5 questions for Marcin Pietrzyk regarding the vacant Big Data System Engineer position

Dear Marcin, you recently placed an advertisement for a Big Data System Engineer. From your point of view, what do you consider as the most appealing and challenging aspects of this position?

Harvard Business Review voted Data Scientist as the sexiest job of the XXI century. Here at Swisscom we work on some of the most challenging tasks in the company providing data driven solutions. We use cutting edge open source technologies such as Scala & Spark, and we have a dream team of really bright people. At the heart of all these activities lies our infrastructure and DevOps team that is enabling data analytics in the company. We have a true impact and tons of fun at the same time. What do you want more?

Data Scientist

Harvard Business Review voted Data Scientist as the sexiest job of the 21th century

Why do you think would this job be particularly interesting at Swisscom?

We work using agile methodologies and try to be as close to the start-up spirit as possible within a large organisation. It is a challenging but also a very fulfilling place to be for talented engineers.

Please describe your team in five words.

  • ​talented
  • skilled
  • agile
  • hardworking
  • fun
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Don’t worry – you don’t have to wear an overall in order to join our team. This was at our last paint ball event. Unfortunately, the girl power was missing this day.

What would the ideal candidate bring to the table to complete the team?

Our ideal candidate has great DevOps engineering skills and is passionate about mastering a zoo of technologies such as: Linux, Puppet, Hiera, Sensu, ELK, influxDB, Grafana, Hadoop, Docker, Apache Kafka and Cassandra, so that our development teams can smoothly create great products. Commitment and team spirit are essential. It would also be cool if you enjoy socialising and having a beer after work. 😉

And finally, here comes the ultimate question: What type of boss are you?

You would need to ask this question to the team 🙂 I expect a lot but this is for me the way for people to grow. I take my team members’ professional and personal development and goals very seriously. Flexibility and trust are also important values that people usually mention to describe me.

By the way: Soon there will be more interesting positions online since our teams are growing. Check out our Job Portal or even better: register for the Job Mail so you won’t miss it!

Thank you Marcin!


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