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As the use of data in business gets more and more prevalent the ability to quickly and effectively produce data algorithms that can analyse large complex datasets is crucial. In order to do this, the right data infrastructure needs to be in place.

Why consider a career in Big Data?
Data Engineers build databases, data warehouses and data lakes to service the needs of the Data Analysts and Data Scientists in their businesses. This area is fast growing and Data Engineers are in massive demand as so many companies race to unlock the value in their data.
 
Typical role titles include
Data Engineer
Big Data Engineer
Data Developer
BI Engineer
BI Developer
Business Intelligence Developer
Business Intelligence Engineer
Big Data Developer
Hadoop Developer
Data factory Developer
Hadoop Engineer
Data Availability Engineer
Data Science Engineer
Big Data Software Engineer
Platform Engineer
Data Warehouse Engineer
DWH Engineer
DWH Programmer
DWH Developer
Datawarehouse Developer
Datawarehouse Engineer
Datawarehouse Programmer
SQL Server Engineer
Data Infrastructure Engineer
Data Infrastructure Programmer
Data Infrastructure Developer
Data Analytics Engineer
Big Data Architect
Hadoop Architect
Hadoop Specialist
Big Data Specialist
Big Data Lead
Head of Big Data
Data Architecture specialist
Head of Data Architecture
 
Career progression example
Junior Data Engineer
Data Engineer
Senior Data Engineer
Lead Data Engineer
Head of Data Engineering
Data Architect
 
Salary Benchmarks
At an entry level, junior/graduate Data Engineering professionals on average will be earning between £30k-£35k. At the mid-level you’d be looking to earn £50k-£60k and seniors would be looking to earn £70k+.
 
Is it right for me? The skills it takes...
The skills needed can be split into 3 categories; programming skills, data science understanding and problem-solving.
 
Programming skills: Java | Python | Golang | Cython | Software Design - A background in APIs e.g. web APIs and static/dynamic libraries | ML Libraries - e.g. TensorFlow, CNTK, MLib, Spark, Kafka, Kinesis, Redshift.
 
 What qualifications does it take?
A BSc, Masters (MSc) or Doctorate (PhD) in a maths, physics, statistics, artificial intelligence (AI), software engineering, engineering or computer science field with technical skills in programming. Demonstrable experience working with large data sets or alternatively candidates will work in Business Intelligence and then do online courses /self-learning/ get trained up on Big Data Engineering and Architecture and can move into these roles through this route.

 

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  • 23rd Jul

    Hot Jobs Principal Data Engineer

    — Global Design and Architecture

    Location:
    Central London
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £120k
    Global Cloud data platform build. Big data and streaming pipelines. End-to-end design and development. A global architecture firm requires a Principal Data Engineer to help build out the global data platform to deliver a number of internal and external data-led initiatives.What you'll be doingAs the Principal Data Engineer, you will lead on developing and adding new capabilities to the Cloud data platform. This will require collaboration with the data architecture and data science teams to best utliise the company's data assets.You'll design, architect and engineer the data infrastructure enabling products to be seamlessly integrated into the platform. What you'll need to apply Circa 10 years experience plus in Data/Software Engineering Python/Java/Scala Experience building and maintaining Big Data pipeline Advanced stream processing tool experience Advanced data modelling skills Datawarehouse and Datalake design and builds  Broad experience with Cloud services Evidence of working at a global/international scale. What you'll get in return for your experienceA based salary of up to £120k plus bonus and benefits. The expectation is 2 days p.week in the London office post covid measures for sprints, key meetings and architectural discussions. What's next Please get in touch with Scott with an up-to-date CV, don't hesitate to call/email for the finer details.
  • 23rd Jul

    Data Scientist

    — Exciting agency with a range of great clients

    Location:
    London/Remote
    Type:
    Salary:
    £40000 - £45000
    Hugely successful marketing agency. Work on projects for some massive brands. Join a talented team with a wealth of experience. One of the UK’s most successful digital agencies have an exciting opportunity for a Data Scientist join the team at their Central London offices. You'll have a love for innovation and a passion to drive conversion and increase customer loyalty through data. What you'll be doing As a Data Scientist you will be responsible with supporting with the delivery of a projects such as customer segmentation, lifetime value modelling and propensity modelling. Using your problem solving skills and excitement for data you’ll help their clients make informed decisions on how to better utilize their data for business decisions. Working with well-known clients across the UK you will get to work on a wide range of projects and tools.    What experience you'll need to apply •    Experience with a statistical language like Python or R.  •    Proven experience in marketing analysis, reporting, optimisation & data manipulation. •    Be able to query SQL databases •    You should be able to work well both in a team or on your own •    Communication skills are key as you’ll be speaking to both internal and external stakeholders to explain insights to non-technical audiences.  •    Degree educated in a data or numeric field  What you'll get in return for your talents? The salary on this one is up to £45,000 (depending on experience) as well as a range of other benefits including; 25 days holiday, pension scheme, life assurance, healthcare programme, travel ticket season loan and more. Their offices are based in London and they have a strong client base in the South East. They’re offering good remote working options with occasional travel to London and client sites.  What's next? Like the sound of this one?  Send your CV in now for more info to Adam.
  • 23rd Jul

    Data Analyst

    — Exciting agency with a range of great clients

    Location:
    London/Remote
    Type:
    Salary:
    £40000 - £45000
    Hugely successful marketing agency. Work on projects for some massive brands. Join a talented team with a wealth of experience. One of the UK’s most successful digital agencies have an exciting opportunity for a Data Analyst join the team at their Central London offices. You'll have a love for innovation and a passion to drive conversion and increase customer loyalty through data. What you'll be doing As a Data Analyst you will be responsible with supporting with the delivery of a projects such as customer segmentation, lifetime value modelling and propensity modelling. Using your problem solving skills and excitement for data you’ll help their clients make informed decisions on how to better utilize their data for business decisions. Working with well-known clients across the UK you will get to work on a wide range of projects and tools.    What experience you'll need to apply •    Experience with a statistical language like Python or R.  •    Proven experience in marketing analysis, reporting, optimisation & data manipulation. •    Be able to query SQL databases •    You should be able to work well both in a team or on your own •    Communication skills are key as you’ll be speaking to both internal and external stakeholders to explain insights to non-technical audiences.  •    Degree educated in a data or numeric field  What you'll get in return for your talents? The salary on this one is up to £45,000 (depending on experience) as well as a range of other benefits including; 25 days holiday, pension scheme, life assurance, healthcare programme, travel ticket season loan and more. Their offices are based in London and they have a strong client base in the South East. They’re offering good remote working options with occasional travel to London and client sites.  What's next? Like the sound of this one?  Send your CV in now for more info to Adam.
  • 23rd Jul

    Lead Digital Journey Executive

    — - Friendly, Flexible Insurance Company

    Location:
    Dorset
    Type:
    Salary:
    40,000 - 50,000
    One of the UK’s largest insurance companies. Friendly, sociable environment. Sitting in a new internal team. A great opportunity to understand a buyer’s journey across their websites. You’ll be drawing insights and making recommendations as to how to improve a customer’s experience. The role is all about knowing a customer’s journey from a digital perspective! Would you want to be a digital specialist? What you’ll be doingAs a Digital Journey Executive, you’ll be working to understand more about how to improve a customers experience on the website. Whether is buying products or simply not engaging, you’ll look to understand more about the customer’s and how you can approach them. You’ll be working to improve the website and presenting strong recommendations back to the stakeholders before working yourself! You’ll be delivering best in class insights, analysis, data and measurement that positively impacts the customer journey and consequentially the business performance.You’ll bring together the digital and offline data to create insight around where they could improve and what needs attention and highlight opportunity. What experience you’ll need to apply Experience with Google Analytics Experience with SQL Bonus for Python and R Knowledge of digital marketing principles (SEO, PPC) STEM Degree or experience with digital analytics Experience Analysing a digital/website/customer journey What you’ll get in return for your experience  A base salary of up to £50,000 plus bonus and an excellent benefits package with up to 50% off their insurance products.What next?Please get in touch with Tegan with an updated CV today. Don’t hesitate to call/email with any questions.
  • 23rd Jul

    Reporting & Insight Analyst

    — - Global Business Payments Company

    Location:
    Coventry
    Type:
    Salary:
    20,000 - 25,000
    Working in a Software House. Innovative Technologies. Reporting to Senior Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Manager. An excellent opportunity for a graduate or junior Analyst who wants to expand their experience. The company need an extra pair of hands to assist their small, close knit analytics team. Want to be involved? What you’ll be doing As a Reporting & Insight Analyst you’ll be assisting with the production of reports across the business and externally. You’ll be utilising, learning and developing your analytical skills. You’ll be involved in working to explain aspects to technical and non-technical people so that anyone and everyone can understand the data! You’re someone who loves talking, analysing and creating insight. You’d be telling a story with the data and have the opportunity to automise aspects processes the business. If it sounds like you, apply now! What experience you’ll need to apply A STEM or Analytical Degree Experience with Excel Experience with SQL Bonus for any experience with R or Python What you’ll get in return for your experience  A base salary of up to £25,000 plus an additional package!You’ll get strong training and great opportunities. It would also offer the future option to progress in a Data Science role.What next?Please get in touch with Tegan with an updated CV today. Don’t hesitate to call/email with any questions.
  • 21st Jul

    Data Engineer

    Location:
    Bristol/remote
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £45k
    Get trained up in the latest data engineering technology.  Excellent opportunity to join a large corporate. Work on a large-scale integration programme. This business is currently building a team to work on a large-scale integration programme following an acquisition.What you’ll be doing You will work in a small team of Data Developers to ingest data and create a single version of the truth. Once this project is completed, you'll move to a team building a new central data platform. What experience you’ll need to apply ETL development experience SQL Python What you’ll get in return for your experience  A competitive base salary of between £30K - £45K (dependent on experience) plus a great benefits package including training on Cloud services. As such, this is a great chance for developers with an on-premise background to gain commercial experience in modern Cloud data engineering technologies.Remote and flexible working What’s next?Please get in touch with Scott with an up-to-date CV today. Don’t hesitate to call/email to discuss the finer details.
  • 21st Jul

    Solutions Architect

    — Cutting edge B-Corp Certified

    Location:
    London/Remote
    Type:
    Salary:
    110,000
    Fantastic salary and benefits including life assurance, private medical insurance, numerous discount vouchers, gym membership, personal skill budget and generous holiday allowances, flexible and remote working options. Continuous learning and development plans for all staff. Constantly evolving products and highly collaborative team. A highly inclusive and supportive company leading the way in the insurtech sector. On a mission to create the best experience for business owners when it comes to buying insurance and pride themselves on their pioneering software platform and making things simple and easy to use. We are looking for a Solutions Architect with a background in software engineering to take on a new role within the business, this is a blank canvas opportunity. What you’ll be doing As Solutions Architect you will be reporting into the Head of Architecture and working very closely with cross-functional teams on the technical direction of the business. You will play a big part in the planning and contribute ideas to the teams and work collaboratively. The Solutions Architect will be working closely with the product teams and guide the implementation of the architecture whilst defining and owning the technical strategy and vison of the business. What skills you’ll be needing Strong technical background with experience designing and architecting solutions. Domain-Driven Design. Familiar working in an Agile environment. Ability to work collaboratively. Highly analytical and ability to understand complex IT solutions. Strong communication skills both written and verbal. Ability to liaise with stakeholders of all levels. Encouraging and positive leader. What you’ll get in return for your talents As well as a fantastic salary, you will be entitled to generous holiday with option to buy more (up to 5 days). Life assurance, health cash plan, private medical insurance, full gym membership, shopping vouchers, dental insurance travel insurance, discounts on meals out, cycle to work scheme, summer parties, weekends away, outside of work skills budget, social activities and events. What’s next? If you like the sound of this role, please apply or send your CV directly to amber@adlib-recruitment.co.uk
  • 20th Jul

    Senior Data Architect

    Location:
    Guildford/Remote
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £90k
    Make a big impact on the data landscape, guiding junior architects. Play a leading role in shaping the future state of the organisation. Largely remote This Global FS firm is looking for a Senior Data Architect to work on data modelling, end-to-end data architectural design and streaming solutions. What you’ll be doing  Reporting to the EnterpriseData Architect, you will be responsible to deliver dimensional models to enable the organisation to deliver more advanced reporting and analytics across the business. As such, you will integrate disparate on-premise and Cloud-based technologies and design new streaming and CI/CD solutions. You will be the Senior Architect in a Data Architecture Team and have a huge impact on the direction of the modern, scalable, global data platform. What experience you’ll need to apply Data Architecture experience AWS/Azure/GCP  Solid understanding and experience of working with dimensional data models Deep understanding of data quality, master data management & data warehouses Excellent understanding of business use cases for analytics and how to provide the data Excellent stakeholder management and influencing skills   What you’ll get in return for your experience   A base salary of up to £90k  benefits bonus. The expectation is 2-days per month in the office post covid measures. What's next? Please get in touch with Scott with an up-to-date CV today, don't hesitate to call/email to discuss the final details.  
  • 29th Jun

    Staff Data Engineer

    — Financial Services

    Location:
    Remote/London
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £80k
    Build and maintain real-time data platform. Scala, Kafka, AWS, ML. Offered fully remote. A Staff Data Engineer is required to support a team of 9 data professionals with specialisms spanning data engineering, machine learning and BI.What you'll be doing As the Staff Data Engineer, you will support the ongoing development of the data platform enabling the customer journey to be viewed in real-time. You will manage the infrastructure, deploy machine learning algorithms and support the business in how to best leverage the platform.What you'll need to apply Significant experience as a data/software engineer Scala/Java/Kotlin Cloud experience Real-time experience preferred Knowledge of DevOps Ability to influence the wider tech organisation What you'll get in return for your experienceA base salary of up to £80k plus bonus and benefits. The company is very flexible on working arrangements and has won multiple awards for its culture, employee welfare and they are also B Corp certified. What's nextPlease get in touch with Scott with an up-to-date CV today. Don't hesitate to call/email to discuss the finer details.
  • 25th Jun

    Senior Analytics Engineer

    Location:
    London/remote
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £85k
    Build capability in a real-time platform. Establish new frameworks that bridge Ops and Marketing. Offered fully remote. A Senior Analytics Engineer is required to support a team of 9 data professionals with specialisms spanning data engineering, machine learning and BI.What you'll be doing As the Senior Analytics Engineer, you will analyse the customer journey in real-time and support the business in how to best leverage the platform.You will own relations with internal users to gather requirements and build solutions and in a capability and insight-driven position. What you'll need to apply Minimum of 3 years experience in a data-driven role (BI, ETL, Development) Expert SQL  Modelling experience desirable  Cloud experience desirable Airflow desirable Dashboarding experience desirable What you'll get in return for your experienceA base salary of up to £85k plus bonus and benefits. The company is very flexible on working arrangements and has won multiple awards for its culture, employee welfare and they are also B Corp certified. What's nextPlease get in touch with Scott with an up-to-date CV today. Don't hesitate to call/email to discuss the finer details.
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Alistair Rogers, Data Scientist

  • Alistair is an experienced Data Scientist with working with clients across government, healthcare and banking sectors.
  • While successfully working in London as a Data Scientist for one of the Big Four professional service companies, he was planning to move to Bristol and approached us to get an understanding of the local market, especially opportunities and skills in demand within Data in the South West well ahead of the move.
  • We advised on opportunities and businesses in and around Bristol as well as in-demand skill sets so he could gather relevant exposure in advance.
  • Once ready to make the move, we were able to match Alistair perfectly with an open opportunity. Equipping him with tips and advice, we guided him through the interview process and negotiated the salary that was in line with his expectations. Alistair started as a Data Scientist with OnCorps, a start-up FinTech firm. 

"Alex and ADLIB were fantastic to work with and absolutely made the daunting experience of finding a job in a new city a lot easier! They take the time to understand the fields that they are recruiting for and even go to developer meetups to learn more about the areas that they recruit in. Would definitely recommend working with Alex and ADLIB."  

Alistair Rogers, Data Scientist

LV=

Establishing a Data Science function

  • LV= are one of the UK’s largest personal insurers who announced earlier this year that they were partnering with the University of Bristol to establish a team of Data Scientists and Engineers with the aim of making advancements in the field of Data Science by sharing knowledge, skills and opportunities. 
  • We initially worked with Venura as a candidate, finding him the role at LV=. He soon needed another two sets of hands, planning on growing his team to 3.
  • To help him with this, we worked with him to truly understand his style of working and management, gathering a detailed brief that outlined the ideal candidates. 
  • By tapping into existing candidate pools and relationships, we were able to suggest a range of suitable candidates with a wide range of experience and that had the vital mix of  technical and soft skills needed, to be working alongside University of Bristol as a team.
  • This resulted in Venura/ LV= making two great Data Engineer hires.

“From finding me my current role to helping place two fantastic hires, ADLIB has been a pivotal role in the development of our team here at Bristol. The guys are easy to work with, friendly and most importantly inspire trust. I look forward to working with them in the future.”

Dr. Venura Perera, Data Science Manager at LV=

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