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Data Engineer

London, UK


We are looking for a dynamic Data Engineer to join our growing team of analytics experts. The candidate will be responsible for shaping and developing our data and data pipeline architecture, as well as optimizing data flow and collection for cross functional teams. The ideal candidate is an experienced data pipeline builder and data wrangler who enjoys optimizing data systems and building them from the ground up. They will support our software developers, devops, data analysts and data scientists on data initiatives and will ensure optimal data delivery architecture is consistent throughout ongoing projects. They must be self-directed and comfortable supporting the data needs of multiple users, systems and products. The right candidate will be excited by the prospect of designing our company’s data architecture to support our next generation of products and data initiatives, whilst understanding the business objectives of the company.

Responsibilities for Data Engineer

  • Create and maintain optimal data pipeline and ETL architecture.

  • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional/non-functional business requirements.

  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.

  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL, Google BigQuery and AWS ‘big data’ technologies.

  • Build analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into customer acquisition, operational efficiency and other key business performance metrics.

  • Work with stakeholders including the Executive, Product, Data and Design teams to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs.

  • Keep our data separated and secure across national boundaries through multiple cloud platforms.

  • Create data tools for analytics and data scientist team members that assist them in building and optimizing our product into an innovative industry leader.

  • Work with data and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality in our data systems.

Qualifications for Data Engineer

  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases.

  • Experience building and optimizing ‘big data’ data pipelines, architectures and data sets.

  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.

  • Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets.

  • Build processes supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency and workload management.

  • A successful history of manipulating, processing and extracting value from large disconnected datasets.

  • Working knowledge of message queuing, stream processing, and highly scalable ‘big data’ data stores.

  • Strong project management and organizational skills.

  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.

  • We are looking for a candidate with a minimum of 3 years of experience in a Data Engineer role, who has attained a Graduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems or another quantitative field.

  • It would be preferable to have the following software/tools:

    • Experience with big data tools such as: Hadoop, Snowflake, Spark, Kafka, etc.

    • Experience with relational SQL and NoSQL databases, such as Postgres, BigQuery, dynamoDB.

    • Experience with data pipeline and workflow management tools: Azkaban, Luigi, Airflow, etc.

    • Experience with AWS cloud services: EC2, S3, EMR, RDS, Redshift

    • Experience with stream-processing systems: Storm, Spark-Streaming, etc.

    • Experience with object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Python, Java, C++, Scala, etc.

    • Experience with BigQuery, Dataflow.

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