Vacancy: Data Modeling Expert / Data Engineer

Who are you?

You are a data modeling expert or data engineer who likes to apply upcoming technologies such as semantic web, graph stores, knowledge graphs, etc. to improve the way organizations manage their data. You are familiar with building and using (semantic) data models and modeling techniques. Able to map and evaluate how organizations manage their data flow. You are keen to propose solutions for improving data management within an organization and do not shy away from building, scaling and visualizing knowledge graphs, build ETL pipelines and workflows and integrate multiple data sources. Last but not least, you want to contribute to open-source software and open data in the field of biomedical science and healthcare.

And we?

The Hyve is a young, international Bio-IT company, employing software developers, solutions architects and data engineers. We are the data & informatics service provider for life science organizations looking to align the data infrastructure with their research needs. We enable open science by developing and implementing open-source solutions and FAIRifying data in life sciences.

Your responsibilities

  • Take ownership of and execute project tasks related to data engineering and modeling expertise, mainly related to The Hyve’s Research Data Management services

  • Being an active member of the team and contributing to team initiatives

  • Proactive communication and collaboration with customers

  • Support the sales team with your knowledge

Must have

  • Ability to design concepts and transform abstract thinking into a concrete model

  • Demonstrable experience with data modeling and data integration in multiple contexts

  • Experience in building, scaling and visualizing (large) datasets/databases

  • Exemplary communication skills and the ability to navigate organizations with a complex hierarchy.

  • Teamwork attitude based on collaboration (shared ownership of a team project outcome), cooperation (work to support of other colleagues’ goals), coordination with team members (planning and executing activities that are your responsibility)

  • Based in or willing to move to The Netherlands

Should have

  • Passion for data and problem-solving

  • Experience with building and maintaining ontologies

  • Experience with building, scaling and visualizing knowledge graphs

  • Knowledge of semantic technologies (e.g. RDF/OWL, JSON-LD, JSON-Schema, GraphQL, SPARQL, Neo4J/Cypher, ISO 11179)

  • Data engineering skills (exploring data and data wrangling, building ETL scripts/pipelines, performing database queries etc)

  • Domain knowledge (clinical, biology, chemistry, pharma R&D data)

  • Passion for using data standards to help engineers build better software and customers to better understand their data

Nice to have

  • Experience with graph databases, triple stores, or similar (such as Ontoforce Disqover)

  • Experience with open-source software

What we offer

  • 32-40-hour workweek

  • Competitive salary, profit sharing, and bonus

  • A young, diverse, and international team

  • Located in Utrecht, the heart of The Netherlands

  • Working with renowned research institutes worldwide

  • Working with research departments of most of the top 10 pharma companies

  • A Personal Development Budget to encourage your personal and professional development

  • Travel allowance and a retirement plan

  • A great workplace with team activities, table football, game nights and a piano


For more information, please contact:

  • Harry van Haaften, Managing Director, +31 30 7009713 or

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