Kaufland e-commerce
Kaufland e-commerce

Team Lead / Engineering Manager (all genders) - Data Engineering

Software Development


Permanent contract, full-time, Remote or Cologne / 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 400 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: https://kaufland-ecommerce.com/en/team/tech-en/.


As “Team Lead 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

  • 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 65 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 operating system: MacOS or Ubuntu 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
  • Mental well-being: We support you with various initiatives on your personal and professional well-being journey!
  • Boost your growth : Benefit from our online language learning offers, our various in-house training offers as well as our automated 360-degree feedback to boost your personal and professional growth
  • 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 (e.g. as an Engineering Manager, Head of Product Engineering, Director Product Engineering, VP Engineering…), 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!


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.


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!

Updated: 2 weeks ago
Job ID: 11854704
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