Experienced Data Engineer AI

Engineering /
Payroll /
Silverfin is a cloud first solution that enables accountants to streamline significant parts of their workload and spend more time on value adding activities.

Silverfin solves a very real problem: it automates a large chunk of the repetitive tasks that people working in financial services spend their time on and improve communication with their customers.

Recognised as an industry leader, we have picked up many accolades, including in 2021 winning Deloitte Belgium’s Technology Fast 50 award for most sustainable growth - an award given to the company with the best percentage growth over the last four years.
Our headquarters is in Gent Belgium, from where we have successfully launched activities in BeNeLux and the UK. From these offices, we’re serving a strongly growing client base, including the big 4, in 15 countries with 180+ colleagues.

Since November 2023 we are proudly part of Visma - the European leader in mission-critical cloud software, enjoying the power of the Visma brand and resources whilst retaining business autonomy and go-to-market freedom.

At Silverfin, we're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. 

We're committed to elevating talent by creating an environment where we can all thrive together. So if you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily check every single box, please consider applying. We'd love to hear how you might contribute to our mission and our team.

We are looking for a Belgium based Experienced Data Engineer who’s eager to change the global accounting landscape.

What’s a Silverfin

At Silverfin we’re trying to apply the promise of software to the age-old industry of accounting. With our SaaS we’re automating a large chunk of the busy-work that accountants are currently handling manually, and are building new tools so they can provide better services to their customers. We aim to optimise their workflow in such a way that accountants can spend more time on the much more impactful and rewarding work of advising their customers, the business owners.

The good news is we’re succeeding in doing exactly that. Every day more than 15.000 financial service professionals use Silverfin to help and advise more than 400.000 businesses. Our customers adore us! The even better news is there’s still plenty left to work on, and that’s where we hope you come in.

The AI Team at Silverfin

The AI team at Silverfin currently consists of 9 people, Data Scientists and Engineers, more than half of them with a PhD in a STEM field. It’s one of the strongest AI teams in Belgium. The team is part of the wider engineering organisation and a hub for innovation at Silverfin.
The team has been integrated after the acquisition of Boltzmann, one of the top AI companies in Belgium. As such the team has many years experience delivering AI models for clients and running successful AI products in accounting.

The AI team is responsible for a number of things: they’ve created and are maintaining multiple distinct products on the Silverfin Platform, all of which help accountants be more efficient and effective through the application of AI and machine learning. Next to that, they are also the driving force behind SAIL, Silverfin’s Artificial Intelligence Lab, where they conduct research on Silverfin’s next big innovations.

Besides that, it’s also a fun, helpful and supportive team that welcomes newcomers warmly. We flexibly balance working from home with working at the Ghent office.

Key Responsibilities

    • Shape the data engineering and MLOps architecture of the AI stack in the Silverfin ecosystem
    • Figure out the best way to solve a customer or business problem in close collaboration with data scientists, a product manager, and other engineers 
    • Assist data scientists on how to implement best practice MLOps techniques in their work


    • You have at least 5 years experience in professional Python development, of which a few in a technical or architectural lead position
    • Experience with Data Engineering
    • Experience with Machine Learning Operations (MLOps)
    • Experience with Microservices and RESTful web services
    • You can communicate clearly in English, both written and verbally.
    • You can work independently
    • You code with reason and can justify the important decisions you made during development
    • You enjoy working in pairs or teams to produce quality solutions through coaching, clean coding and guarding application architecture.
    • You can give in-depth, productive feedback during code reviews. While you appreciate the small stuff, you recognize bikeshedding and can avoid its pitfalls

Nice to have’s

    • Dutch language is a strong plus
    • Experience working with Docker and Kubernetes
    • Experience with Google Cloud Platform
    • Experience with Flask, Poetry, Pandas, etc.
    • Experience working with large datasets and the challenges they bring
    • Experience in Fintech
    • Accounting knowledge

What can you expect?

    • The opportunity to help build a fast-paced and internationally growing Fintech Company,  proudly part of Visma - the European leader in mission-critical cloud software
    • Regular team activities during and after work
    • Collaborate with a team of dedicated professionals, passionate about what they do, in a dynamic and evolving environment.
    • Monthly Company-wide Wellbeing Days off (Reviewed Annually)
    • Growth opportunities and personal training allowance
    • Cool office spaces in Belgium (Ghent), UK (London - Old Street / Shoreditch), Netherlands and Luxembourg 
    • Fair salary package, lot’s of flexibility, and great additional benefits
    • Endless supply of excellent coffee, snacks, fresh fruits and … drinks to finish the week