Senior Data Consultant

Full time
Den Haag
Aegon Netherlands

The profile of the Senior Data Consultant can be defined as a Senior Data Engineer with a strong focus on consultancy. You will be part of the Data and Relation IT department, which consists of multiple teams of DevOps Engineers, Data Engineers, and Data Consultants working in an agile environment based on the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).

This department designs, builds, and maintains the Aegon Data Platform; the central capability within Aegon that enables storage and processing of big data for analytical and reporting purposes. You will be working with our cloud platform (running on AWS) that offers users a broad pallet of data services, such as source data ingestion, an extensive data lake, predictive analytics, reporting and dashboarding, and batch & real-time publications to multiple targets.

The Senior Data Consultant has the ambition and social skills to intensively interact with our internal end-users. The role is strongly focused on guiding, advising, and supporting our internal users. One of the tasks is to build up a knowledge repository which can be used for training purposes, as well as identifying needs to shape future self-service capabilities.

With your knowledge and experience of how the business applies these data products, you will provide input to Product Management and Architecture. The Senior Data Consultant is in liaison with technical leads (in our Component Expertise Groups) and Architecture to handle complex use cases and features.

The Senior Data Consultant will also be a mentor and coach for the Data consultants within the team

The ideal candidate:

  • Holds a Bachelor's degree in data engineering, big data analytics, computer engineering, or related field. Master's degree in a relevant field is advantageous.

  • Proven experience as a data engineer, IT consultant, or similar.

  • Has good knowledge of the capabilities of our Data Platform and is able to advise users to choose the right services for their data products.

  • Is an ambassador of Aegon’s data-driven strategy and the services that the Data Platform has to offer.

  • Has the ability to analyse and understand the desires and needs of the users regarding their data products.

  • Has the ability to translate complex business needs into the right IT solution.

  • Is able to distinguish consultancy from technical implementation and find the balance between them.

  • Has excellent stakeholder management skills.

  • Has experience working with data processing platforms or tooling.

  • Understands database (relational/non-relational) design principles and can handle complex SQL queries

  • Experience in mentoring and coaching

You are familiar with:

  • metadata management and data lineage practices.

  • machine learning and predictive modelling.

  • AWS and generic cloud technologies.

  • CI/CD principles.

  • Agile/Scrum methodology.

Tools skill set:

  • Python

  • (Hive) SQL

  • AWS: Glue, S3, Redshift, DynamoDB, Athena, RDS, CloudWatch.

  • Azure DevOps

Aegon aims to be an employer of choice in the financial services industry. As a global company, we offer excellent terms of employment, a very diverse and inspiring work environment, and development opportunities. Moreover we offer:

  • A monthly gross salary between € 3.750,- and € 7.528-

  • Next to that a monthly flex budget of 16.7% of your monthly salary.

  • A good work/life balance including a minimum of 27 vacation days.

  • Hybrid way of working

  • A commuting allowance.

  • An excellent pension plan and discounts on Aegon products.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Aegon, we are committed to fostering a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We are more than a global Financial Institution – we are a people business, and we recognize that delivering excellent client outcomes comes from harnessing diverse perspectives. We value diversity in the full range of human uniqueness without limitation including race, gender, ability, language, culture, beliefs, age, origin, background, perspectives and experiences

Contact info

Are you interested in joining our team in The Hague? We look forward to receiving your resume and motivation letter. An online assessment will be part of the procedure. For more information about the role, you can contact Simone Speelman, Talent Acquisition Business Partner at