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Data Engineer

Job Category:  Research and Development
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2063

Corbion develops sustainable solutions to improve the quality of life for people today and for future generations.


We are currently looking for a Data Engineer to be part of the Global R&D Department. This department is focused on exploring, developing and implementing process innovations or optimizations. The position is full-time based and located in our headquarters in Gorinchem, NL, where you find our main production plant, R&D labs and offices as well as business functions and a pilot plant.

As our Data Engineer you will be a part of our data science team at Corbion reporting to the global R&D people manager. You will contribute in developing, deploying a data architectures, efficient dataflows to support getting data from different data sources into a usable format for data analytics tools. You will have opportunities to work with a data engineering solution for large database from laboratory and production processes to support real-life projects and gain knowledge and skills in resolving real-world data engineering problems effectively.



  • Be part of the central data science competence team and work closely with data scientists and subject-matter experts to strive for greater functionality in data systems.
  • Discover and implement data process improvement: automating manual process, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability.
  • Assemble large, complex data sets a wide variety of sources.
  • Design, develop, and implement data pipeline infrastructures and database systems.
  • Conduct study and Identify ways to improve data reliability, efficiency and quality for industry questions.
  • Collaborate with data analysts and data scientists to improve data models, analytics programs, machine learning and statistical methods.
  • Work with stakeholders to assist with data-related technical issues and data infrastructure needs.


About You

  • Graduate degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or equivalent; a Master is a plus.
  • Good experience as a Data Engineer.
  • Advanced working experience with Python/R, SQL, and data visualization/exploration tools like PowerBI, Tableau.
  • Experience building or maintaining ETL processes.
  • Comfort working in a dynamic, research-oriented team with concurrent projects.
  • Experience working with industrial data is a plus.
  • Experience with collaborative software development such as GIT and Azure DevOPS is a plus.
  • Knowledge in stats, applied math, or related discipline is a plus.
  • Knowledge in data models, data mining, data management is a plus.
  • Excellent English language skills.



About Corbion 

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2020, Corbion generated annual sales of € 986.5 million and has a workforce of over 2250 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information: www.corbion.com


Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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