Senior Data engineer

Sanoma Tech and Data, Töölönlahdenkatu 2, Helsinki
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We are now looking for a Data Engineer to join us in building the future of Finnish media! The position is based at Sanomatalo in the city center of Helsinki.

The role includes working face to face, with business tech teams, and hence requires a residence and working permit in Finland. We are a multi-cultural team, with English as a working language. Fluency in Finnish is not required.

Sanoma Media Finland is the leading Finnish multi-channel media company. Our newspapers, magazines, tv and radio channels, online and mobile media offer information, experiences and entertainment. Our products reach most Finns every day.

Your core responsibility as a Data Engineers will be to transport, process and store data from diverse source systems and make it available for downstream use cases, as well as to work directly with our development teams to integrate data applications into our well-known customer-facing products, such as Helsingin Sanomat, Ilta-Sanomat, Ruutu and Supla. We emphasize the use of managed services, supplemented by custom components in critical areas.

Our work is focused on delivering business objectives, while at the same time developing common Data Platform capabilities that enable data quality, efficient delivery, governance and discoverability and meet the privacy and security requirements. The work is done in close cooperation with technical business teams to align progress, priority and details.

We are looking to achieve three key objectives
- Deliver data use cases such as reports, analytics and downstream integrations
- Establish and maintain reliable data pipelines to ensure timely delivery of fresh data assets
- Participate in the Enterprise Data Warehouse data asset, information architecture, and data modeling

Skills and knowledge, that help you succeed in the position
- AWS managed services such as CloudFormation, S3, Redshift, Dynamo DB, 
- Python/Scala/Apache Spark and SQL, experience with Lambdas
- Knowledge of microservices, event based architectures and distributed computing
- Agile practices, experience with version control, staged deployment
- Data modelling, structured/semi-structured data processing
- Designing and creating documentation for both technical and business processes
- If you’re passionate about agile and way of working, the role can be adapted for scrum master type of responsibility

We offer
- Access to a modern and well maintained data infrastructure 
- A set of unique, diverse and large scale data sources to work with 
- An environment welcoming to conducting experiments and improvement ideas
- A strong emphasis on well-being at work and a healthy work-life 
- Flexible remote-working options, but also a work place in Sanomatalo – one of the nicest office buildings in town 
- Competitive salaries 

A key position with interesting and challenging tasks, a good view to the inner workings of a modern media company and excellent opportunities for professional growth. You will be part of a highly motivated and experienced team in an open and informal setting, where initiative is expected and rewarded.

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Employment type: Full time, indefinite employment relationship

What we need from you

  • Experience with Continuous Integration
  • Experience with Continuous Deployment
  • Experience with big data
  • Experience with distributed computing
  • Experience with public cloud development (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Experience with version control
  • Experience from development with Python
  • Experience from development with Apache Spark
  • Experience with data wrangling, transformations
  • Infrastructure as code (CloudFormation/Terraform)
  • English language, written and spoken
  • Experience on working in data development
  • Experience on working in delivery/development teams
  • Defining functional requirements from use cases
  • Defining non-functional requirements from use cases
  • Familiarity with agile, lean, scrum

What we would also like from you

  • Experience from development with Scala
  • Experience in data modelling
  • Experience with testing, ¨quality assurance
  • Finnish language, written and spoken
  • Experience on working in software development
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Knowledge of data profiling, accuracy, quality
  • Experience with data catalogues, documenting
  • Knowledge of ETL, ELT
  • Preference for a fast moving environment
  • Experience from the media industry, domain

The position requires a European work permit, and the expectation is that the candidate resides in Finland or is capable of participating in the collaboration also onsite on a regular basis.


  • Occupational healtcare
  • Sports and culture benefit
  • Lunch benefit
  • Recreational clubs
  • Personnel discounts from Sanoma products
  • Sanoma personnel fund
  • Holiday cottage rentals
  • Online learning opportunities

Sanoma Tech and Data

Sanoma Media Finland is the leading Finnish cross-media company and a forerunner in the digital transformation of media. Our brands deliver relevant, inspiring and captivating content across media channels and reach almost every Finn every week. Our Tech&Data organisation is operating at the very heart of the fast-paced media world. We have 100+ experts of IT and data based in different cities in Finland.

We develop digital services and create Innovations for Helsingin Sanomat, the leading daily newspaper in Scandinavia, Ilta-Sanomat, the market leader in digital and mobile news, regional media Aamulehti, Satakunnan Kansa and a large number of local and regional newspapers as well as beloved lifestyle brands. Nelonen Media is the leading entertainment house with an extensive video, audio and event portfolio.

We have an open culture and have flexible hybrid working model. You can develop your know-how with versatile responsibilities and our wide education opportunities.Our workplaces are located in the heart of Helsinki and Tampere.

Our mission is to offer Finnish media content also to next generations.

Töölönlahdenkatu 2, Helsinki

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