Lead Data Engineer (Principal Consultant)

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As a team, we transform our client’s businesses using a combination of strategic thinking, customer-centric service design, and agile engineering practices. We do this at internet scale – driving innovation, and enriching people’s lives. Our skills and talent enable PA’s purpose of creating positive a human future in a technology driven world.

As part of our Digital team, you’ll work alongside colleagues from across PA – delivering transformative digital solutions to today’s most complex business challenges. Our teams are trusted to deliver and given the space to be awesome. We’re an inclusive community for the curious, generous, pragmatic and committed digital practitioner.

As a Lead Data Engineer (Principal Consultant), you'll be leading a team or effort. We'll be looking at you to set direction and take responsibility for successfully achieving an outcome or deliverable. You may have a team of people to support, leading a development pod, or else you could be working across multiple pods, providing some centralized expertise necessary for a larger program of work.

  • You'll have expertise in data architecture and will feel comfortable leading higher-level architectural discussions.
  • Using your experience of the development process, it’s likely you’ll own the overall process across a pod, or multiple pods, building strong principles and putting robust methods and patterns in place.
  • You will be comfortable having conversations with the client regularly, being one of the main points of engagement between the client and the project.
  • Coaching and mentoring the team will be important in the role
  • Your involvement in shaping bids (working with a bid team) will assist to create approaches or proposals, and perhaps you may also add valuable contributions during presentations to clients in a formal selection process.
  • You'll play an active role in account management.
What we're looking for

As a Senior Data Engineer, you’ll have experience working in teams to deliver robust and scalable solutions for the automation of complex business processes. Your team members will look to you as a trusted expert and will expect you to define the end to end software development lifecycle in line with modern best practices.


Your experience spans across data engineering, data science and product development projects, you have an understanding of stream and batch processing. Design, extract, transform, stage and load data to selected tools and frameworks as required. Perform tasks such as writing scripts, extracting data using APIs, writing SQL queries etc. Work closely with other engineering teams to integrate data engineering component into production systems.


Your development experience typically covers Java, Python, Spark, Kafka, NoSQL, SQL languages. Knowledge of data cleaning, wrangling, visualization and reporting, with an understanding of the best, most efficient use of associated tools and applications to complete these tasks. Experience in processing large amounts of structured and unstructured data, including integrating data from multiple sources. Knowledge of data mining, machine learning, natural language processing is an advantage.


You enjoy working within cross-functional Agile teams and you are familiar with Scrum ceremonies. You’ll be comfortable designing and building for the cloud, preferably AWS, Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure and will have designed and worked on architectures that include Platform-as-a-Service components and perhaps even serverless and container technologies.

 

 

 

Benefits

Private medical insurance
Interest free season ticket loan
25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
Company pension scheme
Annual performance-based bonus
Life and Income protection insurance
Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
Voluntary benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Diversity Statement

PA is committed to building an inclusive and supportive culture where diversity thrives, and all of our people can excel. We believe that greater diversity stimulates innovation, enabling us to fulfil our purpose of ‘Bringing Ingenuity to Life’, supporting the growth of our people, and delivering more enduring results for our clients.

We only recruit, promote and reward our people based on their contribution, without regard to gender, race, disability, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

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Firm: PA Consulting Group

Location: London

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