Junior Data Engineer - Flanders Digital

Data
Professional, Freelancer

Cegeka continues to grow! We have set up a new division in our Applications software department for an exciting long-term project with the Flemish Government. Data is the engine of every digital transformation. Do you want to help build a digital Flanders? Then maybe you are our new Data Engineer! 

  • In your role as a Data Engineer, you will work closely with experienced colleagues on Business Intelligence, Big Data and AI projects. These projects are mainly executed in the Microsoft Azure Cloud. 
  • As a Data Engineer, you will help our clients build scalable data platforms and work on projects with their own challenges. 
  • Together with the team you develop the ETL flows needed to retrieve the data from the source systems, transform them according to the predefined business logic, and integrate them in the central data warehouse or offer them on the central data platform. 
  • You are responsible for setting up and configuring a DevOps environment. 
  • You also develop an API that unlocks an AI model and the front end for the AI application. 
  • You deliver testable code, perform unit tests and provide support for performance and system tests. 
  • You document your work and provide sufficient functional and technical metadata. 

What you need to succeed:

  • You have a Bachelor's or Master's degree, preferably in (Business) Computer Science or Business IT & Management or a related field. 
  • You are passionate about data-driven solutions. 
  • You have experience in identifying relevant data sources and are able to access data consistently and structure it clearly. 
  • You can professionalise AI models. 
  • You have experience with data technologies such as, Kafka, airflow, Spark, Hive...as well as with Cloud Development (AWS), specifically cloudformation and CDK. 
  • You can demonstrate experience in the design and/or development of data pipelines or ETL data flows and have already worked with GIT or a similar version control system. 
  • Knowledge of containerisation (e.g. docker) is a plus. 
  • And you have already programmed in Python. 
  • Good communication skills, customer focus and accuracy are also a must. 
  • Finally, you have a good command of the Dutch and English languages. 

What are we offering:

  • Intensive teamwork in an open and dynamic atmosphere where new fresh ideas and initiatives can be launched. 
  • Guidance from the People Manager: You will be guided throughout your professional career by our people managers. This way, you have a point of contact, a personal coach and a sparring partner regarding your career and development. 
  • Learning and sharing knowledge are key, which is why we offer numerous initiatives: innovation centres, reading groups, knowledge sharing meetings, hackatons, participation in conferences and external training courses. 
  • Depending on your own interests and initiatives, Cegeka offers various horizontal and vertical career paths. 
  • In addition to the gross salary, a premium company car with fuel card (electric vehicle or mobility budget also possible), meal vouchers, interesting group and hospitalisation insurance, mobile phone subscription, fixed expense allowance and powerful laptop, we offer flexible working hours and a good work/life balance. 
  • Compose your own remuneration package thanks to our Flex Reward Plan. 
  • You work from a Cegeka office, but also from the agencies of the Flemish Government, combined with home working. 

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.

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