Senior 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 Senior Data Engineer, you function as a knowledge beacon within the team and you take other team members in tow. 
  • You work on Business Intelligence, Big Data and AI projects. These projects may or may not be implemented in the Microsoft Azure Cloud. 
  • You help our customers 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. 
  • If necessary, you will be 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 proven experience as a data engineer in the design and/or development of ETL data flows and/or data pipelines. 
  • You have experience in defining and creating dashboards/reports/visualisation possibilities and you have insight into the possibilities in terms of reporting via Microstrategy. 
  • You have experience with ODI/Oracle BI, SAS, Apache NiFi, Python, Kafka, Apache spark and/or other tools. 
  • Knowledge of CDP (Cloudera data platform) in a data & analytics context is an asset. 
  • You are familiar with the Agile/Scrum methodology and can apply it. 
  • You bring with you a thorough knowledge of database programming languages such as PL-SQL, as well as knowledge of other databases and you are able to deal with unstructured data and large data volumes. 
  • You have knowledge of DWH and data modelling as well as experience in tuning large data warehouses. 
  • You are familiar with the concept of event-driven architecture and know better than anyone what this means in terms of data. 
  • You have good communication skills, customer focus and accuracy are also a must. 
  • In addition, you work independently, in a structured way, take ownership and are result-driven. 
  • You have a good command of the Dutch and English languages. 
  • And you have a master's degree (computer science, economics, business engineering, policy informatics, mathematics, physics, engineering, etc.) or bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent through experience. 

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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