Data Platform Engineer

Your Tasks

In a few phrases, here is the list of the data platform technical duty:

  • Deployment, maintenance, and administration of data-related open-source tools (e.g. Airflow, Kafka, Marquez)
  • Development, deployment, and maintenance of in-house data solutions, written in Python and Go
  • Maintaining and developing infrastructure related to data: e.g. cloud storage solutions, data access policies, and all the infrastructure needed to support the applications in the previous point
  • Direct monitoring and maintenance of several data-related services
  • In terms of leadership, we expect you to:
  • Balance technical and business interests in the decision-making for the platform
  • Have a clear holistic vision of the processes, interactions, and stakeholders related to the platform
  • Fill the gaps between the platform developers and the platform users
  • Bring to the platform design the views of the enterprise architecture team
  • Promote a culture of communication and collaboration among the Data teams

Your profile

In order to join us, we would like you to have experience with our flavor of data engineering:

  • Migration processes
  • Management of cloud storage solutions (ADLSg2, Delta Lake) 
  • And to align with our team’s values
  • Openness and collaboration: we do our best to support each other in our daily work and in our growth
  • Platform vision: we highly value the ability to describe clearly what happens on our platform, leveraging it to explain and defend our choices, and to support the users
  • Pragmatism: we do our best to keep our platform as simple and agile as possible, in order to minimize the maintenance work and have time to focus on the exploration of new things
  • High-quality software development: we prefer spending 2 hours more on a piece of code today to avoid spending two weeks next month trying to debug it
  • Cost and security-aware cloud development: we build with quality in our mind, and this means integrating security and sustainability into our platform design
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science (or comparable).
  • Over 3 years of experience as a Data Platform Engineer or in a similar role.
  • Python, SQL/dbt,Terraform HCL,Golang,Helm,Airflow,Kafka,Argo,Databricks,Spark,Azure, Kubernetes and DevOps

About us

RTL started in 1989 as the first commercial broadcaster in the Netherlands. Our mission has not changed since then: we want to reach and inspire everyone in the Netherlands with essential stories that touch the heart and mind. RTL has five television channels (RTL 4, RTL 5, RTL 7, RTL 8 and RTL Z), streaming platform Videoland, three digital theme channels (RTL Lounge, RTL Crime, RTL Telekids), sales organization Ad Alliance and the platforms and RTL Weer / Buienradar. RTL Nieuws, Editie NL and RTL Z bring you 24/7 the latest news, their own journalistic research and interpretation via the broadcasts, website, app and socials. Our makers tell the stories that are relevant to the Netherlands. Personal, recognizable, close by and thanks to our tech and content experts you can view it where and when you want. We are always looking for new colleagues who bring a perspective that complements and makes us better. RTL is a subsidiary of the international RTL Group, part of Bertelsmann.

  • Type of Company Inhouse
  • Function Data Platform Engineer
  • Expertise 3+ years
  • Language Dutch Language Required
  • City Hilversum
  • Province Noord-Holland
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