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Data engineer in Software development, Computer science – Maastricht, Netherlands, 2022

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The Brightlands Institute for Smart Society (BISS) invites applications for a Data engineer position at Maastricht University (UM), in the Netherlands, 2022

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General Info

Position: Data engineer
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: 5230 Euro/Month

Brightlands Institute for Smart Society (BISS)

Maastricht University (UM), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

  • 3+ years experience in software development
  • BSc (or higher) in computer science or equivalent.
  • Fluent in English (better than IELTS 7, CEFR C1, or equivalent) and have strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Expertise in data processing and ETL tooling, cleaning, and harmonization
  • Knowledge of both relational and no-SQL (e.g. knowledge graph) database design, creation, and maintenance
  • Passion for open and re-usable (FAIR) data
  • Proficient in programming languages supporting the data engineering and machine learning workflow (such as Python, Java, JavaScript)
  • Expertise in version control systems (e.g. Git repositories) and knowledge of CI/CD platforms
  • Knowledge of the predictive modeling and the machine learning workflow/pipeline, or experience in business intelligence
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a high degree of professionalism
  • Experience in software development project management
  • Broad interest in scientific research and in supporting the research process

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Design, document, implement and maintain efficient code, software, and large-scale databases to support data science research using standard methodologies and good practices
  • Collaborative design and implement ETL processes and data processing pipelines including data cleaning, data acquisition, data integration, data quality testing, data indexing, and persistent access interfaces and co-develop (and implement) FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data infrastructures
  • Develop software supporting the ETL process and FAIR data infrastructures
  • Join various projects and sub-teams and interact with outside parties set in research, society, and the commercial world
  • Contribute and/or lead to reporting of results in scientific workshops, conferences, and journals
  • Opportunity to learn the latest technologies and apply them in new projects

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: AT2022.68

Application Procedure

Basic documents required for the application

About the Department/Section/Group

The Brightlands Institute for Smart Society (BISS) aims to empower people and organizations through the socially responsible application of digital technologies. You will work with BISS’ research teams to design and develop software solutions that will support scientific projects, where main responsibilities include the design and implementation of data architectures and infrastructures that enable efficiently (re-)use of data, advice on how data might be used more appropriately, implementing user-facing applications, and end-to-end data flow.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

  • We offer a rewarding career at a young university in the heart of Europe, with a distinctly global perspective and a strong focus on innovative research and education.
  • The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO), supplement with local UM provisions. For more information on terms of employment, please visit our website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > About UM > Working at UM
  • The salary depends on qualifications and work experience, with a maximum of € 5230 per month, based on a full-time appointment (38 hours/week). On top of this, there is an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance.
  • ·We offer an attractive package of fringe benefits such as reduction on collective health insurance, substantial leave arrangements, parental leave packages, attractive retirement benefits, and application for attractive fiscal arrangements for employees from abroad;
  • 38 hours per week (less is a possibility with a minimum of 30,4 hours a week)
  • The duration of the appointment is 2 years, subject to evaluation and funding, the position is eligible for extension.
  • We provide a stimulating, collaborative and interdisciplinary work environment with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development;
  • If in the candidate’s interest, we are willing to explore the possibility to join the Ph.D. program at UM
  • Maastricht University has an excellent international reputation, and Maastricht itself is a beautiful, open-minded city located in the center of Western Europe.

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Contact details

Please apply via Academic Transfer. We hope to fill this position as soon as possible. If you have any questions about BISS or the role, feel free to contact Judith Kamalski, BISS’ Managing Director.

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