(Senior) NLP Data Engineer (m/f/x) (Hamburg)

zur Übersicht
  • Hamburg
  • Full-time employee
  • Manager (Manager/Supervisor)

XING is the social network for business professionals with
millions of members all over the world. Help us shape the future –
for a better working life!

XING, a New Work SE subsidiary, is the leading online business
network in German-speaking countries and supports its 16.5 million
members in working in line with their way of life and individual
preferences. Professionals from every industry connect with one
another, look and apply for jobs, and seek inspiration about the
latest trends in the world of work. Thanks to the broad news
portfolio, XING members can keep their finger on the pulse and
discuss the latest developments.

Our Data Science team is responsible for turning data into services
and products for New Work SE. Around 25 Data scientists, architects
and engineers work together to create highly scalable solutions
which serve millions of users. We bring state-of-the-art algorithms
into production by making use of technologies such as Hadoop (e.g.
Hive, Spark), Akka, Kafka, Cassandra, Elasticsearch, etc. Learn
more about our team at: https://bit.ly/data-science-team

We are working intensely on projects related to text analytics and
information extraction, building pipelines for automated machine
learning and enhancing the value/utility of XING’s data. Therefore,
we are seeking an experienced Natural Language Processing (NLP)
Data Engineer who supports the extraction of insightful and
valuable information from a large amount of semi-structured data
such as job ads and millions of user profiles. This extracted data
is an essential feature for many of our services which serve
millions of requests per day. If you want to get things done rather
than sit in meetings, and if you like helping others and learning
from them, you will have fun in our team!

  • Solve challenging problems in the context of real-time
    processing, NLP, machine learning, Big Data, distributed
  • Write scalable code for processing and analyzing large amounts
    of data and help designing new services and products.
  • Contribute to the maintenance and development of the
    infrastructure supporting information extraction.
  • Contribute to projects leveraging our self-maintained taxonomy
    of skills and professions to enhance data products critical to our
    users, together with our Data Scientist.
  • BSc or higher degree in Computer Science, Computational
    Linguistics or equivalent Software Engineering experience.
  • At least 4 years of Software Engineering experience.
  • Good programming skills in Scala, Java or Python.
  • Experience in working with NLP frameworks like NLTK, Stanford
    CoreNLP, Spacy or alike.
  • Practical knowledge of techniques such as word2vec, GloVe, and
    foundational NLP techniques such as tokenization, POS tagging,
    named entity recognition, entity linking and grammatical
  • Knowledge and experience in implementing scalable software and
    data-driven services which processes large datasets, using search
    technologies (e.g., Elasticsearch, Solr, etc.), Big Data
    technologies (e.g., Spark, Hadoop, etc.), data storages (e.g.
    relational databases, key-value stores) or related data processing
    technologies (e.g. Kafka, Akka, Play, etc.).
  • Experience in the domain of machine learning is a plus.
  • Proficient English language skills (German is not
  • A positive mindset and the social skills to work in a highly
    international and distributed setup, and desire to learn and share
    your knowledge with your Community of Practice.

We offer a dynamic environment. Besides flexible working hours
and some days to “work from home”, you will have an opportunity to
extend your skills and acquire new ones. We offer a wide range of
training courses from technical ramp-up to foreign language
lessons, regular team and offsite events, access to conferences,
and lots of fun. You will work in a multicultural and international
environment (XING employees come from more than 30 different
countries), with people speaking English, German, Spanish, Arabic
etc., but also Ruby on Rails, Elixir, Go, Java, Scala, Python,
Kotlin and so on. If you like technology, you will feel at home
with us!

We also provide free drinks and organic fruit as well as public
transport ticket, restaurant vouchers and travel insurance. And let
us not forget the smartphone or iPad that you can use privately.
You will also be provided with a high-end MacBook Pro, and our
offices have table football tables. If you are feeling really
sporty, we also have great gym deals, and various other

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