Head of Data Engineering ( Big Data / Cloud / Architecture )

Recruiter
Venturi Ltd
Location
City of London
Salary
From £750 to £1,000 per day
Posted
20 May 2019
Closes
03 Jun 2019
Ref
1134261460
Position/Level
Professional / Specialist
Responsibilities
Analyst
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English
Head of Data Engineering ( Big Data / Cloud / Architecture )

Central London

12 month contract

£750-1000 per day DOE

My client, a leading Marketing and Advertising Tech Company in the heart of London is on the lookout for a Head of Data Engineering to be responsible for improving their current data platform.

With that comes a great amount of responsibility and the ability to influence change at all levels. You will be trusted to lead and develop your teams in order to meet their ambitious growth and technical goals whilst being supported by a passionate CEO and Head of Development.

You will be responsible for both Data Engineers and Architects within the team, meaning that you must have both a solid understanding of data and the modelling in order to drive insights and analysis.

You will interface between the Data and Engineering teams to ensure cooperation. You will ensure fast feedback loops between Data, Engineering and the Business to enable quick, valid data driven decision making.

Essential skills for the Head of Data Engineering ( Big Data / Cloud / Architecture ) include :

•Sincere passion for visualising Data and an obsession for metrics

•Highly skilled in the recruitment and retention of world-class Data Engineers and Architects, with a balance of understanding that continuous improving is key in an industry in which technologies change so rapidly

•Strong technical background : at least 2 hands-on Engineering roles with the ability to identify what good architecture looks like

•Act on initiative, work with a customer focused mindset, ready to tackle challenges at any given opportunity

•Key leadership skills, must be an empathetic leader with a clear focus on mind

•Experience fostering a culture of engineering excellence in an agile environment.

•Building quality products and features.

•Building large scale data platforms and demonstrating the value they provided

Desirable skills for the Head of Data Engineering ( Big Data / Cloud / Architecture ) include :
  • Communicate and articulate effectively
  • Have a broad and comprehensive understanding of concepts and principles in engineering
  • Cost awareness, understand, plan and manage budgets
  • Detailed and in-depth commercial understanding of large scale ecommerce platforms
  • Excellent understanding of wider industry context & trends, both technical & product
  • Previous experience working within the Marketing Sector
  • Excellent understanding of wider industry context & trends, both technical & product

Technologies that the Head of Data Engineering ( Big Data / Cloud / Architecture ) should have experience in :
  • Snowflake (or similar techs such as Redshift or BigQuery)
  • Ingestion tools such as Airflow or similar
  • Streaming technologies such as Kafka, Data flow, Kinesis, Spark or similar
  • SQL and modelling data
  • Extensive experience in AWS Cloud Platform and related technologies
  • DevOps and infrastructure as code (terraform)
  • Building production ready API's using API Gateway, Lambda's etc.

If this sounds like you, please click Apply using your up to date CV.

The ideal candidate must be able to start by June 2019.