Senior Data Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Bristol

Website IOPPublishing IOP Publishing


About the job

Our Tech department here at IOP Publishing are on the lookout for a collaborative and results-driven Senior Data Engineer to take on this pivotal role, ensuring that the business has access to the information it needs to respond to a dynamic and changing marketplace.

Role Overview:

As Senior Data Engineer, you will be responsible for the design, development and support of the architecture owned by the product team. It is an exciting time for the team with the initiation of a new transformative project within the Company. The role will allow for autonomy and ownership of building and architecting solutions, including the creation of a new data warehouse. The role has a strong future focus; developing strategies for acquiring, storing, processing and transforming data to provide new insights for the business.

You will be part of a dynamic and collaborative team of six that manages the platform entirely as an agile product, with significant impact on the business supporting implementation of the company’s technical strategy. There is plenty of opportunity to develop and contribute to product vision, in line with stakeholder direction. There is also an appetite for experimentation with new technologies to support continuous improvement within a results-driven team.

What will you be doing?

Key job accountabilities include:

  • Identifying customer requirements and architecting data solutions (data models, transformations, data pipelines) in line with these, and key business objectives
  • Driving engagement with data and the analytics platform
  • Contributing to the development of a results-driven team culture, building on Devops and agile principles to promote collaboration, responsibility, efficiency and continuous improvement
  • Mentoring and developing less experienced developers

About you:

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following knowledge and experience:

  • Technical degree, or equivalent experience, with a strong understanding of the fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Certifications preferred: SQL, AWS
  • Data warehouse concepts, modelling, design and best practice
  • Data pipeline development in AWS – Glue (PySpark), Lambda, Kinesis
  • Python and/or C#
  • SQL Server (T-SQL, stored procedures, functions, SSIS/SSDT)
  • Agile (scrum) methodology

It would be great if you also have any of the following, but these are not essential:

  • Snowflake
  • Analytical tools – Business Objects / Power BI / R
  • Complex data sets including big data, PII, transactional
  • Structured and semi-structured data (XML, JSON)
  • DevOps practices – Infrastructure as Code, CI/CD pipeline

We know it is unusual for someone to tick every box so, if you don’t meet all the criteria, but demonstrate most of the skills and experience we are looking for, and have the enthusiasm to work with us, go ahead and apply.

What we offer:

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer employees an excellent pension scheme (up to 10% company contribution), discretionary annual bonus scheme, 25+ days holiday (not including bank holidays), standard 35-hour working week, volunteering days, and a comprehensive benefits package including private medical insurance, life assurance and a range of flexible benefits such as cycle to work scheme, discounted gym membership, healthcare cash plan, and childcare vouchers.

Our modern and contemporary offices are based in the thriving city centre of Bristol, a stone’s throw away from Temple Meads train station, and within walking distance of Cabot Circus shopping centre, and numerous cafés and restaurants. Named on more than one occasion as the best city in the UK to live in, Bristol is a cosmopolitan and creative city boasting a historic harbour, internationally renowned cultural institutions and home to world-class festivals and events.

Flexible Working:

The contractual location of this role is our Bristol office. We are moving to a hybrid working model in the new year with a dynamic and blended combination of office and remote working (subject to Covid restrictions). As there will not be a requirement for the person in this role to be in the office on a weekly basis, we are open to considering applicants from a wider geographical area who are happy to travel to Bristol a couple of times a month, subject to business needs.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover note through our careers site.

We aim to review applications soon after they are received, and will arrange interviews when there’s someone we’re keen to meet, so please don’t hold off applying until the closing date is approaching – we don’t want you, or us, to miss out!

About the Tech team:

We are a dedicated bunch of over 60 staff who care passionately about technology and how we can work together to design, deliver and maintain the best solutions for our customers. Our department is organised into twelve full stack, agile, product teams. We love to learn from each other so encourage cross functional communities of practice to grow our tech capabilities such as Agile, DevOps and Security. Learning is a vital part of our culture and everyone participates in 10% time through formal training, group POCs or individual projects. This is an exciting time to be joining Tech as we are a key part of IOP Publishing’s digital transformation strategy which will be receiving significant investment over the coming years.

About IOPP:

IOP Publishing is an international scientific publisher, through which leading-edge research is distributed worldwide. Our rapidly expanding journals programme is published alongside other sources of scientific information in the form of eBooks, magazines and conference proceedings. Other publications include easily accessible community and regional websites. We are a world leader in the development of electronic publishing for the scientific community and have offices in Europe, Asia and the US. Working in the interests of science and scientists, we aim to maximise the impact of the research we publish.

IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics, a not-for-profit society. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to supporting science through the activities of the Institute. With a continuing focus on growth, we recognise that every single person has a real part to play if we’re to achieve our aim of becoming the world’s leading publisher in our field.

IOP Publishing is an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are built into our identity in a way that is natural and sustainable, visible through the work we produce, our company branding, our professional networks and the communities we serve and support, which includes our employees, talent communities and candidates. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented backgrounds.

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