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Senior Data Engineer - Search (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 Smart Search team pursues the goal of providing the best search experience for our users across different content types: movies, series, podcasts, magazines and more. At the core is a scalable search infrastructure leveraging state-of-the-art technologies that keeps pace with the growth of our customer base. We apply techniques like learning-to-rank and query rewriting to improve and personalize the search results and to match the intent of our users. 


These tasks await you:

  • Implement data pipelines for stream and batch processing that feed our search indexes and build our machine learning models
  • Design and implement query rewriting functions and ranking algorithms that improve the quality of our search results
  • Enable a measurable search performance by implementing A/B testing and by tracking of key metrics
  • Implement measures to improve reliability and performance of the search infrastructure
  • Work closely with data scientists, infrastructure engineers, product owners and other stakeholders to deliver a personalized search experience


And this is your profile:

  • B.Sc., M.Sc. or Ph.D. in computer science or a related field
  • Experience working as a Data Engineer or Software Engineer
  • Solid skills in programming with Python or Java/Scala
  • Ability to write efficient, well-tested code with a keen eye on scalability and maintainability
  • Hands-on experience with Elasticsearch, Lucene or Solr
  • Experience developing scalable data pipelines with Spark, Beam or related technologies is a plus
  • 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, Elasticsearch, Python, REST APIs


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: 168671

Datum:  06.06.2022

Köln, NW, DE, 50679

Jobsegment: Test Engineer, Testing, Cloud, Software Engineer, Database, Engineering, Technology

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