Senior Big Data Architect


Leuven, Belgium (Europe)


Company Description

THEOplayer plays a pivotal role in the rapidly evolving online video landscape and is recognized and respected by some of the world’s biggest companies as the go-to video playback solution for streaming content. Having won the 2016 and 2017 Streaming Media Reader's Choice Award for Best Video Player SDK, THEOplayer seeks to continuously deliver the best possible product to its customers. THEOplayer is a fast-growing SaaS company, located in Leuven (Belgium), with a global customer base.

How you'll make a difference

As a Senior Big Data Architect at THEOplayer you will work with key company data of hundreds of companies and millions of end-users to resolve complex business cases. Working together with both infrastructure engineers and data analysts, you will have the opportunity to mentor and teach your co-workers on the benefits of new and innovative technologies and the optimal way of using them. Working on rapidly evolving products, your input on the roadmap and upcoming features will let you play a crucial role in defining the future of the company.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Integrate, centralize, protect data and cater for the big data use cases of THEOplayer.
  • Build a team leading junior data architects and analysts. Mentor juniors, and work with other seniors on certain critical domains.
  • Independently go from high level user needs to a low-level specification, execution plan and implementation.
  • Work efficiently in lean agile teams. Be comfortable in working in short timeboxed sprints, pair programming, daily standups, test-driven development.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Expert level knowledge of ElasticSearch and the surrounding technologies and hardware and network infrastructure to support high throughput data use cases
  • Experience in building and maintaining existing big data systems running on the above technologies.
  • Experience in benchmarking and debugging both software and hardware to identifying resource and system bottlenecks.

Following skills are also highly valuable:

  • Experience in building and leading teams of data architects and analysts in the past.

What we offer:

  • A versatile full-time job in the animated city Leuven.
  • A competitive salary with plenty of extra benefits.
  • The opportunity to work for an exciting start-up conquering the world.
  • A place to learn and get in touch with the cutting edge of web development.
  • The company itself is doing exceptionally well. For career-motivated people, there will be upward mobility.
  • A stimulating working environment.
  • Nice and passionate colleagues.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Regular and fun team activities.

Does this sound interesting to you?

We look forward to hearing from you via

An application where you explain and motivate how and why you will make a difference is much appreciated. We will only get back to you if there is a relevant match between you and THEOplayer.

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