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Data Engineer


This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted September 10, 2017.

Are you the DaVinci of modern-day data? Someone who might design that ultra cool flying machine to carry us through our mountain of ever growing Consumer shopping data? Flipp is looking for a Data Engineer who finds creative solutions to tough problems.
As a Data Engineer at Flipp you will be helping to build and operate the infrastructure that is used to collect, process and analyze our massive data set. Using a wide variety of cutting edge technologies, we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible and we are excited for you to come and share your knowledge.IMPACT

  • At Flipp we work on the cutting edge of a lot of new technologies, using technologies like Spark, Kafka, SolR, and Sphinx.
  • The ideal candidate will be someone who is a creative problem solver, that is highly resourceful in getting things done, and works well both individually and collaboratively in a team.

This person would also take on the following responsibilities:

  • As Flipp continues to grow and add millions of new users; the team will be looking to you to ensure that our Data Infrastructure is keeping up with the ever growing demand by implementing new solutions, analyzing/reducing performance bottlenecks, and looking for new ways to improve efficiency.
  • The Data team at Flipp is critical to the success of the organization and our retail partners and you will be responsible for ensuring that our data is accessible and useful for all teams.
  • You will also be developing the tools for the Flipp team to be able to access and analyze consumer shopping data which our teams will communicate to our retail partners.
  • You will be working closely with the product and business teams to help implement new algorithms that will extract data and get retailers the most insight on their consumer shopping data.
  • Flipp is an organization that is focused on results and we are looking for someone who knows how to get the job done regardless of circumstance.
  • Challenging the status quo is a daily responsibility and we want disruptors, innovators, and dreamers to join us!


  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
  • 2+ years experience building and managing Hadoop or Spark clusters in a production environment
  • Experience working with Apache Spark (although Hive, Sqoop, Pig, and Impala are cool too!)
  • Experienced in coding with a variety of languages like Python, Scala, Erlang or Haskell
  • Experience with relational databases and NoSQL data stores
  • Experience with a scripting language (eg. Ruby or bash) to automate routine tasks
  • Passionate about large scale Data solutions and up-to-date on the latest tools and techniques available
  • You need to be a great problem solver – someone who quickly assesses the situation, identifies the key data points, and executes at the speed of light

Flipp Corporation is an award winning technology company (2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Best Workplaces in Canada award and also being awarded the 2015 Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies) that is reinventing the weekly shopping experience. Our digital flyer platform is used by the leading retailers across North America, including Walmart and Target. Our mobile app, Flipp, has already captured the hearts of Canadians and Americans alike, with millions of downloads and the honour of being named the #1 retail flyer app in Canada. Flipps culture is an integral part of what has driven the companys success. We abide by key principles that promote the growth of others and create a high-trust environment. Learn more about our team culture here:
Flipp welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.