VP Data Engineering & Architecture

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

VP Enterprise Data Architecture, Engineering & Platforms 


Do you want to be a part of the world’s leading jewellery company while putting your experience in Enterprise Data Architecture, Engineering & Platform 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:    

Reporting into the SVP Data & Analytics, we're looking for a VP Enterprise Data Architecture,  Engineering and platforms to join our leadership team and bring exceptional management and technical skills to our team. Your primary focus is your team and the people in it, and we expect you to build a great culture that ships high-quality, high-impact code at a staggering pace. :) You’ll guide the team’s daily work and our technology selection as we scale. 

If you are passionate about the challenge of nurturing a great engineering culture, helping engineers grow, and building world-class engineering teams then we’d love to hear from you. 


What You'll Do: 


  • Build, lead, and mentor a growing world-class data architecture, engineering and platform team delivering innovative data products 

  • Serve as a technical visionary for where we’re going and how it can positively drive value to our business objectives 

  • Recruit top engineering talent, including sourcing, selecting and selling candidates. 

  • Serve as the engineering team’s voice to help steer the strategy and direction of the company by self service analytics and KPI’s.  

  • Design, develop and roadmap scalable, reliable, performant and extensible architectures and technical designs. 

  • Cultivate a strong, transparent and collaborative engineering culture based upon DevOps way of working. 

  • Track key productivity metrics and continually work towards improving team efficiency and engineering capacity while working closely with product owners and managers. 

  • Establish new strategies and policies to promote engineering excellence. 

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


What You Have: 


  • At least 7+ years of experience building data products, software engineering, data platforms, and leading engineering teams.

  • At least 5 years of experience with managing product teams, senior engineering resources, and solution architects

  • Strong knowledge of cloud infrastructure, data & software engineering as well as system architecture and design.

  • Previous experience with managing teams running DevOps and all aspects of the data and software development lifecycle.

  • A record of successfully managing people leaders and distributed teams while building an engineering culture across teams.

  • Proven experience working with techno-social paradigms like Data Mesh, Domain-Driven Design, and Data Fabric. 

  • Track record of leading engineering teams to deliver reliable, scalable technical solutions that solve business requirements.

  • Track record of growing engineering teams by identifying key roles and recruiting talented engineers.


Our Pandora Values: 


We dream, are visionary and go beyond the obvious.  

We dare to pursue bold ambitions with courage and speed.  

We care deeply about each other, our customers and the planet we all share. Every day we strive to be a fulfilling workplace, where each of us can thrive and contribute, where talents can grow, and  

we deliver on our promises to colleagues, customers, partners and stakeholders. 

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you’re excited about this role, but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. 


Your new team:


You will be part of Petra’s Zijlstra SVP Data and Analytics team who joined Pandora in February 2023. You will help Petra drive and support the transformation in the Data and Analytic team. Petra’s aim is to become a fully data driven organization that drives business value to the fullest. 


Petra’s leadership team is composed of enthusiastic leaders with different nationalities who believe in teamwork and who want to deliver value to the business while enjoying what we do. Data speaks, Data helps to decide and Data drives better decisions. 


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, TA Specialist, Global Office  @ extjomcb@pandora.net


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 www.pandoragroup.com.   


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.