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Lead Data Engineer

City:  Copenhagen V
Country/Region:  DK
Application Deadline:  N/A

Lead Data Engineer


Are you passionate about data engineering and do you want to be a part of data driven growth at the world’s largest jewelry brand?


Build high quality data and BI products on our Azure Paas data platform

@Pandora we are growing our Data & Analytics footprint. As our new data engineer you will collaborate with product owners, architects and other key profiles across the global organisation. You will help business verticals and clusters maximising the value of our data and drive business change as an impact of this.


Your primary focus will be designing, building and implementing scalable data products on our global data platform together with other smart colleagues and to secure ownership and stability of the products.


Further to this you will:


· Work closely with your colleagues within a product team to design scalable, efficient and stable products.

· Be the lead engineer in the team. Expect to support other engineers to deliver to the teams scope and quality

· Work closely with product owners to build and deliver features designed to support PANDORA to drive commercial business cases and efficiencies within reporting and analytics and other data driven use cases

· Create and maintain high quality data pipeline architecture

· Obtain relevant business and system knowledge to convert requirements efficiently to technical design documentation and conceptual data modelling

· Ingest large, complex data sets, automate manual processes, optimize data delivery, improve data quality, etc.

· Own your data products and track continuous stability and benefits

· Live and breathe “build-once-consume-many” culture in which we enable others to use our data products as a self-service for maximum value-add

· Work with stakeholders and teams to assist with data-related technical challenges

· Participate in key projects as technical expert

· Follow best practice and existing guidelines but also push the limits

· Thrive in a fast paced environment and you get motivated by challenges as a true problem solver.

· Collaborate and engage with Pandora’s data platform team to identify, test and implement best feasible tooling for future data requirements


We are on a journey from IaaS-based Microsoft/QV solutions to Azure PaaS with the use of well-known tools and solutions like ADF, Data lake, Synapse, Analysis Services and Databricks.


Team player passionate about data and engineering

Some would say that you are a real team player, product oriented, can-do attitude and with good stakeholder management skills. You are structured and analytical, always aiming to achieve great results. Furthermore, you are a confident communicator and have the ability to explain your solution design and tailor the message according to the audience.


You’re perfect for this role if you have:


· Relevant education in within Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, Information Management, or Statistics

· 5+ years of experience working as a data and/or BI engineer

· Experience with at least one object-oriented or functional/scripting language – Java, Scala, Python etc.

· DevOps and CI/CD focus

· Hands-on with git and coding best practice

· Unit testing

· Experience in working with relational data sets using SQL or Python

· Experience with data engineering, report layers, dimensional modelling & integrations

· Experience in building, and optimizing data pipelines, architectures, and datasets

· Experience in working with Azure, AWS or other cloud providers

· Designed, built and delivered production ready data products at an enterprise level

· Highly proficient in English and able to communicate with all levels

· Agile mindset and experience of Scrum


It’s a plus if you have worked with:


· Big data: Spark, Hadoop

· Data pipeline and workflow tools: Airflow

· Infrastructure: Kubernetes and Helm; we’re using Airflow running on Kubernetes

· Event-driven architecture’s with Kafka


Your new team


You will be an essential part of the data engineering organization and Pandora’s extended Data & Analytics community. You will work within the data product engineering team in a virtual and agile based organization as lead engineer dedicated to one or more teams.

As we are a growing team, you will have the chance to influence our culture and working tools and work together with other data engineers, front-end engineers, architects, scrum masters, product owners and much more from Europe, India and Thailand.


Did we get your attention?

We hope you got all your questions answered and feel confident applying for this position, however if you have more questions regarding the position, please contact:


Joe McBrien on


If you don’t tick all boxes but feel you are the right profile and that Pandora is a match for you, don’t hesitate to send your application anyway.


About Pandora


Pandora designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished jewelry made from high-quality materials at affordable prices. Pandora jewelry is sold in more than 100 countries through 7,400 points of sale, including more than 2,700 concept stores.


Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Pandora employs 28,000 people worldwide and crafts its jewelry at two LEED certified facilities in Thailand using mainly recycled silver and gold. The company plans to be carbon neutral by 2025 and has joined the Science Based Targets initiative to reduce emissions across its full value chain. Pandora is listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen stock exchange and generated sales of DKK 21.9 billion (EUR 2.9 billion) in 2019.