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Senior Data Architect & Engineer (m/f/d)

Cluster to become constantly better, e.g. by creating reusable components and assets or by coaching and mentoring younger engineers during their career…...

Motius is a research and development company with a unique organizational structure: we combine a solid core team (approximately 70 employees) with an interdisciplinary tech community (approximately 800 members) of software developers, engineers, designers and electrical engineers to build products and prototypes in the latest technology areas (including App/Web, A.I., Blockchain, AR / VR and much more).

As Senior Data Architect & Engineer you’re a permanent part of our A.I. Cluster and join our diverse R&D projects (each ~3-9 months duration) in small and agile teams as Lead Engineer. You can find sample projects in our Motius Success Stories (

In this role, you’ll not only be part of 1 or 2 of our exciting projects, but you’ll also help our A.I. cluster to become constantly better, e.g. by creating reusable components and assets or by coaching and mentoring younger engineers during their career development. In addition, our tech clusters are responsible for creating roadmaps and evaluating upcoming technologies and programming languages to be realized in future projects. Internally we call this position Tech Specialist.

Your role

  • Lead Engineer in our R&D projects with engineering teams of 2-5 people
  • Depending on your background and your preference you are building complex big data/analytics plattform, data warehouses and data pipelines for a wide range of industries and for different use cases
  • Providing data in suitable storage technologies for various application purposes such as interactive dashboards and statistical analyses
  • Defining the right tech stack and setting up the architecture for the projects, mostly working with the team in the HQ in Munich or remotly – we don’t do customer-on-site consulting
  • Following a two-weekly Scrum process using GitLab, Jira, Slack, Continous Integration & Delivery, etc.
  • Mentoring and coaching younger engineers, making sure we build high quality products
  • Constantly improving our A.I. cluster and building up knowledge by introducing new tools, best practices or frameworks and sharing learning from our projects

Your profile

  • University degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Data Science, Mathematics or in similar disciplines and at least 2-5 years of experience in agile development projects
  • Strong experience in conception and implementation of data platforms, data management processes (including Lambda Architecture: Steaming vs. Batch-Processing) and ETL pipelines with Python and in using the Hadoop ecosystem such as Spark, Kafka, Hive or HBase
  • Experience with cloud solutions like AWS products and services (Sagemaker, Glue, Lambda, SNS, SQS, S3, …) or equivalent Azure/GCP services
  • Proven experience in deploying and monitoring ML models in a production setup (MLOps)
  • Experience in engineering practices such as code refactoring, design patterns, design/test driven development, continuous integration, building highly scalable applications/digital product
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills paired with the ability to develop creative and efficient solutions for our clients
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and rapid changes common in early-stage product development and strong command of English language (both verbal and written), German is a plus

Our offer

  • Unique and inspiring working culture with many smart engineers from diverse backgrounds (e.g. software developers, Embedded system engineers, Mechanical engineers, Computer Vision researchers etc.) coming from over 15 different countries
  • Exciting insights into the markets, technologies and products of the future through collaboration with clients from a wide range of industries plus the opportunity to accelerate our clients’ innovation cycles
  • Fulltime & permanent employment as a Tech Specialist and a defined Talent Journey for your further development, as well as regular peer reviews (
  • Own personal development budget and our regular Tech Discovery for learning and discovering new technologies
  • Pushing and realizing the topics that you’re interested in and using Motius as a machine for that
  • Other perks & benefits of a startup: Lots of flexibility and responsibility, flat hierarchies, regular teambuilding and company events, free access to our workshop area and also to Makerspace.

Despite Covid-19 we continue to grow and are looking forward to receiving your application with CV, motivation letter, possible start date and salary expectation.

Working at Motius

Team and Company Culture

When asked colleagues around here, attributes being mentioned are mostly: a friendly, open-minded, and collaborative environment. People here are curious, positive, supportive and have a good sense of humor.

We have regular community events such as (remote) game or Insight Nights at which you’ll get to know all our people – and it will never get boring, we promise!

If you want to get to know the team and get some further insights into our culture and how we work, feel free to follow us on Instagram @team_motius (!

Project management at Motius

Here at Motius we take an agile approach to project management that enables us to deliver value to our customers in short intervals, usually biweekly sprints. This approach allows us to evaluate results and requirements continuosly, enabling us to respond to change quickly. We organize our teams via Jira and document all important information in Confluence.

Office vibes

Our headquarter is located in Munich, but we also have offices in Stuttgart and Dubai. We normally don’t have fixed desks at Motius but due to Covid-19, everyone has a fixed desk and/or is working from home. Our office provides a range of environments to allow everyone to be productive, like in our open space, silence room or our beloved workshop. We have various kitchen and community areas with fresh fruits, coffee and of course our tabletennis and kicker (football) for your breaks.
But, remember always to lock your screen: otherwise, you may end up volunteering to bring a cake or muffins to the office.

How we deal with Covid-19

To ensure that we all stay safe and healthy in these challenging times, we have established office rules to protect our community. We encourage our Motees to work from home on a voluntary basis and provide them with furniture, equipment and more necessities for the perfect home office set-up.

However, our office remains open and safe if you feel too socially distanced, thanks to the various protection rules and measures in place.

First interviews and most of the technical interviews are being conducted remotely at present. For Experience Days, we will invite you to our office and follow our social distancing measures.