Data Engineer

Permanent employee, Full or part-time · Eindhoven

Job description

Want to work at an innovative, young yet world-famous data & software company?  Are you ready to take ownership of the development and implementation of our data storage and processing infrastructure? Will you bring our data platform to the next level and empower our customers? Then we are definitely looking for you!


Datenna brings mission-critical insights to customers around the world by collecting & analyzing vast quantities of data and identifying patterns and connections within that data. Together with our Data team, you facilitate levelling up many aspects of our business. On the one hand, you empower clients with more insights from better data. On the other hand, you make your Data Scientist colleagues smile by handing them even better tools. As the saying goes, garbage in = garbage out, and we are mining for gold!


Your further responsibilities:

  • Using the appropriate data storage systems for our various requirements. You utilize the strengths of the various types of systems (SQL, NoSQL, key-value stores, document stores, graph databases, etc) to realise the best possible solution;
  • Support in developing a modern and scalable data processing pipeline. This includes assisting in various aspects such as designing, building, optimising, scaling and maintaining it together with the team;
  • You help to ensure that the data which is acquired can be used to the fullest by various stakeholders;
  • Facilitating data acquisition and ingestion;
  • Closely collaborating with machine learning experts, data scientists and business developers, which each have their own requirements.


Who we are looking for? 

  • You have a minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar role; 
  • Your educational background is BA/MSc degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, AI or related;
  • You have professional experience with building scalable data processing pipelines;
  • You have knowledge of the various types of data storage systems available;
  • You adhere to high standards whilst also taking into account the (human/technical) resources that are available;
  • You contribute to help continuously improve our development processes, tools/stacks and methodologies;
  • You keep track of relevant new tools and technologies within the field of Data Engineering/Big Data as they emerge.



What we offer? 

  • Lively office in the technology-hub Eindhoven, 5 minutes walking from CS;
  • A super young and ambitious team;
  • Working-spots that fill your needs;
  • Super-fast internet, state-of-the art equipment and beanbags for chilling;
  • Company provided (healthy) lunch;
  • A competitive salary;
  • A decent number of holidays, pension scheme, commuting allowance and other no-brainers;
  • And of course weekly Thursday-afternoon office-drinks!



About us

At Datenna, we build data-driven intelligence tools for governments to help them close the information gap between China and the rest of the world. Our goal is to create transparency and deliver the world’s best intelligence platforms on the Chinese industry and innovation landscape. Our data and insights are unique in the world and are picked up by international media, for example by the Wall Street Journal and most recently by CNBC, Reuters and FD. For an example of the topics we analyse, have a look at our China-EU FDI Radar. We are open to new ideas and provide an environment that helps you accelerate and develop your professional skills.


When you walk into our office there is a very down-to-earth and easy-going vibe. We work with bright and driven people who are all passionate about their work and the way it contributes to the bigger picture. Furthermore, working together as a team, Thursday afternoon drinks and lunch (that Datenna provides) makes it a real community on its own. 





About us

Datenna is the world’s leading provider of science, innovation and industry data on China. We strive to minimise the information imbalance between China and the rest of the world. By helping governments be better informed about the Chinese market, better policy decisions can be made and uninformed decision making can be avoided. 

In order to realise this, we use automated data curation processes and algorithms to standardise, correct, link and translate millions of data points. This results in the creation of multiple data platforms that are used daily to make decisions on important China-related topics, such as allow foreign investments or not. 

As more and more governments are using our platforms, we are expending to meet their demands and to realise the creation of even better data platforms. To achieve this, we are looking for experts who thrive in a quick-paced and innovative work environment. 

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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