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Lead Data Engineer - Digital Markets

Barcelona, Spain

Job Description:

What makes Gartner a GREAT fit for you? When you join Gartner, you’ll be part of a team with a no-limits mindset that helps the world become smarter and more connected. We’re the world’s leading research and advisory company that steers clients toward the right decisions with business and technology insights they can’t find anywhere else. Our associates enjoy a collaborative work environment with exceptional training and career development. If you like working with a curious, supportive, high-performing team, Gartner is the place for you. 

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About Gartner Digital Markets:

Gartner Digital Markets is a business unit within Gartner.  Our mission is to help small businesses make the right technology choices and find the tools they need to grow, optimize, and become more effective at what they do.  The business comprises three top brands—Capterra, Software Advice, and GetApp.  For candidates interested in taking their next career step in the technology space, Gartner Digital Markets offers the fast pace and excitement of working for a startup, the stability and resources of a large, established organization, and the opportunity to be on the front lines of innovation in an industry that is always growing and transforming.

What we are looking for:

Gartner Digital Markets is looking for a passionate Lead Data Engineer (or Senior) for our global Data Engineering team. The role is based out of the Barcelona office and will be responsible for our data platform utilizing next generation data engineering and big data technologies. You will be responsible for the execution of our data strategy through design and development of the Data platform using but not limited to AWS technologies, Airflow and Snowflake to deliver Reporting, BI and Analytics solutions. You will be working closely with business and technical stakeholders to effectively govern, aggregate data, analyze, transform data and report insights.

What you will do:

  • Key responsibility is to design and develop data platform including the architecture, prototyping and development of data extract, transformation, cleansing and integration of structured and unstructured data

  • Work with business stakeholders to re-evaluate the existing implementation and help implement the effective data platform

  • Help implement the data governance using appropriate policies and standards

  • Help build and maintain the data catalog

  • Transform raw data into useful information and insights utilizing Analytics, Business Intelligence (BI) and visualization tools

  • Provide technical expertise to design efficient solutions to consolidate data from RDBMS (Oracle\MySQL\PostgreSQL\SQL Server), Enterprise Applications and 3rd party API through ELT processes

  • Participate in setting strategy and standards through data architecture and implementation leveraging big data and analytics tools and technologies.

  • Develop optimal design of data warehouse environments, analyzing complex distributed data deployments and making recommendations to optimize performance

  • Design and develop the required interfaces between various internal and external systems to effectively ingest the data into data platform

  • Organize, optimize and debug data-driven reporting, BI and analytics applications

  • Document and maintain data dictionary for data from various sources to enable data democratization

  • Work with business stakeholders to support their data needs and technical teams to replicate from their data sources.

  • Be a mentor for the team of data engineers

  • Attend daily standups, sprint planning and retrospective meetings

What you will need:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems

  • 10+ years of hands-on experience with data architecture, design and development of data engineering solutions and data warehouses like Snowflake, Redshift etc

  • Programming experience using Python 

  • Experience with integration of data from multiple data sources

  • Extensive technical experience with SQL on RDBMS (Oracle/MySQL/Postgresql) and Data warehouse schema definitions (Snowflake), data modeling, ETL development, security and design

  • Strong analytical skills with ability to synthesize data to design and deliver meaningful solutions

  • Experience building Operational Data Stores/Enterprise Data 

  • Experience with managing and optimizing Data warehouse costs

  • Reporting, BI, Visualization and Analytics tools such Power BI / Looker is knowledge is a plus

  • High level knowledge of database performance/tuning, troubleshooting, query optimization and tuning

  • Familiar with the next generation ETL/ELT tools and data consolidation frameworks that enable capabilities within the data ecosystem. Apache Airflow and AWS Services experience is a plus

  • Ability to understand business functionality, processes and flows

  • Experience mentoring and managing other Data Engineers and ensuring data engineering best practices are being followed.

  • Experience with hardware provisioning, forecasting hardware/compute usage, and managing to a budget

  • Improving efficiency and process for the Data Platform and identify, evaluate and embrace new technology

  • Good combination of technical and interpersonal skills with strong written and verbal communication; detail-oriented with the ability to work independently

  • Experience with stakeholder management and ownership of data platforms.

  • Excellent Communication and Prioritization skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively across the IT organization (infrastructure/development/back office groups).

  • Ability to work independently or within a team, proactively, in a fast-paced AGILE-SCRUM environment.

  • Owns success – Takes responsibility for successful delivery of solutions.

  • Strong desire to improve upon their skills in software development, frameworks and technologies

Check out our video to learn about who we are, and what we do:

What we offer:

  • Limitless growth and learning opportunities.

  • A collaborative and positive culture - join a diverse team of professionals that are as smart and driven as you.

  • A chance to make an impact - your work will contribute directly to our strategy.

  • Frequent social activities such as movie night, laser tag, bowling, escape room, summer beach party, hiking & bbq, and more!

  • Modern approach to work -fFlexible hours, Friday afternoons free, remote work, and more.

  • New offices (to be inaugurated soon) close to Glòries and the beach in the fantastic, “innovation and tech” 22@ district of sunny Barcelona.

  • Fresh fruit, snacks, selection of teas, fair trade organic coffee and a fridge full of beer for our Beer O’Clock on Friday afternoons.

  • Relocation Assistance - A specialist to help you with all the appointments and paperwork.

What you will get:

  • Competitive compensation.

  • 23 days annual holiday, and additional days off for your birthday, 24th & 31st of December.

  • Private Medical and Dental Care.

  • Life and Disability Insurance.

  • Public Transport Subsidy.

  • Ticket Restaurant Card.

  • Childcare Vouchers (Ticket Guarderia).

  • IncentiFit - annual reimbursement for health-and-wellness-related activities.

  • Pension Scheme.

  • Tuition Reimbursement.

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

  • Employee Assistance Program.

  • Gartner Gives Charity Match.

Who we are:

  • Action Oriented - Deliver fast, get great results. We embrace the vision, roadmap to success and the action it takes to make it happen. 

  • Intellectually Curious - Seek to learn, love to teach. We’re humble and embrace respectful, radical candor with a mindset of ongoing professional and personal development.

  • Collaborative - One team, shared mission. We welcome feedback and understand the value of working together to accomplish more than what is possible individually.


- Applications must be submitted in English.

- A valid EU visa/passport is required for this position.

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