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Head of Data Engineering

  • Job reference: 23584
  • Location: Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: BI, Data & Analytics
  • Salary: £85000 - £95000 per annum + Package

Head of Data Engineering

Hammersmith, London

Up to £95k + Package

With over 1 billion downloads and used by hundreds of millions of people each month, there has never been a more exciting time to join this tech company as their Global Data Engineering Lead.

What will you do?

  • Own the end-to-end data pipeline architecture and drive it forward, in collaboration with the multiple engineering teams that produce, process and consume data
  • Write and review code! (This is both a hands-on engineering role and a technical leadership role.)
  • Define, implement and ship data platforms that feature teams build on to create innovative, data-based products and new user experiences
  • Introduce new data-engineering skills and technologies to the team, adding to the already dynamic environment within the engineering team
  • Lead and work within cross-functional feature teams, from a data-engineering perspective
  • Become subject matter expert for data, bringing detailed data-related domain knowledge to bear on company-wide policies and decisions
  • Work closely with our product, analytics, reporting and commercial teams
  • Be perceived as a thought-leader for data engineering both internally and externally

Who You Are:

  • A proven technical expert in data engineering/architectures, with a track record of designing, delivering and managing large scale, high-volume data platforms
  • An experienced software engineer that writes beautiful, concise, tested code than runs at scale
  • An expert in, and ideally a contributor to, open-source technologies and frameworks for data engineering
  • An excellent communicator who builds collaborative relationships with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • A technical leader who engineers are excited to work with and can learn from

Experience required:

  • Significant experience in designing, delivering and managing data infrastructure at scale
  • Significant software engineering and development experience in Java and Scala
  • A deep technical understanding of modern batch and realtime data technologies (e.g. Kinesis, Spark, EMR, Redshift, Airflow etc.)
  • A proven track record of managing large volumes of data in cloud services while controlling costs

To find out more about this opportunity please apply and/or get in touch.

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