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GWI

GWI

People & HR
Athens, Greece
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023

As a GWIer you’ll be immersed in the fast-moving world of data tech. We think big to make an impact, we’re not afraid to ask why and we always show respect. Those values are what got us where we are today, and they’re a big part of what we’re looking for in you.

About engineering

At GWI we know that software engineering is a multidisciplinary field that requires a team effort. As such, our focus when building our teams is finding passionate, hard-working individuals from different backgrounds with different areas of expertise and bringing them together to work on challenging and interesting problems. Our mission in Engineering is to:

  • Build new and exciting platforms for our users
  • Improve our services through constant evolution and performance monitoring
  • Support other teams and our colleagues through internal tools
  • Raise the standards of software development throughout the company

This means that on a day-to-day basis as a GWI engineer you will be responsible for code reviews, deliver fast and exciting back-end services and APIs, motivate and guide other members of the team and work with the Team Lead to make sure that everything is delivered on time with the agreed quality.

Roles in software engineering

There are distinct roles in the software engineering department, mainly comprising of multinational & cross-functional agile teams of Frontend Engineers, Backend Engineers and the teams of DevOps and QA/Software Engineers in Test. Our teams are either led by a Team Lead or a Manager and belong to a community under a Director or Associate Director.

Backend engineers: depending on the community they belong to, our Backend Engineers will work with Golang (Platform), Python/ Django (Research Technology) or Scala (Connections, Pollpass). For Engineers interested in Scala we even have the Scala Coding School - a program (length varies according to seniority) providing a mix of learning/ working. The recruitment process involves a task and a subsequent technical interview.

Front-end Engineers: work with React and Typescript (if not familiar with Typescript knowledge of Javascript will be enough to guide you through the process) and collaborate closely with the designers to make sure we deliver the proper UX. The recruitment process involves a task and a subsequent technical interview.

DevOps Engineers: are working with our Cloud Service Provider (GCP) using infrastructure as code (Terraform), developing tools to make operations and deployments simpler and implementing CI/CD pipelines for a range of applications - Kubernetes is also part of the stack. The recruitment process involves 2 technical interviews.

SET/QA Engineers: work on achieving shift-left testing to achieve continuous delivery using Cypress and other cool test automation tools alongside a stack of Grafana and k6. Not to mention our passion with Test Automation, as we are the main organisers for Athens SDET Meetup to give you a hint that we like to share our technical knowledge with the tech communities! The recruitment process involves a task.

Data Engineers: work with BigQuery and leverage tools such as Fivetran and Segment to ingest data to the data lake and dbt and Airflow to construct ELT pipelines, implement data models with data quality testing, and build the data warehouse. The recruitment process involves 1 technical interview.

About the benefits

Great benefits make a big difference. Not just to employees, but to the whole vibe of a business. That’s why when you work for us, you’ll enjoy a full spectrum of generous perks, rewards and office benefits.

  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonus
  • Generous training budget, including a fully paid international conference each year
  • 25 days holiday and Christmas office closure days on top
  • Allocated shares according to GWI’s share scheme
  • LinkedIn Learning and ongoing Learning and Development opportunities
  • Enhanced primary caregiver and co-caregiver’s benefits
  • Flexitime and a great work-life balance
  • Private health insurance plan
  • Referral bonus scheme
  • Mobile phone contract
  • Early finishes on Fridays
  • A well-stocked fridge and plenty of snacks (some healthy, some not so healthy)
  • Restaurant Ticket card option
  • Commit a working day to charity each year
  • Social activities and team outings

About us

GWI was founded with the knowledge that understanding your audience is really important for business. When you know who you’re speaking to and why, you can create content and campaigns that stand out to the people that matter.

Through our global online survey, we gather data on the behaviour and perceptions of consumers across the world. This provides businesses with deep, actionable insights on their audience, revealed from data they trust.

It’s been going well, too. Since launching in 2009, we’ve become one of the UK’s fastest growing target audience companies, consistently renewing over 98% of our client base and doubling in size and revenue year-on-year. Our survey now represents more than 2 billion connected consumers, creating over 40,000 data points for clients including Twitter, Google, Spotify, WPP and Omnicom Group.

We’re not about to stop growing any time soon. As a business, we’re on a mission to re-engineer data-driven marketing, and we’re on the lookout for talented people to join us.

Diversity & Inclusion

Imagine if our data came from just one kind of person. We’d get a very nuanced view of the world. And we definitely wouldn’t have got off the ground as a business.

Although things certainly aren’t perfect, we live in a society where differences are increasingly celebrated – so we’d expect nothing else from our teams. In fact, the GWI office is as diverse as our global data, it’s really important to us that it stays that way. This is a place to feel at home, express yourself freely and make your mark.

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