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Data Engineering Lead

Posted 23 days ago

Lead Data Engineer 

Join the Access Family and see how we make software ideas become a reality! 
Our core value of ‘Love Work, Love Life, Be You’ has been central to our success and so we’re looking for people to join us who share our passion for making things better every day and help us continue to grow.  
We are the number one UK headquartered software provider in the UK and are forecasted to grow to a global population of over 12,000 employees by 2026.  

What are we all about? 

At Access, we love software and how technology never stays the same. It's this obsession that drives us to work closely across sectors to understand the business needs of our customers - from the Hospitality sector, to Manufacturing industry, to Not for Profit’s to Construction, and many more.  
We're passionate about helping our customers stay one step ahead of the challenges facing their industry and business, currently helping over 60,000 customers to have the freedom to do more.  


About you: 

  • You are a seasoned Data Engineer, with a track record of successfully implementing complex solutions. 
  • The next step in your career is to move into a highly senior Data Engineering role, but you want to retain the technical aspect of what you do. 
  • You have delivered valuable work in diverse, rapidly growing business environments, and with a range of technology appropriately selected for the task at hand. 
  • In particular, you have experience with Cloud and Databricks (or similar, eg Snowflake) environments. 
  • You relish the challenge of building an ultra-modern Cloud-first Group Data Platform in a highly dynamic setting, working with the best people in the field. 
  • You think about how your role contributes to the overall success of the company; this is one of your main guiding principles in decision-making. 
  • You are a pragmatic problem-solver with a bias to action and an appetite for getting things done. 
  • You are a technical authority within your team: mentoring junior team members, ensuring the highest technical standards of work across the team, and representing as a figurehead in the wider technical community. 
  • You’re passionate about data and the ever-evolving technology that is used to leverage it. 
  • You are a leading voice in solution design/architecture - thinking proactively about how best to position your team for long-term success. 
  • You interface well with your peers in other data pillars, some of whom are your customers, eg, Data Scientists, Data Architects, Data Analysts. 
  • You enjoy the “people aspects” of your role, and form good relationships. You are trusted and respected. 
  • You’ll be the foremost technical authority in the Data Engineering team within the Data Solutions Centre of Excellence, driving forward the development of the data platform, including developing system architecture and robust, efficient and clearly documented data products and pipelines within an agile working environment.  This is a career-defining opportunity to make a significant impact within a fast-growing organisation. 

Day-to-day, you will: 

  • Be doing hands-on engineering, developing our Group Data Platform in partnership with your customers both within and beyond the Data Solutions organisation. 
  • Pair with junior team members on their work, with the ultimate goal of elevating them to the same level of technical capability as yourself (or beyond!). 
  • Play a key part in the coordination of project work in the team, supervising the work of others. 
  • Establish high technical standards in the team (including guidelines for documentation, testing, SDLC, etc), and ensure that these are consistently met (eg, through code reviews). 
  • Contribute heavily to a culture of knowledge-sharing, both within the team, and in the wider organisation. 
  • Spend time with your stakeholders, forming great relationships with them and becoming a trusted partner. 


Your Knowledge and Skills will include:  

  • Experience with contemporary data warehousing tools such as Databricks (or similar, eg, Snowflake). 
  • Excellent ability to develop and test data pipeline code in Python and/or PySpark. 
  • Excellent ability to design and execute complex queries using SQL for ELT processes.   
  • Expertise in the use of cloud platform tools such as Data Factory, Integration Services, Azure functions, and Eventhubs.   
  • Ability to process complex data structures  such as highly nested JSON, etc.  
  • Experience integrating data from variety of typical source systems such as SQL and Oracle databases, and from Salesforce and similar web applications, including both structured and nonstructured data. 
  • Ability to clearly document data engineering processes and dataset properties including schema definition and data quality issues. 
  • Ability to evaluate and reflect on practice for CI/CD in the data engineering function. 
  • Knowledge of tools like Kubernetes for deployment of data products.  
  • Expert understanding of requirements related to the storage, management, and processing of personal data as they pertain to the design and management of a cloud data platform. 
  • Substantial knowledge of Cloud platforms: e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP and their data services with a preference for Azure, with an Azure data Engineering (especially Databricks) certification a plus.   
  • Knowledge of change data capture and processing for delivery of efficient solutions. 
  • Ability to work with data platform users and stakeholders to develop user stories and requirements for platform features. 


What does Access offer you? 

We are a growing software company, and we deliver on what we say we do! We take the development of our people very seriously and we will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference. 
On top of a competitive salary, our standard 25 days holiday (which goes up the longer you’re with us), and a matched pension scheme you’ll also be able to choose from a range of benefits to suit you. We pride ourselves on being an organisation that gives back so you’ll also have a charity day you can take to support something that matters to you.   


At Access we’re all about helping everyone Love Work and Love Life. Why? Because we believe people can only be their best when they can be themselves. So, if you are excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t match perfectly, we’d still love to hear from you. You might just be who we are looking for.  We love the fact that we’re all different. We believe by having more diverse perspectives at work improves how we run our business, helps us to better support our customers, and when you think about it, it’s just more fun! 

What’s holding you back? Come and be part of our Amazing Access Family!  
Love Work. Love Life. Be You.