Senior Data Engineer (Freelance)

Amsterdam, North Holland
€480 - €560 per day

Senior Data Engineer (Freelance)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3 Months (32 Hours Per Week)

60-70 EUR Per Hour

As a Senior Data Engineer you will be designing and building a data platform for this innovative Transport Technology Company.

THE COMPANY:

The client is an innovative transport technology company looking to revolutionise the way we travel around cities with environmental issues in mind. They are looking to scale up their Data Engineering team by bringing on an experienced Freelance Data Engineer.

THE ROLE:

As a Senior Data Engineer you will be supporting the Business and Data Analysts as well as the Data Science team by designing and building a data platform in Snowflake. You will need to be able to clean large datasets, making them accessible and scalable.

YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

The ideal Senior Data Engineer will have:

  • Excellent skills in SQL
  • Commercial experience with Data Warehouse Modelling in Inmon, Kimball or Data Vault
  • Commercial experience with Cloud-Based Data Warehouses such as Snowflake, BigQuery or RedShift
  • Knowledge of Airflow for Orchestration

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit your CV to Lily Desmond at Harnham via the Apply Now button.

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