Data & Automation Engineering Lead

  • Amsterdam
  • Published on 10 April 2020
  • Minimum of 3 years experience
This vacancy has been filled. Go to the HelloFresh brandpage

For whom?

  • MSc / BSc Computer Science, Data, or equivalent.
  • 3+ years of experience as a data engineer or data team lead
  • Highly developed business sense
  • Knowledge of Python, SQL, Airflow, Kubernetes, Docker and AWS
  • Passion for process optimization and project management

The Data and Automation Engineering Lead plays a crucial role in the smarter use of data (organization-wide) and the optimization of workflows and tools. This driven Lead paves the way for the ambitious growth ambitions of HelloFresh, the global market leader in meal packages.

About HelloFresh

HelloFresh is a leading global meal box supplier that provides a fresh breath to the food supply chain and food industry. The company delivers fresh, healthy ingredients and tasty recipes for home-cooking dinners, directly to consumers through their online platform.

Founded in 2011, HelloFresh has grown tremendously in recent years and is currently active in 14 markets with over 5,000 employees. In Q1 2019, the company delivered 66 million meals to 2.5 million active customers worldwide. HelloFresh is committed to further qualitative growth of the company.

The business concept is based on a membership model. At the heart of its success is the comprehensive data-driven technology platform, which is used to leverage customer touchpoints, manage supply chains, and optimize the customer experience and business aspects.

The Benelux team is diverse and international, at all levels of seniority. People are young and motivated; they work hard without compromising the enjoyment of the work itself.

The vacancy: Data & Automation Engineering Lead

HelloFresh is looking for a Data & Automation Engineering Lead that optimizes, scales and accelerates workflows throughout the Benelux organization. As a result, more efficiency can be achieved in many areas by making the business processes smarter and by automation. Data engineering and data science play a crucial role in this, as data-driven working is in the veins of this organization. The impact of this role therefore lies on both data engineering and process and workflow optimization in the business.

The Data & Automation Engineering Lead falls within the Operational Excellence team and reports to Mark Sugirtharajah, Team Lead Operational Excellence. This young and driven team of 5 people focuses on data, BI and market research and is part of Business Development & BI. Within this team, the Data & Automation Lead takes care of the engineering part and manages two (junior) data engineers. The Data & Automation Lead owns the architecture, design, development, implementation and operation of the workflows and tools. This team works on a very diverse portfolio of projects for the entire organization. Good project management skills are therefore of great importance.

“The beauty of this role is that you really cross the entire company; from improving the HR employee journey, streamlining marketing analytics tools to improving financial processes. For someone with a vision who likes many different automation challenges, this is a role where you can make a lot of impact. ” – Mark Sugirtharajah, Team Lead Operational Excellence

The team and role are relatively new, allowing the Data & Automation Engineering Lead to make a huge impact within this data-driven organization. It is the explicit intention that this Lead continuously takes the initiative to further optimize the smart use of data & workflows.

The team has various nationalities and there is a lot of contact with the international headquarters in Berlin. Excellent oral and written English skills are therefore a must.

HelloFresh works with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
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