Data Engineer/developer at the University Library

Data Engineer/developer at the University Library

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26 Oct 4 Nov Maastricht

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Job description

We are looking for a talented individual to join the research support and development department of Maastricht University library. The successful applicant will contribute to diverse research support projects in close collaboration with researchers and UM support staff to develop and implement diverse data workflows and processes using internally generated research data in combination with external databases.

Position Description

  • Develop and implement lightweight ETL processes to wrangle data into more useful forms.
  • Develop effective solutions for data integration, data mining, data curation, machine learning and data visualization.
  • Understanding functional requirements and translation of these requirements into code for working pieces of software, e.g. plugins for existing systems or stand-alone websites.
  • Have the capacity to thrive in our fast-paced environment and take ownership of your work.
  • Challenge ideas and methods while working together with talented, highly skilled team members.


Maastricht University (UM)


  • A BSc or MSc degree in science (computer science/data science), engineering, information technology, mathematics or other relevant field.
  • Experience or affinity with programming languages like PowerShell, .net Core/C#, PHP, SQL and SPARQL.
  • Experience or affinity with techniques of structuring data like XML, XLST, JSON and RDF.
  • Experience with program API’s or web services, using REST, SOAP.
  • Understanding of (technical) metadata and the semantic web.
  • Proven creative approaches to analysis and data exploration.
  • Ability to share knowledge and present results in an understandable way to diverse groups.
  • Willing to acquire new skills and come up with new approaches, be pro-active, motivated and result driven.
  • Proven experience in collaborative multidisciplinary teams.
  • Proficiency of the Dutch and English language.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: one year with the possibility of extension.

We offer a rewarding career at a young university in the heart of Europe, with a distinct global perspective and a strong focus on innovative research and education.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website > About UM > Working at UM.

The salary is competitive, depending on qualifications and work experience scale 9 or 10 (€ 2.968,- and a maximum of € 4.474,- per month), based on a full-time appointment (38 hours/week). On top of this, there is an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end of the year allowance.

We offer an attractive package of fringe benefits such as, reduction on collective health insurance, substantial leave arrangements, parental leave packages, attractive retirement benefits, making use of sport facilities for a small fee and application for attractive fiscal arrangements for employees from abroad;

38 hours per week (less is possible).

We provide a stimulating, collaborative and interdisciplinary work environment with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development.

Maastricht University has an excellent international reputation, and Maastricht itself is a beautiful, open-minded city located in the centre of Western Europe.


Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 20,000 students and 4,700 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.


The University Library (UB)

The University Library (UB) is a partner in research and education at Maastricht
University (UM) and supports knowledge development and dissemination within the UM community.

The main target groups of the UB are researchers, lecturers, and students of the UM. We also work for the UM campuses, MUMC+, UM contract partners, the city of Maastricht, and regional and euregional educational partners.

If you want to know more about working at the University Library, take a look at the highlights from 2020 and our annual agenda for 2021. The University Library is responsible for acquiring and making accessible scientific information sources (to a large extent digital) (journals, e-books, data files, DVDs, streaming videos), the digital and physical learning environment of UM, information skills training and e-learning advice, research data management (RDM), and other research support. The University Library often manages the underlying (group) information systems. The culture at the UB is open, collegial, and customer-oriented.


  • IT
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2968—€4474 per month
  • University graduate
  • AT2021.422


Maastricht University (UM)

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