe!

Job requirements

What will I do?

  • Develop and maintain data pipelines

  • Design, build, extend and maintain our Data Platform

  • Support other teams within our company in their work with the Data Platform

Your new team

Your new team will consist of young professionals that are eager to make an impact on the business and includes 4 Data Engineers and 1 Product Owner.

What You Have

  • A pragmatic - customer-centric - approach to software design. You’re aware of commonly applied design concepts and principles (i.e. DDD, OOD patterns), and able to express your point of view to get people along with you during design discussions

  • Good knowledge of Python. Scala is a bonus.

  • Strong data modeling skills

  • 5+ years of experience as a Data Engineer

  • Solid understanding of the common principles and practices that lay the ground for the best data solutions

  • Experience with modern columnar architectures (i.e. AWS Redshift, Snowflake) & common data engineering practices

  • Experience building and maintaining data pipelines using workflow management tools (i.e. Airflow, Azkaban, Nifi). Experience with Airflow is a bonus.

  • Experience building and operating services in a public cloud (i.e. AWS, GCP, Azure) using IaaC (Terraform, AWS CloudFormation).

  • Practical experience following an agile methodology (Scrum, Kanban, etc)

Our Tech Stack

  • Cloud platform: AWS

  • Languages: SQL, Python

  • Operational DB's & Data Exchange: MySQL, Redis, RabbitMQ

  • Data Warehouses: AWS Redshift, Exasol

  • CI/CD: GitHub, GitLab CI, Docker

What we offer

  • 30 days of holiday, a great pension scheme, and one of the best relocation packages in Amsterdam

  • Flexible hybrid working hours and a stunning office overlooking the Amstel

  • MacBook Pro (14" or 16") + associated design hardware

  • Budget for noise-canceling headphones, travel to and from the office, working from home, and self learning

  • Free healthy breakfast, lunch, and snacks by our in-house chef

  • Weekly sport activities

  • Free Dutch classes to help out with daily life in the Netherlands

  • Regular parties, pub quizzes, team events, celebrations, and other fun stuff

The process

1. Apply: Want in? Let us know! Apply for a role and help us get to know your best self.

2. Phone interview: One of our recruiters will get in touch to help you both understand if Recharge is the right next move for you.

3. First interview: You’ll meet with your future line manager (either in person or online) and someone from HR to talk about you, our culture, and whether you're a fit for the job.

4. Meet the Team for a coding challenge: We will go through some of the technical challenges and ask for your opinion. You will be asked to put some of your ideas into code so it's your time to shine and impress us with your skills.

5. Third Interview: You’ll meet with a key member of the management team.

6. Offer: You did it! There are only a few tickets available, and this one has your name on it. Welcome to the team.

Find out more about our company culture, values and big wins at, our Instagram Page on Lifeatrecharge or meet some of our team in the video below.