Open position:

Senior Kafka Engineer/Architect

We’re looking for a new passionate consultant who’s eager to strengthen our integration community with a strong focus on Event-Driven Architecture (EDA). Are you ready to guide high-end customers in adopting EDA principles? Can you translate the principles in technical design and solutions? Are you well-established in the Apache Kafka and the ecosystem around it?


Then this is role is for you!

Who we are 

By joining i8c, you’ll join a community of more than 130 experts in the field of integration. A community focused on in-depth technical know-how, pragmatic delivery, and long-term partnerships.

Your expertise

  • Thorough understanding of Event-Driven Architecture
  • Thorough understanding of Enterprise Integration Concepts like Application Integration, Messaging & API Management.
  • Knowledge of data formats and standards like JSON, XML, OpenAPI, AsyncAPI, CloudEvents, Avro, Protobuf, Oauth2, …
  • Experience with Apache Kafka
  • Experience with Java
  • Experience with Kubernetes (and/or Red Hat OpenShift)
  • Experience with DevOps tooling like Tekton, Jenkins, ArgoCD, Terraform, …
  • Experience with one or more integration platforms. (ex. Software AG webMethods ESB, Mulesoft Anypoint, IBM ACE, WSO2, TIBCO BusinessWorkx, Red Hat Fuse/Camel, … )
  • Experience with a public cloud like AWS, Azure, and/or GCP.
  • You’re fluently explaining your designs in English. Dutch and/or French is a plus

But most of all => You are eager to become an expert in this domain!

Are you not yet at this level, but you really want to build a career as an Integration Architect? Let’s see how our i8c community can help you build your career!

Your tasks 

  • Provide advice on Event-Driven Architecture to customers
  • Translate EDA principles into technical designs and solutions
  • Help customers adopt Apache Kafka and related technologies
  • Collaborate with other team members to ensure successful project delivery
  • Stay up-to-date with industry developments
  • Actively share knowledge within the i8c Community
  • Further grow as an integration expert with a focus on the EDA ecosystem (incl. Apache Kafka, Apache Pulsar, … )

What’s in it for you?

  • i8c offers you a challenging job with plenty of coaching, training, interesting clients and projects.
  • A competitive salary, in line with your experience and skills.
  • Extra benefits such as a company car, mobile phone, laptop, meal vouchers, a pension plan and health insurance.
  • A working environment where initiative and entrepreneurship is stimulated.
  • Regular fun and knowledge sharing events.

Apply now!

Interested in getting to know us better? Then apply now:

Working at i8c

i8c is a system integrator that strives for an informal atmosphere between its employees, who have an average age of approx 30 years old. We invest a lot of effort in the professional development of each individual, through a direct connection between the consultants and the management (no multiple layers of middle management). We are based in Kontich, near Antwerp, but our customers are mainly located in the triangle Ghent-Antwerp-Brussels and belong to the top 500 companies in Belgium (Securex, Electrabel, UCB, etc…).

Quality Assurance

i8c is committed to delivering quality services and providing customer satisfaction. That’s why we invested in the introduction of a Quality Management System, which resulted in our ISO9001:2000 certification. This guarantees that we will meet your expectations, as a reliable, efficient and mature partner for your SOA & integration projects.

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