Principal Data Engineer

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Principal Data Engineer – Fully Remote – Up to £94k

On behalf of our growing client based in Manchester, we are recruiting for an exceptional Principal Data Engineer. As Principal Data Engineer, you’ll play a hands-on technical role where you’ll be providing technical data solution leadership on projects and for persistent data products.

The Principal Data Engineer you will be responsible for:

  • Responsible for creating or guiding the low-level design of data solutions, taking high-level solution architecture artefacts and translating them into workable designs and work packages.
  • Responsible for the quality of the overall data platform(s), ensuring that data pipelines and database solutions are implemented effectively from a re-use and performance optimization perspective.
  • Responsible for coding standards, low-level design and ingestion patterns for the data platform(s), that all users, including data engineers, follow.
  • Develop high complexity, secure, governed, high quality, efficient data pipelines from a variety of on and off-premise, internal and external data sources.
  • The design and build of data observability and data quality by design into all Data pipelines, promoting self-testing pipelines that proactively identify processing issues or discrepancies.
  • Build solutions that pipe transform data into data lake storage areas, physical database models and reporting structures across data lake, data warehouse, business intelligence systems and analytics applications.

The Principal Data Engineer will have the following:

  • Extensive experience in designing and building end to end data solutions
  • Exceptional at building strong, effective relationships with people from different disciplines.
  • Experience in carrying out data engineering design and build activities using agile working practices (such as Scrum or Kanban).
  • Data Factory/Synapse Workspace – for building data pipelines or synapse analytics pipelines.
  • Data Lake – Delta Lake design pattern implementation experience in Azure Data Lake Gen2 with file hierarchy namespace and low-level permissions management.
  • Synapse Warehouse/Analytics – Experience in Synapse data mappings, external tables, schema creation from SSMS, and knowledge of how Synapse pool works behind the scenes.
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Data Architecture – Knowledge or experience in implementing, Kimball style Data Warehouse. Experience in building Metadata with Azure Purview or Data Lake Gen2.


  • Health Cash Plan
  • 15% performance related bonus
  • Remote Working
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • An extra day off to celebrate a special day
  • Company pension scheme and group life assurance

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Principal Data Engineer – Fully Remote – Up to £94k

27 May 2022
Data Engineer
Up to £94,000


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