Data Engineer

Job Type: Other
Contract Type: Freelance
Job Location: Brussels
Sector: Energy
Languages: EN & (FR or NL)
Duration (min): 1 year


Our client has actively set up a program dedicated to business intelligence and advanced analytics, called “Smart Data Factory” (SmDF). The goal is to dispose of an integrated data analytics & BI reporting platform encompassing & intelligently combining internal cross-functional business system data as well as relevant external data into datamarts to provide insights needed to support & facilitate decision-making processes & digitalization within the group.
A portfolio of potential ideas and projects is continuously maintained, prioritized and implemented.

Their architecture:

  • Theirr infrastructure is mainly Azure-based
  • They use PowerBI as business analytics service
  • They use TimeXtender as data warehouse/integration platform
  • They are evaluating Databricks

Considering the growing number of business requests, our client is actively looking for a data engineer that will participate to the analysis & implementation of datamarts and visuals. This also involves the definition & setup of data sources & related connections.


  • Analyse and document to-be analytics business needs
  • Define and setup input data sources
  • Analyse and implement datamarts
  • Develop PowerBI visuals
  • Provide support and training to business users so that the delivered visuals are correctly and actively used
  • Provide training, coaching and support to the business that implement PowerBI visuals themselves (participating to the ‘Digital Dexterity’ objective),
  • Perform all above activities in collaboration with Architecture Office team in coherence with the ICT architectural landscape,
  • Respect and follow all the guidelines and practices in the field of BI Reporting,
  • Respect priorities and timing of the projects’ plans.

Soft Skills

  • Driven with a high sense of ownership
  • Team player
  • Curious and eager to learn
  • Ability to work with business people
  • Ability to communicate concepts and recommendations to both technical & non-technical audience with simple and appropriate language (popularisation)
  • Active listening aptitudes
  • Capable of working independently but in sync with the team
  • Ability to manage expectations in collaboration with the program manager

IT BI Skills

  • Database modelling and design
  • ETL principles and practices
  • BI data modelling techniques : star, snowflake, …
  • Knowledge of Azure analytics suite tools (Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake, Azure Databricks, Azure Analysis Services, SQL Server, …)
  • PowerBI or experience with a likewise solution

Besides that, also having knowledge of the following concepts or tools will be considered as a plus:

  • TimeXtender (data warehouse automation)
  • Modelling tool Sparx Enterprise Architect
  • Agile practices (Scrum)
  • Azure DevOps
  • Knowledge of the SAP landscape


  • Good understanding (reading and listening) in Dutch and French is mandatory
  • Fluent speaking & writing in French or Dutch (preferably both)
  • Fluent speaking & writing in English

We use the pronoun « they » or « the candidate » wherever possible to include all individuals when talking about candidates, regardless of their gender identity. We believe that everyone should be treated with respect, regardless of their gender identity.

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