Principal Data Engineer

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Principal Data Engineer – Bolton/Remote - £95K + Bonus 

On behalf of our growing client based in Manchester, we are recruiting for a Principal Data Engineer. As Principal Data Engineer, you will play a key role in building and growing a new data engineering function and modernising data platforms across our clients IT Estate. You will work closely with several data exploitation teams from business intelligence to data science.

The Principal Data Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Create and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture
  • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional and non-functional business requirements
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal processing of data pipelines from a wide variety of data sources using a range of technologies and environments (SQL, ETL tools, Kafka, Spark, Scala, AWS, Azure)
  • Create data tools for analytics and data scientist team members that assist them in building and optimizing our data product

The Principal Data Engineer will have the following:

  • Solid experience working in a full-scale data capability, including data architecture, enterprise information management, data science and data product management
  • Proven knowledge of and hands-on experience working with the latest data engineering practices, architectures, and technologies
  • Hands-on experience with a variety of databases (relational, NoSQL, Hadoop, IMDB, graph, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience with Kafka, SQL, ETL/ELT tooling, Spark, Python, Scala, ELK
  • Software development skills - design, coding, and testing patterns, the relevant DevOps principles, and the ability to document in a clean manner
  • Knowledge of data modelling and structures (Data Vault is a bonus), and experience with data lakes and data warehouses (Azure Data Warehouse, AWS Redshift, Snowflake, GCP BigQuery, etc.)


  • Bonus Scheme
  • Remote working with a requirement to be in their Manchester office once a week

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Principal Data Engineer – Remote - £95k + Bonus


27 May 2022
Data Engineer


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