Lead Data Engineer

  • Job category IT
  • Employment Fulltime
  • Reference number VAC-10026560
  • Location Eindhoven
  • Contract type Secondment with contracting
  • Industry Banking & Insurance

About this vacancy

As Lead Data Engineer at our Client, you will be responsible for the realization of their innovative data platform solutions and you will be the pioneer when it comes to the technical and organizational developments of this field. You like a pragmatic approach, take team members and other colleagues with you in the solution and enjoy getting your feet in the mud yourself. You do not lose sight of relevant laws and regulations, customer requirements and the architecture and quality frameworks.

Job description

In this role, you will bring meaning to colleagues by using your expertise in data engineering. You will do this within a multidisciplinary Scrum team in which you will take ownership of the data platform. To this end, there are numerous opportunities. For example, The Client is currently working on the migration of business-critical data to Azure Synapse as well as the implementation and data retrieval of a new insurance system. In addition, they reserve 20% of the available time for innovation and improvements.

As Lead Data Engineer, you will work within a team consists of 11 data professionals, consisting of team members with diverse backgrounds, specialisms and experience levels. the Client works with many different applications and numerous internal and external data sources. And are also in the middle of the transition to data-driven working. As a result, team forms a central pivot within the organization. Together, they realize innovative solutions for their members, internal users and external stakeholders via 2-week sprints.

In the daily stand-up, you discuss from your expert role what you are going to tackle that day, where you can help your team members and whether there are still impediments that need to be solved. With your experience and expertise, you are a sparring partner and source of information for your colleagues. You not only have an eye for the end result, but also for how this is achieved: future-proof, according to the agreed quality framework and in an efficient manner. You have an eye for the needs within the team and the organization and know how to dose change and improvement correctly.

As Lead Data Engineer, you know how to find the balance between market developments and what is going on within the organization, and you proactively translate these into frameworks and guidelines, solution directions and roadmaps. You then ensure that these are implemented by coaching team members and providing hands-on support where necessary. You do this while dealing with a large number of stakeholders.

  • You are co-responsible for the data platform
  • You act proactively to realise future-proof solutions
  • You monitor developments and convert them into concrete improvement initiatives
  • You coach and support team members in implementing these initiatives
  • You contribute hands-on when the situation calls for it
  • You know how to convince team members, colleagues and management where necessary


Our client is an insurance company and provide meaningful work. This requires a number of characteristics and values; Committed, Integrity and Entrepreneurship.

Offer description

Our Client is characterized by open communication, an informal atmosphere, good internal cooperation and giving meaning to your work. In collaboration with IT, Business and Suppliers, they work towards shared goals. As a team, they work in the office two days a week as standard. The other days you are free to decide where you work.

Candidate profile

From your market knowledge of innovative solutions and leadership skills you steer towards solution and realization. You experiment with new methods and find your own way within the organization. You can think conceptually, you are analytical and strong in logical structuring. Together with the leads in other domains, you are able to transform the architecture and vision in the field of data for complex chain issues into a chain-wide solution. You have excellent coaching skills; observing, energetic, inspiring, motivating and daring as well as excellent communication; listening, naming, addressing and complimenting. You have an eye for what is left unsaid, you are not afraid of resistance and you can switch easily as a connector at any level in the organization. You are a go-getter, naturally curious about the opinions of others and you dare to ask critical questions with a view to improvement. You have an energetic and positive attitude.

  • You have an Bachelor/Master Degree and work and thinking level
  • You have at least 5 years of relevant work experience in a senior or lead data engineering role
  • You have experience with the Azure data stack (Azure Data Factory, Azure Synapse, Azure DevOps), SQL, reporting tools (PowerBI, Tableau) and Agile working
  • You have experience with data modeling (Datavault), DevOps, security, relevant laws and regulations and regulators (such as AVG)