Head of Data Engineering

Date Posted
19th November 2017
Job Type
£70,000 to £90,000 Per Annum

Head of Data Engineering
Bitcoin Start-up
Up to £90,000

A Bitcoin Technology Company is looking for a Head of Data Engineering to make data available for Data Scientists by both building a data platform and data pipelines, and providing ad hoc solutions using a range of technologies. They currently have a Python and Postgres solution in place in an AWS environment, however you will have the opportunity to completely define the technology stack moving forwards. Initially, you will be the first member of the team, however the Bitcoin business will hire a more junior Data Engineer at the start of 2018 and another before the end of the year, all reporting into you. This is a great role for a Senior or Lead Data Engineer looking to make the step-up into a more senior role.


This company are an innovative Bitcoin Tech Company, giving access to new sectors to trade in the currency. They are innovative, young and heavily expanding and are looking to bring their data department to the next level. You will be the first member of this team and have a big influence in the usage of data across the company.


As the Head of Data Engineering, you will be responsible for:

  • Designing and developing Data Warehouse and Data Lake solutions to scale data for the entire company.
  • Create road-maps and strategy for the direction of the data engineering department.
  • Implementing new Big Data technology such as Spark, Hadoop, AWS.
  • Collaborate closely with the Data Science team to provide highly scalable, highly performant data solutions for Machine Learning projects.
  • Use Python, AWS, and Postgres initially, but introducing new tech in future.


As the Head of Data Engineering, you will:

  • Come from a strong data or software engineering background, ideally in Python but any tech is fine.
  • Have in-depth knowledge of data warehousing and data lake technologies, such as (but not limited to) AWS, Redshift, PostgreSQL, Spark, S3 and more.
  • Have a desire to lead a team, and be comfortable in building and designing the direction of an entire data department.
  • A knowledge of Data Science techniques would really help.


In order to apply for this Head of Data Engineering position, please do so via this site. For more info, reach out to Ross at Harnham.

KEYWORDS: Data Engineer, Head of Data Engineering, Python, AWS, Hadoop, Spark, Bitcoin

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