Head of IT Services & Infrastructure

  • DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga
  • Köln, Germany
  • 04 Jun, 2021
Full time Digital Leadership & Management Stadia & Operations

Job Description

The Bundesliga is one of the world’s most successful sports leagues being a social institution in Germany since 1963 with brand awareness levels of 99% and millions of enthusiastic fans all around the world.

The main task of DFL Digital Sports GmbH is the production of media content in order to promote the Bundesliga brand internationally. Based in Cologne, the DFL Digital Sports GmbH produces and publishes media content via a variety of digital platforms. This includes production of content for international markets and the implementation of the league’s own platforms. 

For our team in Cologne, Germany we are looking for a

 Head of IT Services & Infrastructure (m/f/d) 


Here’s what’s waiting for you on the pitch:

  • Responsible for overall IT department and continuous delivery of a stable working IT environment
  • Leading the IT team following our corporate values & leadership principles and overall responsibility for the regarding OKRs
  • Management of the IT team both from a quality and budget perspective
  • Sourcing of external vendors and support in recruitment of new personnel of the IT team
  • Primary point of contact to various internal divisions, business groups, and third parties and proactive management of the regarding contracts
  • Prioritization and structuring of internal and external issues and demands
  • Active contribution to the short- and long-term strategic planning of the IT strategy within the DFL
  • Project management of IT projects in order to define operational support models and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for new IT services

Here’s what should be in your sports bag:

  • Commercial apprenticeship with IT reference, or B.Sc. degree in Business Informatics, or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in a comparable position
  • Familiarity with MS Office 365
  • Well-founded knowledge of different operating systems (Windows, OS X, Linux)
  • Experience with Azure and AWS Cloudformation desirable
  • A high level of responsibility and teamwork
  • Transparent communication and proactive approach to your colleagues and external service providers
  • Passion for bits and bytes
  • Very good German and good English skills

As an ideal candidate you:

  • Have a strong interest in learning and developing yourself and your team, bringing in your creativity and curiosity
  • Are a great team player looking forward to work in a highly motivated team and agile environment
  • Show empathy to put yourself in the customers’ shoes
  • Are really good in managing internal and external stakeholders
  • Are self-motivated with a hands-on mentality
  • Can proudly state that Respect & Appreciation is part of your daily work life

What we offer:

  • A modern new work environment with agile methods (e.g. SCRUM & Kanban), OKR framework, design thinking approach.
  • Exciting and diverse tasks in the Bundesliga environment
  • The opportunity to work autonomously in a growing, international organization
  • A modern office space and flexible working environment
  • Company pension plans from the 1st day
  • On-the-job and off-the job trainings (optional)