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Head of Data Engineering

£120k – 180k + Benefits

We are looking for a Head of Data Engineering for a well-established Insurance client of ours based in London.

It is going through a companywide data transformation where it is aiming to put data at the heart of its decision making. As part of this process it is moving from its traditional data solutions into an AWS cloud-based environment. The platform being built is machine learning enabled and will be used for multiple use cases, both internal and external.

As a Head of Data Engineering you will be responsible for the wider engineering team that has just been reorganised into an agile chapters and squads. It is imperative that you have experience working in an agile environment as the reorganisation of the teams is new and the dust is still settling.

You, and your team, will ultimately be responsible for the delivery of the platform, building the infrastructure, data pipelines, DevOps environment, data governance and the security of the platform.

We are looking for a T shaped individual. Someone who has a broad knowledge across data with the depth within Data Engineering. You can also come from a more general technology background if you have experience delivering big data platforms.

You must also be able to hold your own with the data science team. We’re not looking for a data scientist but someone who understands the general principals and the applications of ML is going to be an asset.

We are ideally looking for someone who is technical as well as a leader. You must be able to take in depth with the engineers and then straight into a meeting with the c-suite.

You will stand out if you can demonstrate you have been on a similar journey before, moving large traditional business to a data lead market leader.

Key competencies

• Depth of knowledge (even hands on) within data engineering
• Delivered big data platforms for analytics purposes
• A leader of people and teams
• Understanding how to grow a team and attract talent
• Broad level of knowledge across data

We have been working with this client for 4 years and can cover a huge amount of information around the challenges and key deliverables of this role. If you are interested, please send over a CV and we will be in touch

Ben Westwood

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