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(Senior) Java Developer (m/f)





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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 servers 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's exciting StarTrack Newton Platform is the backbone of our PoS business and provides a new generation of Data Backend, Tools and Workflows for our internal users to manage the complex data processing. Furthermore, Newton aims to automate manual tasks as far as possible and also wants to achieve new levels of speed and flexibility for the underlying complex workflows driving operational efficiency for GfK to new levels.

Are you ready for a real big data challenge? Then complete our StarTrack Newton team as our next passionate (Senior) Java Developer (m/f) to join our exciting journey!

As Senior Java Developer you are responsible for the implementation of new features or applications in close collaboration with our business stakeholders and technical architects. As well you'll be responsilbe for the clarification and implementation of the interface to 3rd party workflow engine. You'll be in close collaboration with our colleagues in Bulgaria.

Make a difference every day because you

  • have excellent Java skills and are willing to coach other developers
  • have a proven track record of more than 5 years Java experience
  • have good communication skills both verbally and written in English, German a clear plus
  • have a self-dependent, diligent, well-organized way of working


​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 key essential for us.

In addition, working experience in these technologies is a plus:

  • Git
  • UML
  • Unix / Linux
  • EE / EJB experience, JPA, Hibernate, IntelliJ IDEA
  • Gradle

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.


About us

Having choices is what makes life exciting. Make your choice today and take your future into your own hands. We value skills and talents, and will support your development within our international teams. GfK makes your choice easy as we offer an exciting work environment that brings people together and encourages an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. As a trusted leader in market research present in over 100 countries, we know what makes consumers’ hearts beat—globally and locally. We work on projects for successful companies in virtually every major industry.​


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