Senior Data Platform Engineer – Albert Heijn Nederland – Zaandam

Albert Heijn Nederland


As a data platform engineer, you will be working on our data platform named Thor. With Thor, we want to create a self-service, metadata driven data platform where data producers can share their data with the data consumers without the platform team being the bottleneck. This means that we are working hard to enable our users so they can do as much as possible themselves and we can focus on improving and optimizing our pipelines and codebase.

A few cool new features we have recently implemented:

  • Smart Scheduling that dynamically changes data pipeline configuration based on historical statistics
  • A versioned data platform that allows the product to scale to other brands
  • Documentation that writes itself

If you want to know more about how it is to work in this team, read:

This is how you will reinvent food retail.

  • You lead the design and implementation of a scalable data platform architecture on Azure in alignment with the product and platform architect
  • You act as the technical subject matter expert (SME) and provide guidance on best practices, architectural decisions, and technology adoption
  • You develop CI/CD pipelines, automation scripts, and infrastructure as code (IaC) templates to streamline deployment processes and ensure consistency
  • You collaborate with the technical leads in the platform and work together towards a Data Enablement suite
  • You mentor junior engineers, conduct code reviews, and foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement
  • You optimize performance, reliability, and cost-efficiency of data pipelines and analytics workloads on Databricks
  • You enable data producers with self-service capabilities on our data platform granting them the freedom to autonomously share their data to the rest of the organization for data driven insights
  • You stay informed latest developments on technologies and industry trends, and evaluate their potential impact on our data platform strategy


Your new team and office. 
Together with your team of platform engineers you will work on inspiring projects to accelerate our transition into a hybrid Food & Tech company. We want to leverage data and technology to future-proof food shopping and give our customers the accessibility to healthy food more easily available for everyone. At Albert Heijn, you team up with inspiring peers in the data, digital and tech domains. A community of diverse individuals who share a common goal; to create digital solutions that make (online) shopping simpler and more inspiring. Are you ready to reinvent the way millions of people buy and enjoy their food? We invest heavily in data, digital and tech. And that includes investing in your career!?Our teams work in a hybrid way: both from home as well as in the office. We are located right next to the train station of Zaandam.? 
We think it’s important to be part of an high-belonging team; a team where you can be yourself and feel safe, accepted and appreciated. For this job we are preferably looking for someone who brings diversity to our team, in the widest possible sense. Someone who is a great addition to our team by bringing other ideas to the table. Don’t check all the boxes? Don’t worry, we probably don’t either ??. Don’t hesitate to apply if you think you are up for the challenge, we’re happy to have a look at your resume! 


The recipe for maximum impact 

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in software development out of which 5+ years of industrial experience in the domain of large-scale data platform teams (building a data product), data engineering
  • Experience with Databricks, Python and PySpark
  • Hands-on experience incl. solid programming experience in data ingestions patterns (streaming)
  • Curious, proactive, fast learner able to quickly picking-up new areas
  • Experience with agile methodologies
  • Perfect communication skills


What we offer. 
At Albert Heijn we aim to grow, and this is only possible if you grow along with us. As we work together to build our brand and your career, you can count on (based on 40 hours per week):? 

  • An annual salary up to 95k including holiday allowance and a flexible bonus. Depending on your level of seniority and experience 
  • A minimum of 20 days paid vacation, optionally 12.5 days extra. Do you want to take that extra time off, or would you rather convert the extra days into discounts or sell them for cash? You’re the end boss! 
  • Flexible working hours
  • Access to a challenging training curriculum – AH Tech Academy
  • An excellent pension plan where we as an employer contribute 6 times more than you as an employee
  • A travel allowance or a NS-business card for traveling to and from Zaandam by train
  • 10% staff discount on groceries in all Albert Heijn stores, to a maximum of €300 per year
  • A free Mijn Albert Heijn Premium membership with many benefits
  • A company laptop and telephone


We’re Albert Heijn, food retail reinventors.??? 
Albert Heijn goes way back. More than 135 years, to be exact. So for millions of people, food shopping is synonymous with the Albert Heijn brand. We didn’t achieve this with a complacent, ‘hey, if it works today, it’ll work tomorrow’ approach, but by continually rethinking our propositions and staying plugged in to customer demands. More than 125,000 colleagues? Check. Over 1,250 stores in the Netherlands and Flanders? Check. The leading online food retail platform? Check, we build, run and love it.   
Together we make eating better the easy choice. For everyone. 
The world around us has changed, and significantly at that. These changes have impact on the lives of our customers, colleagues and partners. And therefore, also on Albert Heijn. We’re moving towards a new world with new opportunities and challenges. Albert Heijn wants more people to eat fresher, healthier and more sustainable food. Eating brings us together, keeps us healthier and contributes positively to the world. Our mission is: Together we make eating better the easy choice. For everyone. 
Ready to contribute to our mission? 
Do you want to play an active role in changing the food retail landscape as we know it? Then hop on board and join us on our expedition.?Would you like to learn more first, before you apply to Albert Heijn? We’re happy to tell you everything about this vacancy! An assessment might be part of our selection process. 


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