Data Architect

At Jimdo, our mission is to help small businesses start, grow, and ultimately thrive online. Small businesses face new challenges with very little support or recognition. We know how hard this can be, because we have been in their position. That’s where you can help us—by designing intuitive tools to help small businesses solve complex problems.

With a forward-leaning and self-driven attitude, we continue to find new ways to help our customers get their ideas out into the world. As a team, we run at a steady pace to achieve what we aim for. We learn best by gathering data, trying new things, and sometimes even falling down along the way. It’s the lessons we learn in the process that make us better problem-solvers for small business owners.

If you’re motivated by our mission and excited to roll up your sleeves, try new things, learn from mistakes, and make a difference to small businesses around the world, we would love to work with you.

Location

We are happy to invite you to work with us in our office in Hamburg or permanently remote from any location. Wherever your working location of choice will be, we will make sure you get proper onboarding (virtual or in person) and that you are fully equipped to become part of the team from day one.
Regarding candidates who want to relocate to Hamburg: Due to COVID our offices are temporarily closed. We will invite you to start working with us from your current location for the time being. Once the borders are reopened, and the Embassies accept visa applications again, we will initiate the relocation process to Hamburg. Until then, you will be invited to work with us remotely with a temporary contract.

Your Mission

As a Data Architect within the Analytics Engineering Team you will aim to improve our current Data Architecture with a strong focus on the Data Warehouse. Furthermore, you will contribute to shaping our long-term Data Platform architecture and strategy in order to make Data and Data Products usable and accessible for the whole organization.

We are looking for an expert in this area, who can use their experience and skillset to implement solutions that really solve problems regarding our use cases and business needs, who can grow the knowledge in the team about building data models/products and architecture and who can elevate data-driven decision making at Jimdo to a whole new level.

If you are passionate about empowering people in making data-informed decisions and have a results-driven personality, then we’re eager to get to know you.

Responsibilities

  • Be an expert on Data Modeling, develop guidelines, standards, templates together with the Analysts / Users of the DWH based on best practices and state of the art.
  • You understand data as a product and are able to define a data value chain for different needs of data consumers.
  • You express strategic data requirements and outline high level integrated designs to meet these requirements.
  • You provide a standard common business vocabulary and align with business strategy.
  • You are supporting stakeholders in the design of specific data models for different use cases (from classic reporting tables to feature variables for machine learning).
  • You build cross functional relationships across teams in the Data Platform Department and also outside of the Data Department to understand data needs and deliver on those needs.
  • You are responsible for the design of data governance, metadata management, master data management and data quality assurance processes for the DWH.

    Requirements

    • 4+ years of experience as a Data Architect (or similar role)
    • Significant data modelling experience (conceptual, logical, physical), definition of data standards, management, consolidation and harmonization of metadata
    • Extensive knowledge around Data Modelling tools and techniques (3NF, Data Mart, Data Vault, Data Lake, Data Mesh, Data Marts for Machine Learning models and etc.) and the pros and cons
    • Experience in handling and designing various database technologies (SQL), big data technologies and cloud platforms (AWS), and large scale data processing
    • Knowledge of Experienced in the definition and implementation of data governance processes
    • Experienced in the implementation of metadata management process and specific tools usage and implications of GDPR for personally identifiable information (PII)
    • Very good knowledge of data quality assurance processes
    • Very good communication skills and stakeholder management

    Nice to have

    • Know-how and experience in Data Engineering and Distributed Data Processing Frameworks
    • Data Project Management or Product Management experiences, Agile methods

      Olaf will be happy to receive your application in English or German.

      We hire for several positions within our data department at the moment. Please have a read through the other positions as well and feel free to let us know about all positions that would interest you. 1 application is enough - we’ll consider you for the others as well.

      Jimdo is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This means that we don’t discriminate based on race or ethnic origin, color, the language(s) you speak, where you (or your parents) are from, or whether or not you consider yourself to have a disability. Neither will your age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, beliefs, or political opinions play a part in your application with us. We’re a diverse team in so many ways, and we love it that way.