Data science on a global scale

Do you want to contribute as a Data Engineer to global challenges based on data-driven technology? Want to work with our data scientists to translate complex problems into working AI solutions ? Blue Radix is looking for a Data Engineer with data science skills to develop and extend our fast-expanding data infrastructure.

You are the interface between engineering and science. You are the interface between engineering and science. Responsible for building and managing the infrastructure and components that will handle all the data and logic but also work with our scientists in transforming prototype algorithms into versions that are scalable, reliable and fully autonomous.

  • Location: Rotterdam
  • Contract: 32-40 hours
  • Level: Medior/ senior

Ready to solve major global challenges with algorithms?

The world population is growing rapidly, and our planet lacks the resources to feed everyone in the traditional way. Greenhouses offer an efficient way to produce food and flowers in a sustainable manner. But the number of people with expertise of growing crops in greenhouses is declining every year. At the same time, energy management is increasing in complexity.

New solutions are urgently needed. Algorithms can compensate for the lack of human expertise, because they can provide solutions to these global challenges: algorithms can actually feed the world! We offer growers a digital brain for their greenhouse. Are you eager to help us achieve this great ambition?

Your job

As a Data Engineer you are an important linking pin between the Data Science team and the IT Development teams. Your work includes:

  • Taking algorithms from prototype to production ready software.
  • Deploy new algorithms and models to a production environment and keep them up and running together with the Data Science team and IT Development teams..
  • Designing, building, and maintaining a scalable and future-proof IT environment.
  • Development of data storage, scripts and pipelines used for data modeling, mining and production.
  • Setting up and maintaining frameworks and guidelines for data security, infrastructure, protection and quality.
  • Giving direction to and implementing continuous optimizations of data flows and the IT infrastructure.
  • Keeping track of new technologies and selecting the best options to enable us to introduce innovative products to clients.

What do you bring along?

You have been working as a Data Engineer for at least three years. Also you have experience in working with algorithms and transforming algorithms into scalable en reliable versions. During these years, you have developed a solid skill set:

  • A bachelor or master’s degree in computer science, or other technical fields.
  • Experience as a data engineer in a rapidly-changing environment.
  • Demonstrable experience with Python, Azure, (U) SQL, and no-SQL databases and / or data models, API gateways, data security and privacy.
  • Ability to understand the needs of engineers and data scientists.
  • Fast learning curve to master new tooling and possibilities.
  • You are a positive colleague who enjoys working in a close team. You can work independently, you are proactive, and you have a pragmatic approach.
  • You are up to date with the latest developments in the field of (big) data and you have a network to make knowledge accessible quickly.
  • Highly proficient in English, both spoken and in writing.

Welcome to Blue Radix

Blue Radix is the data-driven service provider and innovation leader in the international horticulture market. Our greenhouse clients aim to grow high-quality crops with good profits based on the latest technology. Our algorithm-based technology has been fully developed in-house by an enthusiastic group of data, crop, energy and tech experts. Together we design, develop and operate these algorithms to help growers worldwide optimize their greenhouse climate and reduce their water and energy usage.

Although we are a new company, we bring a lot of experience to the table. We believe in autonomy. Not only for our algorithms, but also for our team. When you work at Blue Radix, you contribute directly to our success. You are involved in the direction of the strategy; you are given professional freedom and you take your responsibility.

We seriously embrace diversity and equal opportunity. Our team represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Do you feel different from our current team members and do you think you add something to the team? That’s great! Don’t hesitate – get in touch!

Why work at Blue Radix?

We form a team of highly talented, skilled and educated colleagues developing cutting-edge solutions. You fit in perfectly if you are looking for:

  • The opportunity to create a world that's futureproof, whilst expanding your know-how, fulfilling your ambitions and evolving new initiatives.
  • A quarterly, two-day hackathon where we test new concepts and discover new technology.
  • Always something exciting to work on with our broad range of activities ranging from energy optimization, climate control algorithms to custom projects for international horticulture clients.
  • The chance to be part of an exciting journey to disrupt the horticulture world.
  • A great location to work with awesome coffee.

Your commitment is rewarded

We value your effort with a complete package that reflects your experience and track record:

  • A competitive salary: €55,000- €75,000.
  • Generous personal learning and development budget to help you get where you want to go.
  • Modern and flexible pension arrangement.
  • Option to buy additional holidays every year.

Enthusiastic? Contact Laurens van der Spek at +31 6 21 69 97 84 or