Product Manager - Data Engineering

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Berlin, Germany (10117)


BackMarket is the number one European (and soon global) marketplace specializing in the sale of fully refurbished tech devices.

Job Description

Back Market is the world’s leading refurbished electronics marketplace with a team of more than 650, powering operations in 16 countries (and counting!).

Back Market is undergoing meteoric growth and has raised $884 million, with a valuation of $5.7 billion. Our mission is simple: empowering people to buy tech sustainably by offering folks a high quality, accessible, and more eco-friendly alternative to buying new electronics. Why? Refurbished tech helps lower our collective environmental impact.

Be part of a great and growing adventure that will change the way the world consumes tech.

About the job

Can you build bridges between both business & tech data needs and the data engineering world? Can you translate data needs into reliable, high-performance, robust, flexible and secure data infrastructures and tools? Do you want to have a meaningful impact through your job? Here is your opportunity.

As a Data Engineering Product Manager, you will work on a daily basis with our Data Engineering squads (data collect, data prepare and data serve). You will collaborate closely with the Business Intelligence teams as well as Seller and Customer tribes in order to drive and optimize Back Market data infrastructures and tools from a product perspective (understanding users’ needs and market’s standards, identifying problems and opportunities, guiding product development from inception to build & delivery). 


  • Within the Product Data team, you will be the entry point for other teams to understand the short, medium and long term data priorities (from ingestion to consumption) to help Back Market growth both on Customer and Seller sides. 
  • You will liaise with all counterparts (data analyst, data scientists, web analysts, third parties etc.) and different squads to ensure that your product fits perfectly Back Market data needs.
  • You will be in charge of creating (in collaboration with business stakeholders), maintaining and delivering (in collaboration with the engineering manager) prioritized features and business enablers in order to continuously improve both internal and external data experiences
  • You use common sense. You have a strategic but simple vision of your product. You don't try to reinvent the wheel. For you, the product must amplify the value of business expectations
  • You have an analytical mind,and an analytics or engineering background. Monitoring our key performance indicators / being able to define targeted increments is part of your daily life. Data is your secret weapon to better frame and measure the quality of our features and increments.
  • You will be the daily partner of our Head of Data and our Engineering Manager. Thanks to your ownership, you know how to adjust priorities if necessary, communicate, work closely with engineers to ensure our quality standards and respect our commitments
  • You are able to communicate on the risks and impact of proposed changes, and anticipate potential problems
  • You will show initiative to create and animate our different agile rituals. You know how to question your own operational mode as well as that of the team
  • You are ready to follow and accompany the change, from a team organization point of view, work methods, pace of delivery etc. 

  • A strong experience (3 years and more) as a PM in an Agile environment on data related issues. Bonus points if you had a data engineer or data scientist experience.
  • You have a technical, analytical or scientific educational background (e.g. business information technology, data science) or comparable professional experience
  • You have (data) product management experience in an agile environment (Scrum, Kanban, etc.) and you are able to shape data product discovery and delivery according to lean/agile principles
  • You have no problem with navigating ambiguous situations and have a profound problem solver attitude using data and the user at the center of all your thoughts
  • Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills help you in building strong relationships and handling business stakeholders and top management expectations
  • You are rigorous, humble, curious and proactive. Team spirit is essential for you;
  • English is a no brainer, we are an international team.

    - A meaningful job: through hard work, you will help avoid thousands of tons of electronic waste and fight against planned obsolescence. It counts!

    - An attractive salary, equity, multiple benefits (meal tickets, health insurance, etc...), parental benefits, relocation package, internal events, etc… 

    - Be in an environment where you can make a difference: you will have the freedom to innovate and adopt new ideas!

    - Grow your career with a flexible career path, Back Market can help you evolve!

    - A booming scale-up: our environment is rapidly growing in Europe, the USA and in Asia!

    - We embrace work life balance which includes flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home. 

    - A lot of fun: you will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, open-minded and friendly environment.  

    Back Market is an Equal Opportunity Employer for any minority, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

    Additional Information

    • Contract Type: Full-Time
    • Location: Berlin, Germany (10117)
    • Experience: > 3 years