Head of Data Engineering & Analytics (F/M/X)

Munich /
Software Engineering – Tech Leadership /
Permanent - full time
/ Hybrid
PPRO helps people to pay and get paid. Our technology and expertise overcome barriers to help online merchants sell goods and services, wherever in the world, they want to. While PPRO has been running for 13 years, we still maintain a flexible startup environment, where every idea is heard, and there’s always room for improvement. We have offices in Singapore, London, Munich, Cologne, Berlin, Luxembourg, Atlanta, San Francisco, Mexico City and Sao Paulo with a diverse group of more than 30 nations.

We are looking for an experienced manager to head our central Data & Analytics organisation. You will be responsible for providing a fast, efficient and near-real-time single-source-of-truth data platform, which can be leveraged to offer data products of the highest quality. You will be the chief interface between all our technical domains and cross-domain functions (like HR, Marketing, Finance, etc.) for their data and analytical needs. You will foster and promote a data-oriented mindset by implementing a data communication strategy across the organisation. You will be based in Munich and report into the CTO.

What you will be doing:

    • Drive a team of data engineers and data analysts, providing technical guidance, career development, and mentoring to your team 
    • Own the D&A infrastructure in Google Cloud, including DataOps, data pipelines and data modelling
    • Own our data self-service infrastructure
    • Build data products together with other functions across the company 
    • Build relationships with all business stakeholders to ensure data infrastructure and data products meet business needs to enable high-impact judgments through data investigation and insights 
    • Work closely with the team to help remove data-related or technical roadblocks
    • Translate high-level business problems into specific questions that can be answered through hypothesis-based data analyses. Use analytical findings to identify actionable business recommendations.
    • Develop data visualisations, including reports, dashboards, and analyses, to distribute data insights in an easily digestible manner to stakeholders 
    • Act as a subject matter professional for technical guidance, solution design and best practices with data and analytics  

You will need to have:

    • Ability to communicate complex matters to a broad audience
    • A humble and inclusive management style 
    • Track record of attracting and developing talent at different stages of their careers and building high-performing teams
    • Experience creating a collaborative community and nuanced understanding of hiring for and building diverse teams 
    • A good understanding of how to use product and business KPIs, and how to translate strategy into action using OKRs. 
    • Sound understanding of the whole data lifecycle from a pure engineering perspective via data modelling through the creation of data products, which means translation of business needs into data processes
    • An empowering and inclusive management style
    • Sound knowledge and experience of data infrastructure and architecture in the cloud (preferably GCP or AWS)
    • Broad knowledge and experience with software development best practises and agile methodologies

Tech stack:

    • Database development skills, including Python and SQL
    • A deep understanding of relational and NoSQL DB tech
    • Various ETL technologies and familiar with ETL tools.
    • MPP technologies (e.g. BigQuery, Redshift, Snowflake)
    • Airflow or similar orchestration tools
    • Debezium or Kafka Connect
    • DBT
    • Data Visualisation - e.g. Looker, PowerBI, Tableau 
    • Experience with Terraform and K8s would be advantageous
About us
We’re PPRO (pronounced “p-pro”). We’re on a mission to make digital payments more effective and accessible in every corner of the planet. After all, most people around the world don’t use international credit cards. In fact, 77% of consumers prefer to use local and alternative payment methods, such as Alipay in China and Boleto Bancário in Brazil. 

By helping businesses to offer their consumers more payment choices at the checkout, we are helping to promote financial inclusion in every corner of the globe. We are also empowering local merchants to take part in the global e-commerce boom and compete with established global companies. That means they can hire more people, invest in more suppliers, and ultimately drive economic growth in their country and beyond. 

We are a diverse team of over 650 people and 65+ nationalities spread across 11 global locations. Everyone here shares a passion for building – whether that’s forging close relationships with our customers, or constructing a payments infrastructure to accelerate their growth.

We want everyone to make a difference at PPRO. This means owning and seizing opportunities to maximize your impact;  having a growth mindset; as well as building trust, and driving change. At PPRO there are countless opportunities to learn, develop and progress, and it’s up to you to own and shape your career path.

Every voice and perspective matter to us. We value diversity and never discriminate on the basis of race, colour, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information.

We are looking forward to meeting you!