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Head of Data Engineering

Berlin, Germany · Engineering

Our products are used by millions of merchants to process payments in over 33 countries worldwide. As we build a world where small businesses can be successful doing what they love, we’re continually expanding our range of products and services. We are now seeking a Head of Data Engineering to play an integral role in overseeing the teams responsible for the operationally-critical data and analytics capabilities here at SumUp.

As the Head of Data Engineering, you will support and guide our Data & Analytics teams to implement solutions that will answer complex questions and drive business strategy around our multiple streams of data. You will work closely with the product managers, Head of BI and data platform teams to build, validate and optimize the company data strategy from an engineering point of view. Ultimately, you will own the roadmap, architecture and delivery for this area.

We thrive on developing phenomenal people and data products and hope that you do too! Your teams will use modern data architecture, engineering practices and tools which process, store, and expose consumer-scale datasets and build robust back-end services. Does this Head of Data Engineering role sound like you? 

What you’ll do;

  • Own the data strategy by working closely with the engineering and analytics stakeholders, define the roadmap, KPIs etc. 

  • Inspire and manage data engineering teams including data ingestion, data warehouse, data lake and onsite analytics teams in creating and delivering scalable data infra, products and services to support various marketing, product, business operations and business intelligence use cases

  • Uphold, introduce, and refine data quality standards, engineering best practices, and KPIs

  • Accountable for architecture, performance, scalability, high availability, automated deployments, monitoring, and security to deliver the best data ingestion, storage and accessibility experience to our internal and external stakeholders

  • Roll up your sleeves and be directly involved in supporting teams with solving technical problems when needed

  • Mentor, hire and develop high performing data, full stack and software engineers

  • Help evolve existing teams, structures and thought processes to enable collaborative teams and a “shift-left” mindset in general

Who you are;

  • Proven experience in a similar role including experience building data platform (Data Ingestion, Data Lake, Data Warehouse)

  • You're a passionate technologist, keen to keep pace with the latest technologies and continuously refine your skills

  • You have demonstrable experience owning transactional data stores in production 

  • You're a self-assured communicator with senior stakeholder management experience 

  • Experience in architecting data platforms and data modeling 

  • Experience with scalable cloud based data warehouses (e.g. Snowflake, AWS Athena, Redshift)

  • You've worked with cloud-based engineering environments e.g. AWS, GCP

  • You have experience in hiring and building high performance teams

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

SumUp will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate.