Vacature Lead Data Engineer Amsterdam Scala, Spark | Neo4J, Cassandra, Spark, ElasticSearch, AWS | Insane Amounts of Real-Time Data Offering Unparalleled Insights | Up to € 109.000

Your job: Lead Data Engineer Amsterdam

  • Do you love product development on real time ML-powered insights/recommendation systems with 300 trillion+ calculations with a global impact in academia and medical research?
  • Are you a strong hand-on technical leader and would you love to lead a data driven development team to work on amazing product features while transitioning to a microservices architecture?
  • How about being able to work with Scala, Spark, Neo4J, Cassandra, Kafka, AWS and ElasticSearch, while enjoying working from home, very flexible working times and amazing benefits?

Wait no longer, this is the job you have been waiting for!

Your employer: The Global Player in Offering Unparallel Real-Time Insights within Scientific and Medical Research

If you love software engineering, data engineering, impactful, non-trivial work while working with highly intelligent and passionate colleagues, for an organization with a global impact you have come to the right place! This Real-Time Data insight Powerhouse is a household name within their industry and has some of the advanced data teams on the face of the planet. Their leading software products enable key figures within science, medical and government to make the best decisions they can, through advanced insights and recommendations. Something that especially in these times is crucial!

Due to continuous demand for their data products they are investing heavily. Hiring more great engineers to join, moving to a microservices setup, removing technical depth, and continuously enhancing the features of their market-leading product to be able to answer questions that have not even been asked yet!

Working here means you are part of something special! Both in sense of the impact you have on the planet as well as being part of their culture. On top of that you get solid benefits: flexible working hours, very flexible working from home possibilities, buying stock with a discount, big training budgets, free gym and discount on health insurance as well as a discount on electronics for personal use.

The role: Lead Data Engineer Amsterdam Scala Spark

In your role as Lead Data Engineer Amsterdam Scala Spark you will lead one of the key Amsterdam based multidisciplinary (backend, data, frontend) product teams. You will get the chance to help work away technical depth, move to a microservices setup, enhance the impressive real time data product and increase the independence of the squads as they are into smaller autonomous teams.

You bite down on challenges around performance, implementing algorithms and even better usage of data. All while the data sources are continuously increasing. You will get to lead one of the international development teams to work on these real time ML powered systems that are able to answer highly intelligent questions on the fly by processing over 300 trillion calculations in real-time.

Growth perspective:

As the Amsterdam teams are growing quickly you have the chance to quickly grow into the role of development manager of the Amsterdam office, leading multiple multidisciplinary development teams that all play a fundamental role within scientific and medical research!

What is required?

  • 5+ years of hands-on professional development experience
  • Experience within an environment that crunches (real-time) data for insights
  • Technical leadership experience
  • A solid understanding of distributed platforms
  • Professional experience with Java or Scala + Spark
  • Experience with graph databases like Neo4J is a big plus
  • Experience with Cassandra (or other NoSQL solutions), Kafka and/or ElasticSearch is a big plus
  • Experience working on public cloud is a big plus
  • Experience moving towards a microservices environment is a plus

What is offered?

  • Between € 81.093 to € 99.200 + 10% bonus = € 89.202 to € 109.120 per year, based on knowledge and added value
  • flexible working hours + working from home possibilities
  • stock purchase plan with 10% discount
  • 5% discount on health Insurance
  • discount on Dell and Apple products
  • Solid pension
  • € 100 per month for your home office
  • access to over 400 training courses, videos, and books
  • several online management and leadership development programs + career scans
  • 2x per year possibility to enroll into the career roadshow
  • 27 holidays per year
  • disability insurance
  • 2 days per year for volunteer work
  • 16 weeks of maternity leave
  • 4 weeks of family care leave
  • free gym facilities in the Amsterdam office
  • 1x per amazing year end of year party
  • every 5 years being able to go on unpaid sabbatical for 3 to 6 months

Would you love to play a fundamental role in further global research within academia and medicine?


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