Data Engineer (32-40 hours per week)

You are

As a Data Engineer, you are dynamic and skilled in data engineering and Microsoft technologies. You are empathetic and analytical, always willing to understand others. You are pragmatic and can make the strategic translation for the long term. You are proactive in following and anticipating trends, always ready to innovate and inspire others in a rapidly changing world.


Your duties will include

  • Design, develop and implement data solutions based on Microsoft’s Fabric technologies such as Azure Data Lake Storage, Azure Databricks, Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Data Factory and Azure Cosmos DB.
  • Build and maintain data pipelines for collecting, transforming and loading data from various sources.
  • Collaborate with researchers, data scientists, analysts and other stakeholders to understand data needs and deliver solutions that meet their requirements.
  • Identify and resolve data quality, consistency and integrity issues.
  • Manage, administer and operationalize data infrastructures and processes, contributing to a robust and scalable data infrastructure for data-driven decision making.


Your profile

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Data Engineering, Computer Science or a related field or experience.
  • Demonstrated experience designing, developing and implementing data solutions using Microsoft’s Fabric technologies.
  • In-depth knowledge of Cloud-based data storage, processing and analytics, preferably on the Azure platform.
  • Experience building data pipelines and data analytics.
  • Strong programming skills, preferably in languages such as SQL, Python, R, Scala, or C#.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work independently in a dynamic environment.
  • Good communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • You have a good command of both the Dutch and English languages (verbal and written).


What we offer

  • An independent position within a professional and informal compact team.
  • A collegial working environment in a modern and sustainable building with the possibility of working remotely.
  • A workplace where you will have ample opportunity to work on your network and knowledge through contact with application providers and the use of a training budget.
  • Required training and personal development opportunities.
  • An excellent salary of € 4,243 – € 5,907 including Flexible Working Conditions Budget of 22.11%. In addition, we have the ABP pension plan (70% of which is contributed by the employer) and we are affiliated with the Collective Labor Agreement for Water Companies.
  • A laptop, phone and home office equipment.


The team

We have a nice and experienced team that works intensively together, especially automating many processes and wants to move forward with digital innovation for KWR. Cloud compute, Data management, M365, Document management are topics we are tackling in 2024. Underneath, Security is number 1, in which everyone contributes. We are building to strengthen our team and looking for engineers on different topics, this way we are more and more in tune with the changing digital demand at KWR. As a team, we occasionally take a break and work together on a fun challenge, socialize at the pub or go to an interesting event.


About KWR

Safe and clean drinking water is a great asset. KWR is an internationally-renowned research institute in the area of water quality, the water cycle and sustainable development. ‘Bridging science to practice’ is our mission. In our almost fully-sustainable building, with its state-of-the-art laboratories, our approximately 200 staff members work, within the framework of two research groups, on innovative projects in the Netherlands and, increasingly, elsewhere in Europe and beyond. Our shareholders are the ten Dutch drinking water utilities and the Belgian De Watergroep.

Our researchers work at the intersection of science, business and society. Their strength lies in the translation of scientific knowledge into applicable practical solutions for end users in the Dutch and international water sector. To support the research, KWR has specialized laboratories, a test hall and pilot plants are being built in-house. In addition, company-specific software is developed for use within projects.


Are you our new colleague Data Engineer?

Then send your cover letter and CV to , quoting job number 2340020. We are looking forward to your application!


More information

For more substantive information about this position, please contact René ter Haar (CIO) by phone 030-6069564 or by email .


For information about the application process, please contact Eduard Post (Human Resources Advisor) by phone 030-6069633 or by email .


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