Software Engineer Data Platform - Paris or Remote France

Headquartered in New York City, Dataiku was founded in Paris in 2013 and achieved unicorn status in 2019. Now, more than 1,000+ employees work across the globe in our offices and remotely. Backed by a renowned set of investors and partners including CapitalG, Tiger Global, and ICONIQ Growth, we’ve set out to build the future of AI. 


As enterprises worldwide become more and more invested in the cloud, Dataiku looks to expand its services and offerings to adapt to rapidly shifting customer needs. Dataiku brings together Large-scale data analytics and AI technologies into a unique and easy-to-use platform. It allows data scientists to process data with SQL databases, Spark, and Kubernetes with user-friendly visual interfaces or code.

To help us fulfill this mission, we are looking for a talented full-stack software engineer to work on the Data analytics part of Dataiku and other core features of the platform. Our current technical stack is based on a mix of Java, Javascript and Python.

The mission of the Self-service Analytics teams is to maintain and improve the core features of Dataiku that are dedicated to Business Analysts & Developers, such as:

  • Data integration: this includes reading from and writing to Snowflake, BigQuery, Redshift, Azure Synapse, flat files on S3 (CSV, Parquet, Excel, …)
  • Data preparation & transformation through graphical UI, code or ChatGPT-like inputs, using the latest processing engines: Spark on K8s, SQL with UDFs, Snowpark, etc.
  • Data catalog with automated quality assessment
  • Jupyter notebooks & SQL workbench
  • Help and onboarding experience
  • Automation & public REST APIs 

Here are some subject you will be working on:

  • Add new ways to clean up data using Large Language Models such as ChatGPT
  • Optimize our layout engine to be able to render complex workflows of 1000 datasets faster
  • Support new databases capabilities to read/write or process data faster 
  • Improve our help system to make it smarter
  • Strengthen our git support, including automatic and graphical merge conflicts resolutions
  • Add autocomplete to our SQL workbench supporting a wide range of databases

You are the ideal recruit if:

  • You have experience in software development and are interested in data processing. 
  • You are "customer-oriented" you want to understand how the product is used and solve actual customer problems 
  • You know, Data science is 80% preparing data and 20% complaining about preparing data. 
  • You are curious about working 'under the hood' and want to learn how things are built. 
  • You have firsthand experience (either professional or personal) in building a real product. 
  • You are humble and kind. 
  • You don't hesitate to ask questions when you don't know, and treat your colleagues with respect, kindness, and honesty. 

Hiring process:

  • Video call with the talent acquisition manager
  • Video call (or on-site meeting) with a software engineer, lead or engineering manager
  • Home test to show your skills
  • Final interviews with two of our VP of engineering
  • An informal discussion with a Dataiker to understand our culture

Dataiku’s culture is right for you if:

  • You want to be able to define your own version of work-life balance - flexible is our go-to word, it applies equally to remote work, vacations and parental benefits (3 months paid leave for second parent)
  • You need autonomy to thrive - we trust our people, give them space to do their best and stay away from artificial deadlines 
  • You enjoy spending time with your colleagues and learning from your peers - meet for Friday universities, annual off sites, virtual trivia nights and more   
  • You like feeling cared about - watch out for the magical Christmas box delivered at home, many other gifts, swags and an unforgettable onboarding week
  • You care about giving back - it’s what our Ikig.AI program is all about: Dataikers are encouraged to work pro bono for one or several nonprofits of their choosing

If you want to learn more about our hiring process, you can read this article about our engineering hiring philosophy. 

About Dataiku:
Dataiku is the platform for Everyday AI, systemizing the use of data for exceptional business results. By making the use of data and AI an everyday behavior, Dataiku unlocks the creativity within individual employees to power collective success at companies of all sizes and across all industries. Don’t get us wrong: we are a tech company building software. Our culture is even pretty geeky! But our driving force is and will always remain people, starting with ours. We consider our employees to be our most precious asset, and we are committed to ensuring that each of them gets the most rewarding, enjoyable, and memorable work experience with us. Fly over to Instagram to learn more about our #dataikulife.
Our practices are rooted in the idea that everyone should be treated with dignity, decency and fairness. Dataiku also believes that a diverse identity is a source of strength and allows us to optimize across the many dimensions that are needed for our success. Therefore, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment practices are based on business needs, without regard to race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, veteran status or any other aspect which makes an individual unique or protected by laws and regulations in the locations where we operate. This applies to all policies and procedures related to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, performance, promotion and termination and all other conditions and terms of employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation, please contact us at:
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