Data Engineer (all genders) - Infrastructure

Remote / Köln / Darmstadt / Düsseldorf

Who we are

We operate the international online marketplaces of Kaufland: Several thousand sellers and millions of products make us one of the fastest growing online marketplaces. Ours is a dynamic corporate culture that merges a start-up mentality with the opportunities offered by a large corporation. We combine knowledge and many years of experience in e-commerce with flat hierarchies and a highly motivated team. 

We love flexibility! We offer you the best environment to work in a flexible and focussed way: You get to decide whether you want to work in one of our offices in Cologne // Darmstadt // Düsseldorf, but also have the opportunity to work remotely (within Germany) and choose the best of both. We want to offer you the most attractive workplace in e-commerce and maximum flexibility for your personal work-life balance. 

Day by day, our development team of about 350 experts pursues the goal of creating the best possible customer shopping experience for our online marketplace. To enrich the lives of our customers, we collaborate in cross-functional teams. Learn about how they are structured and more details about our product areas 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 balance: Work at one of our locations in Cologne, Darmstadt, Düsseldorf or up to 100% remotely!

  • Diversity and variety: An international environment with talents from over 55 different nations creates innovative and exciting perspectives

  • Do you want to move to Germany? No problem – we offer you an attractive relocation package to give you a smooth start.

  • Power meets dynamic: Flat hierarchies and start-up mentality meet the power of a big corporate group, providing you an agile and secure working environment

  • Free choice of hardware: MacBook or Lenovo Linux, it's up to you

  • We are team players: Our strong bond extends beyond our own team: we stay connected thanks to our many internal offerings, such as our digital onboarding program, our all-hands meetings and regular team and company events

  • The future is digital: Develop the e-commerce of the future with us and work on a product with millions of users

  • Deutschlandticket’: We subsidise your train season ticket for more mobility

  • Urban Sports Club: Get top deals for fitness, team sports, yoga and more

  • Personal & team growth: We love flexibility in terms of working location, but we also believe that personal interactions are important. That’s why we organise 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

 Check out our Principles & our blog for even more insights into our company culture!

Diversity at Kaufland e-commerce 

We welcome applications from everyone, regardless of skin colour, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, ethnic origin, religion and ideology. We are signatories to the Charta der Vielfalt (German Diversity Charter) – because we know that extraordinary things can only be achieved with diversity. Read more here!

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!

How would you like to be addressed? 
Feel free to add the following pronouns "she/her", "him/he" or "they/them" optionally (e.g. after your name) in your CV.

As we have very international teams, we would highly appreciate it to receive your CV or profile link in English.

Apply here
Your contact persons: Kristina Heymann and Laura Wagner 

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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