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Data Engineer - Data Operations (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: 




The Data Operations team integrates external data sources into our data platform both in batch and streaming pipeline and provides unified and secured access to the data lake for product teams. The teams guarantees deletion and information retrieval in all aspects of GDPR. It is building and maintaining the Data Catalog and Data Lineage for discoverability and maintainability and provides a unified security and permission model for data storage and access. 


These tasks await you:

  • Design, build and maintain services and pipelines in integrate external data sources into the data platform
  • Design and implement services for deletion and information retrieval in all aspects of GDPR
  • Build and maintain data pipelines for data cleansing and enrichment
  • Build and maintain infrastructure for data pipelines and services
  • Build and maintain Data Catalog and Data Lineage
  • Design and implement permission and security model for data access
  • Actively seek ways to improve the data platform and pipelines
  • Contribute to our overall mission at RTL Data by sharing your expert knowledge regarding data and data pipelines
  • Working in an agile, international environment


And this is your profile:

  • B.Sc., M.Sc. or Ph.D. in computer science or a related field
  • 4+ years of experience working as a Data Engineer or in a similar role and strong DevOps and Data Engineering background
  • Experience building, deploying and maintaining data pipelines in production and solid skills in programming with Python, Java/Scala/Kotlin and Go 
  • Ability to write efficient, well-tested code with a keen eye on scalability and maintainability
  • Experience with cloud computing and cloud based data pipelines, GCP is a plus
  • Experience with at least one massive parallel data processing framework, e.g. dataflow, flink or spark
  • Proficient with Docker, Kubernetes, and Infrastructure as code (e.g. terraform) and experience developing scalable data pipelines with Spark, Beam or related technologies
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Familiar with workflow management platforms like Airflow or Argo Workflows and best practices in the data engineering community
  • You enjoy working in an agile team, like to get involved, think "out of the box" and are keen to tackle new topics
  • Good English skills complete your profile


Technology Stack:

Google Cloud Platform, Terraform, Kubernetes, Docker, BigQuery, Google Cloud Storage, Apache Beam, Dataflow, Python, SQL, REST APIs, GraphQL


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: 168724

Datum:  06.06.2022

Köln, NW, DE, 50679

Jobsegment: Cloud, Operations Manager, Social Media, TV, Java, Technology, Operations, Marketing, Creative

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