Does this sound like you?

GoDataDriven, European leader in Data & AI consulting services, is looking for a CTO for its Swiss office in Zürich.

Together with the Managing Director you will be responsible for the succes of GoDataDriven CH.

You will works closely with headquarters in Amsterdam and be supported with a centralized hiring and marketing team, and will report to the group CTO.

How you will help to create value with Data & AI

GoDataDriven helps organizations to win with Data & AI. We build strong data & AI practices that deliver value to our clients and their customers. We train our customers, from board room to teams.

We’ve set up Centers of Excellence Advanced Analytics, organized and led multiple science and engineering teams, and trained thousands of business stakeholders and technical people at large corporations.

In the Netherlands we are working together with companies such as Uber,, eBay, and many more in helping them become data-driven.

Now it’s time for us to enter the Swiss market and — with your help — duplicate our succes there.

What will you do?

You will be end-to-end responsible for the hiring and the projects led by your colleagues within GoDataDriven Switzerland and you will:

  • Form and lead a team of data engineers, analytics engineers, and data scientists
  • Build and maintain partnerships with local companies and the local offices of our global tech partners, such as GCP, AWS, Azure, and more
  • Set the strategy to build GoDataDriven Switzerland an amazing reputation and create a strong community within the company
  • Contribute to our processes around project execution, technical strategy, MLOps and knowledge sharing to foster a strong engineering and data culture
  • Work and lead teams at our customers, as the most senior member from the GoDataDriven team
  • Assist the managing director in the pre-sales process
  • Share knowledge by blogging and contributing to the open source tools we use daily

What does our team look like?

We’re passionate about our work and we are considered an authority in our field. We strive to infuse quality in everything we do with a team of Data Scientists, Engineers and Analytics specialists.

Smart colleagues with a PhD, published authors, and Apache Open Source Committers for technologies such as Apache Airflow, Apache Spark, Apache Dremio, Apache Parquet, and more.

GoDataDriven alumni work at companies such as Databricks, Beat, Astronomer, DataFold and

Your experience

  • You are a senior data engineer with affinity for machine learning or a data scientist with affinity for data engineering
  • Proven tech leadership and project delivery experience
  • Proven experience in building production-grade data systems (either as a DE or MLE)
  • Contributions to open source projects are a pre

When you’re working on-site with a client you may come across something that is really difficult to solve. We’ve got your back as we at GDD work as a team and will help you solve your problems: everybody at GDD is happy to help at any time.

This is your dream job if…

  • You enjoy the responsibility of leading the company from a technical perspective

  • You like working with new data processing tools, such as Airflow, Apache Spark, Flink, and Druid or machine learning frameworks such as scikit, keras, pymc, etc.

  • You understand the importance of cloud and know your way around or want to learn that.

  • You like working with different clients and enjoy the excitement of regularly getting to learn new environments and know new people.

This is not your dream job if…

  • You do not like working under pressure to get things done in the best way possible with limited time you have to finish it.

  • You do not like working with open source technology.

  • You do not like coding, scripting, templating.

Sounds interesting? Let's talk.

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What we offer

While we primarily work on location for our customers, we are a very close team of professionals that work together on exciting challenges. We value team cohesion, knowledge and personal development, innovation, and fun. We strive for authority in  everything that we do. At most companies you’ll see similar statements, but at GoDataDriven, we back this up with concrete benefits.

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension plan
  • Extended insurance
  • A real training budget of €5,000 and six days, without a fight. In fact, it’s your obligation to spend it every year
  • Company car for consulting roles
  • Choose your laptop (once every 24 months) and phone
  • And, of course, your own pair of custom GoDataDriven blue Nikes when you join!
What to expect

The GoDataDriven Way

GoDataDriven, as a Xebia Group company, operate on three distinct principles: Authority, Focus and Values. These principles guide every decision made by both management and staff. Authority means becoming the best in our field, individually and as a company. It’s an audacious goal that keeps us striving and fighting. We only hire people who have achieved authority, not for growth, open positions, size or value.

Respect & self-empowerment

At GoDataDriven, we treat each other with respect, cooperation, and a view towards creating an enthusiastic, self-empowered, dynamic working community. Our culture exudes creativity and ambition, and our colleagues share an insatiable thirst for knowledge. We’re especially proud of our generous training budget and our “Hack-What-You-Want” Fridays.

Like-minded colleagues

At GoDataDriven, you’ll find like-minded colleagues at the forefront of their fields with the courage to veer from the beaten path; they are the people who put organizations into motion.


Meet your new colleagues

We sat down with a few of our team members to talk about their work. Topics discussed include work-life balance, writing intellectually challenging code, and giving back to the community.

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Want to apply or have questions?

Contact Luuk Feitsma, our Recruitment Specialist if you want to know more. He’ll be happy to help you!