Data Engineer

Salary Competitive
Equity To be negotiated

We're looking for a data engineer to join our product development team. We are a small and fast moving team of 5 developers, and we've built a highly automated platform to take the whole process of selling an apartment online.


Blok is a modern real estate agency for residential properties. Our goal at Blok is to provide transparent and cost-efficient service. At the core, we’re a technology company, and we recognise that winning in this market requires us to augment the best real estate agents with the best technology. We are currently operating in Finland and Sweden.


Currently, we are putting our biggest efforts on our service for buyers, a new kind of marketplace where people are able to look for apartments that are not even on sale and we'll find them. Our stack consists of Python (Django framework) and our databases speak SQL. For data engineering and data science we use Python, R and SQL.


As a data engineer, you'd be working on both the direct product development by building databases and backend systems for our products and the business analytics by building data pipelines, dashboards and other analyses to support our operative decision making.


Ideally, you have

  • 2+ years prior experience in data-related software engineering

  • Experience of: Python or equivalent language and SQL databases. Any experience with Python web frameworks (Django, Flask, etc.) and numeric languages or libraries (R, NumPy/Pandas, etc.) are considered a big plus.

  • Excellent co-operation skills. We work as a team.

  • Can-do attitude and self-directed mentality

  • Proficiency in English, Finnish and Swedish skills are a big plus

What we offer

  • A full-time position

  • A competitive salary and possibility to take part in the company’s option program

  • Choose your own device policy: Whether you like to work with penguins, cute robots or expensive fruits we got you covered

  • Flexible work hours

  • Possibility to work remotely, but we expect to see you at the office on a regular basis

  • An urban work environment and amazing co-workers

What happens next

  • Apply: Click Apply and we will review your CV and free form application.

  • First Interview: Applicants who fill the requirements are invited for an interview. The theme of the first interview is to get to know the applicant in-person and get a clearer understanding of their background and experience.

  • Task handout: Applicants who pass the first interview will receive a take-home programming task to evaluate their skills and approach to a set of problems.

  • Second interview: After reviewing the result of the task we invite select applicants to the second interview. The scope of the second interview is broader and its aim is to determine how the applicant would fit into the company culture and team. This interview typically includes other people from the engineering team and other departments outside engineering.

  • Offer: Applicants who pass all four stages receive a job offer.

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Equity package
Equity package

Want to be a partner? Look no further.

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Working at
Blok

Blok is a digital real estate agency for residential properties. Simply put, we help people buy and sell apartments. Why? Real estate transactions are notorious for being the largest and most stressful financial decisions we take during our lives. There are a lot of questions, uncertainty and the process has traditionally been opaque and costly. Our goal at Blok is to fix that by providing a transparent and cost-efficient service, where the customer feels that she’s in control. At the core, we’re a technology company, since we recognize that winning in this market requires us to augment the best real estate agents with the best technology. Our digital services enable us to give our customers a modern customer experience and provides massive operational efficiencies for our real estate agents, which saves time and money, both for us and our customers. Founded in 2017, the company has grown rapidly with apartments sold for the combined value of over 500 MEUR to date and employs over 32 people in Finland and Sweden. We’re backed by prominent Nordic and Swiss investors and our financial situation is solid. The Story Blok's story started from our own experiences in the real estate market. In January 2015 our CEO Rudi Skogman found his dream apartment. To afford it he had to sell his old flat. After some price negotiations the apartment was sold and the real estate agent cashed in a 7000 € commission. Afterwards Rudi started thinking if using an agent had been right choice after all. There had to be a better (and cheaper) way to sell apartments. In the spring of 2016 Rudi got the idea of using technology to automate most of the selling process. Soon after that Juha, Samu and Olli joined. Things started to fall in place: What if we would let the owner arrange viewings? What if bids could be made online? What if the home valuation would be done by an algorithm? What if the transaction cost was a bit more reasonable? After taking a leap of faith and founding Blok the service was officially launched in the spring of 2017. Since then the company has served thousands of home sellers and buyers across Finland and Sweden. The company has won recognition as one of the hottest startups in Europe (Wired) and as the best new web service of the year (Grand One). The Service Our apartment sales service provides an easy and seamless digital experience for selling and buying an apartment throughout the whole home buying and selling process: - The valuation service estimates the value of your apartment based on advanced algorithms and actual transactions. - The trading platform enables bidding for apartments electronically. - The agent service automates nearly all routine tasks of the real estate agent, making the whole process extremely cost-efficient. Our Etsivä service offers an unique way to buyers to find their dream apartment. The service looks for a suitable apartment among all existing apartments in the Helsinki Capital Region and can tell you how many actually exist, how many are sold per year and for what price. You can ask us to contact the owners of those apartments to check if they are interested in buying. Our digital services matched with our stellar customer service team has resulted in a world-class customer happiness which has steadily measured in the 80-90 range on the NPS scale.

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