Head of Data Engineering

Date Posted
17th June 2018
Job Type
£90,000 to £110,000 Per Annum

Head of Data Engineering
Up to £100,000
Central London
Tech Environment: Spark, Python, AWS, Data Streaming

An international Sports Media Company in Central London are looking for a Head of Data Engineering to lead the growth and development their AWS and Spark based Data Platform. The platform has been in production for a couple of years and they are now looking to successfully incorporate streaming technologies to handle their uniquely aggressive spikes in usage at large scale due to the nature of their product. Your role will be to manage the business relationships in the platform, ensure delivery, define the product roadmap, and grow the team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the fastest growing companies in London, who have ambition to be an international household name in sport within the near future.


The Sports Media Company have a unique product set to disrupt the industry internationally and are backed by investors famous for growing companies of their type. They are experiencing hyper growth and their technical team has doubled in size over the past year and is expecting similar growth again. They have a flat and open culture and have attracted some of the best professionals in their industry due to the nature of their work.

YOUR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Lead Data Engineer - Spark, AWS, Python

As Head of Data Engineering you will:

  • Manage a large team of data engineers building the solution
  • Defining the product roadmap and technology strategy
  • Plan the hiring strategy for the team
  • Drive quality code using Agile, TDD, Continuous Integration, etc.
  • Work with stakeholders across the business to understand their requirements and deliver the solution accordingly


To qualify for this role, you will need:

  • Experience leading a modern data team
  • Experience liaising with stakeholders up to C Level.
  • A solid background in data technology
  • A passion for quality code and Agile programming principles


  • The opportunity to work with one of the best funded, fastest growing, and interesting tech companies in London
  • A basic salary of up to £110,000, depending on experience
  • The opportunity to work on a massive scale, with uniquely spikey data


To apply to this Head of Data Engineering role, please do so via this site. For more information contact Ross at Harnham.

KEYWORDS: Spark, Hadoop, Big Data, Lead Data Engineer, Harnham, AWS

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