Data Engineer - Customer Advisor

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Are you a problem solver, explorer, and knowledge seeker – always asking, “What if?” 

If so, then you may be the new team member we’re looking for. Because at SAS, your curiosity matters – whether you’re developing algorithms, creating customer experiences or answering critical questions. Curiosity is our code, and the opportunities here are endless. 


What we do  

We’re the leader in analytics. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. Our curiosity fuels innovation, pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo and changing the way we live. 


What you’ll do

We’re looking for a Data Engineer -based in Netherlands- to play a key role in delivering pre-sales and technical expertise for SAS’ Advanced Analytics / Artificial Intelligence solutions. You will support the sales force throughout the different stages of the sales cycle with your excellent abilities in understanding the needs of the customer and translating them into a SAS solution with the required added value for the customer.


The role involves using the data management, data governance and event stream processing/IoT portfolio of SAS Technology in the Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence space. Awareness of approaches how to best implement in (hybrid) cloud architectures, alignment with customer’s data architectures and platforms, including data security and privacy aspects is expected. 


We seek applications from a communicative, sales-oriented data engineer with some years of working experience, preferably with “real-world” practical experience of (complex) data / IoT pipelines who has demonstrated the ability to bridge the gap between the business and technology, relating business requirements to technical capabilities and solutions to business value.


You will:

  • Support the sales force in translating the needs of the customer into working SAS solutions by elaborating business cases.
  • Able to understand the language of the customer and to translate this in a compelling value proposition for the customer.
  • Work with other teams to ensure the successful outcome of trials, evaluations, proofs-of-concept, MVP’s and any technical aspects of the pre-sales process.
  • Advise on the design and the implementation of advanced, technology-driven solutions
  • Prepare, run, give demo’s and speak at industry events using your business and technical expertise
  • Contribute to and manage the technical elements of RFI/RFP/Tender completion and submission.
  • Pro-active in knowledge sharing internal and external.


What we’re looking for

  • Bilingual Dutch and English is mandatory to be considered for the role
  • Education: Master’s degree or equivalent
  • Knowledge of CI/CD and DataOps principles, data modeling, (meta)data strategies and -architectures, including data platforms and data mesh architectures
  • Knowledge of open source technologies for developing data and streaming analytics pipelines like, Python, Kafka, Spark, is a pre
  • Knowledge of data engineering technologies in Microsoft Azure like Azure Data Factory or Azure Synapse Pipeline is a pre
  • Willing to acquire the technical knowledge of core SAS technology
  • Highly commercial attitude, active listener
  • Focus on finding solutions
  • Dare to take calculated risks
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills



  • We love living the #SASlife and believe that happy, healthy people have a passion for life, and bring that energy to work. No matter what your specialty or where you are in the world, your unique contributions will make a difference. 
  • Our multi-dimensional culture blends our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Here, it isn’t about fitting into our culture, it’s about adding to it - and we can’t wait to see what you’ll bring.


Additional Information:

SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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