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(Senior) Data Engineer - Data Platform (f/m/x) (RTL Deutschland)


Using content, tech and data to create sustainable success.
Become part of Germany’s leading entertainment company.


Together with Gruner + Jahr, RTL Deutschland offers you many opportunities: from TV and streaming to print and digital to radio and podcast. We entertain, inform and inspire millions of people across all platforms every day with our strong media brands, content and products.


Team spirit and hands-on mentality are important to us. We are the professional home of around 7,500 creatives, numerical geniuses, strategists and forward thinkers. You can also be involved: The tasks and opportunities are as diverse as our employees themselves.


We are looking for you as soon as possible // on a permanent basis // full-term // at Cologne and/or remote in Germany as: 




RTL Data develops a variety of data products – for our daily business and for our customers. These data products can be experienced in our streaming portal RTL+ in the form of personalized search results and targeted recommendations. 
The basis for all these products is a data platform based on state-of-the-art cloud infrastructure. With the data mesh concepts at the core, we provide technical tools and services that empower all our teams. These include ingest frameworks for batch and streaming, our data catalog and compliance services


These tasks await you:

  • You will build tools and services that increase the productivity of our engineers, data scientists and data analysts 
  • You will define and provide metrics to continuously improve the reliability of our services and the quality of our data assets
  • You will collaborate with other teams to continuously improve the usability and adaption of our services
  • You will build and deploy data pipelines using distributed processing frameworks on the Google Cloud
  • You will work in cross-functional agile teams and actively contribute your ideas to deliver new tools and services


And this is your profile:

  • You have experience working as a Data Engineer with a strong software engineering background
  • You are proficient in Python and/or Java, and you know how to write high-quality and well-tested code
  • You have experience building, deploying, and maintaining data pipelines for batch and/or stream processing using a distributed processing framework like Spark or Beam
  • You are familiar with CI/CD, Docker/Kubernetes and infrastructure-as-code with Terraform
  • You have experience building, deploying, and maintaining data services in the cloud
  • You have a strong interest in modern data platforms, current technologies, and you always stay up to date regarding new developments
  • You enjoy working in an agile team, like to get involved, think "out of the box" and are keen to tackle new topics
  • You are fluent in English, German is a plus


Technology Stack:

Google Cloud Platform, Docker/Kubernetes, Python/Java, Spark/Beam


Our benefits for you:

  • At RTL Data you will work in a modern start-up atmosphere in agile teams and get the opportunity to implement your ideas - find out more about RTL Data here!

  • A complete package including mobile office, flexible working hours, vacation pay and 30 vacation days per year is waiting for you

  • We secure you - with very good social benefits such as pension plan, disability and accident insurance, value account and much more

  • Our locations are always centrally located and equipped with the latest technology. Whether you come by bike or by car - a free parking space is waiting for you at our broadcasting center in Cologne-Deutz

  • A dedicated team will take care of your regular training and development opportunities - both professionally and personally

  • Save money with a variety of employee discounts, including a free RTL+ subscription and Gruner+Jahr Plus products

  • We don't have a dress code - but we still leave the beach outfit at home

  • We're also very good at toasting and celebrating - preferably together at Christmas parties, summer parties, team events or carnivals


But that's not all! You can find an overview of all benefits here



Sustainability is also close to our hearts in recruiting. That's why our entire process is paperless. We replace face-to-face interviews with video calls wherever possible. For on-site interviews, we support you with environmentally friendly travel. You can find out more about sustainability here.


Are you interested?  

Then send us your complete application documents (incl. salary expectations and earliest possible starting date) via online application by clicking on the button "Apply". You can find more information here: If you would like to receive further news about RTL Deutschland, please follow us on InstagramTwitterLinkedIn or XING.


I look forward to receiving your application! 
Yours, Jessica








Unternehmen: RTL Deutschland GmbH 

Land: Deutschland

Region: Nordrhein-Westfalen

Stadt: Köln

Postleitzahl: 50679

Job ID: 227105

Datum:  30.06.2022

Köln, NW, DE, 50679

Jobsegment: Cloud, Developer, Java, Social Media, Technology, Bilingual, Marketing

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