Senior Data Engineer

  • Virgin Media
  • Full Time
  • London
Virgin Media

Job Description

About the role

Flexible Base Location: London (Hammersmith), Reading, Birmingham, Manchester

About the Role

Virgin Media are on a mission to become the most recommended brand by our customers. At the heart of this strategy is digital innovation and our significant data resources.

As a Senior Data Engineer, you'll use cutting edge technology on GCP to build world class data pipelines (both batch & real-time) and data services. You'll help to build and maintain a self-service platform to help data modelling teams to be as self-sufficient as possible without needing to worry about infrastructure and deployment.

So that's what we're after, but what makes us special?

The telecommunications industry in its current form is pretty uninspiring. But we’re fixated on mixing that up. Our aim is to leave the pack far behind, by delivering some of those once-in-a-lifetime, rocket-to-the-stars ideas that turn the industry and customer expectations on their heads.

And why do we do it? Well, we make no secret of the fact, we want to become the most recommended brand, by our people and our customers. A massive part of that journey is about how we ensure that our brilliant people have a working environment in which they can truly belong and thrive. For us, it's critical that every single person can bring, and be, their whole selves at work, and we're working hard every day to achieve this.

But it's not just what we do, but why we do it that really matters.

A massive part of that journey is about how we ensure that our brilliant people have a working environment in which they can truly belong and thrive. For us, it's critical that every single person can bring, and be, their whole selves at work, and we're working hard every day to achieve this.

Tell me more, tell me more…

In role, you'll work with highly skilled DevOps Engineers, ML Engineers, Data Scientists and Software Engineers side by side to build powerful data products and services (including MLOps) that would really improve our customer’s experience at Virgin Media. The team we are building works in a start-up-like environment (yeah, you heard that right!).

The must haves:

  • Strong proficiency in Python with proven Data Engineering experience

  • Strong SQL skills including analytic functions

  • Understand DevOps best practices including IaC and CI/CD

  • Production experience working on a cloud environment, preferably GCP

  • Production experience using a data warehouse engine such as BigQuery or Redshift

  • Production experience using a key/value store such as Datastore or DynamoDB

Other stuff we're looking for:

  • Experience in having worked in an Agile environment

  • Came across SOLID principles and interested in the concept

  • Have practiced or used TDD

  • Have used Apache Airflow and maintained pipelines on Production

  • Had experience with Apache Beam or Apache Spark

What we use:

  • Apache Airflow on Cloud Composer

  • Apache Beam on Cloud Dataflow

  • DBT (Data Build Tool)

  • Cloud Function, Firestore in Datastore mode, Pubsub, BigQuery, Cloud Storage, Terraform, GitLab and other tech if it makes sense

What's in it for you?

We know that benefits mean so much more than the 'stuff' we can give you, so we offer a wide range of support, rewards and tools - all focused on helping you to prioritise what really matters.

All work and no play just isn't our style! We're already planning our future ways of working, for when life becomes a little more normal again. We're constantly evolving our approach to enable you to find a great work life balance.

If you go on to be successful in your application, some of the many benefits include:

  • 25 days' annual leave, plus UK bank holidays.

  • Annual bonus paid up to 15% of your annual salary

  • A defined contribution pension scheme, run by Fidelity, matched up to 10%.

  • Access to wellbeing benefits such as the Unmind App, personal medical cover (which you can opt to upgrade to cover loved ones) and critical illness cover.

  • Season ticket loans

  • Your birthday off every year, to treat yourself.

  • The option to buy and sell up to 5 days leave, to suit your personal needs.

Next steps

If you think you've got some amazing skills to offer us, and Virgin Media feels like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you. Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a two-stage interview process including technical and competency assessments.

When you apply, you'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you.

Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining the Virgin Media family.

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