Head of Data Engineering

Date Posted
26th November 2017
Job Type
£90,000 to £110,000 Per Annum

Head of Data Engineering - AWS, Vertica, Talend, SQL, S3
Central London
Around £110,000

A household name eCommerce Company are looking for a Head of Data Engineering to lead a team of 10 to build a data advanced analytics platform for Data Science. You will own the strategic road-map for the team, stakeholder management across analytics and IT, whilst contributing to architecture. This is a great opportunity to lead an established team and help them take their data platform to the next level, incorporating streaming technologies to allow for real-time analytics.


The eCommerce Company are in the FTSE 250 and are a genuine market leader in their space. They lead the way in the UK with their Data Science and marketing analytics, and need a cutting-edge data platform in order to facilitate that. The Data Engineering team operate in an outgoing and highly collaborative environment, with a high priority on a good work life balance and an enjoyable working environment. They are also incorporating new tech into their platform all the time, so on top of AWS, Vertica, Talend, S3 and SQL, they are looking for you to drive the use of tools such as Kafka and Spark to allow for real-time analytics.

YOUR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Head of Data Engineering - AWS, S3, Vertica, Talend, Spark

As Head of Data Engineering, you will:

  • Own the strategic roadmap for the team
  • Line Manage a team of 10
  • Lead the delivery highly performant data products in an Agile environment, using AWS, S3, Vertica, Talend, Spark amongst other technology.
  • Grow the function with new hires
  • Contribute to architectural decisions to ensure solutions are effective long-term
  • Automate processes as much as possible


To qualify for this Head of Data Engineering role, you will need:

  • Proven leadership experience of a data team for analytics
  • A good knowledge of Cloud and on-premise data solutions, for an architectural perspective
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • A strong understanding of how data is used for Data Science and marketing analytics


To apply for this Head of Data Engineering role, do so via this site. For more information on this role or other data engineering roles, get in touch with Ross at Harnham.

KEYWORDS: SQL, Data Engineer, AWS, Talend, Vertica, SAS, Python, Spark

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