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Team Lead - Data Core (m|f|x)

Standort flexibelDeutschland, Berlin, BerlinTechnology & Data


We are looking for a people-focused Team Lead for our Data Core team. This team is responsible for the core infrastructure of our self-service data platform that powers most analytics use cases at idealo.

The person we are looking for is passionate about empowering people to be at their best, promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion, and creating an agile environment of trust where freedom and alignment are no contradiction.

We believe many backgrounds could be a match for this role (such as agile coaches, people leaders from other industries, product managers, etc.) Leadership experience can be built in many career paths, even if not formally recognized by the title. So, if you are uncertain if your experience is applicable, or you just match 50 %, please apply anyway as we like diverse profiles.

This position is available full-time or part-time.

About your new role

  • You care for and develop a team of 5 engineers, growing to 7.
  • You shape and empower your team's culture by leading by example, following core Agile values and principles, and creating a safe environment for open discussion, honest opinions and personal growth.
  • Your main tasks are to build a high performing team, grow and retain talents, e.g., by supporting your team members in their personal and professional development, providing coaching and feedback, and hiring.
  • You are a proactive member of the Data Platform department’s leadership team helping to shape the department’s future in terms of strategy and people/culture initiatives.
  • You work closely with the team’s Product Manager connecting the team´s strategy to the strategy of the Data Platform department and wider company.
  • You support your team in building and improving effective collaboration and optimise communication across the company.
  • You develop a strong sense of ownership and accountability among your team members.


Skills & Requirements

  • Technical background is welcome but not required.
  • You have a passion for developing people and teams, bringing proven experience in developing both.
  • You are familiar with Agile practices and can apply them or you have a strong will to learn to.
  • You can bring structure to complex situations.
  • You can communicate and implement the measures you want to take clearly.
  • You can facilitate and support strategy development and goal setting on personal, team, and departmental levels.
  • You are a big advocate for feedback and nurture a proactive feedback culture both personally and within your team.
  • You communicate clearly and transparently.
  • You are fluent in English.

At idealo you can expect

  • You don't live in Berlin and want to work from home? Our hybrid work model offers you the freedom to work from all over Germany in a mobile and flexible way. Together we will find the best solution that works for you. In return, you get everything you need for your work (noise-canceling headset, laptop, etc.).
  • You need vacation? We offer you 30 days of vacation. Not enough? You can "buy" an additional 15 days every year by converting your salary and it's seen as a positive thing.
  • You want to further your education? We take your personal development goals seriously and, in addition to our idealo Learning Hub, eLearning offerings (e.g., Udemy, DataCamp), coaching & mediation, we also offer you the opportunity to benefit individually from additional learning and development budget.
  • And what else is there? Of course, success must be celebrated! In addition to team events, you can also expect big company events and other moments of organized connection with others in the company and your team throughout the year!
  • You are a parent of a child that’s in need of daycare? Your needs are well looked after with our company KiTa which enables you to keep focused on work with no worries. In addition, you are paid in full for up to 30 sick days per child per year and if you are a single parent, even up to 60 sick days. 

About idealo

idealo is a Berlin success story: in 2000 we started out with the mission of helping consumers make the best purchasing decisions. Today, with 1.5 million visits per day, 50,000 shops, and more than 330 million product offers, we are one of the most popular German e-commerce websites and one of the leading European shopping and comparison platforms. We are active as a price comparison platform in six countries (Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and Spain). 

We are located in the heart of Berlin and offer a unique idealo spirit. Your ideas are the driving force that moves our business forward. Not only our product portfolio is diverse, but also the people who work on it. We want you just as you are! Origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or a degree of disability are irrelevant. 

If you are passionate about improving the world of online shopping alongside 1200 idealos from 60 nations, apply with us today.

Work in the office and from wherever you like.

idealo allows you to work from wherever you are. As part of our Hybrid Work at idealo, you decide whether and how often you work from our office in Berlin or remotely because you live in another city within Germany or the café down the street makes the best coffee cream. Only about once a month, there will be mandatory office days to bring idealos together at company, department or team level, including stunning views from our roof terrace. Find out what Hybrid Work at idealo is all about here and in a personal conversation in the interviews!