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Data Engineer - Knowledge Graph (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 Metadata team is responsible for creating a central knowledge graph for all our content. As we are dealing with various content types like movies, series, podcasts and more, this task involves a diverse set of data sources with varying semantics. We apply machine learning and other techniques to better understand the semantics of our content and to derive useful new information for our knowledge graph. Our work enables other teams like recommendation and search to improve their products and to provide the best experience for our customers.


These tasks await you:

  • Work closely with data scientists, infrastructure engineers, product owners and other stakeholders to deliver the central knowledge graph
  • Implement data pipelines for stream and batch processing that feed our knowledge graph and build our machine learning models
  • Increase the coverage of our knowledge graph by integrating new internal and external data sources 
  • Design and implement algorithms to derive new information and infer new connections
  • Implement measures to improve reliability and performance of the knowledge graph infrastructure
  • Participate in our overall mission at RTL Data by sharing your expert knowledge regarding knowledge graphs, architecture, and ML Ops
  • Working in an agile, international environment


And this is your profile:

  • Degree in computer science or a related field
  • 2+ years of experience working as a Data Engineer 
  • Solid skills in programming with Python and knowledge of software engineering principles
  • Experience developing scalable data pipelines with Spark, Beam or related technologies
  • Experience with knowledge representation, query languages (RDF, SPARQL) and graph databases 
  • Experience with at least one cloud, GCP is a plus
  • Interest or experience in Deep Learning machine learning and Natural Language processing techniques
  • Interest or experience in Infrastructure-as-Code and Kubernetes 
  • 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, Graph Databases, Python


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: 168668

Datum:  08.05.2022

Köln, NW, DE, 50679

Jobsegment: Computer Science, Cloud, Social Media, TV, Database, Technology, Marketing, Creative

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