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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 as a Data Engineer?
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
 
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...
 
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 and 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. In addition, demonstrable experience working with large data sets.

 

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  • 18th Sep

    SQL Developer

    — Data-Driven Agency

    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £40k
    Join a fast-growing agency in Cheltenham. Gain wider experience looking at customer data, internal and external data. Numerous progression opportunities. This agency is proud to work with some high-profile clients including those in the charities and financial services sectors. They require SQL Developer to support the development of their single customer view. What you'll be doing As the SQL Developer, you will use your ETL skills to pipeline data, maintain the data warehouse and support the single customer view. You will be working with the MS suite to manipulate data, take data from multiple sources and then provide it to insight analysts. You will report into the Head of Data and have plenty of interaction across the business, internal and external to support data development and analysis. What you'll need to apply Minimum 2 years’ experience with SQL  SQL Server experience desirable Solid ETL Experience Scripting experience SSIS preferred What you'll get in return for your experience A salary of up to £40,000 DOE plus a great benefits package and opportunities to progress into management, BI or Insight roles depending on where you want to take your career. What's next Please get in touch with Scott with an up-to-date CV today. Don't hesitate to email/call to discuss the finer details.
  • 10th Sep

    BI Developer

    — FinTech Scale-Up

    Location:
    Cardiff
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £45k DOE
    Develop end-to-end solutions to progress the BI suite. Gain experience with modern cloud services for data extraction, manipulation and analysis. Work across multiple products in a tech-driven culture This FinTech client are continuing to grow and require a BI developer to progress their BI suite. This person will bridge the gap between development and analysis as they continue to expand the BI Team. What you’ll be doing You will work collaboratively with the wider BI team to gather requirements and build reports from multiple source which will require working with internal and external stakeholders. You’ll improve the Power BI suite by undertaking complex queries, optimising data models and producing visualisations to support the future data strategy. What you’ll need to apply Minimum of 1 years’ experience of BI/Data Development Solid SQL Data modelling experience Experience with Power BI  Experience with cloud services desired Passionate to progress and learn new technologies Stakeholder engagement  What you’ll get in return for your experience A base salary of up to £45k plus great benefits - for starters, you will be in an environment that encourages personal development and wants to continue growing a progressive tech stack. You'll work in offices with a games room, free gym and a sociable group who do everything from the standard Friday beers to attending events and hosting hackathons. Given their major partnership/investment, this is the perfect time to join the expanding team and there's excellent progression available for all staff. What’s next Please get in touch with Scott with a CV today, don’t hesitate to email/call to discuss the finer details.
  • 7th Sep

    Lead Data Engineer

    — Technology Firm

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    Competitve
    Optimise Big Data platforms. Collaborate with data architects, lead data engineers. Challenge Head of Data Engineering on technical architecture. This client is currently migrating Big Data platforms to utlise additional services.  As a result, they require a Lead Data Engineer with experience in technical architecture and data strategy to optimise the platforms. What you'll be doing As the Lead Data Engineer, you will model, integrate and optimise scalable, cloud-based solutions. This position will require working with multiple Big Data Technologies. You will support the design, roll-out and execution of the data strategy across the business. As the lead, you’ll mentor the team and work data teams to ensure that the data is integrated and accessible.  What experience you'll need to apply Solid ETL experience Python, Scala or Java development experience Cloud Data Platform experience (AWS, GCP, Azure or similar) CI/CD experience Experience of using either Spark, Hive, Hadoop, HDFS, Hydra preferred Experience of setting standards and supporting team members What you'll get in return for your experience A competitive salary with excellent bonus and benefits package. Grow with a leading company and have the potential to become the Head of Data Engineering. What's next Please get in touch with Scott with an up to date CV today. Don't hesitate to email/call to discuss the job in further detail.
  • 29th Aug

    Data Engineer

    — Green Tech Firm

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £60k DOE
    Join a leading green technology firm.  Renowned engineering culture Great package, remote working, flexi-time. This client is building a new team as they continue to progress their technological capabilities. They are a data-driven organisation, it guides their strategic decision-making and service/product development. As a result, they need a Data Engineer to support the integration of various products. What you'll be doing As a Data Engineer, you will support the integration of several products, requiring you to work with a combination of serverless technologies. You will support the roll-out and execution of the data services across various business units. As a result, you'll collaborate with other engineering and data teams to ensure that the data is integrated and accessible.  This role requires a range of data engineering activities including; prototyping, ETL pipelines, process automation and more.  What experience you'll need to apply Minimum of 1 years' experience in data or software engineering Python, Scala or Java development experience Cloud experience (AWS, GCP, Azure or similar) Pair programming experience preferred Agile or similar methodology preferred What you'll get in return for your experience A base salary of up to £60,000 DOE with excellent bonuses and benefits package including flexi-time and WFH 1 day p/week. What's next? Please get in touch with Scott with an up to date CV today. Don't hesitate to email/call to discuss the job in further detail.
  • 29th Aug

    Senior Data Engineer

    — Green Tech Firm

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £80k
    Join a leading green technology firm.  Renowned engineering culture Great package, remote working, flexi-time. This client is building a new team as they continue to progress their technological capabilities. They are a data-driven organisation, it guides their strategic decision-making and service/product development. As a result, they need a Senior Data Engineer to support the integration of various products. What you'll be doing As a Senior Data Engineer, you will be influential in supporting the integration of several products, requiring you to work with a combination of serverless technologies. You will support the design, roll-out and execution of the data services across various business units. As a result, you'll collaborate with other engineering and data teams to ensure that the data is integrated and accessible.  This role requires a range of data engineering activities including; prototyping, ETL pipelines, architecture, process automation and more.  What experience you'll need to apply Minimum of 3 years' experience in data or software engineering Solid ETL pipelining experience Python, Scala or Java development experience Cloud experience (AWS, GCP, Azure or similar) Pair programming experience preferred Agile or similar methodology preferred What you'll get in return for your experience A base salary of up to £80,000 with excellent bonuses and benefits package including flexi-time and WFH 1 day p/week. What's next? Please get in touch with Scott with an up to date CV today. Don't hesitate to email/call to discuss the job in further detail.
  • 29th Aug

    Data Engineer

    — Technology Firm

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Type:
    Salary:
    Competitive
    Develop, optimise and support Big Data platforms. Pipeline information from rich, global datasets Collaborate with data architects, engineers and scientists This firm has recently transitioned from batch-processing architecture to a streamed-based model and they require a data engineer to join their global analytics team. This team collates information globally from Hadoop and Cloud DBs to make it available to data scientists and analysts. They are open to junior, mid-level and senior candidates. What you'll be doing Working closely with the data architects and the wider data teams, you will ensure that the infrastructure is in place to analyse the huge amounts of data generated by this company. As a result, you'll drive improvements to the scalability, efficiency and the continuous deployment environment. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious data engineer to gain experience with a variety of modern data technologies across cloud ecosystems. What experience you'll need to apply Minimum of 1 years' experience in data or software engineering Python, Java or Scala programming experience Experience with Cloud and/or Big Data tools are essential (Spark, MongoDB, BigQuery, Hadoop or similar) Containerisation experience preferred Agile or similar methodology preferred What you'll get in return for your experience A competitive salary based on experience with excellent bonuses and benefits package. Grow with a global company and work with the most modern data technology on the market. What's next Please get in touch with Scott with an up to date CV today. Don't hesitate to email/call to discuss the job in further detail
  • 28th Aug

    Data Engineer

    — Data Science Consultancy

    Location:
    London
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £70k
    Work with multiple cloud platforms and Big Data tools. Develop solutions across industries. Varied projects alongside data scientists and data engineers. This consultancy specialise in data science solutions that help organisations gain actionable insights from their data. They require multiple data engineers to build scalable environments for their growing client base. What you’ll be doing You will work on-site with clients to provide them with a variety of data solutions. This will require working with on-prem and serverless technologies to effectively host, integrate and migrate valuable client data  As this is a client-facing role, you will be expected to travel to client sites and engage with stakeholders on projects prior to, and, during implementation. What you’ll need to apply Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a data engineer/developer Python/Java/Scala experience essential Solid SQL skills and ETL experience essential Experience with Cloud preferred Docker & Kubernetes preferred Experience with Hadoop/Spark/Kinesis/similar advantageous  Ability to communicate problems and solutions to stakeholders What you’ll get in return for your experience A base salary of up to £70,000 DOE plus benefits including shares, technical training and more. What’s next Please get in touch with Scott with an up-to-date CV today. Please don’t hesitate to email/call to discuss the finer details.
  • 28th Aug

    Data Engineer

    — Global Analytics Consultancy

    Location:
    London
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £80k
    Develop on-prem, cloud and big data solutions. Enable business-intelligence activities for clients. Be upskilled in Cloud, Big Data tools & object-orientated programming. This global analytics consultancy pride themselves on improving client business intelligence and data science activities. They are looking for data engineers who are eager to learn and develop their skills so that they can continue supporting diverse data challenges. What you’ll be doing You will work on-site with clients to provide them a variety of data solutions. This will require working with on-prem and serverless technologies to effectively host, integrate and migrate valuable client data. Based on your skill-set, you will work on projects that will allow you to excel. From here, they will upskill you in cloud services, Big Data tools and modern programming languages so that you can grow, work on more diverse projects and take your career forward. What you’ll need to apply Minimum of 1 years’ experience in data engineering/development Solid SQL skills Experience with ETL development  An attitude to progress and develop your skills essential Ability to communicate problems and solutions to stakeholders Experience with Python/Java/Scala desired Experience with cloud nice to have Experience with Big Data tools nice to have What you’ll get in return for your experience A base salary of up to £80,000 DOE plus benefits including 35 days holiday, work from home, training and investment in your skills and much more. What’s next Please get in touch with Scott with an up-to-date-cv today. Please don’t hesitate to email/call to discuss the finer details.
  • 23rd Aug

    Junior / Grad Software Developer

    — Excellent Learning & Development Opportunities

    Location:
    Type:
    Salary:
    £25000 - £35000
    Working for a leading consultancy in Bristol  Fantastic career progression  Excellent learning and development opportunties  My client is currently looking for a junior / graduate software developer to work within their established engineering and development team, to work directly with one of their longest standing clients. You'll be based within a diverse and progressive team, working within the areospace industry, having a direct affect on developing equipment that ensures the safest of flights. What you need in this role Hold a degree or higher in subjects such as Maths, Science, Software Development etc.  Knowlegde of C++ and/or Python  Desire to develop your skills in an commercial setting If you are interested in hearing more, or being considered for this position please contact Mia 
  • 19th Aug

    Machine Learning Infrastructure Engineer

    — Global Engineering Firm

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £50k
    End-to-end ML building and deployment. Global Analytics Team. Report into the Head of Data Science. This client are building their analytical capabilities so they can continue leveraging global data. They require an ML Infrastructure Engineer to productionise ML models on a variety of data sources to gain insight, guide strategy and refine standards. What you’ll be doing Reporting to the Head of Data Science, you will deploy ML models and maintain them at scale, mining insight from the variety of data sources that are available. This will require supporting the ML infrastructure effectively through development and model supervision.  As you acquire more information, you will engage with data management to redefine and formulate strategies.  What you’ll need to apply Background in Machine Learning/Data Engineering or Data Science Experience with R or Python Experience with Keras, Tensorflow, Torch or similar  Containerisation experience Cloud platform experience (AWS, Azure or GCP or similar) Ability to collaborate with data engineers, scientists and managers What you'll get in return for your experience A base salary of up to £50k plus bonus and benefits. What’s next Please get in touch with Scott with and up-to-date CV today. Please don’t hesitate to email/call 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

SunLife

Two niche hires in record time

  • SunLife are a financial services company and one of the largest life insurance companies in the world.
  • As part of a small restructure, they were looking to expand their Performance Optimisation team, by adding two analysts.
  • Low quality of applications and scarcity of top analytics talent can make finding specialists extremely difficult.
  • By tapping into existing candidate pools and relationships, we were able to suggest a range of suitable candidates with a wide range of experience, resulting in SunLife making two great Performance Analyst hires.

“ADLIB helped Sunlife hire two great analysts in record time , who are already embedded in to the team and delivering great pieces of work.”

Billy Mohan, Digital Performance Manager at SunLife
 

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