Data Engineer
Location: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

At Picnic we care about health and safety, so currently all interviews are done online and our team is working from home. We keep a close eye on the developments around Covid-19, and support your relocation to Amsterdam when it is safe to do so. It is possible to start working remotely with us - have a peek at how the remote onboarding is going here. 

Do you want to be part of the grocery revolution? At Picnic you get the chance to join a young and forward-thinking start-up culture, where everything you do matters. With a data-driven approach and an incredible service, Picnic strives to make grocery shopping simple, fun, and affordable for everyone. Known for our just-in-time supply-chain and a unique last-mile delivery strategy, we have become one of the fastest-growing companies of the Netherlands!

We rely on our Data Engineers to glean insights from large data sets and promote business intelligence. Working with next generation technologies they write the future of in-app grocery ordering. We’re on a quest for new Data Engineers to join our all-star team.

🏢 Where you fit in

Picnic is data-driven. As one of our engineers, you play a critical role in each aspect of our business. From route planning, delivery of groceries, to analyzing supply chains. You ensure that each level of our operation is supported, adjusted, and predicted with data.

There’s no two ways about it – you’re a Data Wizard or Witch. While manipulating data, you bring out detailed information and quirky insights. You find what others can’t and glean business opportunity from numbers. Collaborating with our analysts, you find practical solutions to persistent problems.

By working towards a reliable data pipeline, you allow the team to mine and crunch data. You analyse, experiment, and promote statistics that pique your interest. Do you think you've spotted how to ensure our large fleet of electric vehicles is used in the most efficient way? Test, evaluate, and evolve your ideas alongside our dedicated Distribution team.

More interested in customer behavior? That’s fine – work on in-app analytics to ensure our mobile store remains smooth, speedy, and robust. You have the opportunity to work on what you love while writing the future of in-app grocery shopping!

We’re using the Snowplow Framework to improve our store. If you want more motivation to apply, check out this case-study here.

🔥 What challenges await you

  • Design, implement, and maintain scalable data pipelines
  • Collaborate with domain experts and analysts to solve data challenges
  • Develop advanced data reporting and visualizations
  • Apply data modelling methodologies and contribute to a robust data platform

👉🏼 Who you are

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Experience with SQL and relational databases
  • Experience with one or more programming languages (Python or Java preferred)
  • Strong understanding of data models (Data Vault and Kimball) and data warehouses in general
  • Fluent in English, Dutch not required

👩‍💻 Technologies you'll use 

  • Python, SQL
  • Snowflake, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Tableau
  • Elastic MapReduce, Snowplow, Kinesis
  • AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Vault

Hungry for more? Check out for an overview of our tech stack.

🍩 Picnic perks

Located in Amsterdam, our fun-filled office is the best place for you to focus on your Picnic projects. Equipped with your favorite hardware and surrounded by like-minded people, you’ll grow professionally and personally, while enjoying the startup life along the way. We like to keep our 40-hour work-week flexible around here.

Our tech team consists of 15 product teams, which handle tons of innovative projects. Sharing, mentoring and keeping up to date is a must at Picnic: Meetups, webinars, Lunch & Learn sessions, and our very own Tech academy make sure that’s taken care of. Your soft skills will get some attention as well, with tailored training and courses.

Our salaries are market competitive and our pension program will put your mind at ease.

🏡 Relocation package?

Sure! If you join Picnic from abroad, we’ll cover your trip to Amsterdam, sponsor your Visa, and offer you a month of accommodation while you settle in.

If you are joining us from a country that doesn’t allow traveling to the Netherlands just yet due to Covid-19, there's a chance that your onboarding could take place remotely. We had lots of new team members starting their Picnic-journey remotely already, you can have a peek at how it's going here.

What are you waiting for? Get in touch! And no worries, the whole process is currently fully remote, to keep everyone safe and healthy.


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