Big Data Engineer

Xpand IT
At Xpand IT we have passion for technology. We vibrate with finding new solutions for new problems.

Job details

  • Full-time
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  • map markerLisbon, PT
  • cardRequires Work Permit
    Requires that you're a citizen or have a valid work permit / visa sponsorship to work in the country in which this position is based.
  • routeIntermediate
  • routeEnglish
    Preferred spoken language

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XpandIT ias global company, specialized in Big Data, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Middleware, Enterprise Mobility, Collaboration & Development tools, that has a highly specialized team in leading edge software areas and technologies, that want to inspire others to achieve amazing results.

We are looking for a Big Data Engineer. But, more than just a “Buzzword Guy”, we seek a curious Data Scientist in searching the Best Big Data Solutions.

We are looking for someone who is able to play an active part in conceiving and deploying highly complex Big Data business solutions and do the necessary R&D over the best practices on database infrastructures based on Hadoop, NoSQL Databases (MongoDB) and high scalability and availability frameworks (such as Cassandra and Apache Kafka);

A typical day of a Big Data Engineer will go from optimizing Big Data configurations and data models, understand relevant operational systems and conceive the necessary steps to ingest and manipulate huge amount of data. These operations must be completed using key frameworks in such manner that the result must be as optimal as possible in terms of scalability, fault tolerance and performance.

For this role the technical skills are important, but we also value the soft skills. Present a proof of concept, discuss requirements, set priorities and appropriate delivery time, being able to share knowledge with the team and produce quality documentation are skills we expect but we will also help to develop.

Main requirements

  • Interest in R&D about all the Big Data ecosystem frameworks
  • Knowledge in the Hadoop ecosystem (HDFS, Hive, HBase) will be valued
  • Knowledge in NoSQL databases (ex: MongoDB), trade-off analysis and ideally in ETL and modelling contexts
  • Deep knowledge Linux based operating systems
  • Experience in programming languages such as Java, Phyton or Scala
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Possibility and willingness to travel through Europe (maximum period of 2 months)

… and above all “Passion for Excellence”


Besides a competitive salary and a variable bonus program according to the performance, we have a number of other benefits:

  • Flexible work hours and partial/full remote work
  • Relaxed work environment
  • Fruit and coffee available
  • Health insurance
  • Training plan, adjusted to individual needs
  • Opportunity to work on challenging projects in different locations
  • Social and team building events
  • Areas for leisure within the facilities
  • Protocols and other local benefits

If you’ve read until here, then you are certainly who we are looking for!

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