Senior Data Engineer

Job Type IT
Location London - Victoria
Additional Locations Bracknell Campus
Partnership Level 6
Closing Date 12/06/2022
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £55,800.00 - £90,000.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 35

Description

What’s the role about?

As the UK’s most successful omni-channel retailer, E-Commerce is a key part of Our Business - we run two of the busiest websites in the UK, driving a significant proportion of our sales. Our Engineering practice includes 60+ teams, working on everything from Cloud Platforms to Mobile Apps, from E-Commerce functionality to Machine Learning.

Our Engineers work collaboratively and share knowledge, and learning is extremely important to us. We support our Engineers to continuously improve their skills and keep abreast of the latest technologies.

Find out more about being a Software Engineer in the Partnership, and the technology we use.

What you’ll be doing?

This is an opportunity to join our John Lewis Partnership Data Platform (PDP) team working as a Senior Data Engineer. You will be using your excellent Data Engineering skills and experience in designing, implementing and supporting secure cloud-based data platforms to enhance our in-house data capabilities.

The vision for PDP is to embed data-driven decision making and analytics at scale, across the Partnership. We recognise the importance of data, and are backing a significant investment in developing the platform.

We are transforming our in-house Data Engineering capability, which has been at the heart of a move to a cloud-native data platform, to become Product delivery focused. Recent successes have been the PDP underpinning customer experience and loyalty outcomes such as myJL Rewards and the relaunch of myWaitrose.

As a Senior Engineer, you will also use your knowledge of Software Engineering to lead the shaping of new projects and support the professional development of less experienced Engineers. 

Successful candidates will have a passion for using technology to deliver outstanding and innovative software solutions, and will have a track record of working in teams delivering complex, performant, high quality software. They will thrive in a fast-paced environment and have a focus on quality, ensuring the delivery aligns with the needs of the business, whilst also being supportable and maintainable. You will be a champion for exceptional data DevSecOps for our Partners and customers. 

What you’ll already have:

  • Expert skills in building cloud-based data pipelines using data orchestration and workflow platforms. We use Airflow/Cloud Composer with Python but you may have experience of different orchestration/workflow tools or programming languages.

  • Advanced SQL skills, with a deep understanding of how to write performant SQL and debug problems

  • Experience with a cloud-based relational Data Warehousing product

  • Designing secure data pipelines and fixing security/performance issues

  • Identification of data quality issues

  • Deploying to at least one major Cloud Platform such as AWS, GCP or Azure

  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery

  • TDD, pair programming.

  • Agile development methods such as Scrum or Kanban

 

What else you could bring:

  • Containerisation, Kubernetes

  • Event-driven design

  • Gitlab CI, Jenkins, Circle CI, Jira

  • Data transformation tools such as DBT

  • Cloud-Based data platforms such as Snowflake or Big Query

  • Data orchestration and workflow technologies such as Airflow

  • Visualisation & reporting tools such as Tableau or Looker

  • ETL tools such as Apache Beam or AbInitio

Where will you be working?

We have opportunities at both our John Lewis Head Office in London Victoria, and Waitrose Head Office in Bracknell. Whilst you will have an office base - we promote a blended approach to working location. In order to maximise the benefits of remote and team working, you will be able to work from either our offices or from a remote location (as long as it is within the UK).  

We'll expect flexibility and will on occasions require you to be in the office. But for this role, it would be reasonable to plan on the basis of a 60/40 remote/office split.  In practice, we aim to maximise flexibility and these decisions will mostly be made locally within your team.

What benefits do we offer you?

We believe in rewarding our Partners for their time and energy. Find out about the benefits of working for the Partnership

 

How does our application process work?

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External candidates: In order to help you understand what to expect, we have added a PDF overview of our application process at the green attachment link below.

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We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership visit this site - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/diversityandinclusion/ We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so, at your interview, feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.

Attachment: Application & Interview process.pdf 

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