Zurich area, Switzerland
vor 1 Tg.

Here at Swarovski, our people sparkle just as much as our products. Come and join us as a Head of Data Engineering where you will get a chance to work in a rewarding role within a diverse team with dynamic strengths.

Be part of a truly iconic global brand, learn and grow with us.


The Head of Data Engineering, together with his / her teams, is responsible for extracting, transforming and logically organizing and storing data, and providing Data warehousing and Big Data capabilities to enable the creation and delivery of Analytics products.

He / she pro-actively supports the company in its digital transformation towards a data-driven enterprise. Main duties include :

  • Create and maintain the data and analytics architecture to support the delivery of all data products
  • Define the technical architecture and capabilities of the Data Analytics Platform and contribute to select software and Cloud providers and external partners
  • Define processes to integrate, transform, maintain and protect data on the Data Analytics Platform
  • Develop, maintain and control the Enterprise Data Lake on the Data Analytics Platform
  • Identify internal and external data sources, as well as the technical connectivity options
  • Develop and maintain data integration from internal and external data sources to supply all data products with qualitative and actualized data
  • Provision data to operational applications requiring additional data sources
  • Define, create and maintain the authorization concepts for all contents available on the Data Analytics Platform
  • Perform deployment of operationalized data science products
  • Provide advanced data search and exploration capabilities towards the Business Intelligence and Data Science teams
  • Consult stakeholders on digital transformation and IoT initiatives
  • Align strategic planning and define and coordinate implementation of roadmap for the continuous evolution of the Data Analytics Platform
  • Lead and further develop the Data Engineering team
  • Manage team resources, training and budget

    We are looking for a motivated talent, who brings along the following background :

  • University degree, preferably in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, or any other technology related field
  • Min. 8 years of professional experience in a similar role within an international setting
  • Experience in leading digital transformation initiatives within large companies
  • Visionary and out-of-the-box thinker with strong and strong leadership skills and proven experience in managing large teams
  • Connected with the latest trends and down-to-earth to implement effective solutions
  • Excellent knowledge and proven professional experience with Big Data & Analytics tools (e.g. Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Alteryx,), Private / Public / Hybrid Cloud architectures, including architectures for batch and stream data processing (e.
  • g., Lambda and Kappa architectures)

  • Excellent knowledge of Data Warehouse technology (SAP BW preferred) and ideally experience with SAS.
  • Experience with data modelling (conceptual, logical, physical) and data modelling documentation
  • Professional experience and conceptual knowledge of designing, implementing and operating end-to-end data pipelines
  • Experience with designing data-driven solutions and IoT applications
  • Ability to think beyond technology requirements to build ONE conceptual and logical Data Analytics Platform
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to explain processes in a clear and understandable manner to a non-technical audience
  • Excellent English proficiency, presentation and communication skills
  • Team orientation, ability to take ownership and proven strive for excellence

    Swarovski is a family-run company, founded more than 120 years ago in Wattens, Austria. We are a leading group of global companies committed to stable growth and maintaining our place at the forefront of design, creativity, and technological innovation.

    Working for Swarovski is more than just a job. You will work for a groundbreaking, modern, premium brand, which is globally known for its quality and creativity.

    We place people at the heart of our business and offer global pay programs, supported by a range of local benefits. In addition, we provide rich development opportunities which recognize and reward the brilliant contributions of our passionate individuals and teams who contribute to the success of our company sparkling every day.

    Whether you are just starting your career or celebrating an existing one, we invite you to make your own mark on Swarovski’s rich history.

    Grow your own career through our blended learning and development programs. Learning opportunities are everywhere at Swarovski and will help you grow and develop your own career.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.

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