Data Engineer

EF International Language Campuses | Full-Time | Mid-Senior Level | Finance & Business Intelligence

Zurich, Switzerland


Are you curious, confident and would you like to be part of creating a new data platform from start? Furthermore, do you want to work with world’s biggest Language Company in the world? Then please read on! We are looking for a Data Engineer to be based in our headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. 

EF International Language Campuses is building a new data platform and is looking for new T-profiles, combining general and in-depth technology skills, to join the team to build the future of data processing at EF.  

The role              

  • As Data Engineer at EF ILC, you will be part of developing our new Data platform from scratch.
  • You will combine innovative thinking, pragmatism and be ready to explore new technologies.
  • You will work in a highly international company with development offices in Zurich, London, Shanghai, Boston and Bangalore.

Your profile

  • You are curious and want to stay on top of new technologies
  • You have an entrepreneurial drive and focus on progress and results
  • You are a team-player and have an agile mind-set
  • You are hands-on with an attention to details and quality


Required skills for this role:

Data structures and algorithms – We expect you to implement data processing in a sophisticated way using data structures and algorithms to solve problems in a scalable and efficient way.

Java, C++ etc. – We expect you to work independently on building solutions in Java, C++ or similar type of language.

Python – We expect you to learn or want to learn Python very well because it is being used heavily in our department.

Kubernetes, docker – We expect you to be able to setup, maintain and manage containers full life cycle.

AWS – You must be comfortable with AWS ecosystem and have a couple of years’ experiences working with AWS services.

CI/CD – You must be able to manage deployment pipelines setting up Jenkins, GIT branches and Linux to support the process.

Relevant but not required skills for this role:

  • Airflow
  • Kafka

About US

EF Education First is a global education company focusing on language, academic, cultural exchange, and educational travel programs.

We are 52,000 staff, faculty and teachers, working in over 612 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 53 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.

EF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  References will be followed up and will ask specifically whether there is any reason that the applicant should not be engaged in situations where they have responsibility for, or substantial access to, persons under 18.  Upon interview all gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily and proof of identity and, where applicable, qualifications will be required. Appropriate suitability checks and Garda Vetting will be conducted prior to confirmation of appointment.



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