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Staff Software Engineer – Data Products

Brand: Kijiji
  • Full time
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Product & Tech
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As a staff engineer in the data team you will build and run production-grade data and machine learning pipelines and products at scale in an agile setup. You will work closely with our data engineers, architects and product managers to create the technology that generates and transforms data into applications, insights and experiences for our users.

What you'll do:

  • Design, productise and own end-to-end solutions that solve our customer's problems

  • Define, plan and execute on large scale strategic projects

  • Communicate and align with peers and cross functional stakeholders

  • Drive for technical excellence and pick the right balance between quality and speed of delivery

  • Consistently steer the target architecture by identifying areas of critical need based on future growth

  • Be the go-to expert inside the org and influencer inside the team in several technologies and technical areas

  • Actively participate in department-wide cross-functional tech initiatives

  • Coach and mentor less experienced engineers for growth and success

Who you are:

  • 10+ years of relevant industry experience with 3+ years of data and machine learning related work or research is a must for this position

  • You have expertise in Java/Scala and Python programming languages.

  • You have experience designing and productionizing large-scale distributed systems built around machine-learned models and big data

  • You have experience with batch and streaming technologies: e.g Apache Flink, Apache Spark, Apache Beam, Google DataFlow

  • You have expertise with distributed data stores (Cassandra, Google BigTable, Redis, ClickHouse, Elasticsearch) and messaging systems (Kafka, Google PubSub) at scale

  • You have experience with Linux, Docker, and public cloud (GCP, AWS, Azure)

Additional information

Life at Adevinta comes with its perks! Our Adevintans enjoy the following benefits:

  • An attractive Base Salary.
  • Participation in our Short Term Incentive plan (annual bonus).
  • An excellent Equity program. This role plays a key part to the success of the organisation and therefore you will receive a piece of Adevinta every 6 months.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program with a match from Adevinta.
  • Work From Anywhere: Enjoy up to 20 days a year of working from anywhere! Maybe not from the moon - well why not! just make sure you have internet connection!
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Program for you and your family, because we care.
  • Win together, lose together is one of our key behaviours. At Adevinta you will find a collaborative environment with an opportunity to explore your potential and grow.


On top of these, we also provide a range of locally relevant benefits. Wanna know more? Apply and ask our recruiters!

Company description

Kijiji is the #1 online classifieds site in Canada and one of Canada’s top 10 most-visited digital sites. We reach nearly half of Canadian internet users monthly. We’re a leader in helping users find and trade goods and services in their communities, including Autos, Real Estate and Jobs. We’re proud of our engaged, results-oriented and collaborative team and were recently named one of the top Toronto Tech Employer Brands.

Kijiji is part of Adevinta: a global online classifieds specialist and sustainability leader with 40+ products in 14 countries.

Adevinta is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

If you feel like you don’t meet all of the requirements for this role but are interested, please consider applying anyway. Research suggests that women and individuals from underrepresented groups may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. We strongly encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply and look forward to speaking with you.

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