Data Engineer

IT Team
Valencia, Spain is an innovative company based in Valencia, Spain, with global brand and presence. We are a data, IT and business intelligence company offering a new approach to traveller operational business intelligence, leveraging global flight reservation information and other data to monitor and qualify traveller flows, map global demand, and forecast trends. We provide live, tactical information and exclusive insights to Tourism Boards, Hotels Chains, Retailers, Airports, duty free operators, tax refund, car rentals, and all those that have a travellers-related business.

If you are a team player, embracing the company’s vision, willing to bring and try new ideas, yet striving for profitability and achieving practical goals, we want to talk to you. Be prepared to be hands-on, take ownership and responsibilities and achieve goals on your own, while working closely with IT and Data Science teams.

Your role as a Data Engineer will be to develop ETL processes, import and enrich data feeds, discuss data storage architecture and data formats, maintain existing processes, improve the efficiency of import processes, guarantee data availability for Data Scientists and for customer products, guarantee data quality, deploy and look after automated processes on our hybrid cloud infrastructure, investigate other possible sources of data, etc.

This is a fantastic opportunity to live by the sunny Mediterranean Sea, being part of a steadily growing company, yet in a very informal, collegiate atmosphere. If you like ETL, data processing and data quality, you will definitely have fun with us. If you enjoy quality of life, working in a world-wide multicultural environment, and you prefer effectiveness to bureaucracy, Valencia is the place for you.

  • Solid experience with Python.
  • Able to propose and design Big Data ETLs.
  • Knowledge of Spark, Hadoop, etc. using Parquet file format
  • Mastering SQL queries and data models
  • Hands-on AWS experience, with a focus on data & analytics
  • Infrastructure automation for both cloud-based (AWS, Azure) and on-premise (Jenkins, NiFi, AirFlow, etc.)
  • A mind focussed on quality of service, reliable and able to handle crisis situations.
  • Able to provide pragmatic solutions and make decisions.
  • Be prepared to defend the company’s competitive advantage. Be excited; and enjoy!
  • Experience programming in Java
  • Apache NiFi, Hive, Druid, Cassandra, MongoDB, MySQL, etc.
  • AWS Cloud Formation, RDS, Athena, EC2
  • Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, etc.
  • Other file formats: OCR, AVRO.
  • Agile, Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Git, Sonar.
  • Data Quality Control
  • Linux shell scripts, notions of system administration.
  • Full time, indefinite contract.
  • Be part of a fun, successful yet stable, young and exciting company.
  • Nice and dynamic working environment.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • English classes.

ForwardKeys is an innovative travel analytics company. The company was established in 2010 when the founders realised that the air reservation data used by airlines could serve every industry with an interest in global travellers. Since then, we have built an online platform on which our clients monitor and qualify traveller flows, map global demand and forecast travel trends. We are now more than 50 people strong and growing: always looking for new datasets to develop new products helping our clients understand the travel landscape.

Working at ForwardKeys is international, challenging and flexible. International because our employees come (and work) from all around the world, just like our clients. Challenging is making the step from a start-up to a bigger company and everything that includes: from product development to selling them. Flexible means we understand that doing your job well is more important than being in the office from 9 to 5. To ensure alignment within the company we have biannual company weeks during which we make sure to have fun.

Do you believe you fit our company culture and have what it takes to join ForwardKeys? Please send an email to (mentioning the job you apply for in the subject line) or apply by filling the form.

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