What is the role of an Azure Data Engineer?

In your role as an Azure Data Engineer, you will be responsible for expanding and optimising data and pipeline architectures, and for optimising data collection and flow across functional teams. Your responsibilities include assisting software developers, database architects, data analysts, and data scientists with data initiatives and ensuring a consistent data delivery architecture is put in place throughout ongoing projects.


  • Assure that data is cleansed, mapped, transformed, and otherwise optimised for storage and use according to business and technical requirements

  • Develop and maintain innovative Azure solutions

  • Solution design using Microsoft Azure services and other tools

  • The ability to automate tasks and deploy production standard code (with unit testing, continuous integration, versioning etc.)

  • Load transformed data into storage and reporting structures in destinations including data warehouse, high speed indexes, real-time reporting systems and analytics applications

  • Build data pipelines to collectively bring together data

  • Other responsibilities include extracting data, troubleshooting and maintaining the data warehouse

Tech Stack

  • Python

  • SQL and NoSQL databases

  • Scala

  • Spark-SQL

  • Experience with Azure: ADLS, Databricks, Stream Analytics, SQL DW, COSMOS DB, Analysis Services, Azure Functions, Serverless Architecture, ARM Templates

Types of Azure Data Engineer

  • SQL Developer

  • Data Engineer

  • Data Scientist

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engineer


  • Previous experience as an Azure Data Engineer or similar role

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

  • Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets

  • The ability to design and implement well written code

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines

  • Ability to test the data from source to the presentation layer

  • Ability to support/troubleshoot data pipelines

  • Confident and concise communication skills, with the ability to drive alignment, collaboration, and efficiency within teams