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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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 22nd Jun

    Sap Integration Engineer

    — Global Consultancy

    Location:
    London/ Remote
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £65K
    Work with leading Cloud, Big Data and Streaming technologies Offered fully remote with offices in London Can sponsor UK based candidates A client is growing its integration business unit and require Sap S/4 HANA Integration Engineer to support projects across industries. What you’ll be doing  You’ll be part of a team working with UK and international clients to help transform their core business capabilities.  Focusing on helping clients to overcome the complex integration challenges when delivering the systems needed for technology-enabled change.  Putting to use your delivery and technical skills to produce quality solutions for clients on SAP technology stack, to aid in need of Integration technologies to solve complex business problems.  What experience you’ll need to apply Experience in SAP end-to-end integration projects involving S/4 HANA.  Hands-on experience with integration technologies  Designed interfaces using SAP BPM, BRM and PI. Knowledge of integration architecture. Experience in API layer Knowledge of Cloud solutions. Knowledge of DevOps. What you’ll get in return for your experience  You'll receive a salary up to £65k along with the option to work remotely as well as highly flexible hours. You will be expected to go onto client sites for projects work when required. What next If this sounds of interest, get in touch with Will for more information. 
  • 22nd Jun

    Dell Boomi Engineer

    — Global Consultancy

    Location:
    London/ Remote
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £65K
    Global Consultancy    Work with leading Cloud, Big Data and Streaming technologies Offered fully remote with offices in London Can sponsor UK based candidates    A client is growing it’s integration business unit and require a Dell Boomi Engineer to support on projects across industries. What you’ll be doing  You’ll be part of a team working with international clients to help transform their core business capabilities.  Focusing on helping clients to overcome the complex integration challenges when delivering the systems needed for technology-enabled change.  You will take ownership over parts within the overall solution and take responsibility for your productivity. You may eventually also begin to manage or mentor juniors on the project.   What experience you’ll need to apply Dell Boomi experience including Atmosphere Process Developer.  Design and development of REST API platform using Dell Boomi, converting web services from SOAP to REST or vice-versa. Knowledge of health checks and monitoring procedures for Dell Boomi components & APIs.  previous work with cloud solutions. Experience with technologies such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, VMware, RedHat OpenShift. Knowledge of DevOps. What you’ll get in return for your experience  You'll receive a salary up to £65k along with the option to work remotely as well as highly flexible hours. You will be expected to go onto client sites for projects work when required. What next If this sounds of interest, get in touch with Will for more information. 
  • 22nd Jun

    Kafka Integration Engineer

    — Global Consultancy

    Location:
    London/ Remote
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £65K
    Work with leading Cloud, Big Data and Streaming technologies Offered fully remote with offices in London Can sponsor UK based candidates   A client is growing it’s integration business unit and require a Kafka Integration Engineer to support on projects across industries. What you’ll be doing  You’ll be part of a team working with international clients to help transform their core business capabilities.  Focusing on helping clients to overcome the complex integration challenges when delivering the systems needed for technology-enabled change.  Putting to use your knowledge of event-based architectures, messaging and stream processing solutions, cloud solutions and wider integration architectures, to aid clients in need of Integration technologies to solve complex business problems.  What experience you’ll need to apply Working knowledge of Kafka architecture, and the interplay of architectural components brokers, Zookeeper, producers, consumers, Kafka Connect, Kafka Streams. Experience with scaling Kafka, KStreams, and Connector infrastructures. Working knowledge in multiple Integration technologies Cloud experience desirable Knowledge of DevOps. What you’ll get in return for your experience    You'll receive a salary up to £65k along with the option to work remotely as well as highly flexible hours. You will be expected to go onto client sites for projects work when required. What next If this sounds of interest, get in touch with Will for more information.
  • 17th Jun

    Data Engineer

    — Financial Services

    Location:
    Remote/Bournemouth/London
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £70k
    Great opportunity for a BI Developer to transition into a modern Cloud Data Engineer. Work with modern Big Data and Cloud technologies. Remote, flexible hours plus great holiday.  Data Engineers are required to support several projects and new platform development.What you'll be doingYou will be influential in supporting the integration of several data sources, requiring you to work with a combination of on-prem, Cloud and Big Data technologies.As a result, you'll collaborate with other data engineers and data teams to ensure that the data is integrated and accessible. This role requires a range of data engineering activities including; prototyping, pipelining, warehousing, automation and more.What you'll need to apply SSMS/Azure SSIS/Datafactory Python/Java/Scala/R preferred Ability to manage multiple projects Autonomous mindset What you'll get in return for your experienceBase salary of up to £70k plus bonus and benefits including accelerating your Cloud experience.  offices our located in London, Bournemouth and Bristol. Across the company, people tend to go in 2 days per/week however the role can also be offered fully remote with occasional trips for key meetings. What's next?Please get in touch with an up-to-date CV today, don't hesitate to call/email to discuss the role in more detail.
  • 18th May

    Data Delivery Lead

    Location:
    Guildford
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £85K bonus
    Data Delivery LeadMarket leading insurance business Excellent opportunity to join a market leading insurance company Make a big impact on the data landscape Play a leading role delivering a large multi-year data platform programme This market leading insurance business has a large scale data platform integration & migration programme of work on. There are over 40 Developers & Data Engineers working on the programme. This is to support the delivery and ensure consistency of work across all the different squads.What you’ll be doing You will be working closely with Programme Managers, Data Architects, Tech Leads and Scrum Masters focussing on the delivery of work across this multi-year programme. You will work with each Squad to ensure that the work is delivered in an efficient and consistent manner across the board, identifying issues as they arise and working with teams to resolve them. What experience you’ll need to apply Data engineering or development background Experience of working at enterprise level in a global business Strong AGILE experience Project management or technical lead experience of data engineering projects 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 competitive package of up to around £75K - £85K benefits bonus.What’s next?Please get in touch with Alex 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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