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Principal Data Engineer

Edinburgh, UK

We are looking for a Principal Data Engineer who will lead the Data Engineering strategy and delivery across global projects and products.

Purpose of the role:

The Principal Data Engineer will lead the Data Engineering strategy and delivery across global projects and products. They will ensure the Data Engineering function works as one team, promote excellence and technical development, and adheres to key principles and processes. They will guide and are responsible for strategic decisions with the support of a team of senior leads. The PDE is critical for ensuring the team is forward thinking and remains at the forefront of the field.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure excellence in the end to end delivery of complex data engineering projects and programmes for our clients and internal products.

  • Lead the team in the design of technology solutions that meet the business needs of our clients in terms of sustainability, scalability, performance and security.

  • Lead the design and development of database build, integration projects and change management across a diverse range of clients, industries and technologies.

  • Overall responsibility for the management, mentorship and technical development of the Data Engineering.

  • Collaboration with clients and project delivery teams in the low level design of data oriented, ELT or ETL projects in response client requirements.

  • Responsibility for the Implementation, dissemination and adherence of Indicia’s Data Engineering methodologies, processes & principles.

  • Responsibility for providing an accurate estimation process for projects and change activity in line with profitability targets. The Data Engineering team is a profit centre and the principal is responsible for ensuring high profitability and utilisation.

  • Role will be client facing and will articulate technology deliverables in both technical and plain English language. There will be participation in key project calls, MSRs, QBRs where required.

  • Work with the delivery team to ensure a robust process exists that seamlessly moves large projects and change requests from definition to delivery to on boarding to BAU.

  • Lead and support strategic initiatives impacting the Data Engineering team such as Continuous Integration methodologies.

Key Experience, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Demonstrable experience in delivering complex technology solutions

  • Proven ability to quickly adapt to new technologies, concepts, and approaches – Essential

  • Highly professional individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills – Essential

  • Demonstrable experience in ETL/ELT processes – Essential

  • Proven SSRS, SSIS and SSAS experience - Essential

  • Background in database development utilising SQL Server, Redshift or equivalent technologies - Essential

  • Experience in the delivery of more than one  of the following is essential:

  • Enterprise level Business to Consumer database (SQL Server, Postgres, MySQL, NoSQL)

  • Cloud based deliveries within AWS or Azure

  • Enterprise level Cross-channel Campaign Management (Adobe, Unica, Sales Force etc.)

  • Mid to Enterprise level Digital Transformation programmes

  • Enterprise level BI or visualisation programmes (Tableau, Qlik, Power BI, etc.)

  • Enterprise level personalization programmes within a digital estate

  • Mid to Enterprise level e-Commerce programmes

  • Implementation of an enterprise level Data Management Platform

  • Implementation of an enterprise level decision platform

  • Migration of legacy hosted solutions into a Cloud environment

  • Programmes involved in processing and transformation of ‘Big Data.’

  • Ability to translate a set of highly complex technology deliverables into business benefit – Essential

  • Awareness of high-standard documentation across the delivery cycle and the ability to hold multiple functions accountable for its creation – Essential

  • Outstanding and confident verbal and written communicator - Essential

  • An understanding of Cloud Technologies and their application and benefits e.g. AWS, Azure, Oracle or Google – Desirable

We are an equal opportunities employer and as such, will make any reasonable adjustments to accommodate the needs of all candidates. If you have any such needs or requirements in the context of your interview, please notify us so that we can make the appropriate arrangements.


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