Data Engineer (f/m/d) - Infrastructure

Permanent contract, full-time or part-time, Cologne / Darmstadt / Düsseldorf / Remote

Who we are

We operate Several thousand sellers and millions of products make us one of the fastest growing online marketplaces.  Our work is characterised by a dynamic corporate culture, with a start-up mentality and the opportunities offered by a large corporation in the background. We combine knowledge and many years of experience in e-commerce with flat hierarchies and a highly motivated team. Whether you are an intern or a team lead: We take every idea seriously, because we want to work together in shaping the future of e-commerce!

We love flexibility! We offer you the best environment to work in a flexible and focused way: You decide whether you want to work in our office in Cologne // Darmstadt // Düsseldorf while at the same time having the opportunity to work remotely (Germany). We want to offer you the most attractive workplace in e-commerce and a maximum of flexibility for your personal work-life balance.

Day-by-day, our development team of about 250 experts pursues the goal of creating the best-possible customer shopping experience for the marketplace. We are here to inspire millions of customers, to help them find, purchase and get the things they love. To enrich the lives of our customers, we collaborate in cross-functional teams, in which product owners, product designers, frontend and backend engineers, data scientists and lean managers join forces. Details regarding the challenges of the respective product areas can be found here:

As a Data Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining the infrastructure that supports our data pipelines and streaming applications.

Your tasks – this is what awaits you in detail

  • You join our Data Engineering team and work alongside our data engineers as part of our Data & Analytics area, reporting to the Head of Data & Analytics
  • You design, develop and maintain our Kafka and Debezium infrastructure, including topics, connectors, and brokers
  • You develop and maintain Ansible playbooks for infrastructure configuration and management
  • You develop and maintain Kubernetes manifests, Helm charts, and other deployment artifacts
  • You monitor and troubleshoot issues related to Kubernetes clusters and containerized applications
  • You develop and maintain infrastructure as code (IaC) and collaborate with other teams to ensure consistent infrastructure management across the organization
  • Optional: You take part in our 24/7 on-call rotation

Your profile – this is what we expect from you

  • 3+ years of experience in data engineering with a focus on infrastructure topics 
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to troubleshoot complex issues
  • You have professional experience in software engineering using Python
  • You have experience in using at least three of the following technologies: 
    • Change data capture, ideally Debezium
    • Container Orchestration, ideally Kubernetes 
    • Public Cloud Providers, ideally Google Cloud Platform
    • Infrastructure as Code, ideally Terraform
    • Message brokers, ideally Apache Kafka
    • Configuration management tools, ideally Ansible 
  • You have a strong interest in working in an agile, mostly remote environment
  • You have excellent communication skills, are willing to embrace our company culture and values and enjoy working in an international, English speaking team

What we offer

  • Create your own work-life! We offer you the best possible flexibility in terms of working hours and location 
  • A highly-motivated and qualified team from different fields and numerous nations
  • The future is digital - Develop the e-commerce of the future with us and work on a product with millions of users with a broadly-based technology stack
  • Power meets dynamic - flat hierarchies and start-up mentality meet the power of a big corporate group and offers you an agile and secure working environment at the same time
  • Free choice of hardware – we provide you with the development environment of your choice
  • Personal & team growth: We love to have flexibility in terms of working location, but we also believe that personal interactions are important. That’s why we organize company events, and cover the costs to bring you there and to other (approved) get togethers with your peers. The same applies to conferences and other learning opportunities. We want everybody to grow personally and professionally, as a team and as a company
  • Top conditions at the Urban Sports Club for fitness, team sports, yoga and more
 Check out our Principles & our blog for even more insights into our company culture!

Refer an Engineer Program

You want to work for us, but not without your dearest colleague? Join us as a team and earn money by referring your buddy for one of our open Tech positions! Depending on the level we offer a bonus up to 1.300,- € per referral, which will be paid after successful recruitment (the first part with your first salary, the second part after your buddy passes the trial period).

Why are you the perfect fit for this position? Don't bother with cover letters - we're interested in facts and figures!

As we have very international teams, we would highly appreciate it to receive your CV or profile link in English.
Your contact person: Kristina Heymann
Kaufland e-commerce
Kaufland e-commerce Services GmbH & Co. KG

Postal address:
Habsburgerring 2
50674 Köln

We are looking forward to your application!

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