-  The smart network where hbo and wo students find their internship and first job.

The smart network where hbo and wo students find their internship and first job.

Data Solution Architect

Posted 18 May 2024
Work experience
3 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
€70,000 - €100,000 per month
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

Your career starts on

Create a profile and receive smart job recommendations based on your liked jobs.

The world in which we live is constantly changing. As a driving force in the energy transition, Eneco is the first to deal with new sustainable energy sources and new ways of energy storage and management. At the same time, our customers are also changing rapidly. To excel in this dynamic environment, we need to transform ourselves. You are going to work at a company large enough to make a significant impact, within an innovative team that has the flexibility to rival a start-up. Our organization is open and brimming with energy. At Eneco, anyone with a sharp mind and a positive and active mindset can contribute to a more sustainable world.

Eneco is a vertically integrated energy company aiming to be carbon neutral in 2035. We invest heavily in renewable energy, heat, and flexible assets such as batteries and sell this energy to our customers. Eneco Energy Trade (EET) is at the heart of Eneco, managing all commodity positions of Eneco. The Data Solution Architect will be part of the Operations & IT department within EET and directly report to the Head of Data & AI. This role will be associated with the Business Change Management (BCM) process at EET and work in close cooperation with EET business teams to gather the business requirements and assist EET IT teams in translating those business requirements into data architecture, models, and pipelines while following the data governance and policies advocated by the central IT departments at Eneco.

Do you have extensive experience as a Data Solution Architect and want to join a dynamic and innovative organization? We are looking for a skilled professional to join our team as a Data Solution Architect, where you will play a key role in designing and developing state-of-the-art data solutions. As an integral part of our team, you will work closely with business stakeholders to comprehend their specific data needs and transform those requirements into reliable and scalable data solutions. You will be responsible for the entire data lifecycle, from designing and modeling data structures to developing advanced data integration strategies.

In this role, you will use your knowledge of database design, data modeling, and integration technologies to create solutions that improve performance, enhance data security, and ensure regulatory compliance. You will be responsible for assessing emerging data technologies, making strategic suggestions for adoption, and promoting best practices in data governance. Your impact will go beyond technical aspects as you explain complex concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences, encouraging cooperation and alignment between business goals and technology solutions.

As a Data Solution Architect, you will play a vital role in defining the architecture of our data landscape, influencing decision-making processes, and supporting the success of our organization's data-driven initiatives. If you are enthusiastic about creating efficient and scalable data solutions, enjoy working in a team environment, and are ready to make a significant impact, we welcome you to join us on this exciting journey. Apply now to be a part of our progressive team and contribute to the development of our data architecture.

  • Understanding the current and anticipating the future data needs of the different departments at Eneco Energy Trade (EET) and designing the data solutions that support those needs.
  • Collaborating with EET IT teams (and their tech leads if applicable) to design data integration, workflows, and pipelines to realize the conceived data solutions.
  • Ensuring that the data solutions are set up following the data governance and security frameworks set up by the Eneco central IT departments as per the federated governance pillar of the Data Mesh framework.
  • Engaging with other architects at EET and Eneco to assist in creating a landscape that meets the current and future data needs of EET.
  • Assisting in increasing the data maturity of EET business and IT teams by making them aware of best practices in the areas of data management, ownership, stewardship, and other aspects.
  • Masters degree in a STEM related field (such as computer science, information technology, data science, etc.)
  • Minimum of three years of hands-on experience in a similar role in a similar (enterprise) business environment (preferably energy markets).
  • Extensive experience with Azure cloud solutions and services. Knowledge of AWS and GCP is a pre.
  • A solid understanding of data warehousing (such as Snowflake), DBT, and ETL/ELT processes.
  • Good familiarity with different data platforms and technologies such as relational or NoSQL databases, data storage solutions such as blob, and data streaming solutions such as Kafka, etc.
  • A good knowledge of data modeling and governance principles as per DAMA-DMBOK or similar. Familiarity with Data Mesh and Collibra is a pre.
  • Experience with programming languages, data quality, and data security tools.
  • Able to communicate empathetically with business and technical stakeholders.
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills in English. Communication skills in Dutch are a pre.
  • Possess a customer-friendly disposition and can get a solid understanding of business requirements via collaborative discussions with business teams.
  • A solution-driven analytical mindset combined with design thinking skills to conceive custom data solutions meeting business requirements.
  • Possesses an enthusiastic and proactive personality and takes ownership and accountability of the undertaken work.
  • Keen interest in new and upcoming technologies, methodologies, and concepts linked to data solutions.

Eneco Energy Trade (EET) is the international trading division of Eneco. It has a diverse team of about one hundred and thirty driven and highly educated employees who work on an optimal market vision that supports Eneco's sustainability goals. EET offers a dynamic and complex work environment that provides a lot of opportunities for taking personal initiatives and generating insight. We communicate fast and openly with each other in an informal, transparent, and collegial atmosphere.

Within EET, the business and IT organization collaborate closely to achieve our ambitious objectives. In a fast-changing energy landscape, you and your team shape contribute actively to the energy transition by pursuing challenging but attainable targets. We reward you for this with our good and modern employment conditions, which you can partly design yourself.

By joining EET, you automatically become part of the Eneco community. Working at Eneco means working at a sustainable company where we pursue a new world. A world that is smarter, better, cleaner, more fun, and more livable. We do this together with more than 3,000 colleagues, according to 'the new way of working', in a beautiful modern building: Eneco World. We work from the values of Customer First, Together, and Trust & Responsibility. Eneco World is easy to reach: a two-minute walk from Rotterdam Alexander metro and train station.

Are you interested in knowing more about this great opportunity at Eneco Energy Trade in which you can directly make a contribution to sustainable energy and make a difference?

For more information about how to apply, you can contact our recruiter at or call him at +31 650 203 567. If you think that you are a good fit, then don't wait and apply right now. You can do it quickly and easily through our recruitment system. Click the 'apply' button and send your CV and motivation letter. You will get a response as soon as possible. An online assessment and (pre) employment screening are part of the application procedure.

Acquisitie naar aanleiding van deze advertentie wordt niet op prijs gesteld.

Eneco heeft als missie 'duurzame energie van iedereen'. Samen met onze klanten en partners versnellen we de energietransitie en zorgen we ervoor dat mensen zelf hun eigen duurzame energie kunnen opwekken, gebruiken, opslaan of delen. We lopen voorop in duurzaamheid en innovatie. Dat maakt het werken bij Eneco afwisselend en uitdagend.

Active in 4 countries
3,000 employees
50% men - 50% women
Average age is 35 years