We're hiring

Data Engineer

£40k-£45k (DOE) + Benefits

About Waterstons

We’re on a mission to help our customers build a better business. We have offices in the UK and Australia as well as a team of people who work across the globe to provide unique business solutions, service and support that directly adds value to our client’s business.

As a Data Engineer you will be an integral part of a small, ambitious team that are looking to grow sustainably but quickly. If you’re passionate about data, have a desire to build something sustainable and exciting, want to work with a diverse group of people, then we would love to hear from you. The Data team currently work with several universities and charities, a distributor of frozen foods, a motorway services company and many other businesses.

Responsibilities for the client facing Data Engineer will include-

  • Understanding and listening to our clients and delivering appropriate solutions which may include data exports, building data warehouses and developing reports
  • Delivering projects in partnership with our clients
  • Discuss wider data requirements and proposing suitable architectures.
  • Have the confidence to challenge clients and suggesting better ways to solve their problems
  • Training small client teams in Power BI
  • Demonstrating strong stakeholder management with leadership teams
  • Working Closely with other Consultancy teams & clients

We are looking for the following requirements for the client facing Data Engineer -

  • Database technologies, ideally Microsoft SQL. Querying, designing and building data warehouse, data lakes & data stores.
  • Working with ERP / CRM (or other business systems) to find and extract data
  • Designing / building ETL & ELT pipelines (really any technology but we use SSIS / Azure Data Factory)
  • Multi-dimensional and tabular data modelling
  • Visualisation - we're not overly bothered about the tool, to be honest; we tend to recommend Power BI to our clients but we've worked with Tableau and Qlik too
  • Project management at a smaller scale
  • Gathering customer requirements and turning them into a plan for implementation
  • Running training sessions on visualisation tools and/or data literacy
  • Experience of master data management, data governance and data strategies a bonus but not essential

An exceptional candidate may have:

  • Previous experience of working in a consultancy environment.
  • A good understanding of how being part of a consultancy environment may differ from being a member of an in-house team.

How will Waterstons reward you?

We offer careers, not jobs and it’s up to you where your career with Waterstons might take you. All employees are given a career development platform with L&D opportunities as well as pension contributions, market leading benefits & flexible option packages.

At Waterstons we look for the right person, not just specific backgrounds. You will have a passion for technology, a creative problem-solving skill set and a desire to grow with us.
We recruit people who are committed to our values-based approach and want to develop and prosper in a people first organisation.

This role will be Durham based to facilitate collaboration with the Team once Covid 19 allows us to return to the workplace. Currently we’re utilising technology to work remotely and continue our great work

Waterstons are proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer, committed to drive forward diversity and inclusion & determined to speak up against discrimination.

Waterstons will make any reason adjustments if you have a disability or special needs.

We are ISO accredited and are committed to ensuring and developing our quality standards and measures. This is an important part of what we do to ensure we are continually raising standards.

Note: We may require a BPSS check to be carried out either before your start or early in your employment with, details of which will be sent in separation.

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We're Different

We’re on a mission to help our customers build a better business. We have offices in the UK and Australia as well as a team of people who work across the globe to provide unique business solutions, service and support that directly adds value to our client’s business.

Speak to our people anywhere in the world and you will get a feel for our culture; the buzz of people who are doing work they’re passionate about and choosing their path. There’s no corporate mould to fit and hierarchy doesn’t get in the way. Everybody contributes and has the chance to get involved. We’re always looking for people to join us who are excited by unfamiliar challenges and enjoy collaborating with others. Our culture and values are fundamental to us and they inform and influence everything we do. Our people are empowered to make their own decisions and we’ll support where you need it.

We’re growing and you’ll find interesting people who measure success by what gets accomplished, not how many hours are worked. Your wellbeing is important to us and we believe family comes first. At Waterstons, we are committed to diversity and inclusion. We have a working group who are helping to raise the profile of equality, diversity and inclusion both internally and externally and we encourage applications from everyone. We’re community minded and work with local and national charities and initiatives to support and give back. We’re not perfect though and are always looking to see how we can develop our approach.

That’s why we’ve been awarded Gold Investors in People for a fourth consecutive time.

The Perks

As well as offering a competitive salary, we also have an attractive benefits package including:

  • A healthy work life balance with flexible and agile working being the norm
  • Unlimited holiday allowance
  • Room to grow with supported development opportunities and sponsored training
  • Enhanced family policies
  • Should you ever need it; company sick pay and life assurance
  • Supported wellbeing with regular initiatives, an employee assistance programme and private medical insurance
  • Company profit share scheme and purchase of shares available
  • Flexible benefits such as a dental scheme, eye care support, season ticket loan and a cycle to work scheme

Our Recruitment Process

We want to support all candidates to shine. Please tell us what you need to make this possible. We'll do all we can to make any adjustments that work for you.

Once you’ve applied, we'll be in touch to let you know whether we'd like to progress your application. Initially, we'll usually arrange a telephone conversation which will help us both assess if we’re a good fit for each other.

From there we'll arrange an interview which will cover both personal skills and professional abilities. We want to make sure you have a great experience with us, no matter the outcome, so we'll be keen to hear what you think of us too.

Job reference: 11/2020

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