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VP Data Engineering & Architecture

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

VP, Data Engineering & Architecture, Pandora Digital & Technology 


Do you want to be a part of the world’s leading jewellery company while putting your experience in Data Engineering & Architecture into use? If yes, then we might have an exciting opportunity for you! You will be part of an exciting business area and work in an international organisation of can-do spirited, passionate, and performance-driven people. We value flexibility and informal working, where you are trusted to deliver and to focus on outcomes, outputs and value delivered.  


 About the Team:   

During the next year, we will continue to establish a world-class digital team of thinkers, makers, and doers to ensure digital and technology is at the heart of our business. And we want you to bring your expertise, knowledge, ideas, entrepreneurial spirit, and experience to make a significant impact, and help build and shape this with us from an early stage.     


As part of expanding the Pandora Digital and Technology organization in Copenhagen, we are looking for a VP, Data Engineering & Architecture.  


Your Role: 


As VP, you will lead the data engineering organization leading a professional team of data engineers who are part of dedicated product teams. The product teams and their product managers will naturally also be your stakeholders. We work in an agile context, and how you partner across the Data and Analytics teams, and then within the broader Digital & Tech community will define your success. 


As we are a growing team, you will have the chance to influence our culture , technologies and practices across the organization. 


  • Deliver innovative data products leveraging “fit for purpose” analytic platforms and practices that will support a world class Data & Analytics organization 

  • Empower stakeholders to solve business problems and measure performance with self-service analytics and KPI’s . Deliver new consumer experience data products powered by AI and machine learning. 

  • Drive ownership of data into functional areas of the business by evolving the D&A organization from a centralized into a federated operational model 

  • Lead the transformation of Data & Analytics into data product and platform teams that operate in a DevOps model 

  • Provide thought leadership and technology vision at all levels of the organization to inspire and lead the use of Data & Analytics in Pandora’s digital transformation strategy 

  • Work closely with product owners & managers to co-create the D&A roadmap and be accountable for the delivery of high-quality capabilities on-time and budget  

  • Build and lead multi-disciplinary teams using Agile development methodologies where you will coach and mentor individuals and managers in a high-performance culture that prioritizes people 

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

  • Build strong working relationships across multiple business and technology teams to collaborate and remove technical complexity starting with the customer and working backwards 

  • Support relationships with strategic technology partners and ensure they are aligned with our strategy  

  • Work with technology leaders to develop a strong engineering culture that raises the bar for excellence improving productivity and employee satisfaction  


What is needed to succeed: 


Extensive past experience as an engineer – you don’t need to have grown up in data but the latter part of your career to date will have been leading data engineering/teams 


  • 15+ years of professional technology experience designing, building and operating data warehouse and big data services  

  • 10+ years experience leading teams that build data products and services for internal customers with extensive experience in large-scale big data environments. 

  • 7+ years experience with a major cloud platform like Azure or Google Cloud leveraging various Analytical or big data PaaS services  

  • 10+ years’ experience building and leading multiple teams in a fast-paced Agile environment. This leader is a talent magnet recruiting the best and the brightest. Highly experienced with mentoring, coaching, goal setting and performance management. 

  • Technical experience with: 

    • Computational aspects of big data using technologies like DataBricks, Azure Synapse, AWS Redshift , Hadoop etc as well as working with statistical models like PySpark libraries or Jupyter Notebooks  
    • Data visualization tools like Tableau, Google Data Studio, PowerBI. etc 

    • Data storage and query languages like Avro, Parquet, XML and SQL 

    • Data integration, ingestion and pipelines 

    • Conceptual & dimensional modelling with Datawarehouse designs & tabular cubes  

  • Proven experience applying Data Fabric or Data Mesh design in an Event Driven Architecture to solve challenges with data quality and governance 

  • Experience defining, engaging and communicating an engineering and architectural strategy through to roadmap delivery 

  • Experience from data warehouse migrations or data transformation projects is an advantage 

  • Experience from a relevant and data rich company, retail experience is an advantage 

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


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: 


Name: Joe McBrien

Title: TA Specialist, Global Office 


If you see yourself in the position and would like to become a part of Pandora’s future, please do not hesitate to apply. We look forward to hearing from you! 

We process applications on a continuous basis, which is why we encourage you to send your application as soon as possible. You can also read more about Pandora on our corporate site  


Icing on the cake 


You will be working out of our beautiful Head Office in Copenhagen V, established in 2016 and designed to unite and inspire our teams. Besides our beautiful interior design we are also proud of our LEED Gold Certification for Energy and Environmental Design. This means that we use as few natural resources as possible and that we use them with respect. The result is a professional and dynamic space that is unique, comfortable and inspirational – and delivers a true Pandora experience to anyone who works here or comes to visit. 


About Pandora 


Pandora is the world's largest jewellery brand. The company designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished jewellery made from high-quality materials at affordable prices. Pandora jewellery is sold in more than 100 countries through 6,500 points of sale, including more than 2,500 concept stores.


Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Pandora employs 32,000 people worldwide and crafts its jewellery at two LEED-certified facilities in Thailand. Pandora is committed to leadership in sustainability and will purchase only recycled silver and gold for crafting its jewellery by 2025 and halve greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by 2030. Pandora is listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen stock exchange and generated sales of DKK 26.5 billion (EUR 3.6 billion) in 2022.


Pandora’s recruitment procedures are designed to be transparent and clear for all candidates. This helps us ensure that applicants are provided with a fair and equal opportunity to demonstrate their competencies and skills by removing blocking factors, possible biases, and risks of discrimination. We encourage everyone applying to our vacancies to refrain from adding identity-related elements such as a photo, marital status and age.