Data Engineer
Rm Careers
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
3d ago

About RM

RM is the leading supplier of technology and resources to the education sector, supporting schools, teachers and pupils across the globe - from pre-school to higher education including examination boards, central governments and other professional institutions.

Our purpose is to enrich the lives of learners worldwide and we aim to improve the life chances of people - worldwide by delivering great education products and services that help teachers to teach and learners to learn.

Join RM and Learn What’s Possible for you in your career

We’re on the lookout for a Data Engineer to join our team. You will work remotely with occasional travel to one of our offices.

  • What we can offer you;
  • £50,000 - £65,000 salary depending on experience
  • 25 Days Annual Leave (with an option to buy an extra 5 days)
  • Performance related bonus scheme
  • What’s the purpose of the role?

    RM Studio, the innovation group within RM, is looking for somebody with the right technical expertise and an innovation mindset to join us in 2021.

    RM has been around for over 40 years supplying educational resources, technology and services across the globe. We are a leader of innovation in the ed-tech space and pride ourselves on understanding our customers and helping them to meet the outcomes that they need.

    From marking exam papers in the cloud to supplying robotics to the classroom, you can be sure that RM is serious when it comes to innovation.

    We’re clear in our vision of improving educational outcomes around the world and our passion for both education and technology means that long careers are normal with RM.

    Now, we’re looking for a Data Engineer to join an already awesome group of people working in RM Studio.

    What does the job entail?

  • Working alongside Software Engineers, Designers and User Researchers in understanding the needs of users and the purpose of the solution
  • Helping RM to build and maintain new data systems across existing and future products
  • Ensuring that new datasets are robustly designed and constructed for easy analysis in a consistent and machine-readable format
  • Designing, developing and testing data architectures for efficient processing and transformation
  • Ensuring data availability and suitability for predictive or prescriptive modelling
  • Helping to improve data quality and coaching others to do the same
  • Being involved in the end-to-end discovery, definition, design and delivery of innovation work
  • Staying abreast of developments in technology including programming languages, techniques and design patterns
  • Playing an active role in RM's Communities of Practice
  • What are we looking for?

    Key skills

  • Strong technical knowledge including proficiency in
  • Business Intelligence platforms and analytics
  • Data visualisation using tools such as Power BI, Tableau, D3.js and R
  • Database technology such as MS T-SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL and MongoDB
  • Excellent verbal communication and the ability to talk about technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders and team members
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • A keen attention to detail
  • A passion for learning new things, whether technology, skills or learning about a new domain
  • Bringing empathy to everything you do asking why not what
  • Essential

  • You will have worked as part of a delivery team following an Agile framework such as Kanban or Scrum
  • You will have worked on a project or product that had a clearly defined end-user and be able to explain what need the project or product addressed
  • You can demonstrate where you have used technology to solve problems and explain why you chose the technology and the approach that you did
  • Hands-on experience of designing data architecture and data warehouses
  • Analysis and integration of multiple data sources of both structured and unstructured data
  • Experience of designing for data scalability, availability, fault tolerance, and elasticity
  • Hands-on experience of data modelling based on a deep understanding of the user's domain
  • Ability to strike the right balance between cost and business value of data solutions whilst meeting the needs of the user
  • What’s in it for you?

    As well as a competitive salary, you could earn a performance related bonus and you would receive our core benefits package which includes private medical healthcare, life assurance and a Group Personal Pension Plan with higher contribution levels available.

    There is lots of voluntary benefits too. You could buy additional annual leave, join our dental plan, sign for a health assessment or take part in our cycle to work scheme.

    You could even earn yourself an extra bonus for successfully recommending a friend or family member for a position within RM.

    At RM we are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive and flexible workplace where all our colleagues can be themselves and succeed on merit.

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