Are you ready to be a technology leader in the SaaS space? Join epilot!

epilot is building a SaaS product to sell complex products online, focusing first on solving ecommerce in the rapidly transforming energy market. Our mission: Make selling complex products as easy as selling a pair of shoes online.

As Data Engineer at epilot you will be a driving force in shaping this mission. What makes working as a Software Engineer at epilot so special? Our unique engineering culture is defined by a few core engineering principles:
Among others, you can expect freedom and responsibility because we hire smart people who we can trust. We operate by principles and expect our teams to cultivate a strategic mindset.

We believe in ownership: you build it, you run it. We subscribe to this core principle of the DevOps movement. There is no dedicated Ops team who you can pass on the responsibility to take your code and make sure it runs reliably and scales to customers’ needs.

You should always show, don’t tell: Deliver working software early and frequently. We believe in the basic Agile principle of “Release early and release often”. This approach helps us manage risk and make better decisions by creating fast feedback loops between ourselves and our users.

We design software API First. Before we write a single line of code, we design the APIs of a service in a way that any other team, whether internal to epilot or external, can use the APIs interface with our service without prior knowledge.

Does this sound like an environment you want to work in? Then you could bet the right person to be an engineer at epilot! 

What we offer you:

  • The opportunity to help building the most successful SaaS platform in the energy market.
  • Start-up mentality: dynamic atmosphere and great team spirit.
  • A rapidly growing company with an open communication culture, motivated colleagues and an international corporate culture.
  • Exponential learning curve - epilot is growing rapidly and we expect the same from you. You never stand still, you are permanently challenged, you learn from your mistakes a la Fail Fast and Often.
  • Flexible working hours and remote work - You have an important appointment in the morning? No problem! You decide where and when you want to work.
  • A central location in the heart of Cologne with cool cafes around the corner (But of course full remote jobs are also available).
  • Performance is rewarded with us - We take your desired salary seriously and talk openly about it with you.
  • Transparency - We maintain a very flat and open corporate culture, everything is visible and open for discussion.
  • Regular team events such as carnival, the summer party, Christmas party, company breakfast and many more opportunities to get to know your co-epilots outside working hours. Our highlight event is our yearly epilot summit in the summer where you will meet your co-epilots from all over the world.
  • Coffee, cold drinks, fruits and much appreciation.

  • Establish a strong data culture and bring knowledge of industry best practices and tools
  • Build pipelines to extract data from our event driven application into our AWS Data Lake
  • Help build data-driven features for our users within the epilot SaaS platform
  • Analyse and help others at epilot answer data questions by building useful BI dashboards and tools (e.g. notebooks)
  • Help our customers utilise our data products to gain insights and get the most out of the epilot platform


  • A track record in software engineering working with Python or Javascript/Typescript
  • An excellent knowledge of SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Experience with the AWS data stack (Redshift, Athena, Glue, S3, Kinesis, Firehose, Data Lake)
  • Experience using BI tools such as Power BI, Tableau, Qlik to analyse and create insights dashboards
  • Fluent verbal and written english skills (german would be a bonus)
  • You think like an entrepreneur - you understand our business goals and how your daily decisions influence them.
  • You don't see problems as a problem, but as a great opportunity for you personally, your team and epilot.
  • You are a doer and have a strong Do-IT mentality.
  • You make quick, smart decisions and weigh the risk intelligently.
  • You are a TEAM player, motivating and inspiring your colleagues.