Lead Data Engineer

Lead Data Engineer

  • IT
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  • Schiphol
  • Vanaf 8 jaar werkervaring
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  • About 8 years of data engineering expertise 
  • Clear visionary on data engineering best practices
  • Background in fast paced organizations
  • Proven leadership and coaching skills

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Transavia, the largest low-cost airline in The Netherlands, creates memorable experiences for passengers. An independent airline within the Air France-KLM Group, Transavia offers scheduled and chartered flights to over 150 destinations in Europe and North Africa. Their visionary new Lead Data Engineer will establish technical data and analytics standards and guide their team members.  

About Transavia

Since 1965, as an independent airline within the Air France-KLM Group, Transavia has provided scheduled and chartered flights to over 150 destinations in Europe and North Africa. They are the number-one budget airline in The Netherlands, and second-largest Dutch airline. The company employs 2,500 people; eighty percent are pilots and flight attendants. The other twenty percent work in technical service teams or at their head office.

Transavia’s Strategy, Data & Intelligence (SD&I) team is leading their transformation to a data-driven way of working. They advise departments about fact-based insights, and build data- and AI-solutions for Transavia’s customers and colleagues. The SD&I team was founded specifically to transform the entire organization from a data and analytics perspective. And the Lead Data Engineer is vital for their strategy.

Job description: Lead Data Engineer

The Lead Data Engineer will safeguard the technical quality of Transavia’s data and analytics solutions. They will lead the team’a ongoing development, focus on implementing best practices and improve technical and process-related ways of working. They have a clear view on data and analytics, and their role in the Transavia organization.

As a team member and a peer to fellow engineers, the Lead Data Engineer will drive the team from a subject-matter perspective. They stay up-to-date on recent field developments and effectively communicate their vision to their team as well as the broader Transavia organization.

By collaborating with their team, the Lead Data Engineer will manage and improve all components of the Azure data platform. These include data and machine learning pipelines, their data warehouse, power BI datasets and all supporting cloud components. They also coach other Data Engineers to help them grow in their role and skillsets.

The team reports to the Lead of Strategy, Data & Intelligence. Apart from Lead Data Engineers, the SD&I team consists of Lead Data Scientists Analytics Translators, Data Analysts, and Business Consultants. The Lead Data Engineer will also work with the Enterprise Data Architect, the Cloud Platform Team, and Transavia colleagues in the French data organization.

“The Lead Data Engineer is on a mission to unlock the potential of our team of 26 FTEs. They play a key role in making our department a true partner for the business. They will ensure data availability and reliability for the purpose of improving insights and advanced analytics solutions, and moving from data to insights.” – Nöell Visée-Wever, Lead Strategy, Data & Intelligence of Transavia 

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced data engineer with a vision based on extensive knowledge and expertise – both theoretical and practical – in relevant fields. They will be flexible enough to deal with modern aviation dynamics and embrace change. This role also has the expertise to drive technical quality and set the bar for a data analytics organization. Because they enjoy coaching others, this role will make a positive impact on the entire organization.



Transavia is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, please contact Hayke Tjemmes at hayke.tjemmes@topofminds.com.


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