Data Engineer

La Hulpe, Walloon Region, Belgium · Data Science expand job description ↓


Agilytic is looking for passionate and entrepreneurial Data Engineers to tackle complex technological projects in our most challenging assignments.

Our company is based in the south-east vicinity of Brussels, Belgium, but we work on assignments anywhere in Belgium and France.

As a Data Engineer, you will play a key role in preparing the big data infrastructure that will be used by our Data Scientists in the delivery of our projects.

The data engineer will be coached by a senior expert to grow the technical and business skills to manage his/her projects quickly.

You will be trusted to

  • Conceive and build data architectures
  • Integrate data sources
  • Ensure data are easily accessible and that their exploitation is performing as requested, even in highly scalable circumstances
  • Optimise data ecosystems' performance
  • Execute ETL (extract/transform/load) processes from complex data sets
  • Create large data warehouses fit for further reporting or advanced analytics


We are looking for strong candidates with the following academic and professional experiences:

  • A Master in Informatics, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or another quantitative discipline
  • Strong affinity with data science in general and big data platforms in particular
  • Familiarity with different types of databases, SQL and noSQL
  • At least 2 years experience with parallel platforms (Hadoop, Cloudera...)
    • Experience in design, implementation, monitoring and exploitations of data stored on parallel servers
  • Technical expertise in
    • Distributed systems architecture
    • Data pipeline management
    • Large data storage architecture
  • Programming languages requirements
    • Scala: required
    • Python, R, C, C++ and/or C# are a plus
    • Spark: nice to have

Other requirements

  • Fluency in English and French, Dutch being a plus
  • Driving licence: type B (car in Belgium) or similar
  • Eligibility to work in Belgium and the European Union (please be aware that we cannot provide with relocation support)

We are also looking for the following attributes

  • Desire to be among the first employees of a growing structure, to help us shape our organisation in the future
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organise, analyse and interpret large amounts of data to underline the relevant information regarding a specific business objective
  • Problem-solving mindset
  • Innate care about work quality
  • Ability to interact at all levels, from the front-line staff to the executive team, with data experts and non-experts alike
  • Curiosity about new techniques and tools, eagerness to always keep learning


We aim at creating a work environment that allows you to do great work, grow your skill set and, most importantly, be happy while doing it.

  • Competitive Remuneration Package: We offer a competitive remuneration package, complete with a company car, fuel card, phone subscription, laptop, meal vouchers, etc.
    There is also a variable remuneration component based on client satisfaction/longevity and your contribution to our business development efforts.
  • Training Roadmap: We’ll will draft together a training roadmap, taking into consideration our internal competencies as well as your interests.
  • Data For Good: On top of your holidays, we also offer you the possibility to spend a week working your data magic for a cause you care about. These five days will count as normal working days with us, but your week won’t be billed to our non-profit partner. Some conditions apply (e.g. has to be a recognised non-profit based in Belgium), but hopefully, you’ll take this opportunity to tackle other meaningful challenges.
  • Supportive Structure And Transparency: What we don’t have in scale (yet), we’ll make it up with flexibility, support and transparency. We will be there for you, every step of the way.
  • Modern Tools: Tools are a means to an end. We want them to help you do your best work, not become a bottleneck. That’s why you can expect up-to-date hardware and software tools so that you (hopefully) never have to swear at your computer.
  • Oh, And A Little Bit Of Fun Too…: We take our work very seriously, but we’re not afraid to laugh at ourselves. Life is too short.
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