Team Lead Data Engineering / Engineering Manager (f/m/d)

Permanent contract, full-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 “Teamlead Data Engineering”, you will be responsible for managing the team that designs, develops and maintains the infrastructure that supports our data pipelines and streaming applications.

Your tasks – this is what awaits you in detail

  • You manage the team of data engineers and ensure their development, productivity, and performance as part of our Data & Analytics area, reporting to the Head of Data & Analytics
  • You build and maintain a culture of excellence, innovation and continuous improvement in the Data Engineering department
  • You collaborate with stakeholders across the organization to understand their data needs and ensure that the Data Engineering team delivers high-quality and reliable data solutions
  • You develop and execute a strategic blueprint for the Data Engineering department, aligning it with the broader organizational goals and objectives
  • You evaluate and improve the tech-stack for Data Engineering, identifying the best tools, technologies and methodologies to facilitate data driven decision making
  • You guide the design and implementation of data pipelines that span ingestion, transformation and orchestration while considering data governance, data quality,  data security and best practices in terms of engineering

Your profile – this is what we expect from you

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in Data Engineering, with at least 2 years of experience in people management or leadership roles
  • Strong technical skills in Data Engineering, including data integration, data modeling and data warehousing
  • Proven track record of designing and implementing end-to-end data solutions that incorporate data governance, data quality, and data security best practices
  • Strong strategic thinking and the ability to see the big picture while abstracting from purely technical details
  • You are capable of working in an agile, mostly remote environment and possess a strong sense of ownership, passion and drive
  • You have excellent communication and collaboration skills with the ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels, are willing to embrace our company culture and values and enjoy working in an international, English speaking team

What we offer

  • A highly-motivated and qualified team from different fields and numerous nations and the opportunity to further grow your career (Engineering Manager, Head of Product Engineering, Director Product Engineering, VP Engineering…)
  • We are focused on results and provide a maximum of flexibility to achieve them
  • A product which is used by millions of users every month
  • Power meets dynamic - flat hierarchies with encouraged decision making and a start-up mentality meet and the power of a big corporate group 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
  • You would like to move to Germany? No problem - we offer you an attractive relocation package for a smooth start
  • 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!
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.
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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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