Data Engineer at DataHub

Data Engineer at DataHub

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2 Feb 18 Feb Maastricht

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Shape the future of healthcare data as a Data Engineer at MUMC+ DataHub, building a cutting-edge health data platform and collaborating with a dynamic team of experts in an innovative environment.

Job description

The Maastricht UMC+ DataHub team is looking for a talented Data Engineer who is interested in building and maintaining our institutional infrastructure. The primary scope of this vacancy is building and integrating our new health data platform.

As a Data Engineer you will be part of our multidisciplinary DataHub team, consisting of DevOps engineers, data stewards and fellow Data Engineers from both university and hospital. You will ensure that medical data from various domains will be modeled, standardized and incorporated in the DataHub infrastructure. You will work together with experts from the (research) domains to bridge the gap between academic research, the academic hospital and the latest developments in (open-source) technology.

Major duties:
  • Building a health data platform based on openEHR
  • Develop new workflows for modeling, ingestion, aggregation, standardization and export of health data;
  • Collaborate with researchers and doctors to find optimal solutions to use the DataHub infrastructure;


Maastricht University (UM)


  • A BSc in Bioinformatics, Information Technology, or equivalent;
  • Experience with programming in Java, PHP, Python or other relevant languages;
  • Experience with Version Control (Git)
  • Background in Linux and related scripting;
  • Being comfortable with working in an innovative and agile environment;
  • Working proficiency in English.

Additional preferences
  • Experience with openEHR is a pre;
  • Experience with HL7 standards, especially FHIR is a pre;
  • Experience with automation software and container technologies (Docker, Ansible, Jenkins etc.) is a pre;
  • Experience with the use data standards (e.g., vocabularies, semantics, ontologies) is a pre;
  • Experience working with Agile/Scrum methodology is a pre;

Conditions of employment

As data engineer at Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, you will be employed by the most international university in the Netherlands, located in the beautiful city of Maastricht. In addition, we offer you:
  • Good employment conditions. The position is graded in scale 10 according to UFO profile data engineer, with corresponding salary based on experience ranging from €3226,00 and €5090,00 gross per month (based on a full-time employment of 38 hours per week). In addition to the monthly salary, an 8.0% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus apply.
  • An employment contract for a period of 12 months with a scope of 1,0 FTE. Upon proven suitability, the employment contract will be converted to an indefinite contract.
  • At Maastricht University, the well-being of our employees is of utmost importance, we offer flexible working hours and the possibility to work partly from home if the nature of your position allows it. You will receive a monthly commuting and internet allowance for this. If you work full-time, you will be entitled to 29 vacation days and 4 additional public holidays per year, namely carnival Monday, carnival Tuesday, Good Friday, and Liberation Day. If you choose to accumulate compensation hours, an additional 12 days will be added. Furthermore, you can personalize your employment conditions through a collective labor agreement (CAO) choice model.
  • As Maastricht University, we offer various other excellent secondary employment conditions. These include a good pension scheme with the ABP and the opportunity for UM employees to participate in company fitness and make use of the extensive sports facilities that we also offer to our students.
  • Last but certainly not least, we provide the space and facilities for your personal and professional development. We facilitate this by offering a wide range of training programs and supporting various well-established initiatives such as 'acknowledge and appreciate'.
    The terms of employment at Maastricht University are largely set out in the collective labor agreement of Dutch Universities. In addition, local provisions specific to UM apply.


Maastricht University

Why work at Maastricht University?

At Maastricht University (UM), everything revolves around the future. The future of our students, as we work to equip them with a solid, broad-based foundation for the rest of their lives. And the future of society, as we seek solutions through our research to issues from all around the world. Our six faculties combined provide a comprehensive package of study programmes and research.

In our teaching, we use the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) method. Students work in small groups, looking for solutions to problems themselves. By discussing issues and working together to draw conclusions, formulate answers and present them to their peers, students develop essential skills for their future careers.

With over 22,300 students and more than 5,000 employees from all over the world, UM is home to a vibrant and inspiring international community.

Are you drawn to an international setting focused on education, science and scholarship? Are you keen to contribute however your skills and qualities allow? Our door is open to you! As a young European university, we value your talent and look forward to creating the future together.


Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

At the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML), everything revolves around healthy living. Our research and education are not solely focused on recovery, but place a strong emphasis on prevention, health preservation, and health promotion. Our aim is to use our knowledge and expertise to genuinely contribute to the well-being of individual people as well as society in total.

In, research, and healthcare, FHML is closely collaborating with the academic hospital in Maastricht, together forming the Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+). FHML is strongly connected in education, research, and care with the Maastricht academic hospital, together with which it forms the Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+).

FHML, which is the largest faculty of Maastricht University, is formed by an (inter)national community of employees and students. The faculty offers a wide range of Dutch and English-taught bachelor's and master's programs in innovative educational concepts in which the emphasis is always on building bridges to practice.

The multidisciplinary research of the FHML focuses on a number of carefully chosen topical current themes. In addition to research aimed at gaining new insights, it also concerns research whose results can be directly translated into concrete applications and innovations. The implementation of the various research programs is organized in our six graduate schools and two institutes.

DataHub provides various services related to data management in (medical) research. We are a cross-organizational community within Maastricht UMC+ and work on FAIR data management solutions for researchers from both the academic hospital and the university. DataHub develops and manages an institutional repository for research data and enables researchers to store and retrieve scientific data in a sustainable way. More information on


  • IT
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • University graduate
  • 611


Maastricht University (UM)

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