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Job Description

Distilled SCH combines Irish owned Distilled Media Group and Adevinta from Barcelona. Together we command No. 1 positions in real estate, motors and general buy and sell with our hugely popular online marketplaces Daft.ie, DoneDeal.ie and Adverts.ie.

Our goal is to win in our core markets and grow our positions as the leading Irish websites for our advertising brand partners. By working closely with brands we seek to connect advertisers with our broad audience and deliver on their key marketing objectives in a smart and engaging way.


We want to unlock the full value in the data we collect and generate across our key verticals of property, farming and motor. This data has significant potential to help people who are buying and selling on our platforms and for us to find the best product solutions for these customers. We’re looking for a Data Engineering Manager, reporting into the CTO, to help us realise this vision and to deliver trusted, readily available, self-serve, shareable data that helps both ourselves and our customers to make the smartest decisions possible.

What you will be doing:

  • Partnering with the engineering, product & commercial teams to build a roadmap to accelerate data-driven decision-making at Distilled
  • Coordinating delivery priorities, unblocking teams, aligning solutions to our technology strategy and guiding new feature development while pragmatically solving bumps along the way
  • Participating in key data-related technical and design discussions with engineers in your team and throughout Distilled
  • Ensuring the availability, resilience and quality of our data infrastructure and tooling by putting the right automated checks and processes in place
  • Monitoring team cadence and efficiency, surfacing operational insights and driving continuous improvements
  • Developing and mentoring the engineers on your team, with a focus on career and personal growth
  • Driving a culture of empowerment, accountability and ownership for data across Distilled
  • Putting processes and tooling in place to ensure that data queries across the organisation are answered systematically rather than in an once off fashion
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to ensure we have the right data tooling in place for cataloging, analysing, sharing or storytelling

Company Description

  • A track record in running Data Engineering teams, with experience in leading through ambiguity and uncertainty
  • A strong technical background in data streaming and ETL/ELT systems
  • Experience working with data lake & data-warehousing tools - Redshift, Stitch, dbt or equivalents
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to set clear goals and the right context
  • A results-oriented nature and is passionate about continuous improvement - of people, process and technology
  • Successfully recruited and retained great people and championed a team culture of development, growth and technical excellence
  • Experience with data compliance issues such as GDPR or PCI

Additional Information

You will have the opportunity to work with one of Ireland's fastest growing Internet companies. You will get the opportunity to make a significant contribution to our future direction. Projects are exciting and employees are given wide scope for creativity and innovation.

Our Values

Our values give us a framework for leadership and daily decision making, they are what make us an excellent place to work. Although we hail from all walks of life and speak dozens of languages, our staff share and work towards a common goal and vision for the company. These values are the embodiment of how we as a company and individually behave and present ourselves both internally and externally for our colleagues, our users and our customers.

We have a blackbelt mindset, we like to simplify things, we make things happen, we collaborate across teams, business divisions & brands, and we're passionate about what we do.

Our benefits

  • Competitive salary in a dynamic and technology driven environment
  • We help you plan for your future by offering 5% contribution towards your pension
  • Peace of mind with life assurance and fully paid healthcare
  • Focused career development and progression opportunities
  • If you’re commuting or cycling, we’ve got you covered with taxsaver tickets and the cycle-to-work scheme.
  • Employee wellbeing is top of our agenda, we have lots of talks and events
  • MacBooks are our standard, but we’re happy to get you whatever equipment you need to do your job
  • Our biggest benefit is our friendly and hardworking people!

We are a diverse bunch of people here in Distilled SCH, and we want to continue to attract and retain a diverse range of people into our Company. We do not discriminate based on gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race and membership of the Traveller community.