Data Engineer

Job description

About Us

Get on board with Damen Naval, along with more than 1,200 professionals based in The Netherlands, Romania, and Germany. We are the naval division of the family-owned Damen Shipyards Group which employs 12,000 professionals globally. Damen Naval designs and builds advanced naval vessels for customers all over the world. With a passion for technological innovation and sustainable solutions, we continue to push the boundaries in naval shipbuilding. You can be part of our team! Are you ready for duty?

The role

As the Data Engineer, you hold a key position in the creation and enhancement of the informed decision-making capabilities in Damen Naval. You'd be joining a new team, currently small, yet with great ambitions. You will design and maintain the data infrastructure that is crucial for connecting, organizing, and unlocking data within Damen Naval. The unlocked data will provide crucial insights to enhance the production and maintenance of vessels.

Key Accountabilities

As the Data Engineer, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Integrating diverse data sources to ensure a streamlined and standardized process for efficient data loading into the data warehouse.
  • Developing and deploying ETL processes for loading data, such as Oracle Server with SSIS and SQL Server.
  • Providing technical and proactively resolving potential problems.
  • Delivering and maintaining standardized documentation of all ETL processes, data models, and configuration for future reference and knowledge sharing.
  • Collaborating with (multidisciplinary) teams for the seamless integration of data into organization-wide processes.
  • Optimizing data models and queries to enhance the performance of reports, developing automated solutions for data processing, and actively seeking opportunities to improve the usability and relevance of reports.
  • Mentoring team members and actively contributing to knowledge-sharing initiatives.
  • Staying abreast of and applying the latest trends and innovations in the field of data engineering by participating in conferences and workshops and by conducting experiments with emerging tools and technologies to evaluate their relevance and potential benefits for Damen Naval.

Skills Experience

To excel as a Data Engineer, you should possess the following qualifications and qualities:

  • 5+ years of experience delivering data engineering solutions using SSIS and SSAS on-prem.
  • Solid understanding of data modeling concepts, including relationships, measures, and calculations.
  • Experience with data warehousing, ETL processes and optimization techniques.
  • Experience with SSIS, SSAS and SSRS stack on prem.
  • Experience with Data Management, preferably within large and international companies.
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Excellent references antecedents as a pre-employment security screening is standard part of the recruitment procedure.
  • Permanent EU citizenship and passport are both required and candidates with NL/EU (work) visa or with both an EU and non-EU nationality and/or passport are not eligible in accordance with the requirements imposed by the military nature of our projects.

What We Offer

At Damen Naval, we highly value our employees, and we will support your professional and personal development. We also provide our employees with:

  • A competitive salary and 8% holiday pay.
  • 27 holidays and 13 ADV days.
  • Travel allowance of 23 cents per kilometre.
  • PME-pension arrangement with an employer contribution of 60%.
  • Profit sharing based on company results.
  • Working from home policy and other benefits including a bicycle plan and company fitness.


Are you interested in the position of Data Engineer, kindly submit your application along with your CV and motivation letter, along with an indication of:

  • Your (preferred) monthly gross salary based on fulltime work.
  • Availability (fulltime / part-time / number of hours).
  • Notice period / possible starting date.

For more information about the vacancy or Damen Naval, please visit the Damen Naval website, the Damen Naval Career website or call the Corporate Recruitment department on +31 (0)118- 485 000.

Please note that due to the military nature of our projects, only candidates who have permanent EU nationality can be considered for vacancies at Damen Naval. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to process candidates who (also) have a non-EU passport or nationality. A pre-employment and security screening and investigation form part of the recruitment process.

Damen Naval does not approve commercial, contractor and/or agency or other commercial use of this advertisement. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and they will not be considered.

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