Lead Data Engineer

Solirius Consulting
13 May 2022
28 May 2022
Employer Sector
Technology, ICT & Telecoms
Contract Type
Full Time

Solirius Consulting delivers technical consultancy and application delivery to our clients in order to solve real world problems and allow our clients to respond to an ever-changing technical landscape. We partner closely with our clients, embedding our consultants into their businesses in order to provide a bespoke service, allowing us to truly understand our clients' needs.

It is this close collaboration with our clients that has enabled us to grow rapidly in recent years and will drive our ambitious future growth plans. We currently have over 250 consultants working with a variety of key clients from both the public and private sectors such as the Ministry of Justice, Department for Education, FCDOS, UEFA, International Olympic Committee and Mercedes Benz; with plans to increase our client base further in the near future.

We operate as a flat organisation and believe in trusting and supporting our team to operate independently. We pride ourselves on being specialists at what we do, making the most of our consultants' expertise in their fields in order to provide a best-in-class service to our clients. All our consultants have the opportunity to work on a range of different projects, providing a broad range of knowledge on which to develop their careers and progress in the direction they choose.

The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Software Engineering Practice, to build and develop our Data Engineering Capability.

Working with our Head of Software Engineering, and building upon our existing Data Engineering capability you will help us to develop a culture of best-practice, define the services we offer to our clients and grow the size of our Data Engineering team. The role requires an experienced Lead Data Engineer who has a background in consultancy and has the ability to work closely with internal stakeholders and clients to further develop our Data Engineer propositions, taking ownership of the strategy and growth and training of the team. We are looking for someone who has an entrepreneurial approach, and is interested in working with our senior management team on business development opportunities.

About you:

Our team is our strongest asset, you will be an excellent team player who recognises the strength of the team as a whole and can find their role within the Solirius team. Typical qualities of a Solirius consultant are:

  • Best in class technical skills in their sector
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills
  • Self motivated, enthusiastic and committed

The ideal candidates will share our values and be aligned with our ways of working.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Defining and delivering the Data Engineer strategy
  • Advocating and evangelising Data Engineer capabilities, providing direction and influencing key stakeholders across our clients
  • Develop compelling services for our clients
  • Developing and scaling our organisational structure to support new services and clients
  • Assisting on business development opportunities, responding to client Invitations To Tender (ITTs)
  • Defining standards and patterns for Data Engineer capabilities and associated tooling
  • Establishing and directing the Data Engineering team that works across clients
Key Skills/Experience

Required Experience:

  • Substantial experience in data engineering
  • Experienced in leading a team of engineers, helping develop their skills and defining career paths
  • Ability to work with senior stakeholders and detailed technical specialists.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of working with cloud infrastructure (Azure or AWS, GCP is beneficial)
  • SQL and relational databases (e.g. MS SQL/Azure SQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Data acquisition and development of data sets
  • Experience building and scaling ETL data pipelines
  • Improving data reliability, efficiency and quality
  • Preparing data for predictive and prescriptive modelling
  • Reporting tools (e.g. Tableau, PowerBI, Qlik)
  • GDPR and Government Service Standard
  • Passionate, motivated and enthusiastic about developing technology solutions for our clients
Beneficial Experience:
  • .Net, Python or other programming languages and tools
  • Deploying analytics programs, machine learning and statistical methods
  • Developing data architectures and aligning them with business needs
  • Data analysis (e.g. SQL Server Analysis Services)
  • Azure Data Factory
Equality & Diversity:

Solirius Consulting is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that supports, celebrates, encourages, and respects all individuals and in which all processes are based on merit, competence and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexuality, age, disability, ethnicity, marital status or any other protected characteristics.

Should you require further assistance or require any reasonable adjustments be put in place to better support your application process, please do not hesitate to raise this with us.

  • Competitive salary, dependent on experience
  • Flexible working / Work from home
  • Generous annual discretionary bonus
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • 10 days allocated development training per year
  • Contributory pension
  • Gym membership
  • Annual away days and social events
  1. Initial Call
  2. Initial Interview
  3. Tech Test/Final Interview
  4. Offer
GCP, Stakeholder Management, Management, MySQL, ETLPostgreSQL, Tableau, Power BI, Qlik, ETL