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Big Data Software Engineer

Pauwels Consulting | Gent | Permanent, Independent, Full-time

Big Data Software Engineer

Job description

For one of our clients located in Gent, we are looking for a Big Data Software engineer.

As a Big Data Software Engineer, you will be writing and implementing great software, using the best development practices. We are not looking for a 100% developer but for someone that will implement and configure the Platform at clients. For this reason, you need you have a strong technical background.

  • You will be part of a talented team and significantly impact implementing data-centric enterprise software.
  • Passion for all aspects of software development as well as customer facing is a must.
  • You will be the liaison between our the company and the customers
  • You will help define the solutions, and develop business acumen, bringing technical perspective in furthering the product and business
  • You will be involved very closely with various analytical groups to provide consultation on high-level concepts and prototype coding, including Data Scientists, Risk Detection and Marketing platforms
  • You will develop tested code for the most challenging aspects of the product or product sub-systems
  • You will perform the QA on all new code from inception through integration, staging and production environments
  • You will collaborate with customers as well as other technology teams and architects


  • You have a 5+ years experience building and designing large-scale software development and consultancy OR you have a master in computer sciences and have interest for this kind of role
  • You have a strong cross-functional technical background and a willingness and capacity to expand leadership and technical skills.
  • Strong knowledge in Java/J2EE
  • Knowledge of RDBMS, SQL databases, Maven, git, IntelliJ/eclipse, unit testing
  • Knowledge of Linux
  • Working with Agile/scrum methodologies
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, test-driven collaborative and iterative programming environment
  • Excellent communication skills in English AND Dutch/French
  • Strong interpersonal skills, Customer-oriented, Analytical & Solution oriented
  • Team-player and able to work independtly
  • Willing to work at customer location and travel regularly
  • Willing to improve himself steadily

The following skills are a plus:

  • Experience in working with Hadoop/MapReduce, Hbase, Hive, Flume, SOLR
  • Knowledge of No-SQL and ETL tools
  • Knowledge of the RESTful concept
  • Experience with Python
  • Knowledge of data modelling and programming
  • Experience with performance tuning and profiling


  • Challenging projects based on your interests and skills
  • Personal follow-up and clear, transparent communication both before and after commencement of employment
  • Possibility to follow extra training
  • Inspiring network events and legendary after work drinks
  • Strong network of industry leading clients
  • Expertise within IT, Engineering and Life Sciences
  • A flying start for every junior, growth opportunities and possibility to share gathered knowledge for more senior employees
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