Applied Research Data Engineer

Job description

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?

Aaqua’s purpose is to “empower people to live their passions”.

We are creating a global services platform built around PASSION COMMUNITIES across a wide range of entertainment and lifestyle categories and genres.

We empower and enable our people to contribute to Aaqua’s purpose by bringing their own passion to our workplace community, collaborating with a team of like-minded people who love what they do.

Your Community

You will be a member of the learning technologies team, reporting to the Learning Technology Applied Research Engineering, collaborating across the organization to help drive the responsible adoption of learning technologies.

Your Focus

Your contribution will include:

Primary Role

  • Create and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture.​
  • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements.​
  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL and AWS ‘big data’ technologies.​
  • Work with data and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality in our data systems.​
  • Work with product teams to implement the production pipelines for model deployment.
  • Help ML Engineers and Research Scientist with building data pipelines.​
  • An expert on data transformation on big data environments​
  • An expert in conducting data audits or feasibility assessment on readiness for data for ML use-cases.​
  • Build understanding of data attributes and work with Aaqua’s busines teams to build a data dictionary.​
  • Automate checks for Data Quality, Completeness etc. ​
  • Help build the datastore for Machine Learning training.​
  • Help create data pipelines for machine learning model deployment.​
  • Help build data monitoring infrastructure in production.

Your Journey

Ideally your career journey to date will have given you experience in or exposure to the following:​

  • 5+ yrs experience in a Data Engineer role, who has attained a Graduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems or another quantitative field.​
  • Experience with big data tools: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc.​
  • Experience with relational SQL and NoSQL databases, including Postgres and Cassandra.​
  • Experience with data pipeline and workflow management tools: Azkaban, Luigi, Airflow, etc.​
  • Experience with AWS cloud services: EC2, EMR, RDS, Redshift​
  • Experience with stream-processing systems: Flink, Storm, Spark-Streaming, etc.​
  • Experience with object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Python, Java, Scala, etc.
Your Qualities

Your qualities are seen, heard and observed every day through your words, actions and behaviours. They are a key part of our DNA.

We seek our team members to be :


Your Attitude

Your attitude is a big part of what you bring to Aaqua. It contributes hugely to our culture, which is why cultural fit is something we take very seriously when we bring on new team members.

We expect everyone to play their part in :

Putting Members First
Building an Inclusive Community
Delivering the Unexpected
Be Always Evolving, and
Keeping it Real

Why work for us

At Aaqua we are committed to real economic value distribution and this extends to our people. Aaqua is creating a work culture that caters to all your YOU's. Our total rewards package is highly attractive, with generous compensation, options programs, comprehensive medical coverage and workplace flexibility.

Developing our people is a given and the exposure you will get at Aaqua will see you always evolving, creating opportunities for rapid career advancement. By putting our "members first" (that includes YOU), you will deliver the unexpected every day. Aaqua's agile focus drives collaboration, ideation and allows you to be your true self, empowers our people and delivers a passionate and fun team.

Aaqua is a diverse and inclusive culture. We want our people to be reflective of our members and commit to a non-discriminatory culture that does not judge by; age, gender, sexual orientation and gender reassignment, race and colour, disability, religion and beliefs, pregnancy and family responsibilities, education level and all of your YOU's.

Aaqua is the place for all YOUR YOUS.

Feel like YOU are a fit for this opportunity?

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