Data Engineer at Equal Experts, Manchester/Remote, £Contract Rate

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  • Remote (Manchester, UK)
  • Nov 19, 2020
Duration not stated

Contract Description

Contract Data Engineer

We’re building a Data Studio here at at Equal Experts and are looking for a senior-level Data Engineer to help us in all areas of data wrangling. The Data studio will be a small team of data experts with various, complementary skills, which will be delivering internal projects, client work and pre-sales initiatives.


We’re doing this to provide data expertise to our clients on both a long and short term basis, to provide subject matter expertise to other projects and to explore and Big Data and Data Science opportunities for Equal Experts.


This role is based at Equal Experts in Manchester, but the successful candidate would also work on-site with client teams, and also flexibly from home. They’d be expected to mentor and share their skills and knowledge with other developers on their projects.


The Data Engineer is responsible for the following:


●      Providing technical leadership within their team

●      Consistently delivering to challenging business objectives and adhere to Service Level Agreements with commercial implications for success and failure

●      Demonstrating strong problem-solving skills

●      Utilising Agile Technical practices; TDD, Continuous Integration and Delivery, etc

Delivering timely and most importantly pragmatic solutions.

The following skills and experience are required:

  • 8+ years working on Data platforms and projects

  • Java, SQL+variants, Python

  • Working with a variety of RDBMS databases, ideally in production environments

  • Creation of highly available data pipelines:

    • Using both ETL platforms and coded equivalents

    • Using scheduling tools

  • Working with other data storage technologies including:

    • The Hadoop eco-system

    • Document databases

    • Graph databases

    • Column databases

  • Working with version control (Git/Github, Mercurial)

  • You will have spent time supporting data scientists - data prep, mentoring and support functions.

  • You will have solid experience creating and supporting highly available data platforms -, 5x9’s

Why it’s a great place to work:


Equal Experts is an award-winning agile consultancy, specialising in simple software solutions for big business challenges. We use highly productive working methods to deliver innovative software for a wide range of public and private-sector clients.


Our associates (contractors) are hugely experienced, which means that we can give our clients high-performing teams to deliver great results and lasting change within their organisation.


  • The EE network is about 750 strong, and is growing fast.

  • We have an award-winning working culture. In fact, we came third in a high-profile 2017 report ‘Leadership and Culture at Work: the CMI/Glassdoor Top 20’.

  • We’re one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies. We were the 762nd fast-growing company across 31 European countries, according to a 2018 list published by the Financial Times.

  • We have great clients. EE will find you great clients and teams to work with, and we have clients across the globe. We work with clients big and small, new or old, ranging from large public-service organisations looking for digital transformation or consolidation, to nimble start-ups building an app - and everything in-between.

  • You can come and go. Most people in the Equal Experts network work with us on a contract basis. We’re not naive enough to suppose that experience software consultants won’t want to move on, or move around, and we’re fine with that. We often welcome our associates back after a stint working elsewhere.

  • We’re a family of like-minded people. What makes EE different, and special, is that we value our associates as an extended family - a family where building relationships, opening your mind to new ideas and methods of working, and making lasting friendships makes you feel like you really belong.

  • We respect everyone. We treat our network of grown-ups with respect - which means they can voice their opinion without worrying about putting someone’s nose out of joint. That’s why our network is remarkably collaborative. We work with our associates to find the right project and location - after all, we want them to be happy, and to stay within the network.