Data Engineer - Central London

MBN Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Central London
16 Oct 2016
14 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Data Engineer

MBN's client is a leading technology and digital entertainment company are in search for a Lead Engineer to join their team.

Engineers within the company Data Science team are responsible for the development of the platform used by Data Scientists to ensure the delivery of analytical models and data products.

The Lead Engineer will set the plan of the development of our data science platform. They will design, maintain and deliver solutions, guide data scientists in use of the platform and liaise directly company BI DevOps teams and company stakeholders.

Evaluate the direction of development of company data science platform, technologies and tools

- Liaise with colleagues within the BI team to ensure that technical solutions are aligned
- Design, support and deliver a tool set and platform for data science tasks
- Works closely with Data Scientists to implement analytical models including segmentation and predictive models, into recyclable data products
- Manage a varying workload within Agile Sprint planning environment/framework
- Aid Data Scientists in the effective use of data processing tools
- Monitor the data quality standards and automated test frameworks
- Inspire creative innovation in the BIS team by looking at new technologies and data sources to support more efficient use of BI and Data Science

Essential Skills:

BSc or MSc in Computer Science or similar technical field

- Advanced experience with SQL regarding data manipulation, (MySQL, Netezza, Redshift or similar)
- Proven knowledge of unix-like environments (including shell scripting)
- Experience in Python development
- Solid analytical, problem-solving, quantitative, and critical thinking skills
- Ability to work with other business units in to achieve common objectives
- Experience in development through the systems development life-cycle
- Knowledge of source code control and versioning
- Presentation of complex technical detail in an efficient manner, such that non-technical people can gain understanding
- Delivery of operational code

Desired Skills:
(Map/Reduce, Spark, Hadoop, Hive, , Scala, etc.)
Experience on statistical analysis package (e.g. R, SAS, SPSS Modeler)
Having worked within an agile team
Experience of working within a globally distributed team