Lead Data Engineer

Are you our new Lead Data Engineer? 

You have developed a strong skill set regarding data engineering practices. And you have reached a certain point in your career where you would like to use your knowledge, not only for helping customers but also for guiding and leading project teams. You would like to deliver an essential contribution to professionalizing the data engineering track within Bright Cape. And you are able to create a vision and translate it into action.

We have open positions in Eindhoven and Amsterdam, so choose the location that suits you best! 

How will you help businesses use their data for good?  

Within our multidisciplinary teams, you will guide projects and constantly work on optimizing processes by means of the latest data applications and techniques. In this way, you create value for both our customers and our internal products. 

This is your dream job if: 

  • You have developed a strong foundation in data engineering practices;
  • You want to guide clients to solve their data engineering challenges and create value together with a multidisciplinary team;
  • You enjoy sharing your knowledge and offering guidance to data engineers;
  • You would like to contribute to the vision and strategy of Bright Cape;
  • You value the importance that solutions match the strategic goals of a company;
  • Your ambition is to work with both multinational and medium-sized clients.

You are responsible for 

  • Offering guidance and participating in the execution of projects on (key) customer accounts;
  • Translating client requirements into data platform solutions (most likely cloud- based);
  • Taking the lead of the data engineering team and support across other disciplines;
  • Creating and orchestrating reusable and scalable data pipelines including data quality checks;
  • Monitoring of the data pipelines (e.g., log analytics);
  • Setting standards for data engineering practices and preserving high-quality code.

Ticking off at least 80% of the boxes above? Please continue reading to see our offering and what amazing colleague we are currently looking for! 

We offer 

  • An environment where team spirit is high, where we have an open culture, and where emotional safety, trust, and guidance are paramount; 
  • A 3-month buddy program, where a dedicated Bright Caper will guide and support you from day one and introduce you to our way of working; 
  • Coaching & training, in order to provide continuous development and to boost your impact! An allocated budget for external training & courses next to Bright Academy, our internal training & development plan;
  • An entrepreneurial environment where you can contribute to sustainable operations and innovative products;
  • Bright Cape Foundation, which we are so proud of! We do better by supporting societal and environmental projects with knowledge (in-kind) and additional donations; 
  • E-Mobility Plan offering everybody a shuttle pass for public transport (OV), car- and bicycle sharing, parking, etc;
  • Competitive salary and performance bonus;
  • Flexible working hours; you plan your own schedule in consultation with your client;
  • In addition to the usual vacation days, we also offer more than a good pension scheme;
  • Mobile phone allowance and of course a company laptop;
  • Sustainability committee, to make sure we make the right and sustainable choices for a Bright future;
  • Culture committee, for all our fun (online) events and the legendary Ski-trip! Because we take pleasure in our work very seriously.

You are 

  • Communicative   
  • Problem solver 
  • Entrepreneurial 
  • Analytical 
  • A team player 
  • An inspirational leader 

You have 

  • +/- 7 years of experience in the Data Engineering field; 
  • Experience in setting up and optimizing data pipelines and architectures in the cloud (Azure, AWS, GCP), where experience with Azure is preferred; 
  • An architectural mindset and a solid foundation in data engineering practices; knowledge of data engineering best practices and how to set up a data engineering architecture (in a cloud environment); 
  • Programming experience in one or more scripting/programming languages such as Python, SQL & Pyspark; 
  • Completed a relevant technical academic degree, for example Computer Science, Informatics, Mathematics, Econometrics, or a related field; 
  • Having a vision you would like to share and a commercial attitude. 
  • Experience with deployment and working in a DevOps environment: Docker, Kubernetes, CI/CD, Azure DevOps; 
  • Experienced in working with Databricks, Azure Data Factory, Synapse or Apache Spark 
  • Experience of data manipulation and transformation with querying languages such as SQL; 
  • You speak and write Dutch & English on a professional level.  

 It is a bonus: 

  • If you are a certified Azure Cloud Architect;
  • Experience in setting up both SQL and NoSQL databases; 
  • Experience in setting up custom data connections;
  • Experience with workflow management tools such as Airflow, MLFlow and Luigi. 

Contact us 

Can you check off at least 80% of these boxes too? And are you up for this challenge? Then we would like to meet you! Click on the apply button right away and leave us your motivation and resume. We will contact you soon!

Contact persons: Lindsey van der Lans or Bart Geerts, recruiter. 
Email: l.vanderlans@brightcape.nl or b.geerts@brightcape.nl

Who we are

We are a data consultancy firm located in Eindhoven & Amsterdam with a European reach. We use data science and human-centered design to reach operational excellence for our customers. Explore, Extract, Embed, and Educate is what we do. Explore our customer’s data maturity, Extract value out of our customer’s data, Embed (Bright Cape proprietary) solutions into our customer’s processes & governance, and Educate them to get familiar with data analytics and our solutions. Our main strengths lie in the manufacturing, logistics & warehousing, finance, and banking industries. 

Bottom line: We help companies increase their revenue, diminish their costs, and increase their process efficiency through Data Analytics & Science, Human-Centered Design, and Process Mining. Besides, we are constantly working on various astonishing Europe-wide innovation projects which have led to several innovative products.

Bright Cape employees are very diverse but share their excitement for new opportunities and a positive way of thinking. We also greatly value our quarterly team outings, monthly ‘VrijMiBo’s’, Christmas party, family day, and most of all our yearly ski trip.

Our job application process 

After sending out your application, you can expect the next steps: 

  1. Confirmation of receipt
  2. Review and if selected, an introductory meeting
  3. We have a click? Then we will proceed!
  4. Presentation of your favorite/coolest/ most interesting project, of your reference
  5. Introduction to senior management
  6. We match? Job offer!

Do you have any questions about this vacancy? Get in touch.

Lindsey van der Lans

Bart Geerts (recruiter)

We would like to meet you!

Press 'apply' and share your motivation and resume. We will get in contact with you soon!