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Senior Data Engineer

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Recruiter: Whitehat Analytics Limited
Listed on: 4th October
Location: United Kingdom
Salary Notes: £60-£80k
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 01/11/2021

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Senior Data Engineer  Permanent 
United Kingdom 
Job ID: 20211001 -DE UK 


Whitehat Analytics is a data science consultancy specialising in delivering technology and advanced analytics R&D knowhow to our clients. 
The successful candidate will be driven, passionate and able to help develop innovative and effective approaches to solve our clients' most critical business challenges.  


ETL Development  

  • Work closely with colleagues in a cross-functional data science team to design and develop ETL processes and pipelines for analytical software products.
  • Drive the development of ETL development best practice within the team and mentor more junior members of the team.
  • Initiate, and contribute to, a team mentality of high professional standards and continuous process improvement.
  • Continuous Professional Development.
  • Rapid prototyping and Agile principles.

Client Relationships

  • Models and frames business scenarios that are meaningful and which impact on clients' critical business processes and decisions
  • Presenting and depicting the rationale of findings in simple, engaging, and easy to understand business terms to a diverse group of stakeholders.


  • In-depth knowledge of high throughput programming in Python, Java or Scala.
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one SQL dialect (preferably Postgres or MySQL).
  • Building parallelised algorithms for large (multi-TB) unstructured datasets in distributed architectures (e.g. text, image, video, audio, log or sensor data).
  • Working with diverse data formats in differing use cases (e.g. xsv, json, Avro, rc, orc or parquet)
  • Working in cloud environments (e.g. AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Hadoop/Spark frameworks (especially Spark, Hive, Presto, Impala or Drill, preferably in EMR, CDH, MapR or HDP distributions) and other big data technologies.
  • Developing business cases for stakeholders.
  • Mentoring junior data engineers; encouraging team-wide diffusion of knowledge and being a source of analytical best practice.

Why work at Whitehat Analytics?

We make every effort to ensure our employees feel valued, motivated, and engaged at work. 
Innovative projects    
We offer the opportunity to work on exciting projects that deliver data science and advanced analytics into production across multiple industries. 
Learning & development 
All our employees are encouraged to develop their skills and attend career development events, with the goal of taking on lead roles in the business.  We provide leadership mentoring and coaching throughout to enable you to deliver the best outcomes for our clients. 

Our key values by which all employees of Whitehat Analytics Limited are committed to operating are: 

Trust: Inspiring trust by taking responsibility, acting ethically, encouraging honest and open debate. 
Respect:  Treating one another and our environment with respect: Always treating people fairly, courteously, and with dignity. Creating an atmosphere of mutual respect & demonstrating our commitment to safety, equality, and diversity. 
Diversity: Prioritising diversity, ensuring an interesting and inclusive environment for everyone. 

Monthly team social events 
We hold regular team socials that we encourage everyone to come along to - not compulsory, but fully paid for (and currently virtual, of course). 


Health and wellbeing 
We offer all our employees private medical insurance, life insurance, critical illness cover and mental health support. 
Equity participation 
Our employees are regularly offered the opportunity to join our share option scheme. 

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter care of Human Resources to  with the subject line: Lastname, Firstname - Job ID: 20211001-DE UK by the closing date of 31/10/2021.

No recruitment agencies please.  Due to our client's time requirements we are only able to accept applicants that are eligible to work in the UK or EU.