Lead Data Engineer

Lead Data Engineer - London - £75,000

A strategy and communications agency are looking to hire an experienced Data Engineer. They are helping businesses achieve better results by combining the power of the creative human mind and cutting-edge technology to identify opportunities and devise data driven marketing strategies, content and campaigns that are targeted to their audience.

They need an experienced Data Engineer to build a data store from scratch that pulls in data from numerous different platforms in real time and then searches, gathers and presents the data in a summarised format. You will mainly be working with data about user engagement, sales, brand sentiment and consumer behavior in general to help clients understand their marketing campaigns and steer the strategy to achieve better results and improve efficiency.

A big part of this role will involve optimising how the data is collected and the dataflow so the team can transform results into actionable insights that are capable of driving business change. You will also be responsible for building and maintaining visually stimulating dashboards from scratch into JavaScript applications that bring the data to life and communicate clearly the findings to clients.

You'll be helping to build and support great products whilst shaping the data vision and strategy across the company helping each client maximize the data available and deliver informed, targeted and creative strategies


  • Build and maintain a greenfield data warehouse from scratch adhering to best practice
  • data pipelines from scratch, implementing ETL processes and ensuring optimum efficiency
  • Ensure the data store has a strong analytical capability that is scalable
  • Implement practices that guarantee data quality, data management and data governance
  • Build web applications that can host dashboards
  • Grow a team around you to incorporate AI tools that enhance the service


  • Must be experienced in building data pipelines and ETL processes
  • Strong knowledge in data modelling & warehousing
  • Strong data wrangling know-how
  • Extensive knowledge of SQL (MySQL/PostgreSQL/T-SQL/BigQuery)
  • Knowledge of web technologies is a bonus (JavaScript)
  • Experience with Big Data Technologies (Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Redshift, Teradata etc.)

The Company

This business is a start-up that have just received a round of funding so are looking to move into the next phase of growing their business. This is a key role within the business and not only will you be an integral member of the team, but you will also have a huge influence on the technological direction of the business. They can offer you autonomy and lots of responsibility, so it is vital that you are self-motivated individual capable of making important decisions and have a passion to always deliver the utmost quality of work.

On top of a generous salary they also offer share options, a bonus up to 30% of your salary, flexible working and unlimited holiday. They are also an environmentally friendly business that take measures to minimize their carbon footprint.

Lead Data Engineer - London - £75,000

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