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Growth from Knowledge

Our world is changing fast. Consumers, users, and buyers are calling the shots. New things become possible every second. And more complicated, too. Our clients are businesses around the globe. To make the best possible decisions every day, they need to really know what is going on, now and in the future. We don't have a crystal ball, either. But we love data and science and we understand how to connect the two. We care about attention to detail and accuracy. We are digital engineers who build world-class research, powered by high technology. Because people who know best lead the way. This is why GfK means Growth from Knowledge.
 

Position

(Senior) Java Developer (m/f)
 

Country

Germany
 

Location

Nuremberg
 

Job description

GfK. Growth from Knowledge

GfK turns data into smart business decisions for clients. Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution?

Market research is the original data driven business. For GfK everything starts and ends with data. Arisen from a university spin-off, decades of specialized research results in tens of thousands of high quality data sets encompassing all industries, regions and time frames from simple surveys to complex cross-media audience measurement studies. In order to turn that data into knowledge it takes engineers, scientists and consultants to collaborate globally using the best data science technology stack imaginable.

Don't limit your possibilities, but join our mission: Winning strategies. Innovation. Expertise. Trust. We turn research into smart business solutions. GfK. Powered by passion.

For our Point of Sales (PoS) tracking business, software engineering is not only an enabler, but its DNA: Our Business Application StarTrack processes and harmonizes data of 15 Million products of 425.000 shopping outlets worldwide. One of the finest business intelligence engines provides customers with millions of reports and continuous online analytics.

You still think Market Research is about questionnaires aggregated with Excel?

80TB raw data, 500TB Storage, high-end technology, several Superdomes servers with hundreds of CPUs each to process up to 40b fact records for analytics is our daily business. And we are growing by 20-30% per year.

GfK's new and exciting  tracking data processing platform is the backbone of our PoS business and provides a new generation of data backend and task management systems for our internal users to manage the complex data processing. Furthermore, this platform will automate manual tasks as far as possible and will achieve new levels of speed and flexibility.

Are you ready for a real big data challenge? Then complete our StarTrack team as a passionate (Senior) Java Developer (m/f)!

 

You'll be responsible for the implementation of new features or applications in close collaboration with our business stakeholders and technical architects. In particular, you'll be responsible for the design and implementation of the interface to a workflow engine. You will be part of an international team collaborate closely with your colleagues in Bulgaria.

 

Requirements

​We are looking for a team player with a can-do attitude who shares our passion for data and custom software development and has the following expertise:

  • Excellent developer skills in Java EE/EJB, Git, Hibernate in a Linux setting
  • Willingness to coach other developers
  • Good communication skills both verbally and written in English, German a plus
  • A self-dependent, diligent, well-organized way of working
  • Knowledge in big data technologies like Spark, Hbase is a plus
  • Knowledge of Gradle and the Elastic Stack is a plus​
 

About us

Our world is changing fast. Consumers, users, and buyers are calling the shots. New things become possible every second. And more complicated, too.

Our clients are businesses around the globe. To make the best possible decisions every day, they need to really know what is going on, now and in the future.

We don't have a crystal ball, either. But we love data and science and we understand how to connect the two. We care about attention to detail and accuracy. We are digital engineers who build world-class research, powered by high technology.

Because people who know best lead the way. This is why GfK means Growth from Knowledge.