Data Engineer

  • ViaSat
  • Netherlands - Amsterdam
  • Oct 17, 2019
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

Viasat Netherlands is part of a fast-growing, global brand, which designs and launches satellites, delivering quality connectivity to people in the most challenging places.

We're growing exponentially, creating an immediate requirement for the best people, and significant opportunities for career growth. We work hard to exceed our clients' expectations, but we also like to have fun and make every team member feel valued.
We offer an amazing benefits package, flexible start and finish times, an inclusive company culture, the opportunity for worldwide travel and a proactive corporate social responsibility policy that embraces diversity and personal growth.

The Role:

We employ the latest technologies (Spark, Kafka, Impala, Hadoop) to analyze the Petabytes of data our operational systems produce. We employ developers, data scientists, and engineers to gain insight; solving both business and technical problems. Our innovative solutions are a result of the diversity of our team.

As a team member, you'll build a breadth of knowledge including software development, distributed systems, machine learning, and data science. You will design, develop, and deploy systems to solve analytics questions across multiple business areas and disciplines.


We value curiosity, learning, and adaptability. Our ideal candidate loves solving tough problems using data.

In this position, you will:

  • Design and build big data collection & storage systems
  • Design and build analytic tools

At a minimum, we are looking for people who are:

  • A BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math, Physics or related field
  • Familiar with several languages, including Python, Java, Scala, C/C++
  • Familiar with any scripting language (Python, Ruby, BASH, etc)
  • Experience with Python visualization libraries (e.g: Experience with Bokeh, Plotly, Matplotlib or Seaborn
  • Data analytics and data visualization knowledge
  • Familiar with Linux environment and common tools
  • Experienced designing highly scaled systems


You'll be especially competitive if you have any of:

  • Experience with Hadoop, map/reduce, Spark, Kafka, Impala, or other big data technologies
  • Familiarity with RDBMS technologies (PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, etc.)
  • Understanding of distributed and parallel computing architectures
  • Experience with modern DevOps toolchains, including Ansible
  • Built highly-available, API-driven web services before (Node.js, Angular.js, d3)
  • 2 to 3+ years of development experience
  • Experience in a mid-large size high tech company preferred


Additional requirements

Minimum education:



Years of experience: 

3-5 years


Up to 10%