leuven

Data Engineers to build modern, impactful data platforms

Solita BelgiumData Engineer – if you want to be challenged by the best talent in Europe, come to work with us!

We are a dynamic team of 25+ friendly tech professionals in Belgium supported by 1000+ Solitans network working in the Nordics and Central Europe. We build data and integration solutions for our customers using whichever modern technology best suits their needs. The most important components in our data projects are cloud-based databases and different data storage methods, such as Snowflake and Amazon Redshift and S3, depending on the project. We develop data architecture based on software development practices and often using agile methods.

Our customers, usually large international corporations, come from various industries (telecom, retail, logistics, banking etc.). Read more about our work.

Read more about your future colleagues in Leuven: Integration Consultant Simon Alen, Cloud & Integration Specialist Thomas Marcelis, Data Engineer & Team Lead Zoë Ehuhu, Integration Specialist Jeroen Wanten, Data Trainee Hamid Khodayari and Senior Data Architect Anaïs Renson.

WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED

  • To design and implement technical solutions that include, for example, data modeling and integrations, data warehousing and cloud-based data pipelines. Simply put, this means handling the entire flow from getting the business requirements, making the dashboards, changing the data models and writing the code or SQL statements.
  • You can use your skills and vision to support the development of our customers’ business. If you wish, you can also work in pre-sales and participate in developing our working methods.

We’re looking for experienced individuals. It doesn’t matter if you don’t feel like a senior yet, we can help you become one.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • We appreciate it if your skillset includes some of the following: data modeling, data warehousing, databases (SQL/NoSQL) and ETL/ELT.
  • You are able to, or willing to learn how to, handle data fluidly (parse, transfer, store, edit) and build data pipelines accordingly
  • You have solid knowledge in at least one programming language – preferably in Python, R, Scala, or Java and knowledge of Agile software development principles.
  • You have the technical expertise to personally execute the solutions you design. Here at Solita, our Data Engineers are working mostly on hands-on projects.
  • Great analytical mindset with excellent communication skills
  • Fluency in English and in one of the native languages: Dutch or French.

You will make us very happy if you also have a grasp of some data products in the cloud (e.g. Snowflake, Databricks, Semarchy) to meet the customer’s business needs. It’s a big advantage if you are familiar with software development or data ops practices, e.g. version control, CI/CD or data (warehouse) automation.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Challenging, impactful projects to work with
  • Nordic work culture of trust, responsibility, and maximum freedom
  • Individual benefit packages that suit your personal needs
  • Learning and career growth opportunities
  • An expert community of 1.000 colleagues across Europe that you can connect with

We believe the diversity of ideas and backgrounds gives us the creativity to be successful in a rapidly changing world. In support of this, we stress equality of opportunity for all qualified individuals in accordance with applicable laws. Decisions on hiring, promotion, development, compensation or advancement are based solely on a person’s qualifications, abilities, experience, and performance.

INTERESTED TO HEAR MORE?

Tell us about yourself and your background in your own words. We want to hear from you and figure out together what works best for us both. Send your application to careers@solita.fi.

There will be two rounds of interviews where you can meet your potential new team members. You will also be given the opportunity to prove your skills with a short assessment, and we will provide constructive feedback on the results.

If you would like to hear more about the position, please contact our Data Team Lead Zoë (zoe.ehuhu@solita.be) or Country Director Joris (joris.haelterman@solita.be).

We are also looking for new Cloud Data Engineers and Integration & API Developers to join our team. If you are a freelancer or want to become one, read more from Friends of Solita.

Solita is a fast-growing digital transformation company driven by tech, data and human insight. Our services range from strategic consulting to service design, digital development, data, AI & analytics, and managed cloud services. Founded in 1996, Solita now employs over 1,000 digital business specialists in Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Germany, Denmark and Belgium to help businesses and societies reinvent themselves with impact that lasts. Apply here

Careers

We’re a community of diverse talent who embrace each others’ (im)perfections

We’re a community of diverse talent who embrace each others’ (im)perfections

If you have either a conventional or unconventional background in technology, strategy or design.

If you care about creating impact that lasts and doing what matters.

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Autonomy & Professionalism

We combine a high-level of autonomy with a culture of caring. We believe that low hierarchies give room for everyone to own their expertise.

Our collective professionalism is built upon co-designed ways of working and leadership principles.

Autonomy 8.7
(Benchmark 8.4)

Autonomy, remote work 9.0
(7.9 Benchmark)

Caring 8.4
(No industry benchmark)

Management support 8.7
(Benchmark 8.3)

We speak up

Our customers appreciate us for speaking up and challenging them to ensure the quality of the end-result.

We exercise internal and external transparency through open dialogue and encourage everyone to do so.

Courage 8.2
(No industry benchmark)

Freedom of opinions 8.6
(8.1 Benchmark)

Passion 8.0
(No industry benchmark)

Experiment, fail & try again

Failure is an option – and a valuable teacher. With a growth mindset and design thinking, we learn, grow and succeed by doing instead of talking.

People join us to be a part of a diverse community of experienced professionals whom they can learn with.

Learning 8.0
(7.3 Benchmark)

Mentoring 8.7
(8.3 Benchmark)

Life and people first

For us, flexibility and freedom mean well-being and productivity.

We’re lucky to choose from ample options: freedom to choose when and where, flexible office space, remote work, family leave mentoring, professional or personal coaching etc.

Flexibility 9.3
(8.1 Benchmark)

Workload 8.3
(7.5 Benchmark)

We are humans, not machines

Some call it hygge, we call it an essential part of Nordic living.

The “big” little moments that matter: relaxed breaks with colleagues or customers, feeling at home and wearing woolly socks, playing a quick game to recharge etc.

Work environment 7.7
(7.5 Benchmark)

Atmosphere in our customer project 8.1
(No industry benchmark)

Easy-going 8.4
(No industry benchmark)