Kafka Platform Engineer

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  • Rotterdam
  • Fulltime
  • Bachelor
Relocation possible
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  • Language courses
  • Housing
  • Visa and work permit

Become a Developer at Coolblue and we’ll take care of your relocation from A to Z, including a language course for the whole family and a warm welcome. You’ll be part of our friend group with more than 40 nationalities from day 1. In addition to improving the systems we built ourselves, you also think about challenges that have a major impact on Coolblue and our customers.

You design, build and operationalize data processing platforms, advocating the DevOps culture in the Data & Analytics domains.

What is Coolblue?
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Coolblue. It once started as a student company. Now, we're the most customer-centric company in The Netherlands and Belgium, with our own stores, customer service, delivery service, installation service, and repair service. Since our founding in 1999, we've had only one goal: to make customers happy. We give advice and we have an obsessive focus on customer satisfaction. With over 6.000 Coolbluers, we work hard to amaze our customers.

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Kafka Platform Engineer

  • Fulltime
  • Rotterdam
  • Bachelor

What does a Kafka Platform Engineer at Coolblue do?

You design, build and operationalize data processing platforms (Kafka)  with an emphasis on security and compliance; scalability and efficiency; reliability and fidelity; and flexibility and portability. 

You leverage the power of event-driven architectures to deliver outstanding performance to all aspects of our Customer Experience, highlighting Customer Journey, Business Analysis, Marketing, Data Science.  

You are keen to be part of a team that supports more than 500 colleagues through the usage/adoption of these platforms, troubleshooting, documenting and training the staff.

You enjoy thinking about scalability, operational systems (Linux, OSX), load balancers, system tuning, configuration management, infra as code (AWS's Cloud Formation, Puppet, Terraform), process automation, CI/CD (Teamcity), observability (Datadog, Splunk) - a real big data guru! Would you also like to become a Kafka Platform Engineer at Coolblue? Read below if the job suits you.

 
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You enjoy doing this

  • Sharing knowledge through pairing, code review, presenting, training and coaching your colleagues.
  • Willing to learn new technologies through online courses, conferences, hands-on activities, POCs.
  • Being proactive and talking with your colleagues and stakeholders identifying new work opportunities.
  • Working with an Agile/Startup mindset focused on improving our Customer Journey.
  • Designing Data Platforms on AWS and/or Google Cloud and bringing the DataOps culture to the Data & Analytics domains.
  • You like coding in Python and you are open to other languages as well.
 
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Week 49

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  3. WedWednesday
  4. ThuThursday
  5. FriFriday
    1. Daily stand-up Data Engineers

      Daily stand-up Data Engineers
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      Start with team. Short update about your tasks and progress

    2. Processing feedback from stakeholders

      Processing feedback from stakeholders
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      Processing feedback from the Data Science team

    3. Whiteboard discussion

      Whiteboard discussion
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      Whiteboard discussion with the Hosting Team about data processing

    4. (Digital) Coffee with Giannis

      (Digital) Coffee with Giannis
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      Technical catch up about Kafka and our Data Streaming Platform

    5. Coaching Session with Yatendra

      Coaching Session with Yatendra
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      Coaching session with Yatendra about AWS

    1. Daily stand-up Data Engineers

      Daily stand-up Data Engineers
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      Start with team. Short update about your tasks and progress

    2. Watch Pieter Update

      Watch Pieter Update
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      Video-update from our CEO Pieter

    3. Demo Data Engineering

      Demo Data Engineering
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      Presentation results last month + upcoming projects

    4. Pitch new idea

      Pitch new idea
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      Pitch about a new Data Product that you are thinking of to our Product Owner

    5. Brainstorm Airflow

      Brainstorm Airflow
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      Discuss with the team how the Airflow Cluster can be improved

    1. Daily stand-up Data Engineers

      Daily stand-up Data Engineers
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      Start with team. Short update about your tasks and progress

    2. Pair Programming

      Pair Programming
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      Developing together with Python 3+

    3. Teamlunch

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      Having lunch with the team

    4. Refinement

      Refinement
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      What will the upcoming sprint look like and who will do what.

    5. Meeting with PO

      Meeting with PO
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      Evaluate experiments with the recommender product

    1. Daily stand-up Data Engineers

      Daily stand-up Data Engineers
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      Start with team. Short update about your tasks and progress

    2. Sprint planning

      Sprint planning
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      Discussing about picking up tasks for the coming two weeks

    3. Training 'Discover your qualities'

      Training 'Discover your qualities'
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      You learn how to become more effective by using your qualities wisely.

    4. Outdoor walking with Cindy

      Outdoor walking with Cindy
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      Walking together in a park

    5. Meeting with Team Lead Rafael

      Meeting with Team Lead Rafael
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      Coaching session about GCP

    1. Daily stand-up Data Engineers

      Daily stand-up Data Engineers
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      Start with team. Short update about your tasks and progress

    2. Retrospective

      Retrospective
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      What went well last sprint? What could be better next sprint?

    3. last minute meeting with Billy

      last minute meeting with Billy
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      About the new features of Airflow 2+

    4. Fill in the feedback form colleague

      Fill in the feedback form colleague
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      For evaluation, check projects we have done together

    5. Weekend drinks with Cloud Team

      Weekend drinks with Cloud Team
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      Celebrating the weekend with our Cloud heroes

You recognize yourself in the following

  • You have experience deploying distributed applications on the cloud to support Business Intelligence such as Kafka.
  • You have experience with Cloud Architecture on AWS/GCP.
  • You have experience with Configuration Management (Puppet/Terraform/Ansible/Cloud Formation or equivalent).
  • You have experience with Continuous Integration (Teamcity/Jenkins or equivalent), logging and monitoring (Splunk & Datadog or equivalent).
  • You have experience with helping others to improve their craftsmanship and technical skills.
  • You breathe Agile.
 
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This is what you’re looking for in a job

  • Money.
  • 25 leave days. As long as you promise to come back.
  • Travel allowance and a retirement plan.
  • With over 30 training courses in our own Coolblue University, you can become a little better every day.
  • A discount on all our products.
  • Relocation assistance: from A to Z
  • An extraordinarily good work environment with colleagues who make you happy, epic (digital) Coolblue parties, pubquizzing, and other activities.
  • Hybrid working: a fine balance between working at the office and working from home. Of course, we’ll help you create the best home-office possible. Including desk chair, laptop, and blue garlands.
  • A picture-perfect office at a great location. You could crawl to work from Rotterdam Central Station. Though we recommend just walking for 2 minutes.
  • A job at one of the fastest-growing companies in the Benelux.
  • Room for new initiatives and ideas. We’re always open to those, whether you’ve been with us for a week, month, or a year.
  • Working together in an international environment with colleagues from the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Italy, and many more. 
 
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  • How does Coolblue adhere to the COVID-19 measures?

    We adhere to the recommendations and guidelines of RIVM and the government, of course. This means that keeping distance of 1.5m is not mandatory anymore, nonetheless we prefer to give each other space. Working at the office makes us happy, that’s why we are working partly from home and partly from the office.

    The interviews for your application will also take place partly via video calls and partly in the office. On your first day we meet each other at the office. So we can drink a cup of coffee and get to know each other better.

  • Can I live outside the Netherlands and still work in the Tech department of Coolblue?

    No, it’s not possible to work from abroad as a Tech colleague. We like collaborating in a digital way, but over this last year we’ve seen that doing a retrospective, a pair-programming session, or grabbing a drink in real life is much more fun. That’s why we like everybody to be in the Rotterdam office at least 4-8 days a month on average. Together with your manager, you decide how often you and your team really meet in the office.

    Besides that it’s much more fun to see each other in real life, there are also some tax regulations that make it hard to work from abroad.

    For a lot of vacancies, we have the possibility to help you (and your family) to relocate to the Netherlands. Visit our relocation page for more information about moving to the Netherlands.

  • How often do I go to the office?

    Together with your manager, you decide how many days you and your team will be in the office. On average, this will be at least 4-8 times a month.

  • Do you help new colleagues relocate?

    Yes, we do this for most vacancies. If the vacancy you’re interested in has a relocation sign on top, it means we’ll help you (and your direct family) to relocate. You can find more information on our relocation page.

    Do I need to live in Rotterdam when I move to the Netherlands?

    No, that’s not necessary. The Netherlands is a small country, so if you want to live in Amsterdam, Utrecht, or Tilburg, that’s okay. As long as you are able to meet your team in the Rotterdam office around 4-8 times a month, you can live wherever you want.

  • Can I keep developing myself?

    Coolblue University: learning at Coolblue, in a different way.

    With over 30 training courses in our own Coolblue University, you can get a little bit better every day. At Coolblue, we go back to school sometimes. But not by sitting there quietly and just listening. The training courses aren't boring, but interactive. You have to do exercises and have discussions with others. At the Coolblue University, we choose what we want to learn, so we can continue to develop en become real experts. For example, a Delivery Driver needs different training courses than a Customer Service Employe and a starter needs different courses than a manager.

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Apply!
Like what you see? You can become a Coolbluer, apply now!
  • 1

    APPLY

    Go for it

  • 2

    PHONE CALL

    It's for you

  • 3

    1ST ROUND

    Ready, set, go

  • 4

    ONLINE ASSIGNMENT

    Just a taste

  • 5

    2ND ROUND

    Go for the fridge

  • 6

    CONTRACT

    I do

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