Job reference number 84362
Salary £50,000 to £60,000 depending on experience and 18 % bonus potential plus £4,000 Car pot and healthcare
Royal Mail Farringdon
We are looking for a Data Engineer to support our data team ensuring that working practices and delivery are strong and innovative, in an environment where gaining great value from our data is critical to our success.
About the role
You will have responsibility for configuring and administering the data platforms. You will be the main point of contact for all technical issues relating to the platforms, and you will resolve these using your expert knowledge and skills, and utilising your network contacts within the wider Data Engineering community.
Working with the Data Engineering and Data Science teams, you will help develop and deploy highly impactful data products at scale. You will also help maximise existing data assets and generate insight that shapes and informs key strategic and operational decisions, alongside helping to define Data Engineering best practices.
Please note that we are unable to offer VISA sponsorship for this role
You will have proven experience as a Data Engineer ideally in a commercial environment either working alone or as part of a team.
Having excellent knowledge of Data Engineering best practices you will be comfortable being the main point of contact for platform support, and have experience in solving data platform issues using your network and contacts.
Being an excellent communicator you will be able to liaise with people of all levels both verbally and in writing.
Having proven experience in configuring and administering platforms, you will also have some experience in software development and performance optimisation.
In addition to the above you will also have
• Hands-on experience with big data Technologies (e.g. Hardoop, Spark, YARN, Hive, Sqoop, Oozie, NiFi, Storm, Kafka, NoSQL, Data Lakes, etc.)
• Hands-on experience managing Cloud Environments (preferably Azure)
• Some knowledge of lower level API’s in Spark
• Some experience with a development languages (e.g. Scala, Java, etc.)
• Some understanding of prototyping languages Python and/or R
• Some experience in Software Engineering
A degree or equivalent in a relevant subject is essential.
At Royal Mail we connect companies, customers and communities across the country, delivering a ‘one-price-goes-anywhere’, universal postal service to more than 29 million addresses. As one of the UK’s leading companies, we are focused on being recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe.
We are an inclusive employer with equality, diversity and fairness at the heart of our values. We welcome applications from individuals from all different backgrounds and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all of our job applicants.
Closing Date: Sunday 25th February 2018
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