DFDS Land-Based

Data Engineer


Do you share a passion for all things data-driven? Eager to turn statistical models into solutions that solves real business challenges?

Join our exciting journey in digitizing our business

DFDS is currently going through a transformation. The outcome of a recent strategy process have confirmed our initial initiatives within AI and predictive analytics and provided renewed ambitions for an accelerated digitalization of our business.

The Smart Data team was establish one year ago. Working agile with a strong focus on our customer’s needs, we have already delivered multiple solution that provides tangible benefits for the business and our customers.
The team currently consists of 6 highly dedicated specialists and we are now looking for a highly skilled and motivated colleague to join this successful team and help accelerate our strategy even further.

You will have a vital role in designing and building the data infrastructure to support innovative predictive projects using both traditional technologies and cutting-edge cloud platforms. You will do so working in an agile environment with an explorative and fail-fast mind-set.

We have full end-to-end ownership of initiatives (data acquisition & analysis, building predictive models, creating prototypes and assisting with integrating of solutions into existing products). In line with your experience, you have the possibility to greatly influence the way we work.

With a very diverse business spanning multiple business areas (Shipping, Logistics, Passenger Ferries, Terminals) supported by many different IT solutions, there is a huge potential for application of advanced analytics, Internet-of-Things, big data solutions, AI etc.

Smart Data is part of Group Transformation with 80+ experienced and dedicated colleagues. You will report to the head of the Smart Data department and be placed at our headquarters in Nordhavn (Copenhagen)

Your primary responsibilities

In addition to the above, you will be working in an agile environment, taking responsibility of solving tasks related to data (data platform, data pipeline etc.) in sprints at our ongoing initiatives. Working full-stack with a wide range of data technologies to:

  • Formulate & execute Smart Data architecture
    (cloud & on-prem)
  • Build & maintain data pipelines
  • Deliver complex data sets for Proof-of-Concepts
  • Together with data scientists, move valuable PoC’s into production mode
  • Ensure deliveries are aligned with our API strategy


The ideal profile

We are currently looking for 1 colleague to join our team with a proven track record of delivering real customer value.

We expect the candidate to have:

  • Experience with complex data models and a varied system landscape (on-prem & cloud)
  • A strong technical profile, with the ability to deliver in accordance with business needs
  • Experience with SQL, Cloud platforms (PaaS & IaaS) and Python (or a similar language)
  • Experience with one or more of the following is a plus (but not needed): NoSQL, AWS, RPA tools, Alteryx, streaming data
  • A preference to working in an agile environment with focus on measurable results
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate complex solutions in a clear, understandable way to non-experts
  • Proven track-record of delivering valuable data solutions

Why work for DFDS?

At DFDS, we believe that digital technologies and the pace of their adoption are key driving forces in changing the ways businesses work. Hence, Smart Data is strategically important in the continued journey and success for DFDS.
This position is a great possibility to influence the way DFDS will be conduction business in the future and offers you an excellent opportunity to further enhance your data scientist toolbox.

We can offer you a great workplace and a key role in a growing international company. For the right candidate there will be great opportunities for professional growth and you will have the opportunity to build relationships with stakeholders across the group.


If you have questions to the position, please contact IT Talent Acquisition Consultant Kristina Andersen at +45 91374207 or at krand@dfds.com.

All applications will be treated confidentially. If you find the job interesting and you meet requirements, please submit your CV and application in English. We will evaluate applications on an ongoing basis. 


Application deadline:


Expected Start Date:

As soon as possible