Head of Data (f/m/d) - Hybrid

Why only watch when you can be part of it? Europe’s smartest travel platform does not develop by itself.

In order to achieve our high ambitious goals, we are looking for clever minds, trouble-shooter, implementers and communication talents. With more than 40 million annual customers worldwide, Eurowings is one of the leading airlines in the European market. Eurowings Digital is a subsidiary of Eurowings Aviation and transforms the Eurowings brand from an airline to a holistic, digital travel companion for the entire travel chain.

You share our passion for the world of travel and want to be part of a driven and high performing team? Apply now as Head of Data (f/m/diverse) and take responsibilities in the development of Europe´s leading travel platform.

Your mission

As Head of Data you will lead the Data Department including the Data Engineering, Data architecture functions and work on Governance and Data Protection. Some of your key responsibilities will include, but not limited to, the following: Leading the team that develops the data architecture and data products; Managing the prioritization of data development, data governance and data processes; Collaborating with stakeholders in BI and IT to create roadmap for enhancement and customer needs; and Delivering a Data Strategy (Working closely with EWA IT and EWA platform teams on what is possible).

You and your team will uncover the potential of technology with a strong vision for your department and promote the best organizational patterns and practices. By encouraging innovation, transparency, quality, and pragmatic solutions, you actively participate in shaping Eurowings Digital as a high-performing organization. 

Your tasks

  • You build the overall strategy of the Data department derived from the company goals; therefore, you spend time on thinking about how the department, team skillset, product and its technologies need to evolve to match business requirements 
  • You share your vision to your team and define with their support clear milestones on how to achieve it 
  • You develop a capable, diverse, cohesive, and motivated team through servant leadership to maximize collective skills and talents 
  • Together and in alignment with your Peer Leads, you are on the cutting edge of technology and drive change and innovation in your department 
  • With a strong vision of technical capabilities, you deliver technical excellence constantly improving delivery performance 
  • You own your department budget 
  • You take actively part in the recruiting processes for your department.

Your profile

  • You have at least 5 years of experience working in a data team and you already lived the role of coaching leadership for at least 2 years
  • You have a strong experience in creating, managing and scaling a Data Platform, while setting best practices for security, privacy, monitoring & alerting, and CI/CD
  • You have experience building Cloud based Data Platform infrastructure preferably with Azure
  • You know how to inspire, encourage, bring positivity and motivate to your team
  • You demonstrate strong analytical skills with a strong business and customer understanding
  • You are an effective communicator able to present your ideas, strategies, questions, or issues using the appropriate tone and language
  • You are able to make decisions within a reasonable time, creating relevant options for addressing problems/opportunities
  • You know how to integrate information from a variety of sources, detect trends, associations, and cause-effect relationships with all relevant departments
  • You get your tasks prioritized and know when and how to say “no”
  • You already worked with cross-functional teams in an agile environment.

Please apply with the English version of your CV and/or Cover letter.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our Company.


Eurowings Digital Benefits


We value your performance and offer you plenty of advantages 🎊


  • Fly with friends and family around the world by using the entire Lufthansa and partner network
  • Discover the world within 30 vacation days a year + two days off for Christmas and New Year's Eve
  • With the JobTicket you can use public transports for a minimum amount of money in Cologne´s region
  • Get discounts across a large range of brands (e.g. Telekom, Urban Sports, Apple, Sixt, Bosch…)
  • With Lunchit, Eurowings Digital finances 2 euros of your lunch on working days!


Drive your career growth 🎓


  • Evolve professionally in our agile environment by taking part in challenging projects with cutting edge technologies and a lot of personal responsibility
  • Shape your career growth through regular discussions with your Team Lead and 360° feedbacks from your colleagues
  • Work in a cross functional team where you gain/share knowledge every day and on regular talks like “Peer School” or “Ask the Expert”
  • Every year you will get a training budget for meetups, conferences, trainings, coaching
  • You can improve your (German) language skills through our online and onsite courses
  • With your Linkedin Learning account you access plenty of additional trainings and courses


We bring a unique environment, where we make it happen 🙌


  • Participate directly in the creation of our product that helps millions of customers create amazing travel memories
  • Feel at home in our (English speaking) international & diverse team
  • Take part in our regular team events where we celebrate all together e.g. major successes, Carnival or the end of the year!
  • Feel our unique atmosphere: a start-up spirit integrated in a big company
  • With our trust-based working hours, you can start and finish at a time that suits you for a harmonized work-life balance
  • Our hybrid working model gives you the flexibility to keep close connections with your teammates at our offices (e.g. through onsite events), while also having the possibility to work from home
  • Relocation package and personalized support (e.g. for Visa or Work Permit) will be offered for you and your family if needed
  • Four partners (HR Manager, Team Lead, Mentor, Buddy) will support and guide you in your first weeks. Additionally, you start your journey with our Welcome Days where you get all key information about our company
  • #Trust&Commitment #Customer #Data-Driven #Performance #Do-it : join us and live our values. This already resulted in specific actions like: Fuckup nights, guided tours at the airport or strategy sprints!

This is Eurowings Digital

Eurowings Digital is revolutionizing the travel sector: We are changing from an air travel service provider to a holistic travel companion. Eurowings Digital works with the latest tech. stacks and the data of 40 million customers. Our talents are challenged in the battle with the established giants of the industry.

Our recruiting process


Once you submit your application, we will get in touch with you as quickly as possible. We will contact you to arrange an initial telephone interview to get to know you.

Getting to know each other

If you pass the first phone interview, you will be invited to visit us in Cologne. During our Peer and Company fit interviews, you will get to know not only your potential future team, but also people from other teams. You will have the opportunity to introduce yourself, your skills as well as your field through a technical challenge. During these conversations (a Peer interview and a Company fit interview), you will get all the information you want about the position you applied for and our company culture. If the team makes a positive decision, there will be a final interview with the leadership team.

Welcome to Eurowings Digital

Once you have convinced us, you can start straight away as part of the team. Our on-boarding program and dedicated people will support you on your way to your first day in the team but also during your first weeks in the company. Welcome to our team, welcome to Eurowings Digital!