Data Engineer

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
17 days ago
Full time role


Fastned is a fast-charging network for electric vehicles to charge with renewable energy from the sun and wind. The company's ...

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Job Description

Join a fast-growing, listed company with a purpose! Fastned owns and operates a network of over 270 large fast charging stations across Europe, allowing electric vehicle drivers to charge their car with 100% green energy in just 15 minutes. At Fastned you will actively contribute to combating climate change by accelerating the transition to sustainable mobility. Fastned currently operates in seven countries (offices in Germany, the Netherlands, France, the UK, Switzerland, Belgium and Denmark) and we are pioneers in a progressive industry.

⚡Your role

Fastned aims to accelerate the transition towards sustainable mobility by giving freedom to electric drivers. You do this by building data products to empower our decision making. Gathering, wrangling, and transforming data is second nature to you and you are obsessed with building well thought out processes that guarantee quality, reliability and scalability. You get excited about exploring new data sources and can’t wait to integrate and unleash them to the wider organization. From ensuring high network availability to optimizing customer experience, you will ultimately be contributing to building the next generation of fast charging mobility solutions.

⚡Your overall responsibilities include

  • Technical proficiency: Being comfortable to build and discuss trade-offs of data pipelines that are robust, scalable, efficient, reliable and self-healing. Data ingestion, modeling, streaming, and maybe reverse ETL all sound very familiar.

  • Multidisciplinary teamwork: Contribute to cross-functional problem solving by understanding stakeholder needs and translating them to technical requirements, towards designing the best suitable data solution.

  • Tooling ownership: Propose and implement best practices in accordance with existing processes, including CI/CD and tools like dbt, git, etc. that allow for faster development cycles.

  • Real impact: Build powerful data driven products that ultimately elevate the EV charging experience by improving our team’s performance and insights.

In order to be successful in this role you bring along a highly entrepreneurial mindset - we want our employees to ‘Think like a founder’. You are joining a (growing) 5 people Data team and you will become our second Data Engineer, therefore there is a lot to be built from scratch! This means that you actively seek out opportunities for improvement and don’t shy away from sharing and experimenting with ideas. You don’t hesitate to push the boundaries when needed, so if ingesting some data the right way requires you to sit next to a business stakeholder who has deep knowledge in some very specific IoT domain, you’ll just do it.

You also enjoy having a wide range of responsibilities, covering the whole spectrum of Data Engineering: while a big part of your role will be about ingesting data and making it available in a relational data model, you will of course also contribute significantly to maintaining our data infrastructure & tooling (Databricks, dbt, Hightouch, Fivetran, etc.) and help us evolve and improve our ways of working as a Data team.

Ideally, you have a background in software development or data engineering. Specifically, you tick as many boxes from the following as possible:

  • 3+ years of hands-on experience as Data Engineer or Software Engineer

  • Strong affinity with the energy transition and Fastned’s mission

  • Proficiency in the languages Python and SQL is a must

  • Proficiency in a distributed data processing framework, such as Apache Spark (preferred), Flink or Beam

  • Solid understanding of data modeling techniques, database design principles and data warehousing concepts

  • Familiarity with data pipeline optimizations, parallel processing and synchronization techniques

  • Bonus points for experience with:
    • Experience collaborating with data analysts and data scientists in taking decisions to improve our data infrastructure and ways of working as a team

    • Software development besides data pipelines

    • Streaming technologies like Kafka, Kinesis or Spark Structured Streaming

    • Lakehouse technologies, like Databricks and the Delta Lake format

    • MLOps frameworks and processes

    • Experience in IoT, Mobility or Telecom domains

⚡Join us in building a better future!

We work hard to change the world, but we don't forget to celebrate our successes, big and small. Our benefits include participation in the company stock options program and an attractive pension plan (fully covered by Fastned). Continuous development is important to us and our industry offers endless opportunities for knowledge enhancement, so each employee receives a €3,000 training and development budget per year. We provide daily vegetarian lunches & the best coffee at our Amsterdam headquarters close to the Amstel station. In order to feel & enjoy the EV life you get access to our fully electric vehicle fleet (all charging expenses covered), also for private use. Next to fun company events year-round, we organise an amazing yearly trip abroad next to a whole bunch of activities with our People Ops team. Other perks include flexible working hours, full travel compensation and the gear of your choice (MacBook vs Dell XPS, iPhone vs Android).


We would love to have a conversation with you! Apply now, send us your CV and explain in your motivation letter why you’re excited about joining Fastned. After submitting your application, we will review your application and if there is a match we will give you a quick screening call. If we decide to move forward, there will be a first interview with the Data & Insights team Manager. The second round will be an interview with our Senior Data Engineer. The final round will be a case assignment to take home followed by a final interview. If all goes well, we proceed to the offering stage and hope to welcome you on board at Fastned!

We will start the recruitment process online. The final round will be conducted in the Amsterdam office.

Fastned stands for equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, neurodiversity, disabilities, parental status or any other protected characteristic that makes you unique.

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