Who we are
We operate Kaufland.de: 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 Kaufland.de 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: https://kaufland-ecommerce.com/team/tech/.

The Data Engineer (f/m/d) is a software engineering role:
Your focus will be on writing efficient data pipelines and easy-to-use data services for Kaufland e-commerce’s internal data users

Your tasks – this is what awaits you in detail

  • You join our Data Engineering team and work alongside our data infrastructure engineers and product manager.
  • You implement and maintain data pipelines and data services for Kaufland e-commerce’s internal data users.
  • You work with structured and unstructured data, with a focus on data timeliness and data integrity.
  • You use technologies like Google BigQuery, Kafka, and Kubernetes, as well as Navarch, our in-house task scheduler.

Your profile – this is what we expect from you

  • You have a proven track record of implementing and maintaining data pipelines and data services.
  • You have experience in using at least two of the following technologies:
    • Container Orchestration, ideally Kubernetes
    • Message brokers, ideally Apache Kafka
    • SQL and data warehouses, ideally Google BigQuery
    • Task schedulers, like Apache Airflow
  • You have worked with Public Cloud Providers, ideally Google Cloud Platform
  • You have professional experience with Python or Go
  • You have a strong interest in working in an agile, mostly remote environment
  • You have excellent communication skills, 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! We offer you the best possible flexibility in terms of working hours and location
  • A highly-motivated and qualified team from different fields and numerous nations
  • The future is digital – Develop the e-commerce of the future with us and work on a product with millions of users with a broadly-based technology stack
  • Power meets dynamic – flat hierarchies and start-up mentality meet the power of a big corporate group and 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
  • 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!