Data Engineer (Python)

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About the job

Our data / ETL team is responsible for the development of daily ETL processes in which large amounts of behavioural data from consumer panels are imported in our data warehouse. The data is used by our software to provide insight into consumer behaviour. The ETL processes need to evolve in order to deal with the increase in the size and complexity of the data and to cope with higher requirements with respect to data quality and throughput time.

Our data team is pragmatic and keen to apply the best tool for the job. We have recently started to experiment with distributed systems such Hadoop / Hive in addition to SQL Server. The team has an open culture, works in an agile style and in close cooperation with software developers and colleagues from other disciplines such as our analytical consultants and client facing colleagues.

We are looking for self-motivated, creative thinkers, people that are flexible and enjoy working in teams. You will have the opportunity to develop yourself in areas like Big Data, data modelling and database architecture.

Your profile

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Science or a related study;
  • Advanced knowledge of Python;
  • Knowledge of and experience with data modelling ;
  • Knowledge of data warehouse architecture;
  • Demonstrable interest in Hadoop and Hive;
  • Experience with SQL server;
  • Experience in creating stored procedures, triggers, performance issues etc.;
  • Flexible, proactive and pragmatic attitude and you are a team player;
  • Preferably residing in the Netherlands. Otherwise willing to relocate to Rotterdam or to visit our Rotterdam office frequently.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary and benefits;
  • Personal and professional development opportunities;
  • Flexibility in working hours and location;
  • Exciting development projects and clients;
  • An open, respectful and multicultural atmosphere;
  • Time for socialising and fun;
  • 25 days of paid leave;
  • Reimbursement of traveling expenses;
  • Daily fruit snacks.

Contact information

If this vacancy appeals to you, and you would like to know more about our challenging opportunities, please contact us through We would like to find out your real motivation for choosing this job, so please include a CV and a motivation letter, explaining ‘why do you want to work at Pointlogic’.

The recruitment process typically includes a (face-to-face) interview, an assessment and reference checks. 

About Pointlogic

Pointlogic, A Nielsen Company, provides customised decision-support systems to improve marketing effectiveness. Our products are backed by powerful analytical methods, extensive research and (big) data to enhance and enrich our customers' marketing tools and processes. The combination of software and analytics allows our customers to make more informed strategic and tactical business decisions, ultimately leading to greater ROI from marketing budgets.

At Pointlogic, you work in an exciting media and marketing world, which combines creativity, mathematics, econometrics and marketing analytics to maximum effect. Our expertise in these areas led to Nielsen acquiring us in 2016 to strengthen its data and planning capabilities. Pointlogic's head office is in Rotterdam, and we have further offices in London, New York, Singapore and Sao Paulo.

What we do?

Pointlogic products are linked via a generic effectiveness chain covering all major aspects of the marketing cycle. We design, develop and customise marketing decision-support tools for each element of this cycle. These tools are applied to a range of media problems, such as the optimal allocation of advertising budgets, the analysis of media campaign effectiveness and tactical budget planning across offline and online media channels.

Who are our clients?

Our activities are globally oriented: we have product users in more than 80 countries around the globe. With our tools, we support the decisions of large advertisers, media owners and media agencies, both on a tactical and strategic level. Together with Nielsen, we can delve deeper into the market to provide the key insights that businesses need to achieve campaign success.

Who are we?

We are a team of approximately 90 energetic, highly educated people with backgrounds in mathematics/econometrics, software development and IT, business administration and market research. A bunch of intellectuals? Maybe a little, but foremost we are a highly motivated and creative team that works hard to finish the job. An open atmosphere, mutual respect and having time for socialising and fun are important ingredients within our company.

To support the ongoing growth of our business from existing as well as new customers, we are looking for new staff for our office in Rotterdam.