Data Engineering Manager H/F

Location: 75019 Paris 19e

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OpenClassrooms is a mission-driven company that makes education accessible to everyone, everywhere.
We are the leading online education platform in Europe and Africa, offering fully accredited online diplomas based on the skills of the future and gathering each month a passionate community of 2 million students from around the world.
We are very proud to be part of the B Corp community (more than 3,500 companies that combine profit and general interest) and to have the Great Place to Work label. OpenClassrooms is also part of the Next40 group for the second consecutive year.
In April 2021, we announced new fundraising of 80 million dollars . This will help us invest in our product, continue our growth and make education even more accessible across the world!

Welcome to the revolution of education! #BecomeFutureProof

We are looking for a Data Engineering Manager to join OpenClassrooms reporting directly to the VP of Business Technology - to help structure the department, define the vision and manage the team.

This is a new role at OpenClassrooms and the successful candidate will be confident in coming in and establishing it to add value as quickly as possible.
The data engineering manager will be responsible for scaling the data function in an environment based primarily on cloud-based SaaS systems and taking ownership of the data engineering matters (ETL, modelling, automation workflows) at an organizational level.
This role can be fully remote or office-based. Given most of the business activity is currently in France, it would make sense for the successful candidate to be based there or in the UK and to be a fluent English and French speaker.

In this role, you will manage engineers who have a particular focus on data movement, data transformation and orchestration:

Define a strategy on how to build and maintain data pipelines from internal databases and SaaS applications

Own our data warehouse & ETL to ensure timely and quality data

Provide guidelines to document our architecture and systems as

Spread the DataOps philosophy in everything you do

Plan and execute team expansion as needed to support the company's growth and analytic needs

Define how to collaborate with Data Analysts to drive efficiencies for their work

Define how to collaborate with other functions to ensure data needs are addressed


5+ years as data engineer & 2+ years managing a data team

Experience with a high growth company using on-premise tools and on-demand (SaaS) transactional systems.

Ability to conduct requirement analysis, create strong and trustful connexion with stakeholders

Ability to define processes & goals

People-oriented (#care)

Knowledge of and experience with data-related Python packages and code

Demonstrably deep understanding of SQL and analytical data warehouses (Redshift preferred)

Hands-on experience implementing ETL (or ELT) best practices at scale.

Hands-on experience with data pipeline tools (Airflow, dbt)

Strong data modelling skills and familiarity with the Kimball methodology.

(ideally) Experience with Salesforce, Zuora, Zendesk as data sources and consuming data from SaaS application APIs.

Constantly improve product quality, security, and performance

Desire to continually keep up with advancements in data engineering practices

Ability to think both strategically and tactically with strong attention to detail in a high-energy, fast-paced environment

Familiarity with Data Privacy, Business Continuity, Information and Cyber

Positive attitude, can-do approach, team-player and decisive activity leader

Excellent organisation skills - the ability to plan and organise work so that it is efficient and effective

Fluent English and French communication skills, both written and verbal (C1 in both languages)

Ability to thrive in a dynamic and constantly evolving environment


Relevant professional experience with proven ability to manage large and complicated projects with experience leading cross-functional projects and teams, driving results

Experience with infrastructure as code

Experience managing a high traffic website

Experience creating a new function from scratch

Reports to Tech Director

A work environment and a strong culture built on agility, openness, respect and high quality

A competitive salary

Health insurance (“Mutuelle”) monthly fee entirely paid by OpenClassrooms and remote medical consultations for free

Access to professional development training sponsored by OpenClassrooms

Pass Navigo entirely paid by OpenClassrooms

Meal vouchers (Employer contribution at 60%, the max authorised by law)

Access to the gym for free (Gymlib paid by OpenClassrooms)

Unlimited days off, and after 1 year at OpenClassrooms, a 1.000€ premium once a year for 15+ days off taken

“Remote First” work policy

A company MacBook / PC

The journey starts with a phone interview with XXX ( HR team member ) (30 minutes).
For the 1 st round of interviews we plan face to face meetings with:

Jonathan Lefebvre ( Tech Director) , (30 minutes)

XXX, ( HR Team Member ) (1 hour)

For the 2 nd round of interviews , you plan to:
Take a technical assessment (business or study case,…) to be done at home or at the office (2 hours)

Take an English or French test to be done at home (at your own pace)

For the final round, we plan face to face with:
2 or 4 peers from teams across the organization to discuss the Culture and Values at OpenClassrooms (2 hours)

Meet with CTO (1 hour)

If you reach the final round, you will be asked to provide us with 5 professional references contact detail.

Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you! Apply today — we’re standing by for your resume!

Feel free to check our online course How do we work at OpenClassrooms to get the gist of who we are.
OpenClassrooms is a French hyper-growth company eligible for the French Tech Visa program. That means, for foreign candidates, benefiting from the accelerated procedure to apply for a Talent Passport residence permit. There is also a simplified accompanying family procedure available for spouses and dependent minor children. More information here .
Working at OpenClassrooms means joining a dynamic and stimulating team, take up challenges, meet awesome people every week, and change the world, a little bit, every day!

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