Data Engineer

Job description

XITE is the music brand for young adults and broadcasts the most popular music videos 24/7. XITE went live in 2008 and became the largest music channel in the Netherlands and Belgium shortly after. XITE is distributed to 16 million households in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Qatar, Canada and the United States and is expanding globally. In 2015 XITE released a world’s first: Personalised Music Television, which allows viewers to personalise their music channel by liking and skipping music videos.


At XITE we are looking for a passionate Data Engineer to join our Data Science team. You will be responsible for security, performance, integrity, and backup of the databases. These include large action logs, features for personalization algorithms, and music video metadata.



  • Design, test, install and maintain highly scalable and data-intensive systems
  • Ensure systems meet business requirements and industry practices
  • Design data schemas that are efficient, scalable, and easy to work with.
  • Translate software designs and user requirements into specific data models
  • Prepare users with informational trainings on how to use the database and solve problems.


  • Proven professional experience as a Data Engineer.
  • Minimally a BSc degree in a computer science discipline, or equivalent experience/certification
  • Must be a team player with a collaborative attitude
  • Have responsibility of someone maintaining production systems
  • Have an analytical thinking style
  • Hands-on experience managing distributed systems and clusters
  • Deployment and provisioning automation tools
  • Complex Extract Transform Load (ETL) pipelines
  • Experience with database design, writing documentation and defining operational procedures
  • Experience with data models optimization for performance and usability
  • Agile Scrum practical experience


Preferred skills / tool experience includes

  • Linux OS
  • Shell scripting
  • Programming in scripting languages, e.g. Python, Ruby
  • Elastic stack
  • SQL and NoSQL databases, preferably Postgres, MongoDB, Cassandra
  • Data processing/streaming solutions like Kafka, Spark, Hadoop stack
  • Google Cloud
  • Docker
  • Ansible


What do you get out of it?

Superheroes don’t always get enough recognition for their work, but here at XITE we make sure you’re taken care of by providing you the opportunity to develop your career in a young, fast growing (international) company. We provide a challenging work environment where professionalism, initiative and creativity are a must. We have a unique combination of music, television and new technology. And let’s not forget; we have chef prepared lunches, friday afternoon drinks and rooftop parties!


Do you feel up for the challenge? Then hit that ‘Apply for this Job’ button!