Senior Software Engineer – Machine Learning (Data Ingest) at Spyrosoft, Salford/Remote, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Hybrid (Salford, UK)
  • Jun 10, 2024
Duration not stated Information Technology

Contract Description


  • Data Ingest/processing: Kafka, Spark, Kinesis, Flink (desired), Feature Stores (Desired)
  • AWS, Lambda, EventBridge, CodeBuild/CodePipeline
  • OpenSearch (Desired)
  • Python
  • JavaScript/TypeScript
  • MLOps (Desired)


  • Salford
  • Hybrid – up to 2 days a week in the office
  • eligibility to work in the UK

Role Overview

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be working with our media client who produces an incredibly varied range of content: from video, audio, and text; from comedy, drama, news, and educational content; and content produced all around the UK. With so much content being produced, it can be difficult to get the right content to the right person. We are aiming to become more personalised, to get our audience the content they love, quicker.

The recommendations squads have been building out a common recommendations platform in AWS, utilising SageMaker to enable Data Scientists to experiment with recommendations.

We are looking at expanding and investing in the audience facing recommendations platform. We’ve recently been going through a re-platform effort on AWS utilising SageMaker and MLOps practices. We want to enable our Data Scientists to do their best work, to experiment, and improve our recommendations offering. In order to enable our Data Scientists to experiment, we need to build out our Data Ingest pipelines to feed into our MLOps platform.

Essential Key Skills and Responsibilities

You will have:

  • experience building Data Ingest pipelines and working with Feature Stores
  • experience working with feature stores to utilise that data
  • experience working with MLOps (CI/CD, TDD, automation of testing, operational excellence)
  • experience of modern Python development software engineering best practices
  • experience of AWS services such as SageMaker, S3, VPC, KMS
  • experience in feature engineering, data pre-processing, data pipelines, feature store
  • knowledge of CI/CD pipelines such as CodeBuild or CodePipeline
  • a strong willingness to learn and be a keen team player
  • professional experience of working in projects using Agile development processes
  • experience of writing and taking responsibility for technical documentation


  • A degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field or similar work based experience.
  • Proven experience as a Senior Software Engineer ideally with a focus on media-related projects.
  • Very good working knowledge of standard software development frameworks, techniques and methodologies.
  • Experience with providing coaching and mentoring
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team, contributing to the development of business scenarios.
  • Knowledge of software development tools and technologies.
  • You are flexible and curious in your approach
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

About Spyrosoft

Spyrosoft is an authentic, cutting-edge software engineering company, established in 2016. In 2021 and 2022, we were among the fastest growing technology companies in Europe, according to the Financial Times. We were founded by a group of tech experts with established backgrounds in software engineering, who created an ‘engineer-to-engineer’ workplace, powered by enthusiasm, fairness and authentic relationships. Having a unique offering, which bridge the gap between technology and business, we specialise in technology solutions for industry 4.0, automotive, geospatial, healthcare & life sciences, employee experience & education and financial services industries.



More reasons to work with us



  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave schemes



Flexible working

  • We operate hybrid working for most roles allowing for flexibility and a mix of home and office working



Private health insurance


Keep your health in check with easy access to medical professionals.



Internal initiatives


Take part in our knowledge-sharing meetups organised by and for tech enthusiasts.



Training budget


Use your personal training budget to gain new skills and knowledge.



Top-of-the-line equipment


We provide the equipment that best suits your needs and the requirements of your role.



Work from home or the office


Depending on the position, you can work remotely, from the office or in a hybrid model.