Data Engineer (Contract)

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£400 - £450 per day

DATA ENGINEER (CONTRACT)
£400-450 PER DAY, 3 MONTHS
MANCHESTER

One of the nation's top price comparison sites is looking to add a talented Talend Data Engineer to their Manchester team, helping them to better understand consumer data and provide more relevant and personalised communications to customers.

THE COMPANY:

This company is a household name thanks to its capability to save consumers hundreds of pounds a year across a wide range of services and provisions. They've invested heavily in understanding their consumer data to ensure they stay ahead of the competition by providing the best, most personalised advice to their customers.

THE ROLE:

As a Data Engineer, you'll be helping to reinvent the company's data strategy as they migrate from legacy in-house platforms to a cloud-based solution.

In specific, you can expect to be involved in the following:

  • Designing and building sophisticated ETL Pipelines using Talend
  • Identifying and optimising internal data processes and flows
  • Working with all other members of the team to help provide ideas for further development and improvements to the platform and data strategy
  • Ensuring all designs within the system are meeting Best Practice and have potential for significant scalability

YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

The successful Data Engineer will have the following skills and experience:

  • Strong commercial experience building data pipelines and ETL solutions using Talend (6.x or above)
  • Strong SQL background with a solid understanding of data modelling principles
  • A clear understanding of ETL best practice
  • Experience working with ETL scheduling tools such as Luigi, Airflow & JobScheduler
  • Exposure to Linux operating systems and CI/CD tools such as Jenkins.

Experience delivering in a fast-paced team and working in cloud-based environments would be desirable.

THE BENEFITS:

The successful Data Engineer will earn between £400 and £450 per day for the initial 3-month period.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please register your interest by sending your CV to Joseph Pyne via the Apply link on this page.

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