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Lead Big Data Software Engineer


Our client is a young, hip, fun and vibrant business with an expanding global footprint and an international personality. They are currently setting up a world-class team engineering team to ensure their ambitious growth plans can be achieved.

How are we going to achieve that?

By constantly growing their world-class engineering team and continuing to invest on building and maintaining a world-class Big Data stack. Want to be a key member of their Amsterdam engineering hub and work in close collaboration with their Data Science and Big Data teams on building the next generation of a Big Data stack, serving both their analytics and product teams.

Sounds exciting? Find out more about this role below and let's transform the future together.

About the Role

Their Big Data teams are at the heart of their effort and an essential ingredient in our client’s aggressive growth plan and vision for the future.

We are looking for a Lead Big Data Systems Engineer to build and lead our client’s nascent Big Data Engineering team in Amsterdam. As a senior member of their engineering team you will have an instrumental role in building the next generation of their Big Data infrastructure, writing tools to monitor and maintain it.

Job Description
  • Work alongside DevOps, Data Science and Big Data Engineering members in Amsterdam and HQ and help design and implement the next generation of their Big Data stack.
  • Lead their Big Data Software Development efforts in Amsterdam, architecting and building production-grade distributed systems based on complex Machine Learning/Data Science methodologies.
  • Monitor, maintain, automate and enhance their Big Data infrastructure using the latest frameworks and tools. Pre-empt and respond to incidents.
  • Employ agile methodologies to maintain a high-quality infrastructure while minimizing operational disruptions.
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Math, Physics or Engineering. Higher degrees in relevant fields are highly appreciated as is considerable experience with Machine Learning, Statistical Analysis, Big Data Analytics in the industry.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in software engineering. Experience in distributed systems, data warehousing or machine learning systems is a plus.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in developing production-grade software using either Big Data or Machine Learning frameworks in order to solve real-world problems.
  • Expert knowledge of UNIX-based systems.
  • The communication skills required to lead a team of Big Data Software Engineers and collaborate with Data Scientists, DevOps and Software Engineers.

What it's nice to have:

  • Proven hands-on experience with Apache Hadoop, Spark, Spark Streaming. Familiarity with Tensorflow or CNTK is a bonus
  • Experience with Message Brokers (e.g. RabbitMQ, Kafka)
  • Extensive knowledge of SQL and relational databases
  • Extensive knowledge of non-relational databases (one or more of MongoDB, Redis, ElasticSearch)
  • Experience in version control (Git preferable)

A great salary and benefits package and tremendous technical and career scope within a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

As part of our client’s dedication to the diversity of our workforce, they committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, colour, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.

Contact Information

Interested? Please send your CV with motivation to Harry de Man - - or call on +31 (0) 70 387 5911

Job details

  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Salary: Competitive package
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 25 Feb 2018
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