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Data Engineer

Job Title: Data Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: Negotiable
REF: RC/P/DataEngineer_1659718720
Contact Name: Rohit Chavda
Contact Email:
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

Data Engineer - Permanent - London/Manchester/Glasgow

We are currently looking for talented Data Engineers with varied levels of professional experience to join our data teams. We are looking for talent at all levels that have a passion for engineering software with a focus on managing the huge amounts of data we manage and the systems that support it all. We currently have roles open in London, Manchester and Glasgow working in a hybrid way.

World-class online products reach millions of audience members every week and create billions of rows of data per day. Our data teams enable our audience to receive personalised experiences and enable us to understand our audience better. Data is crucial to our ambitions to making a tailored for everyone.

Some of the key benefits you'll get from working in this role are:

  • A variety of challenging work - our data teams work on a wide variety of different products and services. We create and maintain numerous data services that scale to petabytes of data.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities - we operate a people first culture and pride ourselves on your development. Our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification. We value our engineers, offering regular training and development opportunities, as well as '10% time' - allowing dedicated time for self-improvement, learning and innovation.
  • Excellent career progression - offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
  • Working with cutting edge technology - We are constantly looking to leverage new technologies to make our systems more effective.

Main Responsibilities

You will be a passionate engineer with a background in either software or data engineering and be keen to enhance your skills in data services and systems. You will be working within one of our Agile development teams to deliver new products, product improvements and enhance our technologies. You will be supported by your team and leaders to deliver value to our audience with an eye on quality, scale, and security. As a data engineer you will be responsible for helping maintain pipelines for ingest, processing and summarisation of data, as well as our improving our recommendations engines using machine learning.

The Ideal Candidate

You don't need you to be an expert in all these areas, only some of them. If you have a base understanding of the areas and their underlying principles, you will shine. So don't feel that you can't apply if you don't have all these skills. After all, you'll work with, and be mentored by, a friendly development team, and will provide many opportunities for learning as you progress.

  • Knowledge of Big Data pipelines and processing technologies such as Hadoop, Spark and Beam
  • Experience with SQL and relational DBs
  • Familiarity with Data Warehousing technologies (such as Redshift / Big Query / Snowflake)
  • Experience of OO programming languages such as Java 8+ or Python.
  • Experience of cloud computing (preferably AWS or GCS)
  • Experience of Containerisation e.g. Docker / Kubernetes
  • Experience of infrastructure as code e.g. Terraform
  • Experience of Pipeline orchestration e.g. Airflow or Jenkins
  • Software testing practices including unit testing frameworks such as JUnit and/or Mockito
  • Version control systems such as git

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