Senior IT Software Engineer - Data Engineering

Job Type IT
Region London
Location Victoria
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
This role is at Partnership Level 6 and includes entitlement to the following additional benefits:
  • Invitation to join the Bupa Private Medical Insurance scheme
  • 5 weeks holiday
Further details will be provided at interview and upon successful offer
Closing Date 1/12/2019
Vacancy Type
Salary £59,200 - £87,300
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week - Monday-Friday - 09:30-17:30

*The Partner may occasionally be required to be "on-call" outside normal office hours to provide operational support.*

Duties & Responsibilities

As the UK's most successful omni-channel retailer, e-commerce is a key part of our business - we run one of the busiest websites in the UK, driving a significant proportion of our sales. Our engineering practice includes 30+ teams, working on everything from Cloud platforms to mobile apps, from e-commerce functionality to machine learning.

This is an opportunity to work as a Data engineer on a cross-functional Agile development team, developing solutions at the UK's most successful omni-channel retailer. You will be working collaboratively with other highly skilled engineers as well as Data Scientists, BAs, Testers on technically challenging customer-facing projects.

As a Senior Engineer you will have responsibility for the development approach and provide technical assurance on complex IT projects. You will also use your knowledge of software engineering to support shaping of new projects and support the professional development of less experienced developers. You will work with a diverse range of technical and non-technical stakeholders which will require excellent communication skills.

Learning new skills is extremely important to us. You would be expected to constantly improve your engineering skills and keep up to date with the latest technologies and techniques. In return for your commitment you will receive the support and resources needed to achieve your learning goals.

*Please note that within the John Lewis Partnership, this role will be known as Product Engineer ITL5*

Job Requirements

Ideal candidates will have excellent SQL/Python skills with a track record of working in teams delivering complex, performant, high quality software. Successful candidates will have passion for using technology to deliver outstanding and innovative software solutions.

*Please refer to attached job description for further information regarding duties and requirements*

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

- Experience of working in a Data Engineer role in a complex environment.
- Advanced SQL.
- Working familiarity with a variety of databases.
- Strong Python skills.
- Building and optimising 'big data' data pipelines and data sets.
- Performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes and identifying opportunities for improvement.
- Developing mission critical, high availability systems.
- TDD, pair programming.
- Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery.
- Code deployment in complex environments.
- REST API development and/or consumption.
- Agile development methods such as Scrum or Kanban.

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

- Experience of working with the GCP stack, in particular Cloud Composer (Apache airflow), Cloud Storage and Data-Flow (Apache beam).
- GCP Certification.
- Network/Internet security.

Internal Use Only
Job Description - PEITL5  


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