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Head of Data Engineering

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Hamburg
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 372133/001_1541407592
  • Sector: BI & Big Data, Glocomms
  • Date posted: 05/11/2018

Head of Data Engineering

We are seeking a talented and motivated leader to accelerate our efforts to drive trust, adoption and democratization of data. The Head of Data Engineering will work closely with Analytics, Infrastructure and Product teams to build systems of intelligence empowering product development while uncovering business opportunities from behavioural data. A successful candidate will be both technically strong and business savvy.


  • Lead and scale a talented team of data engineers responsible for data pipe-lining, collection, management, and integration
  • Work with engineering teams and direct reports to ensure data integrity, quality, governance, stability, accessibility, durability, and performance
  • Provide thought leadership on entire data collection, integration and storage process as well as implementation of analytic platforms
  • Execute on high-value road-maps regarding data platform infrastructure to further facilitate Data Science team's analytics efforts
  • Mentor data engineers on best-practices regarding software architecture, Identity management systems and data collection

Desired Experience

  • 10+ years of relevant experience, ideally 5+ years managing teams, with a proven ability to attract, develop and inspire top talent in the world of data engineering
  • Expertise with Big Data platforms and engineering tools such as Spark, Strong experience leading and managing teams of approx. 10 data engineers
  • Deep understanding and hands-on experience running and optimising data collection and storage
  • Proficient with Analytic and BI tools such as SQL, Tableau, Hadoop, AWS, Google Analytics, etc.
  • Experience building out both batch-processing and real-time data pipelines and streaming APIs
  • Close attention to detail and solid project management, prioritisation and organisation skills
  • Proven ability to stay current in burgeoning data technologies/platforms and apply new tech where it can create uplift
  • Comfortable working in heavily-collaborative environments between Engineering, Data Science, and Executive teams

Location: Hamburg or Cologne

Salary: Between €120,000 - € 135,000

How to Apply

Please send your CV

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