Data Engineer in Advanced Analytics

The Contraste Europe Group builds strong relations with its clients. It offers a range of IT services such as: Advisory, Solutions, Applications and Infrastructure. The Group’s sector focus is with finance, utilities, public institutions and non-commercial organisations. We are operating on three countries located in Belgium, Luxemburg and France.

For one of our major clients in the financial sector, we are looking for a Data Engineer in Advanced Analytics.

Category

Application Services

Function

Consultant (Specialist)
Data Analyst
Database Administrator
Database Architect
Database Developer

Language(s)

English
French
Dutch

Reference

190115/02

Location

Brussels - Belgium

We offer

  • A challenging position in a fast-growing company with an international presence.
  • A stimulating working environment with a really good team spirit maintained by lots of internal events (teambuilding, ...).
  • A dynamic culture focused on personal development.
  • A wide range of training and career development opportunities.

Your profile

  • Experience with understanding and creating data flows, with data architecture, with ETL/ELT development (MS SQL Server SSIS, Datastage, … ) and with processing structured and unstructured data
  • Proven experience with using data stored in RDBMSs and experience or good understanding of NoSQL databases
  • Ability to write performant SQL statements
  • Understanding of the Hadoop ecosystem including Hadoop file formats like Parquet and ORC
  • Very good knowledge of Spark & Scala
  • Ability to write MapReduce & Spark jobs
  • Experience with open source technologies used in Big Data analytics like Pig, Hive, HBase, Kafka,…
  • Ability to analyze data, to identify issues like gaps and inconsistencies and to do root cause analysis
  • Experience in working with customers to identify and clarify requirements
  • Ability to design solutions that are fit for purpose whilst keeping options open for future needs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, good customer relationship skills
  • Will be considered as assets:
    • Knowledge of Cloudera
    • Experience with Linux and Shell scripting
    • Knowledge of Java
    • Knowledge of IBM mainframe and DB2
    • Knowledge of or experience in classic and new/emerging business intelligence methodologies
    • Knowledge of statistics, data mining, machine learning and predictive modelling, data visualization and information discovery techniques

Your role

Our technical teams deliver new IT solutions and improve existing applications for both our internal and external clients. We deploy changes into the production environment in a controlled and structured way that doesn’t compromise production stability and we ensure applicative production support. 

Our non-technical people maintain the maturity of the IT project delivery with appropriate controls in line with the group’s risk appetite and reducing development and running costs.

Within IT, the Big Data Analytics team supports the needs for advanced analytics from all the entities of the Euroclear Group. As a competency center for analytics, the team helps to transform data into insight using techniques such as text mining, process mining, network analytics or predictive modelling.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Identify the most appropriate data sources to use for a given purpose and understand their structures and contents, if necessary with the help of SMEs
  • Extract structured and unstructured data from the source systems (relational databases, data warehouses, document repositories, file systems, …), prepare such data (cleanse, re-structure, aggregate, …) and load them onto Hadoop.
  • Actively support data scientists in the data exploration and data preparation phases. Where data quality issues are detected, liaise with the data supplier to do root cause analysis
  • Where a use case is meant to become a production application, contribute to the design, build and launch activities
  • Ensure the maintenance and support of production applications (watch duty)
  • Liaise with Corporate Technology teams to address infrastructure issues and to ensure that the components and softwares used of the platform are all consistent
  • Where the skills allow for it, perform advanced data analysis on a selection of business use cases, supported by data scientists