Data Engineering Lead

The challenge

As an engineering lead for the data engineering team in the Data Analytics & Insights unit you are responsible for Avira's data lake infrastructure that is substantial to Avira's credo of being a data-driven company. You are part of the Data Analytics & Insights leadership team and significantly shape the units' future. You lead a team of highly qualified data professionals, currently consisting of a data architect, a DevOps, and three data engineers. In collaboration with various stakeholders throughout the whole company, you design, develop, and maintain the infrastructure for a wide range of business problems: From real-time data integration to GDPR requests to an in-product experimentation framework.

The team

The Data Analytics & Insights team is in charge of Avira's business analytics operations. The unit consists of the data engineering team, the data analysts and scientists team and collaborates on functional projects with stakeholders in product, marketing, and controlling units.

What you will do

Starting from day one, you are familiarizing yourself with our data infrastructure and architecture: AWS as the cloud platform, Kafka as the streaming platform, Spark as the analytical engine, Scala as the main programming language, S3 as the data lake, Athena as the query engine.
Within the first three months, you gained knowledge of the architecture and the business requirements. You work together with the unit lead on a roadmap for future projects and design together with your team the required data architecture.
A year into the job own the data landscape and lead the team with great success. You are connected throughout the whole company with relevant stakeholders and transform the company-wide data pipelines to follow modern architecture.

You have

  • University degree in computer science or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of work experience in data engineering
  • 2+ years of experience in leading data engineering teams
  • Industrial experience with leading data-intensive projects in the Hadoop-ecosystem and cloud services
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills

Benefits and perks:

New Work

Equipment of your choice

Cozy cafeteria with lunch and specialty coffee

Stylish building with open roof terraces

Learning & Development

Unlimited access to Udemy

Career Management

Coaching programs

Health & Wellbeing

Gym and fitness card

Private medical care

Sport events

Family & Living

Vacation child care

Avira Prime licenses

Paid study leave


Onboarding events

Monthly Employee Meetings

Summer & Christmas parties

Location: Bucharest

How we hire

Practical Case
Meet the Team

If you want the outcome of your work to have a direct impact on making the Internet a safer place for 500 million Avira users please get in touch!

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