Data Engineer

Trainline, London

We make train travel easy

Trainline is an innovative, tech business with a mission to make travel as simple, seamless and affordable as possible. We’re proud to be Europe’s leading independent train and coach platform and rank among the highest-rated travel and ticketing apps globally. Today, we offer our customers travel to thousands of destinations in and across 44 countries in Europe and beyond. That’s more than £2.3 billion in ticket sales annually, and over 75 million visits to our apps and websites each month.
Our culture is central to our success. We’re driven to sustain our phenomenal growth from recent years, and this means we’re always working closely and collaboratively to turn our ideas into reality. It’s this sense of pace, innovating and improving pretty much everything we do, that makes Trainline so exciting and unique - we truly believe our work has a genuine impact and will change travel for the better.

We are continuing to invest heavily in big data, data insights and analytics in 2018: creating this new role for a Data Engineer. The successful individual will be a key member of a team developing data science based products across various channels and platform teams.

The Data Engineer will work with the Head of Data Architecture on the development and implementation of our next generation data platform; creating secure personalization and insight services backed by scalable & secure data stores that integrate data from purchases, click streams, indications of intent, external events, CRM data, Social etc. This is an opportunity for an experienced Data Engineer to help build a world class data platform that positively impacts the lives of millions of rail users.

What You'll Be Working On:

  • Design, deliver and support a scalable data platform, tools and solutions that can be used for data mining and the creation of personalised experiences.
  • This is a key role that will create a data platform that lies at the very heart of our organisation, so the Data Engineer will need to work and support:
  • The Head of Data Architecture who leads the data engineering activities.
  • Front End Product Owners and Development Teams (Web, mobile Web and Mobile Apps) to ensure that services delivered meet their needs.
  • New Head of Data Science and the (recently formed) Data Science team to create data analyses and data products that provide valuable insights and personalised experiences.
  • The data insights team who perform data analytics around business performance.
  • Chief Software Architect to ensure alignment and optimisation of our Architecture strategy.
  • Head of Infrastructure and Business Agility to ensure alignment with our infrastructure strategy and ongoing optimisation.

What You'll Bring:

  • Strong knowledge of at least one of the following programming languages (Clojure, Python, Java, Scala). Preferably Clojure;
  • A strong background in software development
  • Experience in data solutions using the Hadoop ecosystem (Spark, Pig, Hbase, etc)
  • Experience of stream processing technologies (Kafka, Storm, AWS Kinesis, etc).
  • Personalisation & Predictive Analytics solutions using Machine Learning.
  • Extensive experience integrating external APIs and pulling data from SQL databases (especially Oracle & SQL Server).
  • Extensive experience creating internal services for front-end teams to consume.
  • Preferably, two years of experience with AWS (including, Amazon Elastic MapReduce, ECS, EKS, RedShift, etc)
We value open expression at Trainline, we believe it’s the diversity of experience, backgrounds and perspectives of our employees that makes us who we are. We encourage everybody to play a part in changing the way people travel across the world.

About Trainline

We are a one-stop shop for train travel. Every day, we bring together routes, fares and journey times from train companies in 24 countries so our customers can easily buy train tickets and save time, hassle or money. We help our customers stay one step ahead so they don’t have to, from helping them buy the best ticket for their journey to giving them live, personalised travel information on the go via our app.

Want to learn more about Trainline? Visit Trainline's website.