Data Architect and Lead Engineer - Online Sports Media

Date Posted
3rd November 2017
Job Type
£65,000 to £105,000 Per Annum

Data Architect and Lead Engineer - Online Sports Media

West London - £75,000 - £100,000

Technology Stack: Spark, Kafka, Python, Scala, AWS.

A global leader in online Sports Media are looking for a Data Architect to lead their highly talented team of Data Engineers and to architect streaming solutions to improve the scalability of their platform by fully incorporating streaming technology (Spark/Kafka) to their AWS based platform.

This company are heavily funded and are therefore looking to expand their established data department, and you will become integral to this team and company.


This young, growing company were founded around 2.5 years ago, and have since grown to over 500 employees. They are the market leader within Sports Media and their technology department is integral to their success. At just over 70 people, it is widely regarded as one of the most talented tech teams in London, and they are looking to take their data platform to the next level.

They are currently facing some intriguing scalability problems, as their platform goes from limited use to maximum capacity in a matter of minutes. They are looking to solve this by fully integrating streaming technology into the data platform, primarily using Spark/Kafka.


  • As the Data Architect for the team, you will be responsible for the design and development of the already established platform (Spark, Kafka, AWS).
  • You will introduce new technology to the team, and will be accountable for any new technology added to the platform.

  • As the Lead Data Engineer, you will be responsible for the technical leadership of the other engineers in the team.
  • You will be responsible for their growth and development, as well as contributing to the overall development of the platform (Scala, Python).
  • You will ensure the quality of the team's code, as well as oversee the AGILE methodology that the team operates in.


As the Data Architect/Lead Data Engineer, you will:

  • Come from a Senior background, and will have architectural experience from your most recent role.
  • Be strong in programming (Scala, Python) and will be confident in contributing to the development of the data platform.
  • Be able to bring new technology to the team, and will be accountable for these technology choices.
  • Have exposure to streaming large amounts of data in a previous project(s).


  • The chance to work within one of the fastest growing, talented data departments in London.
  • The opportunity to lead the architectural and technical direction of an established data platform.
  • A salary of up to £100,000 + benefits.

KEY WORDS: Python, Spark, AWS, Kafka, Scala, Streaming.

For more information on the role, please get in touch with Josh Carter from Harnham, and apply via the link below.

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