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Titel:  Senior Data Engineer

As a Data Engineer you are part of our Digital & Technology (D&T) team, and you will report to the Analytics & Reporting Solutions Manager. Your main focus is the delivery, industrialization, deployment and functional maintenance of data platforms and data pipelines. You work with data platforms in accordance with architectural and technical guidelines from global D&T, always balancing the local OpCo demands versus the global guidelines and standardized tooling.


Your goal is to enables Alken-Maes to become data-driven. The work you deliver is a driver for knowledge and insights in Alken-Maes. You are responsible for acquiring, organizing and delivering complex data, and making it reliably and securely accessible to key data players, such as Business Analysts, Data Scientists and strategic projects with a large data component. You ensure sustainable and secure integration of data flows by building and maintaining data pipelines and platforms that enables Alken-Maes to progress on our data-driven ambitions.



The following requirements are a guideline, to give you an idea of the potential we are looking for. It is not a not checklist:

  • Master degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Physics or related technical discipline or equivalent combination of education, training and experience;
  • You have already +5 years of experience in a data driven environment, and +2 years of experience in functionally managing people;
  • + 3 years of experience with Azure is preferred;
  • You have a hands-on experience with SQL;
  • You have experience in stakeholder management, functionally leading other (junior/medior) engineers, and defining the stacks and standards;
  • Extensive knowledge of working in Agile SCRUM development teams, can support your N+1 in setting up a DEVOPS team;
  • You have technical expertise with data mining and AI techniques;
  • You have experience with database design and administration, and with a programming language like Java or Python;
  • You combine conceptual thinking with pragmatism and diplomacy, leading to strong stakeholder management for the data platforms. You are able to explain outcomes and impact to a non-technical audience;
  • You operate on tactical/strategic level;
  • You are responsible for the existing data platforms, the roadmap of these products and the development of new data platform solutions;
  • You are involved in projects that improve or enhance existing solutions and projects that create new solutions, setting the direction and design for the data platform aspect and leading the implementation where needed.;
  • You know when to apply design patterns, encapsulates aspects of the problem that are subject to change;
  • Provide support to debug unfamiliar codebases;
  • Set up automated build systems on servers;
  • Automate functional, load and performance tests;
  • Visualize and design complex systems with multiple product lines and integrations with external systems;
  • Design operations support systems like monitoring, reporting, fail overs etc;
  • Create near-unanimous accepted architectures from critical stakeholders;
  • You are fluent in English, French and Dutch are the cherry on the pie;
  • You have excellent analytical skills;
  • You are eager to learn and want to acquire new skills.



  • An extraordinary learning opportunity to take a next step in improving your skills, attitude and knowledge;
  • A midsized dynamic organisation with approachable middle and top management, combined with the benefits of belonging to the larger, international Heineken family;
  • Jovial colleagues who enjoy a refreshing Cristal 0.0 or Desperados 0.0 after work;
  • The opportunity to make your mark and take the initiative, which, according to our colleagues, is unanimously one of the greatest advantages of working at Alken Maes;
  • And of course, a competitive package and other nice fringe benefits like meal vouchers, eco voucher, hospitalization, group insurance, 33 days of vacation, company car, …

Banensegment: Database, Engineer, Computer Science, Java, Developer, Technology, Engineering