Data Director

  • Herengracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Full-time

Company Description

We are on a mission to be the easiest and most reliable way to arrange home services, connecting homeowners with qualified tradespeople. We operate the market-leading brands in France (, The Netherlands (Werkspot), and Germany (MyHammer). Our product, technology & UX department consists of approximately 130 talented professionals who are deeply passionate about creating great digital marketplaces.

Travaux, Werkspot and MyHammer are part of Instapro Group. 


The Team & Technology

Our Product, Technology & UX department is a diverse group of people, working from 3 locations (Amsterdam NL, Aix en Provence FR and Berlin DE) on a central technology platform for all our country specific brands. We are organised in multidisciplinary teams that take care of each part of the user journey. The teams consist of people with different skill sets to build the desired features. We firmly believe in Agile principles and practices, and apply them in each team. The data engineering team is responsible for the event collection, transformation and exposure of data through cloud solutions of AWS. The data science team is building different prediction models to support our business and maintains different API endpoints to provide our product with recommendations to our customers. The people in the teams are distributed across our three locations.


Your role

We are looking for a senior and experienced leader in data with a background in (data) engineering, who has the mission to bring the way we collect, use and adapt data to the next level and transform our company to be truly data driven. You will be responsible for leading our data engineering & data science activities. You are able to balance crafting a product vision on data with driving engineering and science activities.

Within your role you see new opportunities to further improve the way we collect data that will support our product teams to build new features that are depending on data insights and data science. Your data vision and strategy is the backbone of our data engineering roadmap and will guide us to a modern data platform. When required you adapt the strategy based on learnings and best practices in the industry. 

You are a data evangelist and will build a strong relationship with the Product development teams in order to enable them to improve our services. You design the data organisation to build data pipelines so we can  maximise the usage of data. 

As a director you are supporting 3 product managers and 1 engineering manager to guide them in steering the data teams in the right direction. You coach them to further improve their skills to work more autonomously while following the data strategy.  


What we expect from you

  • Understand and explore industry best practices on the data subject, use them as a blueprint for our data vision and strategy.

  • Manage communication with stakeholders, identify external requirements, opportunities and threats and translate them into actionable initiatives with the teams

  • Gather a deep understanding of developer workflow and help the team find solutions to continuously improve on it

  • Drive the decision making process on tooling, data modelling and infrastructure with the engineers and scientists

  • Coach and guide the product managers and engineering manager of the data teams to implement the right features to enable our product development teams

  • Willingness to travel and facilitate team building cross country


Your background

  • Tangible experience with leading data engineering efforts in a technology driven company

  • Experience working in a technical (product) position, with good technical knowledge of how data engineer and data science works

  • Experience in an AWS or GCP (streaming) event driven technology stack

  • Servant leader, with great management and coaching skills

  • Experience working in an agile environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Reliable, communicative and active team player


What’s in it for you? 

  • A company culture that promotes work life balance through flexible working hours and hybrid-remote working to accommodate personal needs

  • A great working environment in Amsterdam, Aix en Provence, or Berlin 

  • A salary that is in line with current market trends 

  • Commitment from us to continued learning and development in the form of personal growth budget and time for attending training courses and conferences

  • Relocation budget if coming from abroad (once it is safe/possible)

  • Pension arrangement

  • Frequent and fun events with the entire company to celebrate achievements and milestones

  • Transportation costs covered to and from work 


What we believe in

We believe our success starts with sharing the same values when it comes to how we work. These values are the foundation of everything we do, and you’ll experience them on a daily basis. 

Our values are: Be stronger together; Aim high; Take ownership; Be transparent and respectful; Be open-minded and curious; Embrace diversity; Focus on our customers. The company culture in our organisation is very open and inclusive; we are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.


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