Data Engineering Training Program

Wanted: IT Professionals with an Interest in Data and Machine Learning

Data Engineers at GoDataDriven

Are you an experienced IT professional with an interest in data and machine learning in the cloud? Would you like to learn how to take scalable machine learning products into production for leading Dutch organizations?

GoDataDriven, the leading data consultancy boutique, offers five experienced IT professionals the unique opportunity to develop data engineering proficiency. Our tailor-made training program results in a guaranteed position as a data engineering consultant.

After this program you will be able to take machine learning applications into production. You will be familiar with topics like designing version-controlled workflows, concurrent and distributed systems, Python, Scala, dataformats, Linux, scalable technologies including historical technologies (Hadoop, HDFS, HIVE, YARN), as well as distributed systems and Spark. Also, you will learn about SQL and NoSQL, containerising applications, cloud infrastructure, and job scheduling (including Airflow).

Interested? Send us your CV and tell us why you want to be part of our team. We’d love to have you onboard!


Daily Life of a Data Engineer

The Daily Life of a Data Engineer

As a Data Engineer, you are responsible for setup, deployment and productionising of data-intensive systems. You are experienced in engineering systems from the ground up. OS-level, distributed databases, big data clusters and distributed indexes are familiar to you. You understand how to develop data pipelines including transformation and pre-processing.

The daily life of a data engineer

The Program

After the successful first group of Data Engineers that enrolled in the apprenticeship in 2018, GoDataDriven will select five IT professionals in 2019 to attend our training program. The program which will be completely customized based on your starting proficiency. This means that your program will be custom-made based on your skills and experience.

Elements of the program include:

  • Training sessions to get you up to speed with technologies and methodologies that you are not familiar with yet;
  • Sit next to your colleagues at their projects to understand the scope and impact of our work;
  • Code challenges to apply the theory into practice;
  • A dedicated mentor who will act as a coach and guide on a daily basis.

Upon completion, each participant will become a data engineer for GoDataDriven. This could be you!

About You

You have experience in IT, preferably in software engineering and/or computer science. You have a hands-on mentality and like to experiment with new technology, even when you're not working. We don't expect you to have professional experience with Spark, Kafka or cloud technologies, but we do expect you to like working with them.

The Application Process

Send your CV and motivation letter to If you meet the necessary qualifications, then we’ll schedule a conversation to explore in more detail. If there’s a good fit between you and GoDataDriven, then we'll ask you to do an assessment, where you can show off what you already know.

What We Offer

If the assessment fits our requirements, we'll offer you a permanent contract and start working on the personalized training program.

Apart from a great culture, we provide competitive primary benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension plan
  • Extended insurance
  • Company car for consulting roles
  • Choose your laptop
  • Choose your phone

And, of course, your own pair of custom GoDataDriven blue Nikes when you join! ;-)

Life at GoDataDriven

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

  • We have a monthly full-day hackathon on company time. You can choose to work on whatever and with whomever. Want to invite a friend from outside? No problem.
  • A real training budget, without a fight. In fact, it’s your obligation to spend it every year.
  • Monthly all-team meetings that include dinner.
  • Attending and speaking at relevant conferences doesn't come out of your vacation time.
  • Have an idea for a meetup we should sponsor? Or want to start a new one? You've got it. Knowledge sharing is a core value for us.

Within a month, you’ll start working with our customers as a GoDataDriven engineer.

Interested? Send us your CV and tell us why you want to be part of our team. We’d love to have you onboard!


This is truly a unique opportunity for IT professionals to enter the world of data engineering by receiving training from the best data engineers in the field.

Renald Buter
Chief Operations, GoDataDriven