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Data Engineer (f/m/d)



Data Science
Berlin, Germany · Ulm, Germany · Berlin, MD, USA · Hof, Germany · Berlin, Germany · Tegel, Berlin, Germany
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2023

Ahoy Kptn!

Are you a Data Engineer and also a real foodie? Then we might be a match!
Join the team behind Germany's most successful cooking app and help hundreds of thousands of users live happier and healthier lives. 
As a Data Engineer for our mobile food app with an AI focus, you will play a central role in harnessing data and AI technologies to create a personalized, efficient, and delightful user experience, while also optimizing our food delivery operations.
Join us in shaping the future of food delivery through data and AI innovation.


The Crew
  • Flat hierarchies and transparent communication
  • A young and highly motivated team 
  • Regular team events
  • Strong sense of community amongst the team
  • A beautiful office in Berlin, Neukölln
  • Flexible working hours, including working from home
  • IT equipment for hybrid work
Professional development
  • Regular check-ins and feedback
  • Bring your ideas to the table and take over responsibilities from day 1
  • An annual budget for further training in a field that suits you and your role
Other Perks
  • After-Work-BBQs and cooking sessions in our lovely courtyard
  • Delicious KptnCook meals from our studio test kitchen
  • Annual BVG Ticket
  • Access to Premium subscription to KptnCook


  • Develop, optimize, and maintain data pipelines to efficiently collect, process, and store diverse data types, including user interactions, order histories, menu data, and location-based information
  • Collaborate with data scientists and AI engineers to integrate machine learning models and algorithms into the app to enable personalized recommendations, predictive analytics, and intelligent insights
  • Craft and manage data architectures that can scale to accommodate massive data volumes while ensuring data quality, integrity, and accessibility
  • Lead the deployment and scaling of AI models, ensuring they operate effectively in a production environment, and contributing to the app's performance and value
  • Establish robust data quality standards, implement validation processes, and create alerting mechanisms to guarantee data accuracy and consistency
  • Enhance data pipelines and databases for optimal performance, scalability, and cost-efficiency, ensuring a seamless user experience while reducing operational expenses
  • Implement stringent security measures and compliance protocols to protect sensitive user data and adhere to data protection regulations and standards
  • Collaborate with data analysts and data scientists to provide structured datasets for model training and reporting, fostering a data-driven culture within the organization


  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in computer science, data engineering, or a related field
  • Proven experience in data engineering, ETL processes, and data pipeline development
  • Proficiency in programming languages (e.g., Python, Scala and tools commonly used in data engineering and AI (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch)
  • Familiarity with data storage solutions (SQL and NoSQL databases, data lakes) and cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
  • A deep understanding of AI and machine learning concepts, including model training, deployment, and evaluation
  • Prior experience in mobile app development and app analytics tools is a significant advantage
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, meticulous attention to detail, and an analytical mindset
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, enabling you to work effectively with cross-functional teams
No one is perfect. If you don't tick all the boxes but have the desire to grow into it – then it's you who we are looking for.


After founding the company in 2014, KptnCook became Germany's leading food & shopping app. We won several international awards like the Google Material Design Award 2018 and German Design Award 2020 and help hundreds of thousands of users to become better cooks at home every day. Currently, we are a team of around 40 people based in Berlin Neukölln.


Would you like to become part of our crew and set out for international waters?
Then send us your application with your CV, your earliest starting date, and a cover letter that best expresses your interests and qualifications.


We are looking forward to hearing from you!