Data Manager

Data Manager

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2 May 1 Jul Delft

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Do you want to help scientists improve weather and climate predictions and take up the challenge of managing large quantities of data streams from different sensors and sites across the Netherlands? Then you should apply to become our new Data Manager for the Ruisdael Observatory of atmospheric science at TU Delft!

Job description

We are looking for an experienced Data Manager/Data scientist to oversee the different data acquisition and distribution systems related to the Ruisdael observatory of atmospheric sciences ( Your main mission will be to ensure that information flows timely and securely from a large number of sensors in Cabauw, Delft, Rotterdam and Lutjewad to TU Delft and, from there, to individual users and larger data centers such as the KNMI data platform ( and the Actris data center ( In addition to managing the data, you will collaborate with a diverse team of researchers, teachers, technicians and students to build custom-made solutions for processing, visualizing, assimilating and analyzing the collected data for scientific purposes.


  • Devise and implement efficient solutions for data collection, storage and management in relation to the national Ruisdael observatory for atmospheric sciences.
  • Coordinate with local (TU Delft), national (Ruisdael) and European (Actris) project partners and data centers to ensure the long-term storage and dissemination of data/results.
  • Handle requests for information and data access from project partners, support staff members, researchers and students.
  • Ensure all data are protected from potential accidents, breaches or malicious attackers.
  • Monitor the data systems to evaluate their performance, detect outages and ensure the highest possible data availability and quality.
  • Write documentation and reports for all available datasets, products and protocols.
  • Design tools and services for visualizing/analyzing and disseminating the collected data.
  • Help with the installation and troubleshooting of sensors.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


The candidate should be tech-savvy, creative and detail-oriented. We seek people with experience in:

  • Data management: version control (Git), containerization (Docker), REST APIs
  • Databases: storing, processing and organizing large amounts of data in different formats.
  • Programming: familiar with Python, the linux operating system and web servers.
  • Problem-solving: ability to quickly identify and troubleshoot problems.
  • Analytical thinking: ability to critically analyze data, see patterns and pay attention to details.
  • Communication: excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Conditions of employment

  • A salary according to the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities, plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 


Faculty Civil Engineering & Geosciences

The Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology, and delta technology. Our research feeds into our educational programmes and covers societal challenges such as climate change, energy transition, resource depletion, urbanisation and the availability of clean water, conducted  in close cooperation with a wide range of research institutions. CEG is convinced that Open Science helps to achieve our goals and supports its scientists in integrating Open Science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.

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  • IT
  • €2846—€4490 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • TUD02266


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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