Lead Data Engineer


Rodney Williams

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Role: Lead Data Engineer

Location: Accrington (Hybrid)

Benefits: Up to £70,000 + PMI, Pension and more

Are you an experienced data engineer looking for an opportunity within one of the fastest growing national digital retailers? Our client are currently on the lookout for a data engineer to scale the data engineering team.

This is an exciting and challenging role in a fast-paced environment. You will be seen as the technical lead as part of the Data Platform team and provide a lead role on a range of support, development and project tasks to transform the data and information landscape along with support and integrated technology to enable the business to fully exploit its data.


  • Leading the development and implementation of the new enterprise data warehouse, delivering on business requirements and ensuring successful delivery and access to an increasing number of datasets
  • Oversee and manage the ingestion process for an increasing number of data sources into the EDW, ensuring that they are accessible for BU Spokes and Data Science teams, and are able to be integrated into business-facing dashboards
  • Maintaining and improving the performance of the EDW and associated tools, ensuring they are safe and reliable for the business and identifying opportunities to optimise performance now and in the future
  • Line manage development resources, and oversee the spoke delivery, platform, and support squads
  • Adhere to Studio data governance, controls, methodologies and compliance standards and expectations
  • Providing coaching, support and guidance to engineers and analysts, building people capabilities to meet the requirements of the Enterprise Data Warehouse squads

Essential Skills:

  • Experience leading data engineering teams
  • Strong understanding of relational database structures, principles and best practices
  • Knowledge of enterprise data warehousing, data integration and Business Intelligence (BI) reporting.
  • Significant experience working with Microsoft Azure (Data factory, Azure Functions, data lake storage)
  • Experience with Snowflake
  • Significant SQL experience
  • Significant Experience delivering as part of an Agile delivery team
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to deliver in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Experience in effectively managing a range of tasks and priorities, simultaneously
  • Proven track record communication and engagement at multiple levels
  • Ability to engage, challenge and influence others to achieve productive solutions
  • Appropriate professional qualification/experience
  • Excellent critical thinking and solution creation skills
  • Confident and resilient
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and presence

Beneficial Skills:

  • Experience with Python a plus
  • Experience with making data available for Microsoft PowerBI a plus

If you wish to apply for this position, please email us at apply@som-3.com