Lufthansa Group

Senior Data Engineer (m/f/d)

Job description

What work will you do?

Ready to take flight in the dynamic world of data engineering? Join our team and help airlines soar to new heights through cutting-edge data solutions!

With us at zeroG you will be helping airline and aviation-related customers transform their business with the power of data, either as part of a consulting team or by developing new, innovative products.

In this role, you will:

  • Build modern infrastructure that data scientists can use for research and development.
  • Automate the extraction, loading, and transformation of data from a wide variety of sources.
  • Engineer large, distributed data sets – from extracting complex model features from streaming data, to aggregating years’ worth of data and provide it to the respective stakeholders.
  • Turn data science prototypes into products with battle-tested, production ready pipelines.
  • Communicate openly with customers to understand their business and define their data requirements.
  • Advise customers on how to improve their data quality and governance.
  • Participate in a variety of impactful and diverse projects.
  • Support the orchestration and maintenance of cloud infrastructure.
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams of data scientists, analysts, and developers.


What skills should you have?

  • A minimum of five years of hands-on experience in the field of data engineering, with a proven track record of successfully delivering complex data solutions.
  • Solid knowledge in building and optimizing data lakes and other storage solutions.
  • Expertise in relational databases (e.g. PostgreSQL) and data warehouses (e.g. Snowflake)
  • Well versed in the optimization and maintenance of distributed datasets and data pipelines.
  • Fluency in Python, SQL, and Apache Spark
  • Good knowledge of pipeline orchestration frameworks (e.g. Airflow, Dagster)
  • Strong skills in architectural know-how to select the right technologies for the right use case.
  • Technical understanding of how to meet non-functional requirements, e.g. query performance and scalability.
  • Knowledge of how to ensure data quality and governance, as well as security.
  • Self-starter mentality and eagerness to learn more every day.
  • Willingness to mentor and guide junior data engineers.


The following skills and experience would also be an asset:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related science subject.
  • Message queueing and streaming systems: e.g. Kafka, Spark Streaming, K-SQL, Pub-Sub, Event Hubs
  • Other scripting and programming languages: e.g. Scala, Java, C++/C#
  • Container orchestration frameworks: e.g. Kubernetes
  • Cloud environments: e.g. Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud
  • Knowledge of the aviation industry


About us


zeroG was founded in 2015, as a spin-off from Lufthansa Systems. The goal was to set up a team of bright people – fluent in data & analytics and human-centered, agile work – and let them do their magic in improving aviation.


Throughout our history, we’ve supported the Lufthansa Group in their digital transformation journey and created the intelligent edge around Lufthansa Systems products, like NetLine/Ops++ and NetLine/Plan.


Today, we’re continuing our own journey in attracting OAL business, offering our expertise in improving business processes and developing cutting-edge data science applications and products. We deliver human-centered, end-to-end data science solutions, that help our clients eliminate cost, boost productivity and discover new business potentials.


Why join us?


  • A sense of ownership where you can take the initiative and see your work making a difference
  • A place where we value creativity and open dialogue over rigid hierarchies
  • A fascinating industry full of change and complexity, ripe with opportunities to transform the business with data science and automation
  • Award-winning data specialists to collaborate with and amaze people with elegant solutions
  • Smart colleagues from an incredible and diverse range of backgrounds – with experience in fields ranging from physics to logistics to music!
  • An international work environment with potential clients from around the globe
  • Learning opportunities so you can decide how to improve your skills
  • The best of a fast-paced start-up culture while being a part of the well-known Lufthansa brand, with travel benefits and much more


Read more about zeroG, our culture, and tips for the recruitment process at https://www.zerog.aero/career.

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