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Head of Data Engineering

Job Title: Head of Data Engineering
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £95000 - £140000 per annum + benefits
REF: BB/14186/C/JR/060320_1583497261
Contact Name: Data Team
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Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Head of Data Engineering (MySQL PostgresSQL AWS CockroachDB). Pioneering FinTech is seeking an accomplished Data Engineer to spearhead a transformative data movement, own the data storage infrastructure roadmap and build leading edge systems from the ground up.

The organisation is transforming the consumer banking space through their unique cloud-based technology. They are seeking a detail-oriented Data Engineer to enhance their capabilities as they enter a new phase of growth.

As the Head of Data Engineering you will empower the high achieving team responsible for architecting and running the data storage layer of the cloud banking platform. You'll play an integral role in the operationally-critical durable, performant and user-friendly data storage infrastructure, owning the roadmap and calling upon your industry experience to implement improvements and optimise process.

You'll act as the leading expert in data storage across the development team, guiding feature teams to architecting a first-rate, scalable system in a reflexive manner that encourages continuous improvement. There is a strong pipeline of Greenfield development to work on; you'll support projects that have never been done in a UK business before, with access to contemporary technologies such as CockroachDB in an AWS cloud environment, and data infrastructure tools like Code paradigm.

In this Head of Data Engineering role you'll be based in bright, open plan offices where you can enjoy a relaxed, motivated team atmosphere and top of the range kit to work on.


*You have demonstrable experience owning transactional data stores in production (e.g. MySQL, PostgresSQL, CockroachDB beneficial)
*You have good working knowledge of software development with Java, Go / Python and Distributed Systems Computing
*You've worked with cloud-based engineering environments e.g. AWS, GCP
*You're familiar with infrastructure automation and configuration management tooling, e.g. Terraform, Ansible
*You're a passionate technologist, keen to keep pace with the latest technologies and continuously refine your skills
*You're a self-assured communicator, confident and impactful as a leader

As a Head of Data Engineering, you'll earn a highly competitive salary (to £140k) plus a comprehensive benefits package. You'll be based in bright, open plan offices where you can enjoy a relaxed, motivated team atmosphere and top of the range kit to work on.

If you're interested in accelerating your career as a Head of Data Engineering, apply now or call today for a confidential discussion.