Lead Data Engineer


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Lead Data Engineer

Job Req ID:28389
Posting Date:23 Jan 2024
Function:Data & AI
Location:Snowhill, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Salary:Competitive with Great Benefits
Why this job matters
Data is a vital part of our business and with your help, we can improve the services that we provide to our customers through engineering excellence of our data products. You’ll be working on exciting data products which support TV, Broadband, Digital Voice and market leading technologies like Unbreakable Wifi. We deliver these critical services using the latest cloud technologies on AWS and GCP.
When you join us as a lead data engineer, you’ll have the opportunity to be part of our Data Enablement Team where you will help to design, build, and support high quality engineering products from our extensive data sources and multi-cloud environment.
As a team we believe in the agile principles of openness, transparency and continuous improvement, which underpin strong relationships with our business stakeholders.
There will be lots of opportunities to explore new technologies, develop new skills, innovate and grow as an engineer which includes opportunities such as cloud certification.
This role can be based in either BT’s Birmingham or Belfast office
What you’ll be doing
  • Design and build, and lead on the development and support of scalable data products for our business stakeholders.
  • Agile development through story planning, estimation and retrospectives.
  • Lead the continual improvement of our solutions, i.e. process improvements / operational monitoring / automation opportunities / security.
  • Provide leadership to our other Data engineering development and support team, contribute to upkeep of our strategic data platform architecture, the data engineering community and associated standards.
  • Collaborate with architects, designers, analysts, product specialists, other software and data engineers – in the support of our data products.
  • Continual improvements using engineering excellence best practices.
  • Demos and knowledge transfers to stakeholders around product developments.
  • Spread your experience and knowledge to junior engineers.
  • Improve automated testing and deployments using CI/CD pipelines.
  • Expectation to line manage small team of junior data engineers.
  • Continual learning through internal and external training.
You’ll have the following skills and experience

Essential Skills & Experience:
  • Hands on Development and/or Operational Support experience in a cloud platform, such as AWS, GCP or Azure.
  • Hands on Development and/or Operational Support experience in an on premise platform, such as Cloudera.
  • Excellent core development skills in two or more of the following: Scala, Java, SQL, & Python.
  • Be proactive and lead continuous improvement and innovation activities, in relation to data product development and support.
  • Hands on experience building and supporting data products on multi-platform (On Premise and/or Cloud) , in a data engineering context.
  • Designing & building data products from inception through to production, in a data engineering context.
  • Can demonstrate software engineering best practices.
  • Use of at least one cloud platform, such as AWS, GCP or Azure.
  • Input into software and data product designs, assisting other engineers in creating quality solutions.
  • Hands on software development in a story driven agile environment.
Desirable Skills & Experience:
  • Use of Hadoop, GCP or AWS to build Big Data solutions using some of the following technologies: Scala, Java, Python, Spark, Kafka, Kinesis, Kinesis Analytics, BigQuery, Dataflow, BigTable, SQL, Python.
  • Knowledge of Infrastructure as Code Toolsets.
  • Hands-on experience with Continuous Integration and Deployment Strategies
  • Prior experience using Confluence, JIRA, or other Atlassian tools.
  • Software version control using git or SVN.
  • Presentation of technical issues and successes to other members of the team and to Product Owners.
  • Keen interest in learning new technologies and putting these into practice.
  • Has experience of people management or desire to manage individuals on the team
At BT, we entertain, educate, and empower millions of people every single day. We’re a brand built on connecting people – whether that’s friends, family, businesses, or communities. Working here, you’ll receive an attractive salary and a range of competitive benefits, but – more than that – you’ll be joining an ambitious organisation with a culture of togetherness, collaboration, and inclusivity, that takes a genuine and proactive interest in your progress and development.
  • Competitive salary
  • 10% on target bonus
  • BT Pension scheme, minimum 5% Employee contribution, BT contribution 10%
  • 25 days annual leave (not including bank holidays), increasing with service
  • Huge range of flexible benefits including cycle to work, healthcare, season ticket loan
  • World-class training and development opportunities
  • Option to join BT Shares Saving schemes.
  • Discounted broadband, mobile and TV packages
  • Access to 100’s of retail discounts including the BT shop
About us
BT is part of BT Group, along with EE, Openreach, and Plusnet.
Millions of people rely on us every day to help them live their lives, power their businesses, and keep their public services running. We connect friends to family, clients to colleagues, people to possibilities. We keep the wheels of business spinning, and the emergency services responding.
We value diversity and celebrate difference. As Philip Jansen, our CEO, says ‘We embed diversity and inclusion into everything that we do. It’s fundamental to our purpose: we connect for good.’
We all stick to the same values: Personal, Simple, and Brilliant. From day one, you’ll get stuck in to tough challenges, pitch in with ideas, make things happen. But you won’t be alone: we’ll be there with help and support, learning and development.
This is your chance to make a real difference to the world: to be part of the digital transformation of countless lives and businesses. Grab it.

Although these roles are listed as full-time, if you’re a job share partnership, work reduced hours, or any other way of working flexibly, please still get in touch.
Studies have shown that women and people who are disabled, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse or from ethnic minority backgrounds are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification and criteria. We’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace where everyone can be their best, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every requirement on the Job Description, please apply anyway - you may just be the right candidate for this or other roles in our wider team.
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Deadline: 16-04-2024

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