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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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  • 17th May

    Data Engineer

    — A fantastic Charity supporting children across the globe

    Location:
    London
    Type:
    Salary:
    43000
    Join one of the leading charity institutes helping young children across the world. They have rich data streams across 70 different countries. A fantastic working culture with people who really care about their work and their impact. Our client is a Global charity working across 70 countries helping vulnerable young people and women overcome any challenges they have. The data science team supports their mission by delivering high-quality services, developing platforms to support business optimisation, and innovating new processes. If you are passionate about Data Engineering and the rights of Women & Children then this is the perfect role. What you will be doing This is a senior position for a data engineer to act as a technical lead on developing data structures, data processes, and delivering a better user experience. You will oversee the rest of the team to implement data handling processes, build reports, and manage data sets. This is a fantastic opportunity to step up into a leadership role.   Useful experience Strong experience in SQL (query tuning and optimisation in particular). Experience with Sharepoint, Power Pivot, and TOGAF (development framework), would be helpful for quick integration. The ability to communicate technical information to people in other departments clearly. Knowledge of the legislation regulating data. Some project management experience or interest in progressing into it. DBS check will be an essential requirement.   What you will get in return for your experience In return for your skills, you will receive a salary of up to £43,000 ad a good benefits package. More importantly, it is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference in a role and help the organisation create global change. People at the company are truly passionate about what they do and staff retention is much higher than most companies. What’s next Please get in touch with Kye Williams with an up to date CV today. Don’t hesitate to call / email to discuss in more detail.
  • 11th May

    Power BI Developer

    — FinTech Firm

    Location:
    Newport
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £45K
    Develop end-to-end solutions to progress the PowerBI suite. Gain experience with modern cloud services for data extraction, manipulation and analysis. Work across multiple products in a technologically driven culture This FinTech client have recently introduced and acquired new products to support its established service. They require a PowerBI developer to progress their PowerBI suite and 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 one other PowerBI Developer within the wider BI team to gather requirements and build reports across multiple product areas. You’ll improve the PowerBI suite by undertaking complex queries, optimising data models and producing compelling visualisations to support the future data strategy. What you’ll need to apply Minimum 1 years’ experience of end-to-end PowerBI development SQL Server exposure Experience with cloud services will be advantageous  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 15% bonus and great benefits including a training budget, share scheme and more. What’s next Please get in touch with Scott with a CV today, don’t hesitate to email/call to discuss the finer details. 
  • 16th Apr

    Data Migration Developer

    — Health Tech Company

    Location:
    Bath
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £32k
    Work alongside a team of experienced developers.  Design and build ETL solutions. Autonomous role in a collaborative environment. This established development company is continuing to grow and need a specialist ETL developer to work closely with their team of developers in Bath. This position will work on projects for external clients to deliver a wide range of data migration requirements. What you’ll be doing You will work alongside a team of experienced developers and external clients to scope out their data migration needs. This will include identifying, documenting and validating the migration scope by liaising with clients while also maintain the existing ETL set-up.  You’ll shape the analytics at this firm by designing and implementing new ETL solutions and inform all relevant parties on the end-to-end process.  Due to these responsibilities, you will be a well-organised developer, capable of working on different projects while engaging internal and external stakeholders. What you’ll need to apply Minimum 1 years’ experience in ETL Development (e.g Talend, SSIS, Informatica, Alteryx) Solid SQL  Project Delivery and stakeholder management Experience with object-orientated programming desirable Agile/Scrum desirable  Proactive and self-organised What you’ll get in return for your experience A competitive salary of up to £32,000 DOE plus bonus and benefits including flexible working, social events, training and development budget and more. 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 role in more detail.
  • 12th Apr

    Senior Data Engineer

    — Operational Data Firm

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £65K
    Work with Cloud, Big Data and CI/CD technologies. Build modern, scalable infrastructure.  Flexible organisation that encourages remote working. This organisation are building an analytics platform to progress their data science capabilities. This platform will define the data structure of the organisation and enable clients to be integrated via a variety of serverless technologies. What you’ll be doing As the Senior Data Engineer, you will stamp out a data structure that enables Data Science activities consistent with the long-term data strategy. This will require deploying a diverse range of modern applications that facilitate the integration of existing sources and implement original technologies. You’ll be responsible for each tool implemented, ensuring that all available data can be acquired and accessed by the wider team for analysis. What you’ll need to apply Minimum 3 years’ experience in Data, Cloud or Software Engineering  Must have CI/CD experience Must have experience using Git Cloud development experience, AWS OR GCP preferred  Experience with a dataflow tool (Kafka, Airflow, Luigi or similar) Modern programming experience (Python, Scala, Java or similar) Apache Hadoop, Spark or MapReduce desirable  Degree in Computer Science or similar  What you’ll get in return for your experience A salary of up to £65,000 plus great benefits including working from home 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. 
  • 12th Apr

    Data Engineer

    — Operational Data Firm

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £50k
    Work with Cloud, Big Data and CI/CD technologies. Build modern, scalable infrastructure. Flexible organisation that encourages remote working. This organisation are building an analytics platform to progress their data science capabilities. This platform will define the data structure of the organisation and enable clients to be integrated via a variety of serverless technologies. What you’ll be doing As the Data Engineer, you will develop the data structure that enables Data Science activities consistent with the long-term data strategy. This will require deploying a diverse range of modern applications that facilitate the integration of existing sources and implement original technologies. You’ll be responsible for supporting each tool that is implemented, ensuring that all available data can be acquired and accessed by the wider team for analysis. What you’ll need to apply Minimum 2 years’ experience in Data, Cloud or Software Engineering  Must have CI/CD experience Must have experience using Git Cloud development experience, AWS OR GCP preferred  Experience with a dataflow tool (Kafka, Airflow, Luigi or similar) Modern programming experience (Python, Scala, Java or similar) Apache Hadoop, Spark or MapReduce desirable  Degree in Computer Science or similar What you’ll get in return for your experience A salary of up to £50,000 plus great benefits including working from home. 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. 
  • 12th Apr

    SQL Developer

    — Financial Services Institution

    Location:
    Bournemouth
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £45k
    Excellent opportunity to work for a fast-growing financial services firm in Bournemouth. Gain wider experience looking at customer data, internal business data and financial reporting data. Join an innovative and forward-thinking company.  Joining the Analytics Team at this friendly financial services firm, you will be given the chance to grow and get exposure to a wide range of customer, internal business, operational data and financial data. What you'll be doing As the SQL Developer working as part of the wider Analytics Team, you will use your SQL skills to answer business questions. You will be working with the MS suite and Visual Studio to manipulate data, take data from multiple sources and then provide it to the data analysts. You'll have plenty of interactions with Senior Managers in this business across the different areas and departments to support them with their data needs.  What you'll need to apply Minimum 2 years’ experience with SQL  Good working knowledge of Excel Visual Studio experience preferred SQL Server experience desirable Object-orientated language desirable What you'll get in return for your experience A great salary of up to £45,000 DOE plus a great benefits package and a bonus. 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. 
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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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