Head of Data Engineering - Data Platform (m/f/d)

Our Data & Analytics team is the heart of Data Engineering and Business Intelligence at SIXT. As part of our tech community, a team of highly motivated Data Engineers and BI Engineers is developing and operating the central data platform and self-service toolbox at SIXT. As a single point of truth, IT serves thousands of users at a global scale, collects tens of millions of events daily, processes them according to our consumer’s needs and distributes them via a toolbox ranging from self-service batch processes to real-time ML model endpoints. Some of our main challenges currently include better automation of our operations, increased user self-service capabilities (for ingestion, ETLs and distribution), improving our ETL technologies, reducing the infrastructure footprint of our CDC ingestion and centralising and surfacing our dataset’s metadata to users. To continue our journey the Data & Analytics engineering team is actively searching for a new head at our Headquarter in Pullach near Munich that has the same passion for its tasks, challenges and visions but above all for data.


DO WHAT YOU LOVE

  • Lead and develop a team of Data Engineers and BI Engineers to further develop and improve our Batch and Streaming data pipelines, self-service toolbox, and user trainings
  • Lead us in the correct and future-proof direction of Data Architecture and choose the best out of the latest toolsets, frameworks, and public cloud services
  • Complete the migration of our analytical workloads to our new AWS-based data ecosystem
  • Solve complex storage/compute and architectural problems affecting the entire SIXT world
  • Translate Business Requirements into concrete technical proposals and partner with engineering leaders across Sixt and beyond to turn your proposals into live deployments

COME AS YOU ARE

  • Proven and recurring success in architecting, deploying and maintaining distributed systems for the extraction, ingestion, processing and visualization of datasets in a hybrid batch/stream paradigm
  • Fundamental experience building, growing and managing multi-level teams of Data Engineers and Business Intelligence Engineers with a proven track record in successful rollouts of Hadoop/Hive, OLAP and stream-based projects
  • Experience in solving petabyte-level compute/storage optimization problems and in building and deploying a user self-service toolbox as well as building secure data governance and exchange solutions in a multi-tenant setup
  • Proficiency in Python and SQL is a must, Java and/or Scala a plus
  • Very good knowledge of the big-data toolbox (Kafka, Spark, Flink, Presto, etc.) and practical experience with their managed implementations in cloud services (primarily AWS)

FEEL GOOD

Working at SIXT not only means creating the future of mobility, but also offers personal benefits. This means especially for you: 30 days of vacation, no dress code, choose your own device, support for pension plans & capital-forming benefits,company car and flexible working hours. Due to the current situation, we are of course working completely in mobile work wherever possible. But even under normal conditions, from now on you can decide from where you want to approach your work: Up to 50% of your monthly working time you can work completely mobile and from anywhere. In addition, we offer you a super international working environment, numerous trainings for your individual development, participation in external conferences and we even organize internal dev & tech talks. Our Feel Good Manager will be happy to help you with the organization or to assist you when you move to Germany from abroad and need to organize visas or other administrative procedures. It's also important to balance out your work: That's why you have access to our employee restaurant (and yes, we insist on restaurant, because it's too high quality for a canteen) as well as various recreational opportunities such as the gaming area, the SIXT soccer team or the SIXT choir - to name just a few. In addition, of course, employee benefits for SIXT rent, share, ride and SIXT+, car leasing offers, discounts with partners for travel, technology, clothing, etc. as well as free cyber sports courses. In addition, your colleagues are pretty awesome. Which is important when you spend so much time together, and besides, no wonder when you get a bonus for referring friends as new employees. If something does bother you, you'll always have someone to confide in through regular feedback sessions, employee surveys or our psychological hotline through the Fürstenberg Institute. Otherwise, we live "work hard, play hard" - our parties are legendary! We also demand and promote DiverSIXTy, a corporate culture of acceptance, appreciation, and respect, in which everyone can develop their personality and ideas.