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Data Architect (w/m/d) (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 // in Cologne and/or in high mobile office percentage as: 




We are shaping the media future! In our central unit for data at RTL Deutschland, RTL Data, we pool expertise in data and data technologies and drive digital change in the media industry both within the company and across markets. We develop data-driven solutions with the help of analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and thus continue to expand our competitive advantage in the German market. The special combination of the business model, which is based on the pillars "Publishing" and "Advertising", creates countless application possibilities for data-driven solutions in the areas of personalization, user predictions, digital advertising, AdTech and much more. With your passion for data, new technologies and the conception and development of new data-driven solutions, you are a perfect fit for us!


These tasks are waiting for you:

  • You will design the architecture of our modern data platform that enables reporting, analytics and machine learning
  • You collaborate with different stakeholders, coordinate with them and promote decisions
  • You develop and promote an actionable roadmap for the architecture vision and collaborate with various development teams to ensure consistent implementation
  • You provide and actively share your expertise and best practices for the development and operation of our data products with the team
  • You facilitate exchanges between our development teams, take charge of communicating technical decisions, and drive initiatives to reduce technical bugs
  • You represent the data platform in the architecture and technical communities of our group



And this is your profile:

  • You've worked as a data architect, data engineer, or in related roles for at least five years

  • You are always up to date with the latest developments in data technologies and architectures 

  • You have hands-on experience in designing, building, and operating a modern data platform for batch and real-time data processing

  • You have a solid understanding of the needs and working methods of cross-functional data teams using analytics and artificial intelligence to add business value

  • You have a good understanding of data processing compliance requirements and the GDPR

  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills - both in English and German 


Technology Stack:

Modern Data Stack technologies für Batch und Stream processing, MLOps Technologien, Google Cloud Platform, Docker/Kubernetes, Microservices


Our benefits for you:

  • In 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: 168723

Datum:  05.07.2022

Köln, NW, DE, 50679

Jobsegment: Data Architect, Developer, Media Publishing, Advertising, Social Media, Data, Technology, Publishing, Marketing

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