Data Platform Engineer - Architect

Improving road safety, in conjunction with mobility, safety in the community and, now, healthcare as well. Those are the aims of Vias institute as a major Belgian knowledge centre.

Vias institute has a dynamic and multidisciplinary team that focuses on conducting research, providing advice and developing innovative applications. To achieve its aims, Vias works closely with other research institutions, the public, policymakers and companies, both at home and abroad.

Data Platform Engineer - Architect

Tasks and responsibilities

Vias institute’s Data Solutions team works towards scalable data applications that can be integrated as cloud services within our customers’ operational flows. We integrate different kinds of data sources, from our own applications, open portals or our partners and we process them to new insights using modern tools.

As a data platform engineer - architect, you bare responsibility for developing and maintaining the Vias big data cloud platform. You develop high performance pipelines that integrate the big data stack with different analytical services, both for internal and external customers. You work on further developing the platform taking into account internal and external customers. Together with data scientists you implement machine learning use cases.



  • You have a degree in informatics, a master degree in industrial engineering or equivalent based on experience.
  • You are an experienced developer in Java or another general-purpose object-oriented / functional programming language.
  • Experience in one of the following technologies or Cloud platforms is a must: Apache Spark, Scala, Python, R., AWS, Azure or GCP.
  • You have general knowledge of data pipelines, ETL-processes, SQL/no-SQL database systems, big-data storage/processing technologies and agile software development.
  • Knowledge of web services and REST is a plus as well as knowledge of Linux & bash programming.
  • You are interested in the evolution of cloud technologies and you are member of developer communities
  • You are customer oriented and a real team player.



Vias offers varied work as part of a professional, forward-looking organisation. The salary package we are offering is in line with the market and includes numerous fringe benefits such as meal and eco vouchers, group insurance, health insurance and a laptop.



Send us your motivation letter, accompanied by your resume, to For more information, please contact Kelly Reynders via or 02 244 15 04.

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