Talend Specialist


Chris Finch

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  • Role – Talend Specialist
  • Location – UK / Remote
  • Salary – £60-75k base + 20 days holiday and annual leave
  • Type – Fully Permanent

We are looking for experienced Talend Consultants to join our Managed Services delivery team. This is an exciting opportunity to work for a growing, ambitious company.

Some of the activities that you will engage in include:

  • Working within the delivery team, design and build solutions using the Talend product set
  • Develop and enforce data integration processes, templates, design patterns, frameworks, best practices and technical standards around Talend
  • Use hands-on technology experience to conduct proofs of concept and prototypes to prove out new technology and innovative ideas in search for competitive advantages
  • Design and implement data ingestion techniques for real time and batch processes for a variety of sources into a variety of systems using Talend
  • Provide knowledge of data, master data and metadata related standards, processes and technology
  • Ensure scalability and high availability, fault tolerance, and elasticity within the data systems we deploy
  • Provide technical leadership and coaching to junior team members where required
  • Design and develop ELT and ETL solutions focused on moving data from highly diverse data landscape into a centralised data lake; also architect, design solutions to acquire semi/unstructured data sources, such as sensors, machine logs, click streams
  • Be involved in activities centred on obtaining data and loading into an Enterprise Data Lake
  • Serve as an expert in efficient Talend ETL, data quality, and data consolidation
  • Work with common version-control systems such as GIT or VSTS
  • Perform Talend code reviews to make sure they follow the established standards and best practices
  • Stay current with vendor/product roadmaps and make recommendations for adoption
  • Maintain a customer-focused attitude.

Technical Skills:

  • 3+ years experience in an IT Consulting role
  • Use of the Talend product suite
  • Data governance, data quality, profiling, ESB, MDM, data modelling
  • Working with cloud platforms: Azure, AWS, GCP; Snowflake experience would be beneficial
  • Building data solutions involving data architecture, data integration, business intelligence and data analytics
  • Worked on Big Data projects
  • Experience with RDBMS platforms, such as SQL Server, Oracle, Snowflake, and in-memory columnar storage, such as HANA
  • Strong SQL skills
  • Java/J2EE
  • Visualisation tools
  • Understanding of statistical and predictive modelling concepts

Process Skills:

  • Working in an agile methodology environment
  • Administration and ensuring that adequate security procedures are developed
  • Handling large sets of data and be able to confidently process them into required formats
  • Provide technical input and effective data analysis to projects
  • Assessing and defining Data Integration strategy
  • Ability to conduct workshops / training programs / support with all questions on Talend to clients / end users
  • Experience in consulting or working with large enterprise clients
  • Expertise in communicating requirements and data needs to technical teammates

Behavioral Skills:

  • Ability to work independently and adapt your style to rapid organisational and software changes
  • Ability to switch gears quickly and work in a fast-paced start-up culture.
  • Consultative approach
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Talend Data Integration Certified Developer / Administrator
  • Talend Big Data Certified Developer
  • Talend API Services Certified Developer

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