Senior Data Engineer

Posted 31 January 2023
Salary Competitive
Job type Permanent
Discipline Data & AI
Contact NameBethany Evans
Remote working Hybrid/Flexible

Job description

Senior Data Engineer
Location: Reading
Hybrid: 2 days a week in office (can be flexible)
Salary: Up to £70,000

Role Overview 
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Data Engineer to join our growing Data & AI team. The successful applicant will work alongside our architects and consultants to deliver high quality data solutions to help our customers become more successful in delivering the insight to maximise and scale automated decisioning. 

  • Engineering cloud-based data lake patterns to connect and leverage organisational & external data? 
  • Capture, Ingest, Process and Store large volumes of data and activate for multiple data science use cases? 
  • Enable higher quality data to be created & managed in our customers organisations and standardise on the definition of business-critical data? 
  • Develop data products that are commercially viable and technically excellent through utilising the (primarily) cloud native patterns available to the market? 
  • Help to diagnose and fix issues in complex technical environments, provide technical support and guidance through prototyping, testing, build, and launch of data products? 
  • Help to understand customer requirements and work collaboratively with other architects and consultants to design data solutions that deliver the expected outcomes.?? 
  • Contribute to estimating activities, driving towards approaches that balance quality and velocity of delivery.? 
  • Contribute to comprehensive technical documentation that supports the deployment and administration of the solutions we build.?? 
  • Contribute to continually refining our development standards and best practices, promoting their reuse and ensuring they are adopted.? 
Key Skills:
  • Strong technical expertise using core Microsoft Azure data technologies: Data Factory, Databricks, Data Lake, Azure SQL, Synapse, Data Catalog, Purview? 
  • A strong background in Python development, particularly for data engineering, and SQL? 
  • Experience working with Power BI: Power Query, DAX, Power BI Service? 
  • Experience of team working and task tracking with Azure DevOps following Scrum / Agile methodologies.? 
  • Experience with Azure databases (Synapse EDW, SQL Managed Instance, Azure SQL)? 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills? 
  • Experience with TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Peer Review, Automated Testing for DataOps solution delivery? 
 Knowledge and experience of the following would be advantageous:? 
  • C# development skills? 
  • Experience of wider Azure services used for infrastructure build and monitoring (ARM, Policy, Monitor, Log Analytics etc)? 
  • Previous experience of delivering DW & BI using Microsoft BI stack (SSIS, SSRS, SSAS)? 
  • Experience of implementing big data/analytics services? 
  • Experience working with an environment where operation support and monitoring of code and systems is part of the culture (DevOps)? 
  • Experience with supporting AI/Machine Learning workflows at production-level scale is a plus? 
  • Experience of working with NoSQL databases such as Cosmos DB or Mongo DB?