LJA-470115992017-06-20T00:00:00Custom Software Project Manager (m/f) - StarTrack

GfK. Growth from Knowledge

GfK turns data into smart business decisions for clients.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution?

 

Market research is the original data driven business. For GfK everything starts and ends with data. Arisen from a university spin-off, decades of specialized research results in tens of thousands of high quality data sets encompassing all industries, regions and time frames from simple surveys to complex cross-media audience measurement studies. In order to turn that data into knowledge it takes engineers, scientists and consultants to collaborate globally using the best data science technology stack imaginable.

 

Don't limit your possibilities, but join our mission: Winning strategies. Innovation. Expertise. Trust. We turn research into smart business solutions. GfK. Powered by passion.

 

For our Point of Sales (PoS) tracking business, software engineering is not only an enabler, but its DNA: Our business application StarTrack processes and harmonizes data of 15 Million products of 425.000 shopping outlets worldwide. One of the finest business intelligence engines provides customers with millions of reports and continuous online analytics.

 

You still think market research is about questionnaires aggregated with Excel?

80TB raw data, 500TB storage, high-end technology, several Superdomes with hundreds of CPUs each to process up to 40b fact records for analytics is our daily business. And we are growing by 20-30% per year.

 

GfK is currently designing and implementing a new generation of processing and reporting tools for customers and our own researchers to gain deep and actionable "Point of Sales" insights. The program covers appealing dashboards, scalable data processing technologies, machine-learning based automation technology and workflow management for 1000s of internal users located in global delivery centers around the globe.

 

Are you ready for a real data and analytics challenge? Then complete our team as a passionate Custom Software Project Manager (m/f) and join our exciting journey!

 

The Custom Software Project Manager is in charge of management, planning, progressing, and reporting of large parts of our biggest projects interfacing with Technical Product Owners for release bundling and with GfK's Global Project Management Office (PMO) for best practices.

 

Make a difference every day because you

  • drive the release planning for new business applications based on a defined product roadmap together with the technical product owner
  • identify technical and non-technical risks related to the project and elaborate mitigation strategies together with our stakeholders and the project team
  • ensure that the cross-functional, small to medium sized project teams of developers, solution designers and technical architects deliver according to the project plan during design and implementation phase. We are working in an international setup, the team is typically distributed over two or more geographies and comprises a mix of internal engineers as well as contractors.
  • devote agile software development methodologies to achieve the objectives of our internal and external clients
  • manage external business stakeholders and translate complex, technical content into business language based on classical project management frameworks
  • monitor progress, take corrective actions if problems occur, report to senior management about progress, and enforce timely decision making in case of conflicts
  • are the primary interface for the project team towards system integration test, rollout management, training and operations department
  • take care of software quality and standards in software engineering

 

We are looking for great team players who first of all share our passion for data and our own business applications to drive the future of technology based Market Research.

 

A pragmatic hands-on working style with a positive can-do attitude is essential for us.

 

In addition, your experience typically includes:

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in computer science or business computing or comparable working experience
  • 3+ years relevant job experience in managing complex software engineering projects
  • Used to lead (functionally) project teams with 30+ members
  • Savvy in working in an agile set-up (e.g. Scrum) as well as classical PM (e.g. PMI)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Not mandatory, but a plus:
    • Understanding of object oriented modeling and UML based system design
    • Knowledge in areas like architectural processes, design patterns, clean code, domain driven design (DDD), test driven development (TDD).
    • Experience with Java or .Net / C# based software engineering
    • Experience with big data technology (e.g. HBase, Spark), relational databases (e.g. Oracle), BI Systems or Data Warehouses
    • Experience in Market Research Application (e.g. data-driven dashboards)

GfK makes research matter by delivering the future. In a digitized world, we are the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that empowers our clients to make smarter decisions. As thought leaders in our industry, we have a deep understanding of consumer experiences and choices.

 

We are 13,000 passionate experts with more than 80 years of data science experience and German heritage. We deliver globally with vital insights into local markets in 100 countries.

 

We turn research into business opportunities. Through innovative systems and partnerships, we integrate on- and off-line data to support Growth from Knowledge. Our goal is simple: enable our clients to create winning strategies to enrich consumers' lives.

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Nordwestring 101
90419christine.jacob@gfk.com+49 911 395 4049 NürnbergIREIrelandGERGermany
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Nordwestring 101
90419christine.jacob@gfk.com+49 911 395 4049 NürnbergIREIrelandGERGermany
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Custom Software Project Manager (m/f) - StarTrack

GfK, Nuremberg (independent municipality)

Job id:
LJA-47011599
Published:
20-06-2017
Expires:
20-07-2017
Job type:
Full-time
Business address:
GfK
Nordwestring 101
Nürnberg
90419
Contact
ChristineJacob
Nordwestring 101
Nürnberg
90419
+49 911 395 4049
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GfK. Growth from Knowledge

GfK turns data into smart business decisions for clients.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution?

 

Market research is the original data driven business. For GfK everything starts and ends with data. Arisen from a university spin-off, decades of specialized research results in tens of thousands of high quality data sets encompassing all industries, regions and time frames from simple surveys to complex cross-media audience measurement studies. In order to turn that data into knowledge it takes engineers, scientists and consultants to collaborate globally using the best data science technology stack imaginable.

 

Don't limit your possibilities, but join our mission: Winning strategies. Innovation. Expertise. Trust. We turn research into smart business solutions. GfK. Powered by passion.

 

For our Point of Sales (PoS) tracking business, software engineering is not only an enabler, but its DNA: Our business application StarTrack processes and harmonizes data of 15 Million products of 425.000 shopping outlets worldwide. One of the finest business intelligence engines provides customers with millions of reports and continuous online analytics.

 

You still think market research is about questionnaires aggregated with Excel?

80TB raw data, 500TB storage, high-end technology, several Superdomes with hundreds of CPUs each to process up to 40b fact records for analytics is our daily business. And we are growing by 20-30% per year.

 

GfK is currently designing and implementing a new generation of processing and reporting tools for customers and our own researchers to gain deep and actionable "Point of Sales" insights. The program covers appealing dashboards, scalable data processing technologies, machine-learning based automation technology and workflow management for 1000s of internal users located in global delivery centers around the globe.

 

Are you ready for a real data and analytics challenge? Then complete our team as a passionate Custom Software Project Manager (m/f) and join our exciting journey!

 

The Custom Software Project Manager is in charge of management, planning, progressing, and reporting of large parts of our biggest projects interfacing with Technical Product Owners for release bundling and with GfK's Global Project Management Office (PMO) for best practices.

 

Make a difference every day because you

  • drive the release planning for new business applications based on a defined product roadmap together with the technical product owner
  • identify technical and non-technical risks related to the project and elaborate mitigation strategies together with our stakeholders and the project team
  • ensure that the cross-functional, small to medium sized project teams of developers, solution designers and technical architects deliver according to the project plan during design and implementation phase. We are working in an international setup, the team is typically distributed over two or more geographies and comprises a mix of internal engineers as well as contractors.
  • devote agile software development methodologies to achieve the objectives of our internal and external clients
  • manage external business stakeholders and translate complex, technical content into business language based on classical project management frameworks
  • monitor progress, take corrective actions if problems occur, report to senior management about progress, and enforce timely decision making in case of conflicts
  • are the primary interface for the project team towards system integration test, rollout management, training and operations department
  • take care of software quality and standards in software engineering

 

We are looking for great team players who first of all share our passion for data and our own business applications to drive the future of technology based Market Research.

 

A pragmatic hands-on working style with a positive can-do attitude is essential for us.

 

In addition, your experience typically includes:

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in computer science or business computing or comparable working experience
  • 3+ years relevant job experience in managing complex software engineering projects
  • Used to lead (functionally) project teams with 30+ members
  • Savvy in working in an agile set-up (e.g. Scrum) as well as classical PM (e.g. PMI)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Not mandatory, but a plus:
    • Understanding of object oriented modeling and UML based system design
    • Knowledge in areas like architectural processes, design patterns, clean code, domain driven design (DDD), test driven development (TDD).
    • Experience with Java or .Net / C# based software engineering
    • Experience with big data technology (e.g. HBase, Spark), relational databases (e.g. Oracle), BI Systems or Data Warehouses
    • Experience in Market Research Application (e.g. data-driven dashboards)

GfK makes research matter by delivering the future. In a digitized world, we are the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that empowers our clients to make smarter decisions. As thought leaders in our industry, we have a deep understanding of consumer experiences and choices.

 

We are 13,000 passionate experts with more than 80 years of data science experience and German heritage. We deliver globally with vital insights into local markets in 100 countries.

 

We turn research into business opportunities. Through innovative systems and partnerships, we integrate on- and off-line data to support Growth from Knowledge. Our goal is simple: enable our clients to create winning strategies to enrich consumers' lives.

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