Lead Data Engineer (AWS/SQL/Terraform)

Venturi Limited
65000.00 - 75000.00 GBP Annual
13 Jan 2021
17 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Lead Data Engineer (AWS/SQL/Terraform)


Remote First (adhoc travel to Manchester)

??65-75k DOE

A Lead Data Engineer (AWS/SQL/Terraform) is required to join a Market Leader in Retailing and Finance, providing solutions used by manufacturers, retailers and finance providers.

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead their data strategy and work with other teams to support them in being control of their Data sets.

The company works with some of the best technologies and adopts the most forward thinking methods: They have heavily invested in product development both in the UK and across Europe and their plans to grow out their Data function over the next 6-12 months are seriously impressive!

The Lead Data Engineer (AWS/SQL/Terraform) will oversee 4 other Data professionals, made up of Analysts, Scientists and Engineers and will develop fit for purpose, resilient, scalable and future proof data services to meet user needs.

This is predominantly a remote position but adhoc travel to Manchester for team meetings will be required post COVID.

Roles of responsibility for the Lead Data Engineer (AWS/SQL/Terraform) include:

  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation and loading of data from numerous sources, including third party providers and their current AWS platform
  • Identify, design and implement internal process improvements: automating processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability
  • Adopt a self-service data culture, working closely with other cross functional teams to share knowledge, evaluate opportunities and recommend improvements across architecture, pipelines, data models and processes
  • Translate data into valuable insights
  • Maintain and create continuous delivery pipelines in TeamCity and Octopus
  • Deliver projects to time, budget and quality in order to deliver business goals

Essential skills and experience for the Lead Data Engineer (AWS/SQL/Terraform) include:

  • Strong SQL skills and familiarity with Datamodelling and relational databases
  • Experience with a programming language, C# would be ideal but Python is also great!
  • A passion for data, cloud-based services and customer experience
  • Strong knowledge and experience of the AWS Cloud stack: with experience such as AWS Data Lake, Redshift, Athena, Quicksight etc
  • Passion for data and cloud-based services, plus customer experience
  • Passionate about Dev-ops and Dev-ops principles and comfortable in pushing the Devops perspective within the team

Desirable skills and experience for the Lead Data Engineer (AWS/SQL/Terraform) include:

  • Experience of tools such as Snow Plow, Rudderstack and Kinesis
  • PostGres/MongoDB
  • Knowledge of Datawarehousing concepts, including technical architectures, infrastructure and ETL/ELT
  • Previous experience managing a small but dedicated team
  • Degree educated in Computer Science or related field

The company rewards with 25 days holiday plus birthday day off and bank holidays, 5% pension contribution, market leading private medical insurance, flexi/remote work, 2 days paid volunteering work plus 2 annual conferences (one UK based and one abroad.)

Please note that the Lead Data Engineer (AWS/SQL/Terraform) must have the right to work in the UK

Key Skills: Lead Data Engineer, AWS, Redshift, Athena, S3, Snow Plow, Rudderstack, Kinesis, Terraform, Quicksight, Devops, Terraform, CICD, Data Engineer, Cloud, SQL, ELT, Principal Data Engineer

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