Senior Data Engineer
Flood Modeller
Manchester, United Kingdom Countrywide,United Kingdom
6d ago

Your Impact :

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed today and into tomorrow.

With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent. In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay, free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships.

We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

About the Opportunity

We have a unique and exciting opportunity to join the Digital Factory as a Senior Data Engineer (Azure).

As a Senior Data Engineer, you will be the technical lead responsible for a team of data engineers. Your data engineering team will design, provision and implement the appropriate technologies for our solutions.

You will develop, construct and evolve new and existing data products and services and integrate them into our systems and business processes.

Your responsibilities will be :

  • Determining project requirements and developing work schedules for the team.
  • Delegating tasks and achieving daily, weekly, and monthly goals.
  • Liaising with team members, management, and clients to ensure projects are completed to standard.
  • Identifying risks and forming contingency plans as soon as possible.
  • Analysing existing operations and scheduling retrospectives and meetings to discuss improvements.
  • Updating work schedules and performing troubleshooting as required.
  • Motivating staff and creating a space where they can ask questions and voice their concerns.
  • Being transparent with the team about challenges, failures, and successes.
  • The successful candidate will need an up-to-date technical skill base and a willingness to regularly review and develop their skills to ensure the team is best positioned to respond to market changes and developments.

    This technical skill base development will also be supported by the team.

    In this role you will be an expert who is one of the go-to people for queries relating to data engineering from across the business.

    Working closely with the team, you will consult, analyse the requirements and develop solutions to allow real business change.

    Here's What You'll Need :

  • Experience in a similar role would be advantageous.
  • Excellent technical, diagnostic, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong leadership and organizational abilities.
  • Willingness to build professional relationships with staff and clients.
  • Being able to lead the selection and development of data engineering methods, tools and techniques.
  • Being able to develop organisational policies, standards, and guidelines for the development and secure operation of data services and products.
  • Ensures adherence to technical strategies and architectures.
  • Practice Agile ways of working
  • Excellent communication, motivational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Good experience of Azure cloud services
  • Experience in any of Azure data solutions (Data Lake, Data Factory, Synapse Analytics, etc.)
  • Experience in relational or non-relational database solutions
  • Programming skills (Python, C#, etc.)
  • Understanding of data architecture patterns, including data mesh, microservices, etc.
  • Databricks / Spark experience
  • Bonus Points for :

  • Microsoft certifications
  • Experience with alternative cloud providers
  • We are a professional data and technology house; knowledge of engineering helps but is by no means required.

    Our Culture

    Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed.

    We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs.

    We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

    We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave.

    This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s find out more about our employee networks here.

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    As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

    We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

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