Principal Consultant Kafka

About us

As an exclusive IT consultancy for top customers, we provide innovative IT services and high-performance technology solutions. We specialise in the most advanced digital projects and enjoy the reputation of always providing our customers with the decisive competitive edge for shaping their future. Our company is characterized by a flat and agile structure with an international as well as modern culture. The company is headquartered in Kiel, Germany with offices and/or training centers in Düsseldorf, Vienna, and Hyderabad (India). Our employees are the source of our success, and we value collaboration. No matter where you are, you will be part of a dedicated, diverse community and you will be able to develop your full potential.


Your benefits

If you are ready to take on responsibility, you have come to the right place and you will receive above-average financial rewards, training and support. Not only will you keep up to date with the latest technology, but you will also have the opportunity to develop individually and through the management of your team of experts. In your career with us, you can constantly expand your own area of responsibility and work creatively and independently. A continuous learning curve is guaranteed. In addition to exciting professional perspectives, we offer a healthy work-life balance and motivating incentives. You will be immersed in an appreciative environment that focuses on transparency, fairness, and fun at work. The positive atmosphere in the company is usually reinforced by team events such as sailing, lake festivals, Oktoberfest, and shared skiing. In times of pandemic, the possibility of working from home protects your health.

    • Type of employment: permanent fixed-term contract
    • Workload: full-time
    • Places of work: remote, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Vienna, Berlin
    • Languages: German and English
    • Start: as soon as possible
    • Salary: The salary range is open upwards with additional bonus opportunities and salary increases, depending on the candidate’s experience



  • As Principal Consultant Kafka you will be responsible for the design, architecture, administration, and deployment of customized and advanced event streaming platforms based on Apache Kafka, current industry standards, and using the latest tools and methods.
  • You and your team are in close contact with your customer and are responsible for the preparation, planning, migration, control, monitoring, and implementation of highly scalable event streaming platforms or Kafka projects and for comprehensive customer consulting on the current state of these technologies.
  • As a Principal Consultant for Big Data Management and Stream Processing with a team of Kafka and DevOps engineers and developers, your goal is to lead the design and implementation of architectures for streaming platforms and stream processing use cases using open source and cloud tools.
  • You will lead a team of highly skilled Kafka Engineers. In addition to technical leadership responsibility and resource management, you will be responsible for the targeted personal, methodological and technical staff development of the team. Your team of developers and operators will build, install, configure, test, deploy and monitor the latest enterprise streaming platforms and their complex DevOps solutions in a fast, high-quality, and controlled manner.



  • Completed studies or comparable training with a technical background
  • Sound experience and knowledge in Java
  • Solid experience with Kafka or similar large-scale distributed data systems
  • Experience in software development and automation to run big data systems
  • Experience with developing and implementing complex solutions for Big Data and Data Analytics applications
  • Experience in system deployment and container technology with building, managing, deploying, and release managing Docker containers and container images based on Docker, OpenShift, and/or Kubernetes
  • Experience in developing resilient scalable distributed systems and microservices architecture
  • Experience with various distributed technologies (e.g. Kafka, Spark, CockroachDB, HDFS, Hive, etc.)
  • Experience with stream processing frameworks (e.g. Kafka Streams, Spark Streaming, Flink, Storm)
  • Experience with Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) using Jenkins, Maven, Automake, Make, Grunt, Rake, Ant, GIT, Subversion, Artefactory, and Nexus.
  • Understanding of SDLC processes (Agile, DevOps), Cloud Operations and Support (ITIL) Service Delivery
  • Good knowledge and experience in authentication mechanism with OAuth, knowledge of Vert.x and Spring Boot
  • Experience in SQL Azure and in AWS development
  • Experience with DevOps transformation and cloud migration to one of AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and/or Hybrid/Private Cloud; as well as cloud-native end-to-end solutions, especially their key building blocks, workload types, migration patterns, and tools
  • Experience with monitoring tools and logging systems such as NewRelic, ELK, Splunk, Prometheus, and Graylag
  • With consulting experience, propose competitive and innovative technical solutions that gain client approval and reliably implement agreements
  • Ability to communicate technical ideas in a business-friendly language
  • Interest in modern organizational structure and an agile working environment (SCRUM)
  • Experience in managing experts and projects, such as “Statement of Work” (SOW) negotiations, project initiation, client management, project execution, and implementation
  • Customer-oriented and enjoy working in an international environment in German and English


Contact us

If we have gained your interest, we look forward to receiving your application with an up-to-date CV. We know that you are very busy and therefore do not expect a cover letter. Please use the job title “Principal Consultant Kafka” in the subject line of your application.

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