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Data Engineer

Job description

You will be joining the IT Reference Architecture team as a Data Engineer. This team includes Master Data Management and is a multi-disciplinary group of experienced data experts in charge of:

  • Defining the directions and standards to allow the company to achieve its ambitions in terms of Master Data Management
  • Translating business strategies into execution and creating business cases to develop or transform capabilities supporting business units’ strategies
  • Defining and implement solutions (integrated processes, applications, information and technology) for business requirements, aligned with the enterprise architecture directions and guiding the delivery teams during solution implementation.

Your role:

  • Develop, construct, test and maintain architectures for capabilities identified within the company and that will support the various enterprise data initiatives
  • For each capability, and according to MDM and IT Reference Architecture principles, develop reusable implementation mechanisms for:
    • Data mastership incl. acquisition/aggregation from various sources
    • Data quality
    • Data lifecycle
    • Data auditing
    • Data system extensibility, industry data integration, integration with packaged applications (Cloud, COTS) and strategic systems planning.
  • Use company standards programming language and tools to implement capabilities and identify new ones when required
  • Identify ways to improve data reliability, efficiency and quality.
  • Deploy sophisticated analytics programs, machine learning and statistical method
  • Develop and use large data sets to address business issues, this also encompasses the needed data set processes
  • Participate in the current- and target-state data architectures.
  • Participate in the definition of standards, guidelines and processes to ensure Data Architecture quality and develop best practices, tooling, methods, standards, skills, documentation.
  • Collaborate with business units’ stakeholders to understand their needs in terms of Data Management (e.g. Data scientists, etc). This also includes close collaboration with NMBS/SNCB Master Data Management Officer and Ypto Enterprise Business/Data/Application/Technology Architects.
  • Engaging and building your network with external data experts to remain up to date with latest trends and technologies and identify potential impact of market trends in your tasks.

The Master Data Management is part of a three-year program (until end 2022). This is thus a temporary function.


  • You have a background in computer science, engineering, applied mathematics or have a degree in other related IT fields
  • You are able to find trends in data sets and developing algorithms to help make raw data more useful to the company
  • You have a significant set of technical skills, including deep knowledge of SQL database design and multiple programming languages like Java, .NET
  • You have good communication skills to work across Business and IT departments and understand value from the different data initiatives stakeholders
  • You are able to apply data architectural principles to business solutions
  • Experience using data model-based representations that can be adjusted as required to collect, aggregate or disaggregate complex and conflicting information sources
  • Experience in translating logical data models using a variety of tools and techniques into physical model for implementation
  • The ability to act as liaison between Business and IT
  • Team player able to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence others to move toward consensus
  • Fluent in French or Dutch, English is a plus