Principal Data Engineer

  • Job Reference: 00095361-1
  • Date Posted: 5 November 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: £55,000 to £65,000
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Principal Data Engineer | Circa £65,000 | Medical Biosciences | Hybrid Working | Cambridgeshire

Langham Recruitment are proud to be recruiting for a high-profile genomics institute / life sciences organisation, supporting science and governments globally in tackling a range of diseases including Covid-19 and Malaria.
Our client is looking for a Principal Data Engineer to join their team. You will be responsible for leading and managing the capabilities and outputs of a group of senior and junior data engineers, working within the Surveillance Operations department using an Agile SCRUM framework.
Why Join?
Our client is not only focused on making positive changes in society, but they also have a development plan supporting YOU with your growth. There is a great opportunity to work on a prominent campus, with facilities that will allow you to increase your technical capabilities.
A rare opportunity of being involved in projects that will be recorded in history as pinnacle studies of genomics.
What's in it for you?

Salary up to £65,000
The chance to work in an autonomous environment where you can make a difference
25 days annual leave (+1 for every year you work)
Enhanced maternity and parental leave
Private Health Care
Life Assurance – (6X pensionable pay, when opted in)
Hybrid Working 
Your Core Responsibilities:

Complete line management of your data engineers in a scrum team
Implement data best practises and processes in collaboration with the data architect and your fellow principals.
Collaborating to create and maintain a thorough data architecture for surveillance operations with the data architect, solution architect, lead software developer, and devops engineering function.
Evaluating, putting into practise, and maintaining systems for data engineering
Establishing and maintaining connections with other organisational departments
Take ownership of the delivery of data requirements
Provide clear technical leadership around the building and maintaining of ETL and data aggregation pipelines
Management of legacy systems
Testing and analysing data pipelines
Provide regular management updates and reports 
Skills/Experience Required:

Demonstrated experience of leading and managing multiple data engineering team members
Experience of big data engineering and Agile principles
Demonstrable understanding of big data engineering tools and how they can be used strategically (e.g. Spark, Hive, Hadoop, Dask)
Experience in defining and operating systems that integrate data from multiple sources
modern software development practices, including version control, continuous integration and workflow management tools such as Jira, Gitlab, etc.
Python development experience
SQL and databases
Previous Linux (Ubuntu) system administration skills
Experience of Cloud based technologies and management (e.g. Open Stack, AWS, GCP)

This Principal Data Engineer vacancy is being handled by Langham Recruitment Ltd. Langham Recruitment Ltd acts as an employment agency and is registered in England and Wales (reg (phone number removed)).
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