Data Engineer Lead

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    Cambridgeshire, England

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    £550.00 - £600.00 per day

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    James Jarvis

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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As a Senior Data & Analytics engineer, you will support solution development, provide technical leadership, and take responsibility for delivery for internal screening program. They are looking for a data professional with a broad range of knowledge and experience across data & analytics, with significant depth in at least one technical area.

You will work almost exclusively with Azure and AWS services. You will join a team that has successfully delivered the MVP version screening systems, you will be expected to lead the technical engineering team that responsible for re-architecture and the scaling up of the system.

As the technical lead, you'll be working closely with IT colleagues in UK, US, Sweden, India and Mexico. We have business partners and team members spread globally, so you would need a collaborative delivery approach to be successful. You will provide technical leadership throughout our software development lifecycle, from the initial development of a technical design based on agreed architecture, right through to service.

Key responsibilities

* Define effective ways of end-to-end deliver of data and analytics platform for screening programme.
* Lead a team of data and reporting engineers focused on developing visualisation and integration capabilities for the programme.
* Be hands on within the scrum team on a day-to-day basis, continually inspecting and shaping the backlog in response to the changing business requirements or technical discoveries/POCs.
* Lead technology processes from concept development to completion of project deliverables.

Desirable technical skills & experience

*Experience of cloud techniques and tools (we currently use AWS data & analytics services such as S3, SQS, SNS, Redshift, RDS, Aurora)
*Experience of Talend ETL techniques and tools
*Experience of Low code technologies, in particular, PowerApps, Power BI
*Experience of building scalable high availability analytics solutions
*Experience of building unit tests, integration tests, system tests and acceptance tests
*Experience in DevOps, using continuous integration and continuous development (we use Jenkins, Nexus, Git)
*Experience of data analysis - profiling, investigating, interpreting and documenting data structures
*Familiarity with data modelling techniques and hands on modelling experience (our relational databases are third normal form and star schema)
*Agile practices, especially being a SCRUM Master