Kapernikov is a team of consultants who do Machine Vision & Operational Intelligence projects. Utility companies, grid operators and manufacturing companies call upon us.

Kapernikov is a team of consultants who specialize in Industry 4.0, data management and computer vision.

Data engineer

Vaktechnisch - expert
Burgerlijk ingenieur (ir.)
Industrieel ingenieur (ing.)
Vaste job
Onbepaalde duur
geen ervaring
Telecom, ICT en internet


About Kapernikov

Kapernikov is a small no-nonsense ICT consultancy team which aims to help clients get the most out of their data by managing them better. Since our establishment in 2011 we have steadily grown to a versatile team of about 35 enthusiastic people.

Our customers are mainly companies in the industries of utilities, manufacturing and machine building. We run operational intelligence projects aimed at giving them insights in their industrial processes, so they can make operational decisions with confidence, and machine vision projects aimed at helping them improve the performance of their machines and operators.

We approach each challenge starting from our customer’s goals and select the most appropriate technology for each project. When an off-the-shelf solution cannot be found, we develop customized solutions. We love to work in teams of both Kapernikov and customer colleagues, so we can benefit from the cross-pollination of our different backgrounds and experiences.

Kapernikov is managed using the principles of Sociocracy 3.0, where everyone has a say. Work-life balance is not a mere buzzword but our way of life.

Your role

  • You extract and transform data from various sources and feed them into a target system. Where issues with the conversion come up, you implement cleansing or validation procedures. Based on the project, the tech stack will vary. We often work with a mix of the customer’s and our own preferred technologies.
  • You want to do data engineering in a modern way. This means getting familiar with concepts like functional data engineering, DAGs, open source, big data technology, streaming approaches, etc.
  • Where possible, the approach will also be DevOps oriented with a focus on ease of development, deployability and reusability. We apply an architecture based on modular containers for this. In many cases, the architecture will be deployed on a public cloud, in other cases on premise.
  • Problems are rarely solved by technology alone. You manage your projects in an agile way, in tight collaboration with the customer. You listen, analyze requests and evaluate the quality of the actual data. You provide guidance to the customer on how data could be better or more relevant.
  • We are looking for both juniors and seniors.


keywords: cloud architecture, Python, Airflow, DevOps, Docker, Kubernetes, Kafka, ETL, pipelining

Algemene vereisten

You bring us data engineering experience

  • You have a masters degree in informatics/engineering (or equivalent experience). Or you are a bachelor with a first working experience. Even better: you can convince us with your code on GitHub.
  • You know your database stuff. SQL has few secrets for you: nulls, datatypes and indexes ring more than one bell. And you can surprise us with a lot more of that database-gobbledygook.
  • You are familiar with work/dataflow engines, e.g. Airflow, Prefect, Dagster or Talend. You appreciate the advantages of code and versioning over more GUI oriented approaches. You have some prior experience with a programming language (e.g. Python, C#, Matlab or R).
  • You have experience with container based development and deployment (like Docker, K8s, Openshift).
  • A problem solving mindset.
  • You know how to deal with engineers, business users and managers alike.
  • Fluent communication in English. Knowledge of Dutch and/or French is a plus.

Aanbod en voordelen

We offer you an interesting job in a modern company

  • A full-time job in a pleasant working environment where all of your talents are appreciated.
  • We have a coworking place close to Brussels Midi station which is a wonderful, informal place to collaborate. However, we often work at home or at the customer’s site, which could be anywhere in Belgium (albeit most often around Brussels).
  • Challenging problems that require your innovative thinking. Cool projects where the software you write actually controls part of the world.
  • The chance to get paid to do what you love. We offer a competitive salary and many fringe benefits.
  • Education and training to perform your job well. We aim to get people up to date with modern technologies and provide time and budget to take courses or go to congresses.
  • A lot of freedom to organize your work the way that suits you best.
  • A vibrant atmosphere with room for new ideas, experimentation and cross-fertilization with other Kapernikov consultants. We are a friendly team to spar with and learn from.
  • Kapernikov is a self-organized company with sociocracy as toolbox, meaning decisions are taken and implemented by everyone as equals. We are not the classic organisation with a strict hierarchy. Our employees come first.


We love to hear from you

Like what we do? And think we’re looking for you? Drop us a line and your CV at job[at] and we’ll invite you for a talk, either in real life or online, depending on where you are.

We typically have two interviews (sometimes three, depending on how well the first interviewers select colleagues for the second talk). You’ll talk to various people within Kapernikov (at least a partner, a senior software engineer and, in case you’re still more junior, a junior software engineer) to cover your questions on all aspects of the job too.