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Senior Data Engineer

Salary Details:
£45.000-£55,000 DOE
Advertising End Date:
11 Mar 2020
About The Role

We’ve recently opened a Tech Hub in central Bristol and we’re expanding the team to become the centre for software engineering across our organisation. We already use Agile principles and have a mature digital CI/CD process, and we’re looking to apply these same concepts across all of our deployments (including corporate systems and our shiny new cloud data platform). We need anexperienced Data Engineering Lead to spearhead our charge towards world-class wall to wall engineering practices, having come up through the Full Stack software engineering route themselves. They will report directly to the Head of Data Technology and will be initially responsible for one mid-level developer. Everything we’re building will make Britain greener and this role is at the heart of our transition to becoming a leading digital energy company.

The Data Engineering Lead is responsible for the design, development and maintenance of robust scalable and high performance data platform on AWS including ETL/ELT and OLAP solutions that address business and technical requirements as defined by the business need. Migrating from SQL2012 onto (ideally) AWS serverless architecture and utilising PySpark SQL and other open source languages such as R, the role will be accountable for delivery of a truly best-in-class data capability to prepare Ecotricity for significant growth both in terms of revenue and data volumes.

Responsibility will include the creation and maintenance of extraction, load and transformation services for the provision of data for analytics, adopting the recent conceptual move towards late-binding within data solutions, as well as leveraging the aptitude of the existing team from traditional SQL into new open source methodologies which maximise agility and value. You will act as principle architect of the end to end solution, supported by strategic third parties who are experts in the field to create an agile and future-proofed data capability which will meet our desire to scale indefinitely and become the best and most agile in the industry.

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.


What you will do-


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 CloudWatchJupyterBitBucket, Azure DevopsMicrosoft SQLRedGate 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.