Big Data Engineer in Utrecht


Providing our customers better and more service and services by leveraging data.

This is how you help our customers
Your job is to put a surge of streaming customer behavior and torrents of network and content data to work for our customers and business stakeholders. As a Big Data engineer, you collaborate with business users, data scientists and other tribe members to design and develop solutions that generate new actionable insights. Together with your squad members, you work on complex and challenging projects to make data sources accessible, integrate and present data that’s fit for purpose. All of this comes naturally to you, thanks to your excellent communication skills combined with a pragmatic approach and keen sense of humor.

Of course, we don’t have to explain data engineering to you; you can practically code in your sleep. Which is the level of expertise required to integrate our solutions seamlessly. You are part of a large organization, with many complex data sources that need to be integrated so that we can comprehend our customers. Based on our data and analytics we improve our customer service and products.

This is how you do it

  • Large scale data processing using big data frameworks
  • By creating reusable Python/ Scala code
  • By using the right technologies which fit their purpose
  • Documenting your work, so that we can retrace your logic
  • Helping to improve existing Big Data solutions and technology
  • Working closely together with your squad members
  • Prioritizing and planning your work
  • Coaching engineers who are less experienced

You fortify
VodafoneZiggo positions all data activities in a central Data & Insights Tribe. Our 200+ data specialists come from different backgrounds and cultures and work together in five business domains. As a perceptive data engineer, you contribute to innovation, big data and data privacy initiatives within VodafoneZiggo. Analytical, results-driven and energetic are the characteristics that bind us. We inspire each other and are genuinely passionate about our profession. And there is considerable leeway to shape your job yourself.

VodafoneZiggo is a powerful combination of two leading Dutch organizations. We joined forces in January 2017 and together we further increased our success in the Netherlands. As a communications provider, we offer our customers the best in entertainment, mobile and fixed-line phone service and internet. Our products and services inspire people, businesses and society to connect. Whether on the road, at home or at work.

We are over 8,000 employees strong. All our colleagues are brimming with energy and socially engaged. Proud of what we accomplish and the people that make it possible. We are conscientious to provide space for everybody to develop and take advantage of opportunities. To do so, we share three values: Open Up, Team Up and Step Up. These represent thinking positively, listening to and learning from each other, with a focus on collaboration, plus a penchant for thinking and acting out of the box. That calls for people who dare to transcend their comfort zone and face challenges with a welcoming smile. Does that resonate with you? Let’s meet up!

You have it
The knack to understand information requirements and translate them into a technical solution. You make connections with colleagues and internal customers effortlessly and thanks to your communication skills you convey and gather information where needed. Your grasp of operational processes and pragmatic attitude in a complex organization serve you well in this position. And because you are used to working in multidisciplinary project teams and under time pressure, you maintain your composure in every situation. This position as Big Data engineer at VodafoneZiggo further requires:

  • A Master degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Data Science or any other related field.
  • 7+ years of programming experience (Python, Scala, etc).
  • 5+ years of Big Data experience and deep understanding and application of modern data processing technology stacks (Hadoop, Spark, Hive, HBase, Kafka, etc.).
  • Deep understanding of streaming data architectures and technologies for real-time and low-latency data processing.
  • Experience with data pipeline and workflow management tools such as Oozie or Airflow.
  • Ability to drive adoption of Data Engineering best practices and sharing your knowledge.
  • Experience with deployments and provisioning automation tools (Ansible, Docker, CI/CD, Kubernetes, Cloudformation or Helm charts).
  • Knowledge on best practices for working in cloud environments, preferably with handson experience on AWS.

Good to have

  • 3+ years Telecom experience.
  • Experience working with Data Science deployments and exposure to Machine Learning techniques.
  • Knowledge about data warehouses, technical architectures and data structures.
  • Experience in an agile/DevOps environment.

You deserve it

Based on a 40-hour work week at VodafoneZiggo, you can count on:

  • A gross salary between € 4.445,23 and € 6.350,32 per month, with potential for growth and an attractive bonus scheme
  • An ambitious employer, who recognizes that when you develop, VodafoneZiggo develops. Which is why we offer education and training opportunities and provide possibilities to take your next career step(s) here, too
  • 20 days paid vacation, with an option to buy up to 40 additional days off
  • You also receive a monthly Benefit Budget of 14,95% of your gross salary; you can use this to put money aside for vacation plans, save up additional sabbatical leave, buy extra days off, or you can simply take the cash. The choice is yours!
  • You get a voucher for a phone, and (of course) a Vodafone subscription to go with it. Which you are also welcome to use for private calls.
  • As an ambassador of our organization, you obviously get discounts on Vodafone and Ziggo products
  • With an eye to your retirement, we offer a pension scheme that also allows you to save for extra retirement income
  • We offer an NS-Business Card of your choice, including the option of a 1st class train pass that you can also use privately
  • If you want, you can work for us part-time
  • Flexibility: work when and where you perform at your best
  • A great office environment, directly adjacent to Utrecht Central Station. Our Central Office is a work and meeting space for colleagues as well as customers, complete with an Experience Center and store
  • We value social impact. You can take part in several initiatives in this area, during work time. For example the Online Masters program, in which you teach kids how to navigate the digital world responsibly
  • We also offer good (financial) arrangements if you find yourself going through a rough patch, such as our disability plan
  • And we offer discounts on health insurance, sports memberships, day care and more

You’ll do it
Are you in? Are you the Data Engineer we’re looking for to provide our customers better and more services by leveraging data? Click on the apply button to get in touch.

Questions? Sanne van der Meer (corporate recruiter) will be happy to answer them, 

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