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Lead Cloud Data Engineer - Python, SQL - UK remote

Remote Working
Remote Working
£74,000 to £95,000
Job Type
21 Jul 2022

Lead Data Engineer, Data Pipeline Architect

Tech stack - Python, SQL, ETL, PostgreSQL, Airflow, AWS, Snowflake

to £95k + shares

This is a remote position

Our client is a digital surgery platform scale-up with a rapidly-growing customer base across the UK, Europe, US and Australia.

An amazing time for a top flight Data Engineer to fast track your career and help take the data pipeline to the next level.

This is a key role within the company, mixing technical, team and product leadership, to deliver one of the company s flagship offerings to prestigious healthcare clients (including global medical device companies, state-wide US hospital networks, the NHS and large government institutions).

The Lead Data Engineer remit:

  • Lead developer of the data pipeline. The warehouse (dimensionally-modelled) pulls from multiple sources at various frequencies
  • Owning data quality, availability and security
  • Owning the reporting interfaces including internal (currently Superset) and external (reports serving the web dashboard, and bespoke client reports)
  • Mentoring the existing data engineer
  • Proactively analysing and improving the quality of data products - including performance, scalability, maintainability, test coverage and documentation
  • Leading technical discussions to the right decisions (democracy of ideas)
  • Reporting to the Head of Engineering


  • At least 6 years' experience in architecting and monitoring complex yet scalable cloud data pipelines
  • Expert in SQL and Python
  • Strong understanding of design patterns and architectural best practices
  • Experience of owning a product release process including design, development, QA, documentation, deployment and monitoring
  • Ability to see the big picture and break it down into manageable chunks
  • Experience of mentoring other data engineers
  • Experience of real-time data processing (streaming)
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced SCRUM environment
  • Humility and desire to learn from anyone


  • JavaScript
  • Snowflake
  • CI/CD
  • Infrastructure-as-code (AWS, Terraform)
  • Microservices

Benefits: A very competitive salary awaits the right candidate. Remote working with periodic north London office visits (typically once a fortnight), a training budget for professional development, pension contributions etc.

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  • Job Reference: 663287184-2
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Richard Wheeler Associates
    Richard Wheeler Associates
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £74,000 to £95,000
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent