Data Engineer – Contractor

Purpose of the role

The Data Engineering team are responsible for building and maintaining services that transform data into intelligence, presenting it as a data source for a multitude of onward consumers. These include customer facing analytical tools and internal research analysts

The Data Engineer is an integral member of a cross-functional delivery team, jointly responsible for designing, building and documenting services for ingesting, processing, transforming and storing data.

Passionate about continuous improvement the Data Engineer has the freedom to experiment with new features and technologies, leveraging this to create proposals for process improvements and enhancements to existing services.

With a keen understanding of the underlying data and processes, the Data Engineer takes an active role in providing support to data consumers and answering customer queries.

Adhering to and participating in the evolution of documented standards and processes, the Data Engineer works closely with other colleagues to build services that surpass expectations.

Key Accountabilities

  • Creating and maintaining appropriate levels of design and process documentation
  • Developing well engineered, production ready solutions
  • Delivering solutions that adhere to the strict governance standards controlling the use and access of sensitive data
  • Contributing to the evolution of standards and processes
  • Gaining and Maintaining an in depth knowledge of data sets, processes and transformations

Experience, Skills & Qualifications 


  • Comprehensive knowledge of SQL Server with an emphasis on SSIS & T-SQL
  • Significant experience working with business critical data within a data driven organisation
  • Significant experience working in a collaborative engineering function
  • Exposure to continuous integration for databases and data transformation
  • Comfortable working with Object Oriented programming languages
  • Strong design skills with a focus on data warehousing, dimensional modelling and optimisation
  • Hands on experience of working with Azure (emphasis on data and analytics PaaS)
  • Exposure to R and scripting languages such as PowerShell or Python

Candidate Attributes

  • An advocate of DevOps; Understands the importance of building robust development processes
  • Tenacious attitude towards problem solving
  • Naturally curious and eager to learn
  • Passionate about continuously improving processes and systems
  • Enthusiastic about learning and supporting different database technologies
  • Comfortable sharing ideas and suggesting improvements
  • Happy to embrace agile working practices

Key Stakeholder Relationships

The data engineer is expected to build and maintain relationships with consumers and suppliers of data at all levels.

Other points to note

Occasional travel to London office