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Kion Group AG

Kion Group AG

Software Engineering, Data Science
Frankfurt, Germany
Posted on Thursday, January 4, 2024
KION is expanding its global Big Data Analytics Platform that supports a large variety of different use cases from explorative Data Analytics through Machine Learning Projects or Power BI dashboards. This position is meant to be the IT counterpart for those projects.

We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Senior Data Engineer as an extension to the Analytics Team within the KION Group IT Organization.

What we offer:

  • A company with a bright future: As a listed M-Dax company, we already employ more than 41,000 people in over 100 countries and are thus significantly driving the future of intralogistics while pursuing a clear sustainability strategy
  • A state-of-the-art IT organisation: modern IT equipment & mobile devices, international teams, multi-cloud strategy (Azure & GCP), agile methods
  • Our basics: Flexible working hours, part-time models, option to work from Home Office up to 3 days a week, flexitime account, offer to lease a company bike, employer-financed company pension scheme, option of deferred compensation with employer subsidy, Employee Assistance Programme - comprehensive support programme for individual crisis situations
  • Attractive compensation: Compensation according to the Bavarian metal and electrical collective agreement, extensive fringe benefits (e.g. Christmas/holiday bonus), allowances for canteen food
  • Vibrant community: Regular company events and professional workshop formats with opportunities for internal networking
  • Moving on together: Standardised and documented feedback process with international career opportunities and individual development offers

Tasks and Qualifications:

What is it about?

The KION Analytics Platform is KION’s cloud data platform for analytics, data science and AI use cases. It holds data from various source system and provides services and infrastructure for data analysts and data scientist to kickstart their projects. Among others, the platform comprises of following services:

  • Azure DataLake
  • Azure DataFactory
  • Azure Databricks
  • Dremio
  • GCP VertexAI
  • Power BI

We are making sure all projects have the adequate data and tools they need to provide further insights to grow and optimize KION’s Business.

Your responsibilities

  • Design, develop and operate KION’s Generative AI and Machine Vision platform
  • Develop and implement data quality and data governance frameworks
  • Ensure platform security and compliance with relevant regulations and standards
  • Introduce new technologies and applications and ensure integration in existing system landscape and architecture
  • Provide support and guidance to platform user and troubleshoot any issues
  • Support and advise a variety of projects related to AI, especially Generative AI and Machine Vision
  • Collaborate with data scientists, analysts and other AI experts to ensure data availability, accuracy, and quality as well as development and testing of new algorithms and models
  • Advice and consult business partners to use data efficiently
  • Operate and support KION Analytics Platform architecture and corresponding toolset
  • Provide user support, incident and change management for applications and services
  • Monitor and analyze platform performance
  • Create and maintain documentation and training materials for platform users

What we are looking for

  • Master’s degree in computer science, industrial engineering, or a related field
  • Professional experience as Machine Vision and/or AI Platform expert
  • Track record of several years in data engineering, data management, or related field
  • Good understanding of data, databases, and data lakes in general - vector and/or neuronal databases as a plus
  • Interest in big data, analytics, and cloud technology
  • Experience with cloud-based data storage and processing platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) - preferably experience with e.g., GCP Vertex AI, Azure AI Studio and other
  • Strong proficiency in a programming language (preferably Python, SQL, Powershell, Bash)
  • Experience with DataOps and/or MLOps principles
  • Experience with creating solutions within a collaborative, cross-functional team environment
  • Good problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot complex data issues
  • Motivation to think out of the box coupled with a hands-on mentality
  • Very good knowledge of English and good communication skills
  • Proven track record of delivering value from data

If this interesting and versatile task appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your online application. Your contact person is Oliver Kemnitz.