Lead Data Engineer

  • Bucharest
  • Data engineering
  • Bucharest
  • Data engineering

Data engineering

Lead Data Engineer

  • Bucharest
  • Data engineering

About us

We’re AD/01, the tech studio that builds the future of food retail. Whether it’s in-store aisles, online baskets, or behind-the-scenes operations, we innovate the daily food experiences for farmers and families, grandmas and greengrocers, and pickers and packers alike.

We’re part of the Ahold Delhaize network, one of the world’s largest global food retail groups and a leader in both supermarkets and e-commerce. With 19 strong local brands in Europe, the United States, and Indonesia, we create a meaningful difference for our customers, our people, and the world around us. And we’re looking for the freshest minds excited to create the recipe for change.

The studio that builds the future of food retail.

Why do it with us?

We make sure you have all the tools and support you need.
We're a welcoming group of code crunching comrades.
We tap into the extensive capabilities of our Ahold Delhaize network.

What does this mean for you?

Your new role and environment

The Lead Data Engineer is responsible for managing a team of Data and QA engineers in delivering robust, scalable & operable data pipelines. 

In this role, you are responsible for the quality of the code produced by your team and for implementing the necessary data quality controls on the data pipelines. You are also actively contributing to the delivery of the data products assigned to your team.

As Lead Data Engineer, you’ll be joining our Data Insights & Analytics department.

The Data Insights & Analytics team is responsible for the design, development and operation of the regional Azure Data Platform and is supporting the local business/brands and IT teams in generating value from their data assets.

You’ll have a wonderful combination of freedom and responsibility so that you can take ownership of the work that you do. You’ll find your horizons broadening, too, thanks to working with people as smart and encouraging as you but from different countries and areas of expertise. You’ll always feel supported, too. We want people who are better than us and we’ll do everything we can – building your talent and skills – to help you stay ahead.

Key responsibilities of your role

  • As technology expert, you act as a mentor to bring Junior profiles in your team to the next proficiency level and you regularly assess the maturity of the team against software engineering best practices. You define and implement subsequent mitigation plans to continuously improve the quality of the team deliveries (training, peer reviews, code quality metrics, etc). 
  • On a day-to-day basis, you’re aligning with the Functional Analyst and the Solution Architect to ensure a good understanding of both the requirements and the architecture guidelines to apply for the solution delivery.
  • As member of the Technical Community of Practice, you contribute with your peers to establishing high quality standards and best practices in your area of expertise.
  • As part of the in life management of existing data pipelines, you are responsible for maintaining all deliverables up to date, including the E2E “as-built” views of all data products in your scope.
  • You and your team take an active part in the operational support process by providing assistance in case of incidents requiring a code-based fix or workaround.

What's in it for you

We ask a lot. (We’re looking for the best, after all). But we offer a lot, too. 

So, what do we have in store for you? We offer flexible hours and a hybrid working model, allowing you to work both from home and at the office. We provide competitive benefits to support health, well-being and your professional growth. This includes: a significant budget on benefit platform and a yearly bonus. At AD01 we welcome everyone, just the way you are, and encourage individual growth with valuable opportunities and a worldwide across-brand network. 


We think you’ll be best geared for success if you can meet the following requirements:

  • Mandatory prior work experience of 5 years
  • IT architecture and solution design in a data oriented ecosystem
  • Exposure to Cloud native data platforms and modern architectures (event-driven, real-time)
  • Thorough understanding of data lifecycle value chain and underlying components (ETL/ELT, DWH/Data Lake)
  • Familiar with SDLC tools & framework (CI/CD, Automation, monitoring)
  • Previous experience working in a scaled agile environment
  • Azure data ecosystem (ingestion, storage, analytics & data visualization): Azure Ingestion framework, Data Bricks, Azure Synapse, Delta Lake, MS PowerBI
  • Data modelling skills (from logical to physical model, different modelling techniques: star schema, data vault) and exposure to MPP frameworks
  • Functional and Technical architecture principles
  • Excellent command of the English language both written & spoken. 

It goes without saying that so-called ‘soft skills’ are just as important as their ‘hard’ cousins. We highly value:

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to translate complex matters into simple concepts
  • Teamwork and ability to operate within a large team in a matrix organization: involves others, shares knowledge and seeks opportunities for cross functional working and collaboration

Got appetite for this job? Apply now.

Loredana Danila

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