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Product Owner | Search Engine (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: 





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. In our Technology & Data Products B2C division, we develop data products to recommend the right content at the right time to users in our one-app all-media service RTL+ and thus maximize engagement. To do this, we rely heavily on machine learning techniques to understand our content using natural language processing, audio, video and image analysis to develop optimal search, recommendation or personalization services. 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 tasts are waiting for you:

  • In this impactful role, you'll use artificial intelligence to deliver personalized, contextual results for millions of daily search queries
  • You'll design and develop the next generation of search results, rethinking the way users search and browse a diverse media streaming platform
  • You will lead and coordinate a cross-functional team of Data Scientists and Data Engineers (f/m/x)
  • Creating and maintaining the backlog to drive targeted outcomes/KPI goals through new prioritized features and technical enablers is part of your responsibilities 
  • You communicate with other product managers and teams to ensure we have the right metadata to deliver the right search results at the right time
  • You'll take charge of analyzing trends and patterns in search queries to understand user behavior and conduct product experiments to validate hypotheses and new features
  • You'll be responsible for identifying, flagging, and addressing risks and obstacles with a proactive and positive mindset
  • You will monitor the team's progress and take responsibility for achieving sprint goals
  • Ensuring clear communication of results to key stakeholders is also part of your job description

And this is your profile:

  • You have at least three years of professional experience as a project manager/product owner with agile teams in the field of Data Science and in a remote setup
  • You have a technical background in data/software products and have helped teams deliver high quality software on time, with a handle on both feature and budget development. Ideally, you will also have experience developing search engines, recommender systems, or in the area of natural language processing (NLP)
  • You have good analytical skills with strong empathy and awareness of user needs and are able to understand user research to determine product strategy
  • You are familiar with Scrum and agile project management methodologies
  • You can translate complex requirements into detailed concepts and discuss them in detail with the team of Data Scientists and Data Engineers
  • You work in a structured, independent and results-oriented manner
  • You are passionate about working with different teams in our organization
  • You communicate confidently in German and English


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: 196083

Datum:  15.05.2022

Köln, NW, DE, 50679

Jobsegment: Social Media, TV, Project Manager, Marketing, Creative, Technology, Research

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