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Lead Data Engineer

Arbor Education


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Arbor Education as they are looking for a Lead Data Engineer


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About the role

Your role as Lead Data Engineer will take ownership of the data platform including leading on engineering projects and initiatives, performance and cost optimisations, maintenance and improvement of the CI/CD pipeline, and administration of access and security. You will also be responsible for code review and mentorship of other engineers.

You will be an experienced data engineer with a proven capability to work independently and with a high degree of ownership on a Snowflake data warehouse and adjacent components including ingestion pipelines, cloud infrastructure and orchestration tooling. You should also be comfortable providing leadership and coaching to other engineers, and coordinating delivery across the team.

Core responsibilities

  • Lead development and maintenance of data platform capability and infrastructure.

  • Lead on review of data platform changes and pull requests.

  • Maintain, extend and upgrade the CI/CD pipeline for data projects.

  • Deploy and operate new data-related tooling.

  • Share knowledge with the wider team and participate in tech-talks, as well as team based learning sessions .

  • Write integrations between Arbor’s internal operational data systems.

  • Mentor others on data engineering concepts and practices including both inside and outside of the immediate team.

About you

  • Extensive experience writing SQL

  • Extensive experience writing Python

  • Experience as lead engineer on a Snowflake data warehouse

  • Proven experience building and/or maintaining a CI/CD pipeline

  • Knowledge and experience of modern orchestration tooling e.g. Prefect, Luigi, Airflow

  • Experience developing infrastructure in Terraform

  • Experience using Docker

  • A positive and proactive attitude to problem solving

  • A team player who is willing to help where they can and can help foster further collaboration

  • Understanding of modern software engineering principles

Bonus skills

  • Experience with dbt

  • Experience with AWS

  • Experience with data quality tooling e.g. Great Expectations

  • Knowledge of EdTech or the wider education space

  • Exposure to machine learning

  • Familiarity with a data visualisation or BI tool e.g. PowerBI, Looker, Metabase

About us

At Arbor, we’re on a mission to transform the way schools work for the better.

You’ve probably seen the headlines. Heavy workloads, constant change, admin pressure on teachers and staff at every level… sometimes it feels like this is just part and parcel of school life today. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

We passionately believe that there’s a better way to work. And it starts by giving everyone the right tools and technology for the job.

We’re building a platform and products we believe in - as well as a strong, diverse team of experienced specialists, ex-teachers and Edtech engineers passionate about making a difference to the sector.

Ultimately, we’re here to help make our schools and trusts stress a little less, and focus on what matters most - improving the lives of teachers and outcomes of students everywhere.

What we offer

The chance to work alongside a team of hard-working, passionate people in a role where you’ll see the impact of your work everyday. We also offer:

  • A dedicated wellbeing team who champion initiatives such as mindfulness, lunch n learns, manager training, mental health first aid training and much more!

  • 32 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays). This is made up of 25 days annual leave plus 7 extra company wide days given over Easter, Summer & Christmas

  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave (20 weeks full pay) and paternity (6 weeks full pay) pay

  • 5 free return to work maternity coaching sessions, helping you adapt to this new exciting time of life!

  • Access to services such as Calm, Bippit (financial wellbeing coaching) and Health Assured (Employee assistance programme)

  • All of our roles champion flexible working and we are happy to discuss what this means to you!

  • Social committees that plan team, office and company wide events to bring people together and celebrate success

  • Dedicated professional development training budget (CPD courses, upskilling resources, professional memberships etc)

  • Volunteer with a charity of your choice for a day each year

  • Dog friendly offices!

We are committed to a fair and comfortable recruitment process, so if you require any reasonable adjustments during your application or interview process, please reach out to a member of the team at [email removed - click apply for more details].

Our commitment is also backed by our partnership with Neurodiversity Consultancy, Lexxic who provide us with training, support and advice.

Arbor Education is an equal opportunities organisation

Our goal is for Arbor to be a workplace which represents, celebrates and supports people from all backgrounds, and which gives them the tools they need to thrive - whatever their ambitions may be so we support and promote diversity and equality, and actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

Refer a friend: Know someone else who would be good for this role? You can refer a friend, family member or colleague, if they are offered a role with Arbor, we will say thank you with a voucher valued up to £200! Simply email: [email removed - click apply for more details]

Please note: We are unable to provide visa sponsorship at this time.


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