Principal Data Engineer
2nd October 2019
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Who we're looking for
We are looking for a Principal Developer with the experience and desire to help design and deliver the Distribution analytics solutions.
We want a knowledgeable developer who is both creative and analytical, an individual who is able to understand and articulate business challenges and /or ideas, explore them and implement the functionality safely into the production environment.
You'll be busy, working closely with the business teams from data scientists and analytics professionals to Sales and Client Servicing. Distribution analytics is a changing landscape at Schroders with an emphasis on innovation.
We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.
We have around 4,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.
We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018. We're close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's financial centre. We offer flexible working appropriate for a client solutions focussed role.
Distribution Technology creates and supports the applications used by our Sales and Client Servicing teams. Our technology footprint includes applications and systems, split between vendor and in-house developed, all designed with the common objective of being digitally and data driven. Not only do we rapidly respond to the demands of the external environment and those of our Sales and Client Service teams, the Distribution Technology team is strategically positioned to deliver innovative solutions.
We also recognise that successfully balancing personal and professional commitments brings out the best in our teams and therefore all roles in Global Technology are reviewed for suitability for flexible working arrangements, with this specific opportunity available to applicants from 3 to 5 days per week. We passionately believe that individual performance is enhanced by embracing the whole individual and structuring a working environment that supports them.
What you'll do
Responsible for leading development and build tasks which contribute to the delivery of working software required by the Product Owner and Distribution Analytics Business Teams
Responsible for the capture and analyse of analytics technology requirements which can be quickly delivered using the Agile delivery processes and tooling
Explore ways to improve technology processes to progress the Distribution Analytics function
Discover and playback innovative functionality and potential new ways to realise additional business benefits
You will contribute to peer code reviews and the preparation of releases for the entire Agile Team
You will work closely with the Systems Architect to ensure that standards are adhered to and any necessary architectural or technical debt is recorded with a realistic plan to remediate
Engage actively in Agile planning including story refinement, demos and retrospectives
Continually look for ways to improve your own skills and experience
Support other team members to improve their own software development skills
Assist us with the role of Scrum Master if required to do so
The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need
Experience of SQL Server; data modelling, warehousing and SSIS
Knowledge and experience of data visualisation tooling, preferably Tableau Server and Tableau Desktop
Understands the principles and best practices of data modelling, interface design, code development, and testing, and you can apply these principles in real-world dev environments.
Extensive knowledge of GIT and DevOps
An ability to design and implement sharing models using declarative and programmatic methods.
Experience in Cloud based tools, ideally Azure or AWS
Knowledge in unit testing framework (NUnit, Jest, Enzyme, Jasmine, Karma) and mocking frameworks.
Experience with automated build and deployment tools (VSTS, Octopus Deploy or other)
Knowledge and experience of contributing to the development of technology solutions, both in house developed bespoke applications and commercially available off the shelf solutions, especially for analytical work.
The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help
Familiarity with Agile delivery methodologies, (SAFe is preferred)
Knowledge of messaging systems like Kafka, RabbitMQ
Knowledge of NoSQL data stores like Cassandra, Redis, couchDB
What you'll be like
Self-motivated and enthusiastic
Flexible, highly curious and willing to learn
A critical thinker who's able to look at things from different angles
Great at unpicking a problem, from start to end, own and deliver the solution
Able to work under pressure, on several priorities at once, and with tight deadlines
Great at working with other people, sharing and communicating decisions
Keen to improve what we do for our clients and how we do it
We're looking for the best, whoever they are
Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.