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Act Venture Capital Ltd

Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2023

CitySwift is a Cloud-native, specialist data engine for modern bus networks. We optimise urban bus networks using Big Data and Analytics. Ultimately, we improve the reliability of services while simultaneously reducing Operator costs, resulting in a win-win for both passengers and operators!

At CitySwift, data is pivotal to everything we do, the value we deliver to clients, the improvements to cities transport networks and decision making internally as a growing, forward-thinking organisation. Data is the fuel that powers our growth engine.

We are building a world-class engineering team to digitally transform public transport in major cities around the world. We want a Senior Data Engineer to join our rapidly growing team, solving interesting and complex technological problems with real-world solutions.

You will work closely with our Product, Engineering and Insights teams.

Our Development Ecosystem

  • Google Cloud Platform
    • BigQuery
    • Firestore
    • LookerML
    • Dataflow
    • Cloud Composer
    • Cloud Functions
  • Java and Kotlin
  • Python
  • Spring Boot
  • Apache Beam
  • Airflow
  • ReactJS
  • PostgreSQL

Experience with these technologies would be beneficial but you don’t need to have worked with all of them to apply. As long as you have an understanding of core fundamentals then this could be the position for you.

About The Team

Our engineers are enthusiastic, inclusive, team players. They empathise with the users' pain points and work together to solve tough problems. They also share supportive feedback to help each other grow and improve. Our engineers are the kind of people who are committed to helping others, and using tech for good. It’s a friendly environment with regular tech talks, tech team coffee breaks and social clubs making it easier to connect with your colleagues.

What you’ll achieve:

  • You will play a vital role in the development of new data-driven features in our existing products
  • You’ll collaborate with your peers on best practices and promote knowledge sharing.
  • You’ll work collaboratively through an agile development process that promotes team communication.

What you need

  • Excitement by joining a growing, fast-paced & dynamic start-up solving a real-world problem
  • BS degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related domains
  • 2-3 years of experience in a hands-on, commercial software engineering environment
  • Experience with any of the main cloud platforms
  • Experience building software and tools with Python and/or Java
  • Experience working on the end to end development of software projects
  • Understanding of software best practices and design patterns

It will be great if you also have some

  • Experience in building cloud-based production grade big data pipelines and working with big data technologies.
  • Experience working in the Database or with Data Warehouse
  • Experience with CI/CD tools
  • Knowledge of best practice data structures and optimization algorithms.
  • Experience in manipulating big data and drawing insights from massive data sets.
  • Experience with GIS software/analysis tools as well as routing algorithms.

What we can offer

  • Very Competitive Market Salary
  • Automatic enrolment into our pension scheme for all employees, matched company contributions
  • 100% Company paid healthcare available to all employees, with the option to add dependents discounted
  • Automatic enrollment for all employees into our Life Insurance scheme
  • 25 days annual leave allowance, with additional company days off given throughout the year
  • Flexible working hours and remote working opportunities based on role
  • Maternity and paternity benefits (100% maternity pay for employees over 2 years of service)
  • Paid Company sick pay
  • Mental Health support (Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), Wellbeing supports (yoga, fitness classes) and free eye tests
  • Opportunity to make your mark in a high growth Irish Tech Company and help us in our mission to reduce global emissions from transport
  • Bike to Work & TaxSaver commuter scheme
  • Employee referral program available to all employees, opportunity to earn up to €4,000
  • Service Recognition Awards and Personal Celebration benefits available to all employees
  • Work Abroad Program available to all employees.
  • Office in City Centre location in Galway
  • Active social club where employees are encouraged to have fun together both inside and outside of work!