Big Data Engineer

Data
Professional, Freelancer

Do you enjoy working project-based and you have a vast experience with Scala and Spark? Would you like to be part of a rapidly growing, dynamic, no-nonsense and passionate team? If your answer is Yes, Cegeka has the right challenge for you! Cegeka is a leading ICT company that offers quality solutions to its clients. We always strive for tailor-made solutions: the best fit that helps our clients achieve their objectives. At the same time, we are looking for the ideal fit for our team.  In addition to experience and ambitions, competencies and character are essential for us as well. Cegeka continuously invests in Talent Management so that employees can reach their highest potential. Data Solutions is one of Cegeka's 5 business lines. We manage and carry out various projects  for our clients, such as Business Intelligence, Data Engineering, Big Data and AI and we do it with a pragmatic and easy-to-understand approach, enabling our customers a successful data-driven approach. The vast experience of our specialists, advanced methodology and feedback from our clients make Cegeka an ideal long-term partner for our clients, business partners and employees. We want to strengthen the Data-Solutions team, we are looking for an experienced Big Data Engineer with a good knowledge of Scala and Spark. 

  • Our projects include expansion and maintenance of the data pipeline from CSV files and SQL Server, via HDFS to SQL Server and Azure Blob Storage;
  • Development and maintenance of jobs in Scala to collect internal and external data (Google Maps, Google BigQuery Storage, Microsoft Graph API, ...) in HDFS and/or SQL Server and migration of the local cluster to Azure Cloud.
  • You are structured and analytical, can easily make abstractions and have a problem-solving approach.
  • Thanks to your coaching skills you know how to motivate other project members to reach a higher level.
  • Innovation and knowledge sharing are high on our agenda! 
  • We are constantly looking for modernization and improvement for our clients, therefore you will get plenty of opportunities to actively participate in challenging innovation projects.
  • You will be part of a tight-knit, driven and passionate team which makes work pleasant and fun. 

What you need to succeed:

  • You have extensive knowledge of Scala & Spark and experience with Linux, Jenkins and HDFS. Knowledge of Kafka is a big advantage.
  • You have a bachelor or master’s degree, preferably in the field of (Business) Informatics or Business IT & Management or a related field.
  • Problem-solving skills and a flexible, independent and collegial attitude.
  • You are communicative, customer-oriented and you work accurately.
  • You are fluent in both Dutch and English.
  • You will work at our offices in Hasselt, Gent, Leuven or Antwerp, combined with your home office.

What are we offering:

  • We offer you a fun, challenging job with opportunities for horizontal and vertical growth.
  • You will be part of a fast growing, dynamic and passionate team where it is pleasant to work.
  • You will receive an attractive salary commensurate with your experience and you can enjoy extra-legal benefits (meal vouchers, hospital and group insurance, representation allowance, cell phone subscription, etc.). You will have a premium company car at your disposal.
  • In addition to 20 days legal leave, you are entitled to 12 recovery days per year.
  • Cegeka invests heavily in learning & development. 

Aspire to more: our promise to you!

At Cegeka you get all the opportunities you need to develop further as a professional. Together we discover what you really want to do for our clients and colleagues. We would like to invite you to grow with us. In an unprecedented variety of challenging and meaningful IT projects. Make your mark on projects with interesting customers where we can make the difference. Aspire to more!


We are always working together here. Intensively, with lots of fun and commitment. It is a culture driven by family values: full of trust, people-oriented, open, loyal and respectful. We offer a lot of freedom and responsibility. We want you to be part of the next phase of a proud, successful, fast-growing, innovative, European IT company full of ambitions.

Application flow

Do you have any questions about this role?

Let's connect.