Lead Data Engineer

July 30, 2020

Location: London (with potential for travel)

Division / Team: Data

Type of Contract: Permanent

Who can apply:

  • Data Architect or Data Engineer who has several years’ experience with AWS Data technologies 
  • As we also engage on a number of exciting accounts across the UK public sector, we want our staff eligible for security clearance. You need to have been a permanent UK resident for at least the last 5 years and be legally entitled to work in the UK.

Brief description:

As part of the Data practice, we are focused on creating a modern architecture and implementation practice that is capable of delivering data platforms and data projects to our clients. The ideal candidate will have a strong architecture and software engineering background, will have led teams of engineers or other architects, will be able to perform as a client-facing role to senior stakeholders, and will be willing and able to contribute to the 6point6 internal Data strategy, thought leadership and sales and marketing efforts. 

Key responsibilities:

Define the architectures for a high profile, public facing, government, and private sector projects, including: 

  • Define the architectural roadmaps for projects for any given client
  • Investigate and thoroughly understand the current live applications and systems at any given client site
  • Ensure that the scope, context and constraints are documented and accepted
  • Identify, engage and enfranchise stakeholders
  • Facilitate the making of system-level decisions, ensuring that they are made on the basis of the best information and are aligned with stakeholder needs
  • Capture and interpret input from technical and domain specialists (and represent this accurately to stakeholders as needed)
  • Define and document strategies, standards and guidelines to direct the build and deployment of systems
  • Ensure that the architecture meets the system quality attributes
  • Help ensure that agreed upon architectural principles and standards are applied to the finished system or product 

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Provide architectural and technical leadership 
  • Participate in business development activities, proposals, bids and pre-sales 
  • Participate in thought leadership on the subjects of Architecture and Big Data by creating thought leadership materials as directed 
  • Assist in the promotion and delivery of Big Data engagements 
  • Build client relationships and establish credibility by demonstrating knowledge of various aspects of architecture, and identify opportunities 
  • Perform engagement management responsibilities, including performance reviews, task delegation, project scheduling, project financials, quality review and client management 
  • Line manage, mentor, train and develop more junior staff, including graduates. 

Essential skills:

  • Good overall knowledge of data technology and trends, especially of AWS Data products (Glue, EMR, MSK etc) 
  • Good knowledge of both open source and vendor data platforms 
  • Good understanding of data architecture, architectural concepts, methodologies and approaches. 
  • Good understanding of data modelling. 
  • Hands on Data Engineer (Python, Java, Scala) 
  • Good data and system analysis skills. 
  • Excellent knowledge of Big Data technologies, for example Cassandra, HBase, Kafka and/or Samza 
  • Good knowledge of Search and Graph technologies, for example ElasticSearch and Datastax 
  • Knowledge of both SQL and NoSQL databases. 
  • Experience of designing for both structured and unstructured data. 
  • Strong background in Python, Java and REST Services – ability to design solutions as well as review code. 
  • Good knowledge of non-functional drivers for design. 
  • Drive and desire to further your skillset and lead in the data domain. 

Desirable skills:

  • Leading and managing Junior Data Engineers 

Benefits of working with 6point6:

At 6point6, we offer a fantastic compensation package which is well above industry standards with a host of other benefits including company pension, laptop, cycle to work scheme, private medical and dental insurance and a generous holiday allowance.

You will be working and learning from some of the most talented and experienced professionals in the technology industry. Our architects, engineers, and delivery professionals are helping the world’s largest organisations to build their strategies, next-generation architectures and solutions.

Life at 6point6:

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