Data & AI Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

Principal Data Engineer

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Does this sound like you?

The principal role is an additional part-time responsibility next to your regular work as a consultant. As a Principal Data Engineer, you will work closely with the other Principal Consultants to lead the Data Engineer cell and be a people manager engaged with promoting happiness, growth, and development of our data engineer colleagues.

How you will help to create value with Data & AI

At Xebia, we build strong Data & AI practices to deliver value to our clients and their customers. In the past, our team of data professionals has predicted the daily demand for millions of loaves of bread, built advanced energy-saving algorithms on a nationwide scale, and set up data innovation labs at large multinational corporations. We enjoy great success in making top companies AI-driven — just think of what more we can achieve when YOU join our team!

As a Principal Data Engineer Consultant, you are responsible for implementing the foundations of data-intensive systems. You develop enabling infrastructure to store, transform, and process data at scale and in the cloud. You ensure that data is stored safely and securely using the technology you see fit for the job. You also coach fellow data engineers, organize events (like Meetups), and promote the DE cell inside and outside of Xebia Data.

What you will do to make data-intensive applications work effectively and securely?

With your knowledge of software engineering, cloud, clusters, queues, containers, streaming, or graphs, you work on the backbone of the data infrastructure. There is lots of data to store, many jobs to run and schedule, and many configurations to deal with. You work with the client in teams that are a mix of people from Xebia Data and the client and pick up the work related to the backbone the team is building.

When you’re working on-site with a client, you may encounter something that is really difficult to solve. We’ve got your back. We at Xebia Data work as a team and will help you solve your problems because everybody at Xebia Data is just a quick message away and ready to help at any time.


✅ If you like being the go-to person and aligning with our enablement services: recruitment, marketing, sales, delivery, finance, and academy.

✅ If you like ensuring your colleagues’ happiness, growth, and development.

✅ If you like working for different clients and enjoy the excitement of regularly getting to learn new environments and know new people.


If you do not like working under pressure to get things done in the best way possible with limited time, you have to finish it. 

❌ If you do not like working with open-source technology.

❌ If you do not like having non-technical conversations such as quarterly and end-of-year meetings to discuss topics like overall personal development and set goals for accomplishments and performance.

Please note we do not provide relocation at the moment.

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