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EF Education First

Data Engineer

Zurich, Switzerland

At EF Education First, we aim to inspire new perspectives on the world. We are changing the way strategic decision are taken by adopting a data-driven obsession.  Join us to help us analyze terabytes of flight related data to pinpoint opportunities and pain-points and change the way we think and talk about our work. 

We are an analytics team working on a multitude of technical solutions for EF’s Travel department making sure we create countless once-in-a-lifetime experiential learning trips. We provide vital functions in business developments, decision support systems and innovation. We work closely with the business management to make sure that everything we do has a direct impact on our business. We enjoy a fantastic work environment in Zurich, right on the doorstep to the Swiss Alps.

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The role

  • Develop and architect new data solutions in AWS/Azure cloud services using Terraform
  • Develop and optimize back-end systems and provide support to the front-end BI developers
  • Create and expose API interfaces to enable Data-as-a-Service connection to downstream applications
  • Maintain current Data Warehousing architecture and processes
  • Implement robust dimensional modeling techniques to achieve high quality reporting


Your profile 

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Independent, self-motivated, and comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Strong critical thinking and attention to detail


Required skills for this role

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Data Analytics, Engineering, Information Technology or equivalent professional
  • 3-5 years of experience in cloud architecture and data engineering
  • Excellent programming skills in SQL and Python
  • Experience in implementing Big Data storage solutions (Snowflake), ETL/ELT processing, optimizing data solutions (Azure/AWS) and dimensional modelling
  • Expertise in integrating, transforming, and consolidating data from structured and unstructured data systems suitable for analytics solutions


Technical tools/languages

  • AWS (Athena, S3, SNS, SQS, Lambda, ECS, EC2, API Gateway etc..)
  • Git
  • Terraform
  • Snowflake – advantage
  • Docker
  • Python (boto3, pandas, requests, json, pyodbc)


About us

EF Education First is a global education company focusing on language, academic, cultural exchange, and educational travel programs. We are 46,500 staff, faculty and teachers, working in over 580 offices and schools across 52 countries, and having a global presence in 116 countries. While we continue to grow, we strive to stay small so as to ensure agility, smart thinking and a fun place to work. For the past 54 years, EF has grown to include a range of programs that give students of all ages the freedom and confidence to explore the world through language, travel and education.

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