Backend Developer/Data Engineer (m/f/d)

Vodafone • Dresden


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The Device Intelligence & Performance team is accountable for the design, development, deployment, and operations of a device and network analytics solution including a Big Data platform, a rich web frontend, and mobile smartphone-based client software. The solution is a key element of Vodafone’s customer care and network performance and optimization strategy and operated in about 20 markets across the Vodafone international footprint. Please check the following article to read more about our team culture and the solution we are developing and operating: 


Hundreds of analysts and engineers use the collected data to optimize Vodafone’s network and business processes based on network performance metrics crowd sourced from tens of millions of devices. The team supports the entire solution lifecycle and is in contact with stakeholders in Vodafone Group and local Vodafone markets and Vodafone partner markets. The team is co-located with the Vodafone Tech Innovation Center Dresden, Vodafone’s new global center for innovation and co-creation with other top tech world-wide companies, universities, and research institutes. The scope of this new hub is to improve peoples' lives by innovating communications and empower businesses for a digital and sustainable future. We use newest technologies such as 5G, 6G, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and Security by Design in order to build new products and propositions for health, industry, transport, automotive, agriculture and many more. 


Dresden is a dynamically growing high tech region in the heart of Europe with a strong industrial focus, excellent research landscape. At the same time Dresden is a great place to live with manifold culture, unspoiled nature and an international and family friendly environment. The ideal spot for creativity and innovation.


As a developer of our data analytics backend, you will make an impact by:

•    interacting with users and stakeholders of the NetPerform solution and your team members to interpret business requirements and high level architecture roadmap, and to translate them into design specifications, work packages, and finally implementations
•    showing your capacity to learn and implement new technologies in short timeframes
•    working with big data backend technologies, such as Cloudera Hadoop including Impala and Kafka, as well as Google’s BigQuery
•    contributing to the delivery of high-quality solutions that meet market-specific and global business requirements
•    adhering to architectural standards, design principles, data protection and privacy policies, and best practices
•    testing the output of the own work and working along with QA team to fix defects
•    working closely and collaboratively with the team and other stakeholders on continuously improving the working model for optimising the results in terms of quality, on-time delivery, and working environment

Job Responsibility

With these skills you will make a perfect match for this role:

•    Deep understanding, profound technical background and preferably several years’ experience in software development, ideally for large-scale data processing enterprise applications
•    Applicable knowledge and hands-on experience in cloud-based big data technologies, such as Google Cloud Platform (including BigQuery, PubSub) or Hadoop, Cloudera Impala, Kafka
•    Programming experience in Java, C#, Kotlin, Python, or similar, as well as standard frameworks such as Spring Boot, ASP.NET Core, and similar
•    Profound understanding of technologies and principles of mobile communications networks (including GSM, UMTS, LTE, NR), wireless technologies such as WiFi, or fixed line communications and networking technologies will be beneficial
•    Knowledge of web-based and service-based architectures (REST)
•    Knowledge of web security standards
•    Experience with agile software development, DevOps team setups, continuous integration (JIRA, Confluence, BitBucket, Git, Jenkins, etc.), and applying agile practices in enterprise environments as well as familiarity with corresponding tools (JIRA, Confluence, BitBucket, Git, GitHub, Jenkins, Azure DevOps, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.) is beneficial


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