Lead Data Engineer



Are you a visionary leader in the world of data engineering?

Do you excel at guiding teams to design scalable data solutions and optimize complex pipelines? 

Let’s Talk!

At efood we believe in the power of data as it is at the heart of everything we do in order to drive our business forward and shape the online delivery landscape. Our Data Engineering team is working closely with our Data Scientists as well as our Product and Engineering teams, and they ensure the seamless flow of information that empowers our teams to make strategic decisions. 

We are currently on the lookout for a Lead Data Engineer to lead our talented data engineering team, overseeing the design, development and maintenance of our data infrastructure and flows while fostering a culture of collaboration, excellence, and continuous improvement. In this role, you will be working with agile methodologies and top line tools and you’ll have the opportunity to make a lasting impact, not only by optimizing our current data infrastructure but also by charting the course for future advancements. 

What you’ll do:

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to the data engineering team, ensuring that best practices are followed and technical standards are maintained
  • Work closely with data scientists and other stakeholders to understand their data needs and provide solutions that help develop new strategic insights
  • Identify and resolve performance issues in data processing pipelines to ensure timely and efficient data delivery
  • Develop and implement data quality checks and data governance policies to ensure the accuracy and consistency of data
  • Maintain our data warehouse with timely and quality data
  • Design and implement efficient data pipelines for batch and near-real-time data processing 
  • Create and maintain documentation for data engineering processes, architecture, systems, and tools
  • Plan and execute system expansion as needed to support the company’s growth and analytic needs
  • Take ownership of the entire data solution lifecycle and infrastructure by implementing the DataOps philosophy in everything you do

What you’ll need:

  • 4+ years of professional experience in Data Engineering
  • Proven track record of effective team leadership
  • Demonstrated ability of managing complex Data Engineering projects with multiple stakeholder
  • 5+ years of professional experience using Python
  • Advanced SQL skills
  • 2+ years of previous experience with cloud native technologies (docker and Kubernetes) in production ready environments
  • Experience with at least one of the following cloud providers (Google Cloud, AWS, Azure)
  • Demonstrably deep understanding of SQL and foundations of analytical data warehouses (we use Big Query)
  • Hands-on experience implementing ETL best practices at scale with at least one of the following task management tools (Apache Airflow, Apache Nifi, Dagster, Luigi)
  • Strong data modeling skills
  • Comfort working in a highly agile, intensely iterative environment
  • Excellent eye for detail and a self-motivated problem solver
  • Superior analytical skills and a strong sense of urgency and ownership in your work
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Proficiency in Greek and English (verbal and written)

What will make you stand out:

  • Data and test driven mentality
  • Contribution to open source projects
  • Hands-on experience with at least one of the following programming languages (Go, Rust, Scala)
  • 2+ of professional experience with Google Cloud
  • Experience with ML engineering and/or distributed computing

What we offer:

  • If you are happy, we are happy! That’s why we offer an attractive remuneration package for what you bring in!
  • We share a passion for food, so you will certainly appreciate the ticket restaurant card to spend in restaurants and/or food supplies. We are efooders after all!
  • We take care of you with Private Medical & Life Insurance from day #1 to keep you healthy and happy!
  • We want you to grow with us ! And to help you keep improving, we provide you access to our online training platform where you can study topics for your personal and professional growth!
  • Are you a cappuccino lover ☕? Do you desperately want a cookie? Our cafeteria got you covered!
  • If you want to stay in shape ️ , our in-house gym awaits you fully equipped! You can also join our remote fitness sessions and classes from the safety of your home!


Life @efood:

At efood, no day is the same as the day before!

efooders know that working and having a good time aren’t the opposite and that’s why every day at efood is a new adventure!

We always aim higher and we thrive in finding solutions to push our limits further! We care about our customers, our employees, and our society.

We seize every opportunity to celebrate achievements and milestones, but we also celebrate small things (like Fridays!)

Every efooder is part of a fast-growing multinational company, with endless opportunities for professional growth and acquisition of new skills! We have an established, yet super creative and fun working environment, with talented and ambitious people whose ultimate goal is to maintain efood as the ideal workplace!

Hungry enough to join us?

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