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Lead Data Engineer - 12 Month FTC

  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: Up to £70,000 per year
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 6 months ago

  • Sector: Credit Risk & Analytics
  • Contact: Nuhaa Mohamed
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 21 February 2021
  • Job Ref: NM/17135

An established and longstanding Financial Services organisation is at the early stages of a large scale data transformation project and is one of the first FS businesses to be doing this at such a scale. They are looking to move all data warehousing to Azure, and ensure that all data goes in clean.

As such, a Lead Data Engineer is required to take charge of the ambitious project from the front, implementing data engineering best practises, upskilling the team and setting technical direction, all while getting close to and hands on in the details.

This is initially a 12 month fixed term contract offering up to £70,000 per annum, but there is the possibility of a permanent position in the long term. Full remote working is supported during the ongoing Covid-19 situation and continued flexibility will be considered once offices reopen.

Applicants must be located and eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship.

Key Responsibilities of the Lead Data Engineer:

  • Specification, building and maintenance of data engineering platforms as the existing on-premise solution is re-architected to a cloud-native Azure deployment
  • Act as subject matter expert, coaching and mentoring a team of Data Engineers & Data Architects (no direct line management)
  • Embedding modern and optimal data engineering practises, overseeing architectural design principles, integrating and managing various data sources
  • Consulting with and managing stakeholder expectations, ensuring the satisfactory delivery of plans across all areas of the business


Required knowledge and experience for the Lead Data Engineer role:

  • Must have strong Microsoft Azure experience – absolutely essential
  • Able to design and develop scalable architecture, Cloud-native in Azure
  • Competent in Agile working methodology
  • Experienced in design and development of BI infrastructure utilising cloud and data warehousing technology (SQL)
  • Experienced in the migration of data platforms
  • Excellent leadership, mentoring, coaching, communication and relationship building skills


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