Head of Data Engineering and Analytics (m/f/d)


Berlin Office


byrd offers e-commerce businesses access to a virtual warehouse that connects their online shop seamlessly with multiple warehouses across borders. The fully integrated web application enables merchants to outsource their whole logistics - from storage to shipping - with only a few clicks. Moreover, they can manage and track their orders - regardless of the number of warehouses they ship from - in one single tool and access reports to optimize their logistics. At byrd, technology meets the logistics expertise of dozens of logistics providers on a global scale. As a consequence, retailers can offer shipping that meets and exceeds their customers’ expectations.

As Head of Data Engineering and Analytics you will work side by side with our Chief Data Officer and will take over the existing infrastructure and all responsibilities over time.

What you will do 

  • Manage stakeholders and be the main point of contact for all data-related requests from other departments
  • Take the lead in further developing
  • A powerful, reliable and scalable data warehouse infrastructure
  • Data pipelines (either via Stitch our pipeline tool or custom developed) to get data from various sources into our data warehouse as well as identifying new data sources
  • Our Looker instance, representing our omnipresent data self-service tool 
  • Our data models within Looker, representing our single source of truth for the whole company
  • Company-wide data literacy and data awareness
  • Various applications of our data in order make the lives of the other departments easier 
  • Recruit skilled people in Data Engineering and Data Analytics and build your department to an extensive and powerful team

The workload is huge - if you manage to do only 75% of the points above, you're doing an amazing job :-)

We require 

  • 5 years of experience of which at least 3 years in a Senior position
  • High level of proficiency with
  • SQL
  • Relational databases (ideally PostgreSQL, DDL, PSQL)
  • Python / scripting in general 
  • Experience needed with
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Building data pipelines and using third party APIs, most commonly JSON REST
  • Data Analysis / Visualization
  • Looker & LookML
  • Experience that could be beneficial
  • AWS Cloud Services
  • Heroku
  • Further data infrastructure tools and infrastructure knowledge
  • Extensive experience in team management and leadership
  • A university degree related to the field (e.g. Computer Science, Software Engineering, Data, Statistics, Math or similar) would be an asset
  • Drive, proactivity, flexibility and willingness to communicates solutions, not problems

Some perks we offer

Naturally, you can expect the “Standard Berlin Start-Up Perk Package”. Flexible working hours, a calm and productive environment, and the possibility to take home office if needed. We will of course provide fresh fruit and snacks and coffee.

Besides these standard goodies we support your personal and professional growth with a free Urban Sports Club membership and various team activities. We want our employees to be healthy, happy, and well rested.

But let’s be honest, the most precious perk is that your contribution, effort and opinion will be valued and appreciated. You will work directly with the founders and a team of skilled and professional colleagues and managers. As we are a results driven company we encourage smart, rather than hard work.

We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity. Therefore, we do not discriminate based on religion, skin colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

We are looking forward to your application!