Team Lead Data Engineering (m/f) - XING Corporate
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For a better working life

For a better working life

Team Lead Data Engineering (m/f)

XING is the social network for business professionals with millions of members all over the world. Help us shape the future – for a better working life! We currently have an opening at our headquarters in Hamburg.

Our Data Science team is responsible for turning data into services and products for XING. Around 20 Data scientists, architects and engineers work together to create highly scalable solutions that serve millions of users. We bring state-of-the-art algorithms into production by making use of technologies such as Hadoop (e.g. Hive, Spark), Akka, Kafka, Cassandra, elasticsearch, etc. At the moment, we are forming a new sub-team that aims at enriching XING’s data graph and developing new data services. For this new sub-team, we are seeking for Data Engineers who helps with implementing data processing pipelines and data services that are used by in a variety of XING products. If you want to get things done rather than sit in meetings, like helping others and learning from them, you will have fun in our team!

A challenging task

  • Lead an engineering team of up to 6 engineers who work in cross-functional platform teams with focus on data services and APIs
  • Be a servant leader who manages dependencies and helps clear impediments out of your agile teams’ way
  • Motivate your team members as you support them to reach mastery in their skills and give them explicit messages about their purpose and team identity
  • Manage and control engineering resources to foster teams of high motivation and outcomes
  • Build great services in collaboration with the product team, peers, and other stakeholders

A convincing background

  • Significant experience in leading cross-functional teams in agile environments with people management responsibility
  • Several years of hands-on software development experience and understanding the pains of building and shipping code first-hand
  • Developing, testing, releasing and monitoring software has been a focal point of your career and you do not shy away from deep diving into technical issues
  • You are a trusted person, and you understand people, you support them and can offer them tailored development paths that bring out their best
  • You understand software architecture (web and mobile), and you can provide architectural guidance. Ideally, you have a Computer Science degree and are familiar with JAVA and Web Development
  • You communicate openly and clearly in English and German

An inspiring environment

XING offers a dynamic environment located in the centre of Hamburg. As well as flexible working hours, you’ll have an opportunity to unleash your skills and acquire new ones. We offer a wide range of training courses in addition to German, English and Spanish lessons, regular team and offsite events, and lots of fun. We also provide free drinks and organic fruit as well as a Proficard public transport ticket, restaurant vouchers and travel insurance. And let’s not forget the smartphone or iPad that you can use privately. You’ll also be provided with a high-end Macbook Pro, and our offices have table football tables. If you’re feeling really sporty, we also have great gym deals, and various other benefits….

If this profile matches your expertise, experience and aspirations, we’d be delighted to receive your full application, including salary requirements and possible starting date.

We're an Open Source contributor (https://github.com/xing) and let the world know what we're doing (https://medium.com/xing-engineering) while also organising public user groups and coding events.

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Martina Hertel

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