For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.
Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!
We are looking for an enthusiastic principal software engineer, with an inquisitive mind, with team management experience. As the engineering counterpart to the Product Manager, this person will be responsible for setting both technical and team direction to deliver value to our customers. This person will be responsible for the engineering and delivery of one of our suite of products, the product is data science and machine learning heavy, so collaborating across disciples and working with a leadership team is critical to our success.
Critical skills are:
- helping teams to solve business problems whilst avoiding complexity
- promoting good software engineering principles and practice
- a belief in agile principles
- working with multiple teams to achieve customer outcomes
- making sure we have the right people in place, including hiring employees, contractors and 3rd-party vendors
- showing people a better way, not telling
Your leadership team will include an Agile coach, Architect, Data Scientist, lead QA and SRE. Our development teams use a mixture of Typescript, SQL, Python, React, micro-frontends, K8s, and Google Cloud.
We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal opportunity in employment which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential. At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.
We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.
Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!