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Senior Data Engineer

Creative Fabrica

Creative Fabrica

Data Science
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2023

We're Creative Fabrica, a fast scaling tech start-up from Amsterdam.

Our mission

Enable creativity by giving access to everything related to the creative process: inspiration, learning, creating and sharing. The ‘Creative Inspiration Flywheel’

This creates a self-sustaining community that lives within the Creative Fabrica ecosystem.

About the platform

We launched in 2016 as a marketplace for fonts with a subscription service. In the last 6 years we have been through tremendous growth, and we're just getting started!

We have scaled to 40 million+ monthly page views, viewing over 10 million+ listed products from 14000+ active designers.

Our focus is to create a platform for designers that enables them to offer exceptional high-quality content. We make their products searchable in unique ways. This allows our customers to speed up their workflow, allowing them to focus on what they love most: Creating.

How will you help us?

We are entering a phase of exponential growth and need to scale the tools, data lakes and pipelines to enable data-driven product development and decision making at Creative Fabrica.

You, along with the team, will dig into the data to uncover insights, identify opportunities for product improvements and new product development, define product metrics with goals, enable experiments and drive customer experience, engagement, and adoption of Creative Fabrica products.


  • Design, implement, and maintain scalable data pipelines
  • Work closely with Analytics Engineers, Data scientists, ML Engineers and Cloud engineers for the design, development, enhancement and support of (real-time) data platform solutions.
  • Be agile both within and across teams, democratizing access to data for anyone within the organization.
  • Provide input to steer, together with the Head of D&A, the direction of the key architectural decisions within Data Engineering and the broader Data & Analytics landscape – e.g. when it comes to determining the right tooling and setup for the right jobs (ETL, orchestration, observability, Analytics engine, etc.).
  • Institute Data Engineering best practices to enable large-scale self-service analytics, real-time analytics and machine learning. Work with (Data) Product Owners to help them leverage our data solutions. Acts as evangelist of modern Data Engineering throughout Creative Fabrica.
  • Act as a technical mentor for other Data Engineers, Analytics Engineers and Data Analysts. Boosting the Data Engineering capability in its evolution.



  • Have 6+ years work experience in computer science industry, of which 3 years in the field of data engineering
  • Have a deep knowledge of SQL and relational databases, preferably column-oriented databases (Snowflake, Redshift, BigQuery)
  • Python expert, proficient in software development
  • Have experience with orchestration of data pipelines (e.g. Airflow, Dagster)
  • Have knowledge of Data modeling and ETL/ELT practices.
  • Have familiarity with batch and streaming data processing frameworks (dbt, Apache Spark / Flink, Apache Beam)
  • Know your way around Git, Docker and Kubernetes.
  • You have experience with cloud platforms such as AWS and GCP
  • Have past experience in designing and building large-scale data platforms with reliability and maintainability in mind.

Required soft skills:

  • Are a flexible person in terms of getting the job done
  • Have excellent communication skills in English
  • Critical thinking, ambitious, self-starting

Nice to have skills:

  • Have experience with one or more of the following languages: Go, Java, Node/Typescript
  • Have experience with frameworks for distributed processing of large data sets (Hadoop, Spark, Elastic MapReduce)
  • Have familiarity with messaging technologies such as Kafka, Pulsar and RabbitMQ

Let us take care of you.

  • Competitive Compensation: We believe that hard work, skills and ambition should be fairly compensated.
  • Flexibility: 30 remote days per year. Need a change of scene? Take your laptop, pack a bag and work from the woods, your parents' place or the beach.
  • The best tools and stylish kit: Laptop. Check. Collaboration tools. Check. Killer accessories. Check.
  • Awesome Office: Based in a beautiful office in the centre, working here means delicious lunches in the garden, Friday beers at our local, and access to our own CF library.
  • TGIF: Work Life balance is important - we work hard together, and we have fun together. On Fridays we gather at the bar across the street, and start celebrating the weekend.

Is this you?

Get in touch! We'd love to speak to you.

You can apply by clicking the "Apply now" button.

Creative Fabrica is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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