Who we are

A piece of the moon, a complete dinosaur skeleton, the Pope's hat, the world's smallest book - at Catawiki, we come across exceptional objects such as these every day. The special object you’ve been searching for, or a new and unexpected interest you never thought you’d have: the more you look, the more you’ll find. And at Catawiki, there’s always more to the story. Every day sellers submit thousands of objects to sell on Catawiki. Our 240+ in-house experts review and select only the best to auction.

Our mission is to connect passionate enthusiasts with the objects that tell their stories. As Europe’s fastest growing online auction platform, we help over 10 million people discover new treasures every month. This means we are continually growing and always on the lookout for new talent! 

Born and raised in The Netherlands, we started in 2008 and have since grown to over 750 Catawikians, working across 7 international offices, while maintaining our start-up mentality every step of the way. In December 2020 we received a new €150m investment round led by Permira and are excited to be growing our team and business further across the world.

Our Data Story

With thousands of active lots every day, hundreds of thousands of daily bids, millions of users, and billions of events, the Catawiki platform generates vast amounts of data every day. All this data is being collected and stored, and used extensively by our team of 10 analysts and data scientists to build insights and data products both for hundreds of internal users and real time applications on our website and apps.

As Catawiki grows and produces more data, we constantly have to scale and improve our data infrastructure to make sure we can keep using data to build a better company. We are therefore looking for a Data Engineer to help us tackle the challenge of bringing even more data sources into our platform and transforming and organizing this data for analysis and consumption by other applications. It’s a big challenge but one that we’re really excited about solving. 

What you will do

You will work in cooperation with our Data Scientists and Software Engineers to:

  • Explore new ways of transforming and analyzing data and continuously expand and improve the performance of our data pipelines.
  • Bring in more data sources to our data platform by building robust and scalable data integrations
  • Work closely with Data Scientists and Product Managers to decide how best to structure and store data in order to make it easily accessible to business users.
  • Continue developing and streamlining our Kubernetes-based in-house data science platform to support the development and deployment of analyses and machine learning solutions

Who you are

  • A Data Engineer who has a proven track record of experimenting with and exploring new tools and technologies. 
  • At least 2 years experience with Kubernetes on one of the major Cloud providers.
  • You have in depth knowledge of multiple of the following technologies, as they’re all in our stack: Python, Java/Scala, Bigquery, PostgreSQL, Hive, Spark, Google Dataproc, Airflow, Kafka, Dataflow, Google Cloud, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Vault
  • Professional experience with relational databases: reading, writing and optimizing complex statements.
  • You have experience in the (continuous) deployment of machine learning models
  • You know how to design and build low-maintenance, high performing ETL processes and data pipelines.
  • You can communicate an idea clearly on various levels of abstraction, depending on the audience.
  • You pro-actively identify potential areas of improvement, and are able to formulate a vision for the future direction of team-level components.

Where you'll be

This role is based in Amsterdam  but we can offer remote work from the following countries: France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain and The U.K. We also offer an excellent relocation package for people living outside of the Netherlands.


Here’s what we can offer you

This is your chance to become part of a fast but sustainable growing tech company! You will have an exciting role in a young, fast-growing, dynamic & international organisation. You'll be part of an enthusiastic, highly motivated team of 800+ international Catawikians; you'll have big responsibilities and can really create something. Additionally you can expect:

  • An attractive Stock Options package  
  • Working with a top notch team acting on a champions league level in a super complex dynamic environment; you will learn a lot!
  • A diverse and international team with over 50 different nationalities.
  • A great office located in the heart of Amsterdam with an easy-going atmosphere.
  • Our entrepreneurial environment encourages everyone to take initiative and experiment with new ideas. You’ll actively contribute to the growth of the Catawiki platform.
  • Tailor-made trainings to facilitate your personal and professional growth
  • The fun part! Our Activity Committee plans everything from ‘CataFooty’ to International Food Festivals, Friday Drinks, Board Game Nights, Pub Quizzes and Boot Camps!
  • And there’s more! Paid holidays, holiday allowance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki.

 

Diversity

Catawiki is committed to building a diverse company and diverse teams. That includes everyone, no matter your age, ability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. We welcome applications from underserved and underrepresented communities. If you’ve got a story to tell, come and join us. 

Working and hiring remotely

When it is safe to do so, Catawiki will implement a hybrid work policy where employees in the Netherlands will work from the office 1-2 times per week and from home for the rest.

Most of our Sales and Expert positions for local markets are 100% remote, which means that you will be working from home in the country you are based.

Interested?

Apply directly with an English CV and cover letter by submitting your information at the bottom of this page. By submitting your application you agree to Catawiki’s Applicant Privacy Policy.

Flexible Working
We champion flexibility. We’re continually incorporating hybrid elements, while employees choose how they split their work between the office and home.
Stock Options
We make sure all Catawikians can share in the company's success.
Excellent benefits
Our benefits are designed to ensure every Catawikian is energised, focused and thriving.

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