Team Lead - Data Platform & Engineering

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.

Your Mission

Jimdo believes that decisions should be based on data, hence the mission of the Data department is to “enable high decision quality at Jimdo by empowering everyone to make data-informed decisions in a timely manner”. A highly scalable, robust and resilient data infrastructure is the fundament on which we are building all the data pipelines and services that are used within the Data department and across the whole organization.

As the Team Lead - Data Platform & Engineering you are leading a growing team of four Data Engineers / Data Infrastructure Engineers. The team is developing, operating, and improving the data infrastructure which is the backbone of all data services, the central data warehouse and our reporting & analytics infrastructure. Furthermore, Data Integration and Data Processing such as ETL pipelines are tasks owned by the team. We plan to increase the scalability of our systems and to introduce new services for a variety of business and technical use cases, ranging from core infrastructure and Data/DevOps tasks to advanced monitoring and anomaly detection. The team cooperates closely with the Analytics Engineers, Data Warehouse specialists and Data Scientists as well as the Analytics teams in the Data Department in order to maximize the business impact and also works in alignment with the Jimdo infrastructure teams.

Location

We are happy to invite you to work with us in our office in Hamburg or work permanently remotely from any location. Wherever your working location 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.

Responsibilities

  • You lead, mentor and grow a cross-functional team of Data Infrastructure specialists and Data Engineers.
  • Together with your team you evolve our Data infrastructure, the DataOps tooling as well as Data Integration and ETL workflows, and further advance our approach to designing robust, self-healing, resilient systems.
  • You drive strategic initiatives related to Data Infrastructure and Data Engineering.
  • You facilitate technical planning and help the team to organize projects.
  • You coordinate team efforts, resolve impediments, and represent the team within the Data department and the company.
  • You are responsible for the hiring process for the team and conduct interviews with potential new team members.
  • You ensure that the team and you are continually learning, improving processes, and strive for efficiency.

Requirements

    • You have 5+ years of experience as Data Engineer, Data Infrastructure or DevOps/DataOps Engineer, or similar.
    • You have 2+ years of experience leading an Engineering or Data team.
    • You are experienced in the field of cloud technologies with a focus on AWS.
    • You can conceptualize scalable solutions involving distributed data processing.
    • You see your team as part of an end-to-end value chain from data production to creating data services, supporting reporting & analytics and contributing to data-driven decision-making.
    • You have a clear understanding of your team’s business impact and the ambition to continually improve.

    Nice to have

    • You have experience with Machine Learning frameworks and related tools.
    • You have experience with respect to security, privacy, and regulations like GDPR.

    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.


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