Lead Data Engineer

Location: South West England Salary: £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum Type: Permanent

Lead Data Engineer - GCP, SQL, ETL, Data Modelling, Scaled Agile

Data Engineer leader required for a well-known Financial Services organisation. With 5 direct reports, each with their own teams of Data Engineer specialists, you will play a critical role in the companys future data strategy. Coming from a hands-on data engineering background, you will also have experience managing teams in order to build & optimise data pipelines, perform root cause analysis & design processes for data transformation, data structures, metadata & workload management.

From a technical standpoint, you will have experience across the full GCP service offering (Big Query, Cloud Composer, Cloud Datastore, Cloud Memorystore, Dataflow, Cloud Functions, DataProc, GKE & CloudSQL) along with exposure to Oracle, Microsoft SQL & PostgreSQL. You will have designed & implemented Data Processing Frameworks, ETL/ELT, DataOps & have a successful history of manipulating, processing & extracting value from disconnected datasets.

This opportunity is well-suited for an experienced data leader who is excited by the opportunity to make a significant impact within a highly data-oriented & technologically-advanced organisation.


  • Define company data strategy & design infrastructure roadmap
  • Create & maintain optimal data pipeline architecture
  • Design process improvements - automation, performance, data ingestion
  • Act as face of Data Engineering - mentoring, recruiting, & sharing knowledge with wider team
  • Practice a Scaled Agile way of working


  • Track record leading high performing Data Engineering teams
  • Experience in root cause analysis on internal & external data
  • Strong skills in both structured & unstructured datasets
  • Extensive knowledge of full GCP cloud services offering
  • Experience in Oracle, MS SQL & PostgreSQL

Lead Data Engineer - GCP, SQL, ETL, Data Modelling, Scaled Agile