Data Engineer III - Remote, CAN

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Brand: Product and Technology
Work type: Full time, Remote
Location: Virtual - Canada
Categories: Information & Technology

WhereTo is a business travel startup from San Francisco that evolved into an agile development and design studio within the Flight Centre family. We build travel solutions used by some of the largest companies on the planet - we have just one goal: making business travel better for everybody.

WhereTo provides an AI-powered travel platform for corporate travel. Their platform uses machine learning algorithms to recommend personalized travel options based on a traveler's preferences, company policies, and budget. WhereTo's technology also allows for real-time travel tracking, reporting, and cost analysis, enabling companies to optimize their travel programs and reduce costs.

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About The Opportunity

Are you a seasoned Data Engineer with a passion for travel and a track record of leveraging data-driven insights to enhance customer experiences and drive business growth? Join our fast paced environment at WhereTo as a Level III Data Engineer and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of travel through data analysis and innovation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and define key business problems that can be addressed using data-driven solutions.
  • Design and implement advanced analytical models and algorithms to extract meaningful insights from large, complex datasets related to customer behavior, travel trends, and operational efficiency.
  • Develop predictive and prescriptive models to optimize pricing strategies, customer segmentation, recommendation systems, and other critical aspects of the travel experience.
  • Analyze historical data and real-time data streams to uncover patterns, trends, and anomalies that inform decision-making and contribute to a deeper understanding of our customers.
  • Work closely with software engineers and developers to integrate data pipelines, ensuring seamless data collection, storage, and processing using technologies such as Node.js.
  • Lead the end-to-end process of data analysis, from data collection and preprocessing to model development, validation, and deployment.
  • Communicate findings and insights effectively to both technical and nontechnical stakeholders through data visualizations, reports, and presentations.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in data science, machine learning, and travel technology to propose innovative solutions that maintain our competitive edge.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a quantitative field (e.g., Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics) or related experience.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience as a Data Engineer, Data Scientist, or in a similar role, with a proven track record of delivering impactful data-driven solutions.
  • Strong communication skills required.
  • Strong proficiency in programming languages such as Python (required) and Node.js (preferred) for data manipulation, analysis, and model development.
  • Experience with machine learning techniques, statistical analysis, data mining, and data visualization.
  • Proficiency in working with neural networks and deep learning frameworks (e.g., PyTorch, TensorFlow) to develop and deploy advanced machine learning models.
  • Familiarity with travel industry data (e.g., booking data, customer profiles, location data) is a plus.
  • Expertise in working with databases such as PostgreSQL and Druid, data warehouses, and data processing frameworks.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication skills to convey complex technical concepts to various audiences.
  • Experience with cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) and big data technologies (e.g., Hadoop, Spark) is a plus.
  • Publications, patents, or contributions to the data science community are a strong advantage.
  • Understanding of Large Language Models (LLM) architecture and prompting techniques is a bonus.

Work Perks! - What’s in it for you:

FCTG is renowned internationally for having amazing perks and an even better culture.  We understand that our people are our most valuable asset. It is the passion and dedication of our teams that keep the company on top of the industry ladder. It’s also why we offer some great employee benefits and perks outside of the norm.

  • Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of a hybrid work structure that combines both remote and in-person work.
  • Have fun: At the heart of everything we do at Flight Centre is a desire to have fun.
  • Reward & Recognition: Celebrate the success of yourself and others at our regular Buzz Nights and at the annual Global Gathering - You'll have to experience it to believe it!
  • Use your smarts: Our people use their quick thinking, expertise, and tenacity to always figure things out.
  • Love for travel: We were founded by people who wanted to travel and want others to do the same. That passion is something you can’t miss in our people or service.
  • Personal connections: We are a big business founded on personal relationships.
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  •      Diversity Day: paid leave to observe holiday or cultural celebration of your choice 
  •      Employee Resource Groups (Racial Equity, Gender Equity, LGBTQ2IA+, Accessibility, Environmental Justice)
  •      DEI education
  •      Commitment to fair practices such as regular equity assessments and inclusive recruitment protocols
  • A career, not a job: We offer genuine opportunities for people to grow and evolve
  • We back our people all the way: We are strongly committed to supporting every single employee in their professional and personal development.
  • Giving Back: Proud Corporate Social Responsibility program supporting nominated charities through Workplace Giving, volunteering and fundraising
  •      Employee giving program
  •      Office Environmental Program
  •      Many of our offices are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certified buildings
  •      1 Volunteer Day per Calendar Year

Benefits Include:

  • Generous paid time off policy
  • Travel perks/discounts
  • Health & Wellness Programs and Employee Financial Wellness Services
  • National/International Award Nights and Conferences
  • Group benefits including extended health care, dental and vision, gender affirming care, fertility care
  • Insurance including life, AD&D, critical illness, long term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • RRSP/RPP with matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Share Plan – Ability to purchase company stock on Australian Stock Exchange with partial company match, subject to terms and conditions
  • Global career opportunities in a network of brands and businesses

Location – Remote, Canada

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for then APPLY NOW.

The role can be performed onsite, remote or on a hybrid schedule, in compliance with the Company’s Remote and Flexible Work Policy.

This position may be performed remotely anywhere within Canada in accordance with the company’s Remote and Flexible Work Policy except for the province of PEI

For this position, we anticipate offering an annual salary of $110,000. Base salary is dependent on relevant factors, including experience, geographic location, and job requirements.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.

Our number one philosophy? Our people. Flight Centre Travel Group’s promise is to provide an environment with equality of respect, dignity and opportunity for all our employees. We value an inclusive and supportive workplace which truly reflects the diversity of our society.

We are committed to providing a barrier-free pathway throughout our recruitment process. We welcome accommodation requests to make our hiring and onboarding experience as accessible as possible. Please advise us about accommodation needs at any point by contacting our Recruitment Team at

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