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Careers at Xebia

Data Engineer

Amsterdam - Netherlands

Data Engineer

Xccelerated | Part of Xebia

While the talent scarcity within IT is at an all-time high and still growing, Xebia sticks to the mission of “aiming for thought leadership”, thus working with the best professionals in the market.

At Xebia, you will get the chance to work with passionate professionals within their field of expertise. We offer more than just a job, we offer a career. We are looking forward to working with you!

Data Engineers are first and foremost the software engineers of the analytical world. You like to help data-driven organizations move, process, and store data by building data warehouses, data lakes, lake houses, and distributed data meshes. Sometimes you’ll also collaborate with data scientists to deploy, monitor, and scale machine learning solutions and data products.

About us

Xccelerated is an initiative within Xebia, accelerating the growth of Data, Cloud and AI competence. Our 13-month advanced training programs integrate hands-on learning and skill development with working at one of our partner companies. It is an intense learning journey for people who have proven their potential and are ready for the next step in their careers.

Working as a Cloud Engineer through Xccelerated: what is that like?

Every Data engineer kicks off with two full-time weeks of hands-on Bootcamp training. This intensive training focuses on writing deployable code with Python, containerization, data processing at a large scale with Apache Spark and Kafka, and cloud fundamentals. Participants learn through classroom lectures, short assignments, hackathons, and collaborative project assignments. Our Data Engineering Lead chooses the best training approach for the topic, depending on your needs.

After these 2 kick-off weeks, you’ll work four days a week at the location of one of our partner organizations and one day a week at the Xccelerated office/on remote — which involves ongoing training and project support from our technical leads. At the end of your first year, you get the opportunity to join the partner organization directly.

The Role

As a Data Engineer you will work together with other medior- and senior team members on challenging projects for our clients. In these projects, you take on complex problems such as building data pipelines, productionizing machine learning models, and building custom software solutions.

Part of the job is dealing with a variety of data types and formats; different data velocity from batch to near-real-time; and scale from one machine to distributed systems. You’re not afraid to get your hands dirty with infrastructure, either in the cloud or on-premises. And most importantly you apply engineering practices to pick the best tools for the job, balancing complexity, maintainability, speed of development, quality, and value.

Besides this, you like to develop and maintain data infrastructure and data-intensive applications; to create insights and make data available for data teams and deploy and configure data infrastructure.



We organize amazing events; like skiing together or going to Ibiza, dinner and/or theme-parties, sportweeks, our own MUD or TED events… or organize your own event! The sky is the limit.

Training Budget

A real training budget of €5,000, without a fight. In fact, it’s your obligation to spend it every year.

Your Devices and Books

Choose the laptop and phone you want! And on top of that, you can choose new devices every 2 year. You will also have the advantage of an unlimited budget for ordering the books you need to grow as professional.

Conferences and Speaking

Attending and speaking at relevant worldwide conferences doesn’t come out of your vacation time.

Knowledge Sharing

Our Open Kitchens, bi-weekly knowledge exchanges, Innovation Days, frequent tech-rallies, and TED-style conferences, all contribute to exploring and achieving your potential, individually and collectively as Xebians.

Great Community

In addition to internal knowledge sharing, Xebia is also an active player in multiple communities and regularly host, speak, attend, and organize Meetups and conferences. Have an idea for a meetup we should sponsor? Or want to start a new one? You’ve got it. Knowledge sharing is a core value for us.
Who are You?

Your Superpowers

  • A technical bachelor’s or master’s degree (e.g. computer science, informatics, artificial intelligence, software engineering)
  • 2-5 years of work experience as a data engineer or software engineer
  • Knowledge of open-source technologies like Spark, Kafka, Airflow and Kubernetes
  • Preferably experience in one of the major cloud environments (Azure, GCP, AWS)
  • Good communication skills

People First

You grow. We grow. Xebia puts People First, always. With a trust on personal and professional development Xebia provides a mutual atmosphere of respect, trust, responsibility and accountability that helps foster great ideas and innovation.

Sharing Knowledge

The more you share it, the more it grows. With mandatory bi-weekly sessions of Xebia Knowledge Exchange, Xebia ensures a flow of knowledge from country to country, unit to unit and employee to employee.

Customer Intimacy

We build long lasting relationships with our customers and serve them on an equal level.. We work on common goals and trust, by being truly interested in the person and adding value pro-actively and consistently.

Quality without Compromise

Be it work, be it personal interactions, be it the surroundings or be it the self, at Xebia 100% is the norm. Because enough is just not enough.