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Data Platform Engineering Lead / Project Manager (m/f/d)
The Allianz Group is one of the largest and most renowned financial services providers in the world, representing an international network of strong brands with first-class products. Above all, we strive for commitment to excellence in our daily business, in our relationships with customers, shareholders, employees and the community. Allianz Group serves more than 92 million customers in more than 70 countries.~crlf~ ~crlf~Within Allianz Group, the Analytics Technology (AT) department as part of Global Technology and Architecture, is responsible for all technology topics relating to advanced analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and modern big data solutions and distributed/scalable computing. The AT team is accountable for establishing a global state-of-the-art Global Data Platform (GDP), as well as for the end-to-end development of scalable analytics assets based on AI and machine learning. We are responsible for assessing new technologies on the market and we establish standards, best practices and architecture blue prints within the Group.~crlf~ ~crlf~The Global Data Platform (GDP) is an internal shared IT service which provides the functionalities and capabilities to support the transformation of Allianz into a data-driven company. The platform team is responsible to provide, operate and evolve these capabilities as services for our customers. Additionally we are managing the cloud infrastructure and the scalable, reliable and fault-tolerant technical services. Following our DevOps philosophy, we strive for continuous improvement of our tool stack by evaluating, contributing to, and integrating state-of-the-art technologies.~crlf~ ~crlf~We are looking for an Data Platform Engineering Lead / Project Manager who is as passionate about our vision as we are. This includes the following responsibilities:
##Monitor the IT market and technological trends in the specific area, recommend future technology direction and emerging technologies that will enhance Allianz Technology's operating efficiency and support enhanced customer service~crlf~##Ensure compliance and quality of the respective specifications and guidelines of the company and legislation (e.g. security, service definitions)~crlf~##Responsible for maximizing the value of the data services offered as part of the Allianz Global Data Platform. This includes especially the following components:~crlf~ - Real Time Ingestion Service~crlf~ - Data Governance Solution~crlf~ - Knowledge Graph~crlf~##Data Supermarket (UI for data consumers based on the knowledge graph to search and consume data sets available within Allianz)~crlf~##Define and implement the strategy and the vision together with the team~crlf~##Gather, validate and prioritize client needs and own and maintain the requirement backlog~crlf~##Understand the customer needs, and translate them into meaningful, usable stories~crlf~##Ensures that the team understands the backlog items to the needed level~crlf~##Be the “gate keeper” of our offer, and push back unnecessary request~crlf~##Responsible for defining and implementing the roadmap~crlf~##Represent the "voice of the customer" within the team~crlf~##Collaborate with the customers, other PO´s and the development team to deliver a solution~crlf~##Take responsibility for the platform operations~crlf~##Support building the Data Platform DevOps team~crlf~
##Master or Bachelor in business informatics, computer science, or similar areas~crlf~##Experience as product owner or project manager in an big data / data engineering team ~crlf~##Technical knowledge and general understanding one or more of the following topics:~crlf~ - Data Engineering Pattern (Ingestion, Transformation, Storage, Consumption etc.) ~crlf~ - Requirements of running modern data solutions in production at scale~crlf~ - Data Governance Frameworks (e.g. Informatica)~crlf~ - Event Based systems (e.g. Kafka)~crlf~ - Knowledge Graph (e.g. Stardog)~crlf~ - Distributed systems (e.g. Spark)~crlf~ - Databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, Neo4J)~crlf~ - Workflow orchestration and automation (e.g. Luigi)~crlf~ - Linux & Containerization~crlf~ - Cloud Solutions & Services (e.g. Azure, AWS)~crlf~##Critical thinking generated by observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, and communication.~crlf~##Able to demonstrate how customer centric thinking is expressed and reinforced through the digital product design processes~crlf~##Experience with common agile working tools (e.g. Jira, Confluence, Git)~crlf~##DevOps mindset (you build it, you run it; taking responsibility for your work)~crlf~##Team player open to work in an agile environment~crlf~##Fluent English (written and spoken) is a must, other languages (e.g. German, Italian, etc.) are a plus~crlf~##Competence to exchange complex information with diplomatic tact and to cooperate with a diverse internal and external audience~crlf~##Problem solving skills based on practice and precedent as well as ability to analyze factual information ~crlf~
Diversity & Inclusion are not only words to us. Show us what makes you unique and together we give them a meaning.~crlf~Your CV is the necessary document, that will help us do that. All other files such as Cover Letter for the position, University Transcripts, Diploma and Employer Testimonials/References are advisable and desired by the Hiring Department for a more comprehensive application assessment.
Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 100 million private and corporate customers and more than 147,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.
At the core of the Group’s strength lies digitalization and its promise of growth opportunities through a ‘digital by default’ strategy. Allianz Technology SE is the principal driver behind transforming Allianz into a digital group – a quest to which nearly 7,500 Allianz Technology SE employees around the globe have committed themselves. Allianz Technology SE equips the Group with the most cutting edge digital solutions in the industry, bringing Allianz to the fingertips of its customers. At Allianz Technology SE , innovation is more than a buzzword; it is the business of the day, every day.
We are interested in your strengths and experience. This means that we welcome all applications, irrespective of other characteristics such as gender, ethnic background, origin or any disability.~crlf~~crlf~
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