Senior Data Engineer - Exasol (f/m/d) Germany

SIGNA Sports United • Berlin

  • Full-time


as soon as possible

SIGNA Sports United (“SSU”) is a NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) listed specialist online sports retail company based in Berlin, Germany. We own companies and brands in various sports including bikes, tennis, outdoor and team sports. We sell equipment and apparel via our 100 own online stores, collaborate with 500+ independent brick and mortar shops, and partner with over 1000 sports brands. Together we serve 7+ million customers around the world.

Job Objective

As a Data Engineer, you are responsible for leveraging and preparing data for any analytical and functional purpose, i.e. standard business reports, real-time IoT or the business process automation are just some examples for your working areas.

Your products will support our data scientists, business and data analysts as well as product developers with the most efficient data pipelines and outstanding data quality. Big data is your daily business. Since you enjoy data wrangling, building pipelines and are a creative person you have the great opportunity to realize your ideas of how to design and configure modern pipelines and dataflows. You enjoy self-managed and self-directed work as well as presenting your results in a team to managerial as well as operational levels.

Organizationally, you will be part of the team which is responsible to define, leverage and maintain a future-proof data infrastructure of the group-wide organization using state-of-the-art technologies as well as developing tailored solutions. Considering business applications, you will be part of cross-functional project teams which define, describe and realize business use cases.

The part you’ll play

  • Create data assets which are properly authorized and leveraged group-wide.
  • Develop and maintain high-end data pipelines end-to-end.
  • Develop and provide proper interfaces and APIs.
  • Monitor and improve data quality pro-actively in-line with the applications of business use cases.
  • Identify automation potentials within the provisioning process. Design and re-design data architecture to create a scalable and flexible tech-stack which satisfies the customer needs.
  • Challenges the status-quo and provides new solutions as well as insights to business process flows.
  • Ensure system and data security across all our data sources with an AWS-centric approach.
  • Work in expert as well as cross-functional teams and challenge yourself and others.
  • Build analytical tools to test and maintain quality of the data pipelines in order to achieve great usability, customer acquisition as well as operational efficiency.
  • The data engineer contributes directly to the setup of a group-wide high-performance lightweight data infrastructure.

What you’ll bring to the team

  • Profound knowledge of a variety of databases with advanced skills in SQL and related
  • methodologies in relational and non-relational databases.
  • Demonstrated experience in DevOps as well as DataOps methodologies. In particular,
  • deployed and run an Exasol data warehouse
  • Stream processing in order to provide real-time analytics for i.e. reporting, audit and IoT analytics
  • BSc/MSc in computer sciences, mathematics, natural sciences or similar
  • 5+ years experience working in provisioning data pipelines and leveraging a variety of data transformations for various applications
  • Hands-on mentality and the ability to translate requirements into action
  • Outstanding analytics skills: identify root causes at their true core as well as a strong
  • comprehension towards business fields in order to meet the customer needs
  • Profound knowledge in data integration solutions as well as methodologies
  • Nice to have skills:
    • Experienced in AWS services like EC2, S3, EMR, RDS, Redshift Lamba, etc. and/or Google Cloud Services
    • Experienced in analogous services and products to AWS.
    • Experienced in workflow tools as well as the deployment of the pipelines.
    • Strong skills in project management and communication as well as the ability to understand organizational relations
  • Passion for Sports and Tech is very welcome :)

What you need to know

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

We at SIGNA Sports United believe that our team-spirit burns brightest when we're together. We also believe in flexible working models. As such, we provide a place for you to come, work and collaborate in any of our offices in the country you are employed in. And of course, you can work from home if needed.

About us

We are united by sports. Fueled by data. Accelerated by tech. More than 3000 tech-driven colleagues work for the SIGNA Sports United Group across the world. For us, every day is game day. Our teams play a key role in empowering founders and sports-businesses to lead in the digital age. 

We are many, but we move as one - with agility. Our team is diverse, talented and full of positive spirit. We are always evolving. Technology is at our core. Our Tech Teams are located on-site close to the Business. In addition, in 2020, we opened a Hub, our Centro Tecnico, in Barcelona. 

News & Insights

since 15.12.2021 we are listed on New York Stock Exchange
since 15.12.2021 we are listed on New York Stock Exchange

Since 15.12.2021 we are a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange. We have been honoring this important day with some celebratory moments together with our Business Units and colleagues watching remote all around the world. Being a publicly listed company is an amazing achievement and has fueled our energy even more - we are here to conquer! If you have passion for sports - join us! Many exciting open vacancies are waiting for you!

Meet us

Meet Daniel, our Head of Data & BI

What is your role at SIGNA Sports United?

I am in the role as Head of Data & BI. As a team, we are responsible to create and maintain the companies data and analytics supply. We drive innovation and try to continuously outperform the business processes. Our motivation is innovation and transforming creativity into business value.

When did you join? 

This year, June 2021

Why did you choose SIGNA Sports United?

SIGNA Sports United provides outstanding data analytics & automation opportunities working with state-of-the-art technologies. We are very fact-based as well as open to re-design when necessary and the SSU is just a fantastic team where everyone is challenging and supporting each other.

Why is this a great place to work for colleagues with a background in sciences or analytical disciplines?

Firstly, due to a growth by M&A the heterogeneity enables you to a wide spectrum of services and products. Secondly, the SSU itself is providing a green field which you can shape and where you can realize your ideas. You can develop a superfluid data analytics organization, this opportunity is very special and unique! As e-commerce is a fast mover and the focus is on creating the #1 Sports Tech Platform, the full stack of state-of-the-art technologies is necessary. Here, the future is built on data and knowledge where data scientists and engineers find their home base.

Would you like to tell us about a particular highlight during your time at SIGNA Sports United? 

The journey is a highlight itself. I haven’t often experienced these fast and strong decision lines before. We started from scratch and after only a couple of weeks, we are ready to start realizing our unified reporting and automation platform – and – our team sports events are fantastic.

SIGNA Sports United is all about sports. What is your favorite sports?

I did a lot of track-and-field sports and still am passionate about my intervals on the stadium track.

Our benefits

Exciting Combination of Tech and Sports e-commerce

Fast paced company with exciting challenges

Flat hierarchies and fast decision making

Highly self-organised and autonomous way of working

Open and transparent international company culture

Very dynamic environment with sport-enthusiastic colleagues


Recruitment Manager

I’m Tayla, The Recruitment Manager at SIGNA-Sports United.

Throughout my career I have had a people-centric focus. It is what drives me and gives me purpose. My passion is to help others, explore and accomplish their dreams.

With an analytical mindset and a passion for people recruitment became my home. A home where I
could build strong relationships and match candidates with their dream positions and careers. My
purpose has always been about inspiring, encouraging and fulfilling aspirations.

Hence why I started at SSU, it is a place that encourages growth, autonomy and innovation. An
environment where your opinions are valued and your impact great. A place filled with passionate
people, hardworking and collaborative, with a team spirit that inspires.

Be INSPIRED, by joining an amazing team of high-calibre individuals that are passionate about sports
and the outdoors. We are SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS, we are DRIVEN, we are PASSIONATE, and we are INNOVATIVE!

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