Senior Data Engineer

We are searching for an experienced Senior Data Engineer to take the lead in building and maintaining a data system that will be the foundation for our data reporting and data analytics solutions. 

At Skymetrix, our vision is to power the aviation industry to sustainable growth. Our state-of-the-art cloud-based platform gives airlines a new way to improve fuel and cost management and delivers benefits that are critical success factors for any aviation business.

To further our growth, we are looking for a Senior Data Engineer (m/w/d*) for 40 hours per week to join our software team.

*As a company headquartered in Germany, we adhere to the ‘Third Gender Law’. We recognize that a strong team is borne out of diversity, formed by people with different qualities and capabilities.

About the role

As Senior Data Engineer, you will take the lead in building and maintaining a data system that will be the foundation for our data reporting and data analytics solutions. You will also enable the addition of predictive machine learning and AI modelling-based enhancements to our product offerings.

You will be responsible for the collection, transformation and storage of data, ensuring the data is readily available, of good quality, and suitably optimized for supporting our business requirements. 

We are looking for someone with strong technical knowledge and skills, as well as the ability to clearly communicate with a range of stakeholders, who can help the company get the most value from its data.

Your responsibilities

  • Design and build a data system that will support data reporting, data analytics and predictive machine learning and AI modelling
  • Work with:
    • Business stakeholders to understand the business’ data system vision, goals, and requirements
    • The DevOps team to define, build and maintain the required infrastructure
    • Software engineers to understand the data sources
    • Product owners and business intelligence stakeholders to define and develop the required data models and pipelines
  • Build data pipelines to gather data from multiple sources, and transform and aggregate it so that it is ready for consumption and use
  • Ensure data quality by data cleaning, and identifying errors and inconsistencies in data, removing them, and improving data accuracy and reliability
  • Ensure our data system is performant, scalable, cost effective, reliable, secure, and fit for purpose
  • Be an advocate for best practices and continued learning
  • Follow agile development processes.


  • Five or more years of professional experience as a data engineer
  • University degree in a related discipline
  • Familiarity with data lake, data warehouse and data modelling principles, technologies, and tools
  • Excellent SQL skills and experience with relational databases
  • Experience of NoSQL databases such as Cosmos
  • Excellent Python skills and experience with relevant libraries
  • Experience of data visualisation / BI tools
  • Familiarity with Cloud Platforms and the data related technologies available
  • Experience building or maintaining ETL processes, and knowledge of relevant tools and technologies
  • Experience with Agile software development and practices
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially explaining technical concepts to nontechnical stakeholders
  • Ability to take initiative, and to adapt quickly to change

Location and reporting

  • Ideally, this role will be based in Dublin, Ireland. Alternatively, it could be based in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • You will report to Software Team Management.

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive Compensation: We offer a competitive salary package commensurate with your skills and experience, recognizing the value you bring to the organization.
  • Impactful Role: As the Senior Data Engineer, you will have a direct influence on our data reporting and data analytics solutions. 
  • Growth Potential: With our ambitious expansion plans and a focus on sustainable growth, you will have ample opportunities to advance your career and broaden your skill set within a dynamic and innovative organization.
  • Cutting-Edge Solutions: Skymetrix provides industry-leading airline fuel, cost, and crew management solutions, enabling you to work with cutting-edge technology and stay at the forefront of innovation in the aviation industry.
  • Collaborative Environment: You will join a diverse and highly collaborative team where ideas are encouraged, and your contributions will be valued. We foster a culture of teamwork and support, providing a stimulating and engaging work environment.
  • Meaningful Work: By contributing to the optimization of airline operations, you will play a crucial role in enhancing safety, efficiency, and profitability for our customers, making a meaningful impact on the aviation industry as a whole.

Join our team at Skymetrix and embark on an exciting journey where your expertise, ambition, and dedication will be rewarded while making a lasting impact in the ever-evolving world of aviation.

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