Team Lead Data Engineering (w/m/d)


Are you passionate about Tech, eager to keep learning state of the art technologies and want to shape the future of the industrial internet of things to make industry more productive, safe and sustainable?  An inclusive environment, in which creative thinking and unconventional solutions are fostered, are very important to you? You appreciate startup culture with flat hierarchies, an open, international culture, where all people are welcome and where decisions are made together? Then the position as Team Lead Data Engineering (f/m/d) in a cutting-edge IT startup is made for you! Our client develops state-of-the-art solutions for analytics in the heavy industry, which enables new data driven services with wide-ranging additional revenue potential. 

The company is located in Essen, but remote work is possible.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Lead a small cross-functional team of data engineers and developers
  • Leverage on your expertise to engage in and enhance the whole lifecycle of the data pipelines
  • Be responsible for the quality, integrity and security of data within the data pipeline and warehouse
  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and improve the software and allow TB of data to be disseminated across multiple services
  • Ensure scalability of processes involving massive amounts of data and information
  • Engage in distributed computing, large-scale system design and networking
  • Report monthly metrics and showcase the state of the data infrastructure
  • Advocate a data-driven mindset within the company culture
  • Exchange ideas and closely collaborate with product engineers and data scientists to understand the customers’ challenges and deliver innovative solutions

Your Profile

  • You have a degree in computer science, engineering, physics, mathematics or other quantitative field
  • You have 5+ years of relevant industry experience in data structures, distributed software design and big data pipelines 
  • You have 3+ years experience in leading a small team to attestable success
  • You are a hands on leader and work ethic example 
  • You are a fast learner and passionate teacher capable of breaking down complexity and communicating with people from diverse backgrounds
  • You fit well in an agile software development environment
  • You are fluent in written and spoken English
  • Tech Stack
    • Proficiency with a cloud computing ecosystem: AWS, GCP, Azure
    • Strong coding skills in at least on of the following: Python, Java or Scala
    • Experience with container based deployment using Kubernetes
    • Work comfortably with a microservice architecture
    • Familiarity with version control systems such as Gitlab, Github, and similar

What’s in it for you? 

  • Being part of a company, listed on the Forbes List of the 30 most exciting AI Startups in the DACH region.
  • Being part of a diverse and inclusive environment in a team with many voices
  • Shaping the future of the industrial internet of things and applying state of the art technologies
  • An environment which helps you to keep growing through offering trainings, heckathrons and conferences
  • Free choice of hardware and operating system, flexible working hours and remote working 
  • Free food and drinks in the office kitchen (Essen, Germany)
  • Regular happiness activities that bring the team together

Interested? Then send your CV to Michele Rossouw (