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Senior Data Engineer

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Remote

  1. Full time

Closing date

12/07/2024

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The Data Tribe is responsible for driving Admiral’s data strategy. We efficiently deliver data pipelines, reports, and analytical capabilities, harnessing innovative techniques and the latest technologies. Our mission is to give more autonomy to our end users in the Business, effectively unlocking insights and driving the success of the company.

The Senior Data Engineer will ensure that data solutions are designed and delivered to meet the functional and non-functional demands of the Business and customer. The Senior Data Engineer will be part of a team made up of mixed capabilities, and they should be comfortable working independently as well as part of this diverse team to deliver a shared goal, as well as being the technical expert within the teams. We aim to create an inclusive and safe environment for Engineers to pursue their own ideas, make their own decisions and empower them to implement and explore them. The role requires the Senior Data Engineer to support what they develop and maybe expected to cover out of hours on-call.

Main Duties 

  • Leading solutions for evaluating and comprehending data and information from diverse sources and driving the production of innovative, high-quality implementations to problems that meet Business requirements and drive forward the department strategy. 
  • Ensuring and complying with engineering, design and testing standards and practices, and with Admiral IT governance and architectural standards while performing in a heavily regulated environment.
  • Driving and acting on core engineering principles and values (accountability, transparency, consistency, quality, re-usability and an automate where possible attitude).
  • Coaching and empowering colleagues and providing knowledge transfer to the team. 
  • Actively participating in Squad, Chapter and Guild ceremonies and activities.
  • Working as part of a team, being a supportive team member with a positive attitude, engaging with and contributing to company culture and team spirit.
  • Collaboration with all levels of seniority across IT and the wider business.
  • Being proactive and a self-learner, experimenting and learning from failure, and applying and sharing technical expertise at every opportunity.
  • Being creative, inquisitive, and pushing the boundaries, improving processes at any opportunity.
  • Taking initiative with effective decision making to enable the progression of the department strategy. 
  • Being passionate about business intelligence and data.
  • Adapting to changing circumstances and accepting of new ideas and initiatives. 
  • ·Actively contributing to the Data Engineering industry. This may include keeping up and driving industry standard and exploring new technologies, speaking at, and attending conferences, liaising with external companies etc.
  • Assisting with initiating, defining, and delivering strategic projects to enhance engineering practices.

Experience Required 

  • Extensive knowledge of cloud specific data architectures and functions.
  • Expert level experience with programming languages such as ANSI SQL, PowerShell, Python or equivalents.
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of automation, data development tools and cloud technologies such as: Wherescape, SQL Server, Big Query, Data Flow, Pub/sub, Azure DevOps, MicroStrategy, Looker or similar technologies and tools. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience with design, development and testing of data pipelines and Kimball data warehouse models.
  • Knowledge and experience in Scrum development practices, using associated tools for testing and continuous integration & deployment.

Interview Process

This will be a two stage process which will include an online test and a 60 minute interview via MS Teams. 

Location 

For Hybrid workers (within a 50-mile radius of our Cardiff HQ) there is an expectation to work from the office twice a month.  For remote workers (outside of a 50-mile radius of our Cardiff HQ) there is an expectation to attend the office a handful of times a year when required (i.e big meetings, workshops etc).

Salary, Benefits and Work-Life Balance

We do not have a set salary for this position, as it will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience. We are happy to see CVs from all candidates who meet the requirements and will be happy to discuss the remuneration package.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have a great work-life balance; it's one of the reasons we’re consistently voted one of the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for in the UK. We want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this, so accommodate flexible hours wherever possible.

All colleagues will receive 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) when they join us, and this will increase with length of service, up to a maximum of 38 days (including banks holidays). You also have the option to buy or sell up to five days of annual leave in addition to your allocation.

You can also view some of our other key benefits here.

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