Data Engineer, Brussels
THE COMPANY :
Our client is a major player in the utility market. This market is evolving from a commodity market to a service market, has seen the introduction of decentralized production, flexible resources and increased demands from regulators and TSO's. Both digitalization and innovate services are required on the level of the energy production, distribution and optimization departments. This makes our activity very challenging both on business and IT services.
One of the drivers of the project is to reduce operational business cost. We are in a face to replace legacy applications by new COTS applications. This will require complex integration to existing landscape and also includes the implementation of a new Operational Data Store (reachable via a .NET API) and Data Management System. The current IT infrastructure, which is becoming obsolete, is a mixture of applications (homemade and COTS) and technologies (excel/access, .NET, JAVA, APEX, DELPHI, VB6) and strong interfacing (DLL, web services, ODBC, FTP, sFTP, file transfer).
GENERAL TASKS OF DATA ENGINEER :
The Data Engineer is in charge for the technical design and implementation of any data or queries used by the new OPTI-ENGINE platform and/or by the related legacy applications; it includes any test data preparation and any data quality comparison during the project.
He/she works collaboratively with technical and business team members to develop and maintain the new business solutions.
CURRENT MISSION EXPECTATIONS
You will be allocated to a project team responsible to implement a new application suite that will replace over 80% of our existing applications.
Your main activities are:
Test, design and develop the data, building solutions to assemble large data sets that support the company in its advanced analytics needs.
Support the redesign of the data architecture in order to maximise the new suite of applications
When needed, integrate new data management technologies and software engineering tools into existing structures
Help promote a Data & Analytics driven culture throughout the company by improving the accessibility and organization of data.
Be the technical bridge between the application suite supplier and the team while working closely with the project architect and the project designers
Help insure alignment between the team, the business and the IT department
TECHNICAL BACKGROUND EXPECTED
As a prerequisite to becoming our Data Engineer, You :
5+ years relevant IT experience
Excellent SQL knowledge
Knowledge of .NET web service (REST, SOAP) framework is a strong plus
Previous experience in the energy market is a nice plus
Strong understanding of object-oriented programming and database
Be able to analyse requirements to identify the right data, queries, or store procedures that are needed and efficient
Be able to read or update a data model, to create and maintain test data
Be able to design and implement data comparison mechanism during 3-months parallel run between acceptance environment and production environment
You can also prove the following soft skills :
Have very good communication skills towards the business and the IT counterparts.
Fluent in English. Dutch/French is a bonus but not essential.
Are able to work autonomously while being a team player and in a stressful environment with changing priorities