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Data Engineer

Salary Details:
Competitive + benefits
Advertising End Date:
30 Sep 2019
About The Role

We need a brilliant new Data Engineer in Central Stroud or at our Tech Hub in central Bristol…
I look after Data Technology at Ecotricity, an awesome company with a vision to make Britain green - a company that was named in The Times 2016 top ten most disruptive organisations. While experiencing huge growth we’ve diversified from supplying renewable electricity and green gas to launching the first motorway charging network for electric vehicles, starting a green mobile phone service and we even run the world’s first vegan and organic football club to spread the word far and wide. We’re independent, with huge ambitions to help everyone be sustainable, and we’re using brilliant technology to achieve this. Ecotricity is just about as cool a place as you can get to work, with a freewheeling culture, a great work/life balance, and a passion for doing the right thing.

This is a new position within the Data Engineering team. It is a fundamental part of our move from an on-premise SQL architecture to a modern cloud-based architecture with maximum data automation to enable data science.
About You
You will have a passion for developing data solutions, open source software and cloud services. Handling data in any format, file, database, structured or unstructured will come naturally to you. You will have an instinctive sense of how data is related and structured and how to store data to best serve its use.
You will build data pipelines using modern development techniques using Python, Spark and SQL. Data will be extracted from and loaded to on-premise SQL, API or our Cloud Data Lake. The data pipelines will be deployed and executed on AWS or on-premise servers. You will develop in an agile way owning your code from inception to going live.
Our technology stack includes Python, AWS Glue, AWS S3, AWS Cloud Watch, Jupyter, BitBucket, Azure Devops, Microsoft SQL, Red Gate Change Automation.
About Us
Ecotricity is the greenest energy company in Britain. In fact, when we started back in 1995, we were the first green electricity company in the world.

Our mission was and remains to change the way energy is made and used – after introducing green electricity to the world, we introduced green gas to Britain in 2010 too.

Our model is unique: we use our customers’ energy bills to fund the building of new sources of green energy. We like to refer to this as turning ‘bills into mills’ – energy bills into energy mills, whether that’s wind, sun, sea or gasmills.

We’ve built over seventy wind and sun parks across Britain, we’re planning to build Britain’s first ever Green Gasmills, and through Britwind, our small wind company, we design, build and deliver small wind turbines to landowners and businesses throughout Britain and the world!

We don’t just focus on energy though – we built and run the Electric Highway, Britain’s leading network of electric car chargepoints, we helped Forest Green Rovers become the greenest football club in the world, and launched Britain’s greenest mobile phone service, Ecotalk.

We’re a not-for-dividend company too – which means we’re free to use the money we make for our mission and our mission alone.

We do all of this with the help of our customers – and the awesome team of people here at Ecotricity. Our people believe in our mission – they’re amazing at what they do, and they make a difference every day they come into work.