Data Lead


Do you want to work with us as our Data Lead? 

The Data Lead knows that data is the new oil. With over 4 million returning visitors a month, funda is a data fabric, a high traffic marketplace and a very trusted brand. We want to understand our users better, so that our services improve in quality, relevancy and accuracy. Data is a key resource we need to leverage to follow our strategy successfully.

You play a key part in our own path towards taking the stress out of our user’s journey by potentiating our data collection, modelling, analysis and to serve our business needs and ambitions. According to your new colleague Esther, you are up for a challenge: “Working with data at funda is exciting for three reasons: the scale of the data we work with, the challenge of integrating disparate data sources, and the fact that all this data gives us a unique perspective on the real-estate market. It’s a truly great playground for any big-data engineer.”

Your job

Your job is to, together with your team, unwrap the potential of our data. Over the last few years, the Data Team has completely revamped how we approach data and make it available to everyone in the organization, and thus you will have a chance to lead and work with a highly motivated and ambitious team. As soon as you start, you get all the freedom to investigate what funda needs when it comes to data – and implement it.

Your team

The current multi-disciplinary data team consists of two Data Engineers (Nazli and Darya), one Data Scientist (Edwin) and three Data Analysts (Ruben, Esther and Eveline). The biggest challenge here is finding the right balance to work with a multidisciplinary team to manage people with different ways of working and backgrounds. You will also work in close alignment with the service owner of the team (Stephen) and Eduardo, the CTO.


Your profile

You are an experienced Data Lead who’s worked in high-traffic environments within mature organizations and have proven ability to translate strategy into execution. You have experience with how to technically manage analytics at scale, and you understand how you can leverage data for business insights and product development.

Next to that:

  • You have a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or Mathematics (Master’s degree preferred)

  • You have at least 5 years of experience in a Senior Data Engineering/Management role (2+ years of experience managing a team)

  • You have experience with ELT (and specifically with dbt, BigQuery)

  • You are analytically minded with a pragmatic approach to decision-making

  • You have experience leading multi-disciplinary data teams

  • You are decisive and not afraid to make tough decisions

  • You are open minded and approachable

  • You have heaps of practical knowledge

Bonus points if...
  • You have experience with Agile analytics

This is what we offer
Funda offers you one of the most challenging jobs in your field. Whether you work in the office or from home, we’ll make sure you’ll feel welcome at funda. On location, you and your colleagues work in the heart of Amsterdam with an unobstructed view of the IJ river and our own ‘funda square’. When you work from home, you’ll stay connected to your colleagues through Microsoft Teams.

You’ll be working with more than 140 great (international) minds, who will make you feel welcome from the start. To us, it’s only logical to take good care of our talents, and therefore of you. If you come to work with us, we offer you:

  • An excellent salary with an annual bonus scheme and 25 days off (and the opportunity to buy more)
  • Flexible work from home policy (hybrid)
  • Reimbursements for your phone, home internet, travel expenses, and gym membership
  • Pension plan contribution: 40% on us, 60% on you
  • Work From Home compensation (€2 NET per day that you WFH)
  • Learning budget to attend congresses and/or follow courses and classes
  • Mental health support - online calls with trained professionals to blow off steam, get some practical tips or just to lend you an ear
  • Heavenly chair massages 6 times a year (at the office, during working hours)
  • Fresh lunch every day by our in-house chefs (when you’re in the office).

Interested? We like to act swiftly at funda. So, here’s what you can expect from us:

Get started

You can apply by sending your CV and cover letter (or video) via the application button.


Into the next round? Then one of our recruiters will invite you for a video call.

To case or not to case

If the video call was positive on both sides, we will invite you to do a technical exercise.

And then...

We will schedule that first interview with you as soon as possible. You can expect a max of 2 rounds.

More information?

Send an email to and we will contact you as soon as possible.

We take COVID-19 very seriously. Most funda employees are working from home. However, this does not stop us from striving for a swift and enjoyable recruitment process. Our procedures haven’t changed; they just happen virtually. Our recruiters will stay in touch with you, every step of the way.

We prefer applications from EU/EEA citizens, who do not need a work permit for the Netherlands.
We do not wish to be contacted by recruitment agencies about this vacancy. No rights can be derived from CVs that are supplied unsolicited.