Teamlead Engineering - Data/Machine Learning (m/f/x)

  • Hamburg
  • Full-time employee
  • Professional/Experienced

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Teamlead Engineering - Data/Machine Learning (m/f/x)

You know how to avoid filter bubbles, to serve data at the right point in time and to balance business rules with machine learning? Then you are the person we are looking for. 
For our Search and Discovery Team at XING, we are currently recruiting for a Teamlead based in our office in Hamburg. Our Search and Discovery Team wants to inform and inspire our Xing users by providing the right updates and recommendations to advance their professional journey. The area of responsibility is the Feed, the Startpage of Xing. 
We bring state-of-the-art algorithms into production by making use of technologies such as Hadoop (e.g. Hive, Spark), Akka, Kafka, Cassandra, Elasticsearch, etc. using cloud and on-prem solutions.
Leading a team of Data Engineers and Data Scientists and having  a clear vision about recommender frameworks and machine learning applications is highly needed. We like to get things done rather than sit in meetings and are looking for a Teamlead with an entrepreneurial spirit who enables the team to continue to have a strong positive impact on XING and its users.

You can look forward to:

  • Lead a Data team of up to 8 engineers who work on topics related to recommender systems, search and other data services that are heavily used on the XING platform.
  • As a leaderyou manage dependencies and engineering resources, help to identify and fulfil needs in a reasonable time and keep the team motivated to deliver continuously. 
  • Support your team members to reach mastery in their skills and encourage leadership on all levels. 
  • Build data services in collaboration with product owners, peers, and other stakeholders. 
  • You will take ownership and drive architectural and strategic decisions.
  • Balance between Business rules and machine learning to serve our users the right data at the right point in time.
  • You will join the Discovery leadership team and help shaping roadmaps, strategies and other aspects of the Data Science and Data Engineering landscape at XING.

What we are looking for:

  • Strong people leader with the ability to inspire and grow technical experts; prior experience in leading engineering teams. 
  • Understanding what it takes to design, build and maintain successful data services and products.
  • Hands-on experience in Software Engineering (e.g. programming languages such as Java, Scala or Python; technologies such as Hadoop & Co.). 
  • Experience in Data Science/ Data Engineering (for example, having an understanding about some aspects related to machine learning, data mining, information retrieval, NLP, data quality, recommender and feed dynamics, automation model training and testing).
  • Excellent communication skills to collaborate with business stakeholders, technical engineers and management.
  • Fluency in English is a must. Knowledge of German would be appreciated, but is not required.

And what else:

Join us at our brand-new, innovative and dynamic office next to the River Elbe in Hamburg’s newest district, the Hafencity. Enjoy flexible working hours and the option to work up to 60% from mobile-office.  Benefit from the many training and development opportunities, language courses and regular team events on offer. Take on an exciting role within a motivated and friendly team, coupled with the freedom you need to develop and share your own ideas. Quench your thirst with free drinks and excellent coffee, along with a canteen and a bar where you can meet up with colleagues. Train and meet new people by visiting the free gym. Get a smartphone or iPad you can also use privately. Explore the city of Hamburg in your free time with a subsidised HVV ProfiTicket. What’s not to like about all that?

If you have any questions please let us know!

Louisa Henatsch