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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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  • 15th Oct

    Hot Jobs Head of Data Engineering & Architecture

    — Financial Services

    Location:
    Salisbury/remote
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £90k
    Be influential in the direction of the organisation. Collaborate with the CDO and Head of Data Science. Backed data strategy and investment from new CDO. A specialist financial service institution is looking for a Head of Data Engineering & Architecture to scale the data platform and the data platform team.What you'll be doingAs the Head of Data Engineering & Architecture, you will build and manage a team of highly talented cloud data engineers and data architects to enhance the data platform as part of the new data strategy. There are a number of sources that need to be integrated into the platform which you require you to lead on the architecture of said sources.Data governance will be the backbone for the platform so that effective data science and business intelligence activities can be carried out. Therefore, you will liaise with other heads of departments and teams to ensure that the platform is fit for purpose as it scales. What you'll need to apply Proven experience managing a team of data engineers and/or architects. Extensive data architecture and engineering skills Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases 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 experienceA base salary of up to £90k plus bonus & benefits. The data team will triple in size over the next 12 months so this is a great chance to be a key part of enabling the business to become fully data-driven.The role is offered largely remote with the expectation to go into the office 1 or 2 days p/month depending on requirements. The role can be offered fully remote to UK-based candidates too.What's next  Please apply with an up-to-date CV today. Don't hesitate to call/email to discuss the finer details.
  • 19th Oct

    Software Engineer

    — Fintech with FTSE100 Customers

    Location:
    Manchester / Remote
    Type:
    Salary:
    £70k & Benefits
    Real-time Event-Driven Architecture   Great chance for growth & upskilling. Well established, highly regarded business with a start-up vibe. This is the opportunity to join a small but international company as they further develop their automated real-time financial CRM.What you’ll be doing Working with cutting-edge technology, and a team eager to find even better approaches you'll help to further develop the platform and suggest new practices. You'll be reporting directly to the CTO & CEO who are very agnostic about your skills coming in. Predominantly working with Kotlin but are happy with any solid programming background as they're more than happy to upskill you in Kotlin.  The system is a microservices architecture orchestrated via Kubernetes and hosted in Azure its an event-driven architecture with Kafka, enabling an event sourcing approach. So we are looking so someone who is an expert in either microservices or event-driven Architecture, although, a strong passion will suffice! The teams are small, cross-functional, DevOps teams working with pair programming with a strong focus on automation to reduce cycle time and a philosophy of keeping things as simple as they can be. What experience you’ll need to apply Previous knowledge of event-driven architecture or microservices. Modern Programming Language. 2 years of commercial development experience.  What you’ll get in return for your experience A great salary of £60k with yearly reviews, flexi-time so you can choose when you work. Although they would like someone in the Manchester office more often than not, they realise for the best talent this may not be feasible so feel free to apply if you are out of the manchester range.You'll get to work with cutting-edge technology, and a team eager to find even better approaches so you'll have constant opportunities to upskill. What nextDoes this sound like the one? Send your CV to Will to find out more, or feel free to send over an email with any questions. 
  • 19th Oct

    Data Engineer

    — Market-Leading Business

    Location:
    South London
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £45k
    Join a data science team comprising multiple data engineers and data scientists. End-to-end machine learning model building and deployment. Work with a variety of technologies including Cloud, ML and DevOps tools. This client is building a data science team in Bristol which will be working on a variety of machine learning projects. They require Data Engineers to implement machine learning across the organisation to improve processes and analytics. What you'll be doing You will work with data engineers and data scientists to deploy ML algorithms to traditional methods of analysis. The production environment is already up and running so this role will be exploratory and research-focused. You will work on end-to-end ML model building and deployment so this could be a great role for those new to/interested in this field. What experience you'll need to apply Degree in Computer Science, Maths, Physics or similar Programming experience required (Python preferred) ETL experience Cloud experience preferred Desire and ability to learn emerging technologies essential What you'll get in return for your experience A base salary of up to £45k plus bonus, benefits and the opportunity to progress machine learning skills and technologies. Expectation is 2 days p/week in the office. What's next? Please get in touch with Scott with an up-to-date CV today.
  • 19th Oct

    Data Engineer

    — Market-Leading Business

    Location:
    Bournemouth
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £40k
    Join a data science team comprising multiple data engineers and data scientists. End-to-end machine learning model building and deployment. Work with a variety of technologies including Cloud, ML and DevOps tools. This client is building a data science team in Bristol which will be working on a variety of machine learning projects. They require Data Engineers to implement machine learning across the organisation to improve processes and analytics. What you'll be doing You will work with data engineers and data scientists to deploy ML algorithms to traditional methods of analysis. The production environment is already up and running so this role will be exploratory and research-focused. You will work on end-to-end ML model building and deployment so this could be a great role for those new to/interested in this field. What experience you'll need to apply Degree in Computer Science, Maths, Physics or similar Programming experience required (Python preferred) ETL experience Cloud experience preferred Desire and ability to learn emerging technologies essential What you'll get in return for your experience A base salary of up to £40k plus bonus, benefits and the opportunity to progress machine learning skills and technologies. Expectation is 2 days p/week in the office. What's next? Please get in touch with Scott with an up-to-date CV today.
  • 15th Oct

    Data Engineer

    Location:
    Bristol / Remote
    Type:
    Salary:
    £45k & Benefits
    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 Will with an up-to-date CV today. Don’t hesitate to call/email to discuss the finer details.
  • 13th Oct

    Senior Data Engineer

    — Global Tech Firm

    Location:
    Bristol/remote
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £100k
    Join a global tech firm.  Work on a real-time platform. Great package, remote working, flexi-time. A Global Tech firm is looking for a Senior Data Engineer to support the data platform; building, maintaining and optimising functionality where possible. What you'll be doing As a Senior Data Engineer, you will be influential in supporting the integration of several systems, requiring you to work with a combination of serverless technologies. You will support the design, roll-out and execution of the data pipelines and storage solutions to enable new functionality on the platform. 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, real-time streaming, ETL pipelines, process automation and more.  What experience you'll need to apply Minimum of 4 years' experience in data or software engineering Solid ETL pipelining experience Scala/Java/Python development experience Streaming experience desirable e.g. Airflow, Dataflow, Kinesis, Kafka etc Cloud experience (AWS, GCP, Azure or similar) What you'll get in return for your experience A base salary of up to £100,000 (scope for more) with an excellent benefits package including remote working. 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.  
  • 13th Oct

    Head of Sales

    — Highly successful Data Science services

    Location:
    London
    Type:
    Salary:
    Very competitive with bonus
    Robust and agile consultancy. Full ownership of sales and strategic sales growth. Outstanding in-house technical capability. This is an opportunity to take ownership of the sales for a highly successful and agile consultancy, offering services and deployment of Ai, ML, Bid Data, Quantitative Research and Cloud technologies.In line with sustained growth, they are looking to enhance sales by appointing a proven sales leader with extensive experience of selling consultancy services with a highly technical context (Data Science being of benefit).The company has superb in-house capability and a track record of successful completion and delivery for high-profile clients across banking, financial services, and risk amongst other sectors. What you’ll be doing: Create a sales strategy to connect with key stakeholders offering high quality services. Use your industry experience and contacts to build a robust and sustainable pipeline as a hands-on sales expert. Construct compelling bids and RFP’s. Lead sales and grow out the sales function, include coaching mentoring and recruitment of sales and lead generators. Implement strategies to widen the customer audience or reach into newer sectors, whilst seeking opportunities to increase existing accounts. What experience you will need to apply: Proven track record in winning contracts for solutions services with a highly technical context. Degree qualified with the ability to understand complex technical solutions quickly and effectively. A great communicator with high standards of sales acumen and training. Proven leadership, or confident in your ability to grow a function.  What you’ll get in return for your experienceTo be part of a first-class company offering full ownership of sales, with the potential to grow into a Chief Sales Officer position.What's next?For more information or to apply, apply directly to this advert to speak with Roy Bennett. 
  • 4th Oct

    Data Engineer

    — Sporting Media

    Location:
    Bristol / Remote
    Type:
    Salary:
    £50k & Benefits
    Greenfield & ongoing work. Upskill with GCP. Great sports-related benefits. Data engineer required for building and optimising data and data pipeline architecture.What you’ll be doing You'll be part of the small data engineering team within a wider data science and reporting department working on the data pipeline architecture focusing on optimisation and greenfield development. With the end goal of supporting a new wave of products and services, you have the opportunity to optimize and if needs be re-design the architecture, through this you'll have a great deal of autonomy especially with choice technologies. What experience you’ll need to apply SQL experience with Java being sought after too.  Google Cloud Platform environments (BigQuery, Pub/sub, Cloud Functions, etcDatabricks, Analysis Services) - not a necessity although sought after.  Previous work with data pipelines. Terraform experience would be highly regarded.  What you’ll get in return for your experience You'll receive a salary of around £50k along with the option to work remotely. Alongside this, some of the best benefits in the sporting world, if you're an active person you'll be at home with this company. What nextIf this sounds of interest, get in touch with Will for more information.
  • 21st Sep

    Senior Data Engineer

    — Digital Publisher

    Location:
    Remote
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £85k
    Fully remote position. New platform build. Collaborate with Data Scientists and Architects. A Digital Publisher requires a Senior Data Engineer to build a new Redshift instance and platform.What you'll be doingAs a Senior Data Engineer, you will lead the design and build of a new data warehouse for a leading UK digital publisher.You’ll build the warehouse to enable a variety of data purposes including ML, GDPR and Insight. Due to the number of sources, data marts will be required in the design. What you'll need to apply Significant experience building data warehouses Experience with AWS Python Knowledge of CI/CD ELT experience Intuitive mindset What you'll get in return for your experienceA based salary of up to £85k plus bonus and benefits. The role and team are fully remote, if you would like to go into the office this can be arranged.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.
  • 10th Sep

    Data Engineer

    — Market-Leading Business

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £40k
    Join a data science team comprising multiple data engineers and data scientists. End-to-end machine learning model building and deployment. Work with a variety of technologies including Cloud, ML and DevOps tools. This client is building a data science team in Bristol which will be working on a variety of machine learning projects. They require Data Engineers to implement machine learning across the organisation to improve processes and analytics.What you'll be doingYou will work with data engineers and data scientists to deploy ML algorithms to traditional methods of analysis. The production environment is already up and running so this role will be exploratory and research-focused.You will work on end-to-end ML model building and deployment so this could be a great role for those new to/interested in this field.What experience you'll need to apply Degree in Computer Science, Maths, Physics or similar Programming experience required (Python preferred) ETL experience Cloud experience preferred Desire and ability to learn emerging technologies essential What you'll get in return for your experienceA base salary of up to £40k plus bonus, benefits and the opportunity to progress machine learning skills and technologies. What's next?Please get in touch with Scott with an up-to-date CV today. 
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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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