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Product Manager SDK & API (m/w) at DFL Digital Sports GmbH (Köln, Germany)

The DFL DS is the digital excellence center of the DFL group leading the digital activities of the Bundesliga. To scale our products and services globally and grow our international user base, we require a Product Manager for our SDK & API. This is a unique opportunity to help guide a new product through to launch and beyond.

Our SDK enables 3rd parties and internal teams to build products based on the Bundesliga’s content and data streams.   

The responsibilities

  • Responsibility for our SDK as a product

  • Working with development team to create a product driven methodology to determine how APIs are created and validated

  • Establishing standards and processes for publication and distribution of the SDK

  • Planning the product roadmap with milestones

  • Product owner in an agile, cross-functional team

  • Working closely with developers, editors and other stakeholders

  • Observing the market and driving product development strategies

  • Analysing data sources to define the direction of product development

  • Conducting research and communicating with partners to improve our offering

  • Managing product budget and monitoring cost-effectiveness of all offerings

  • Establish communication channels with users to get feedback on SDK enhancements

  • Establishing KPIs and monitoring performance metrics

  • Establishing SLA and operational standards in cooperation with other teams

  • Communicating SDK strategy and status across the DFL group


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  • Excellent written and spoken English

  • Interest in researching, learning and implementing Product Development techniques

  • Thorough understanding of software development processes and API/SDK usage

  • Deep understanding of how to read data and use analytics to drive decision making

  • Experienced in working with 3rd parties, in particular B2B and software vendors

  • Strong hands-on mentality with entrepreneurial skills

  • A solid understanding of agile principles (i.e. Scrum and Kanban)

  • 4+ years’ experience working in the digital space

  • At least 2 years experience in software development with exposure to various APIs/SDKs

  • Broad experience across different platforms, mobile, web, TV, wearables

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in BDD

  • Knowledge in web APIs, preferably Swagger / OpenAPI

  • Development background

  • Understanding of modern QA techniques

  • Previous experience building or publishing SDKs

  • Experience with cloud services, preferably AWS

The position is for an initial 2-year period. Occasional work on match days is required outside standard office days/hours. 

Please apply with your curriculum vitae and covering letter stating the start date exclusively by e-mail to We also accept anonymous applications.

DFL German Football League GmbH  
Human Resources - Recruiting 

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