Tech & Digital

Lead Data Engineer

  • Location

    City of London

  • Sector:

    BI, Analytics & Data Science

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  • Salary:

    £95000.00 - £105000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Ernest Kungu

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About the job

My client is seeking a dynamic Lead Data Engineer with robust data architecture and warehousing skills to lead their Data Engineering team. Being a leading financial institution, data fuels their operations and growth. being pivotal in ensuring data is expertly modelled, ingested, transformed, and accessible organisation-wide.


  • Team Leadership: Mentor and develop our Data Engineering team.
  • Strategy Development: Shape and implement our data engineering strategy.
  • Data Architecture: Define and implement solutions within our Data Vault framework.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Partner with data science, credit risk, and analytic teams to meet their data needs.
  • Customer Data Platform: Manage our Rudderstack-based platform for comprehensive Customer 360 views.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure CI/CD and test automation with robust observability.
  • Cost Management: Optimise data platform costs within budget.
  • Supplier Management: Maintain strong relationships with suppliers like Snowflake, FiveTran, and dbt.


  • Proven experience leading and mentoring data engineering teams.
  • Hands-on with cloud-based data warehousing (Snowflake, Redshift, or Databricks) and SQL.
  • Extensive knowledge of data management and Data Ops (ingestion, pipelines, CI/CD).
  • Strong project management skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • Expertise in data architecture and modelling.
  • Bonus: Experience with Data Vault 2.0.
  • Analytical mindset with attention to detail.
  • Enthusiastic about learning and thriving in a dynamic setting.
  • Familiarity with dbt, Snowflake, Airflow, FiveTran, and Terraform.

Join and be part of a dynamic team driving innovation and excellence in data engineering!