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Principal/Lead Data Engineer

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany

  • Sector:

    Data Engineering

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £80000.00 - £115000.00 per annum + Technical Leadership

  • Contact:

    Rebecca Newson

  • Email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -042019-83143_1597826065

  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


Principle Data Engineer: Berlin
Technical/Hands-on Leadership

Python/Scala: Hadoop, Spark/Flink/AirFlow



I am working on behalf of a successful player with a strong brand focus operating successfully in the E-Commerce market for over 40 years. Being a family run business, they have expanded globally to now become one of the largest in Berlin, operating in over 40 countries with 18,000 employees.

Now seeking a Principle Data Engineer to spearhead the cross-functional data unit and work hand in hand with the Head of Data Engineering for infrastructure, architecture and technical leadership.

Are you currently working in a technical leadership/mentoring position or have strong experience as a Senior Data Engineer?

Your Profile:

  • 5+ years of experience working as a Data Engineer
  • Deep knowledge of scalable distributed processing systems, such as Spark or Flink- ideally on Hadoop and experience of AirFlow is desired
  • Ability to write efficient, well-tested code with a keen eye on scalability and maintainability in Python/Scala
  • You are a team player and strong communicator with a hands-on mentality
  • Hands-on leadership, mentoring skills

Role & Duties:

  • You will be co-responsible with the Head of Data for the whole Data Engineering architecture and infrastructure including: Design, implementation, maintenance, and operations
  • Technical leadership of end to end data solutions for Data Science use-cases
  • You teach and mentor engineers in technical and non-technical growth through learning, development, and leadership
  • Working on the operationalisation of Data Science use cases and ML pipelines with a cross-functional motivated Data Science team

Why should I join?

  • Flat hierarchies
  • Multi-cultural, diverse, and international English working environment
  • Permanent reinvention, space for creativity and individual career planning
  • Open culture, dynamic teams, and freedom for hands-on mentality
  • Social commitment
  • Social Benefits: Pension scheme/capital formation benefits
  • 30 days holiday

Please send your CV and call availability at your earliest convenience to: Rebecca.Newson@darwinrecruitment.com

Darwin Recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.