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Senior Big Data Engineer at (London, UK)

About the Employer

Job Description

As a Senior Big Data Engineer you will be a key member of a cross-functional development team designing, delivering and owning cutting-edge ”Big Data” solutions with an emphasis on quality, simplicity and customer needs.

User story

  • Develop Data applications using the appropriate/best practices
  • Work with members of team to deliver large pieces of work, share ideas and encourage knowledge
  • Proactively understand requirements by engaging with Tech Leads, BA, QA
  • Mentor junior members and encourage pairing and collaboration at all levels
  • Take responsibility for delivering significant new features and applications
  • Influence technical direction and architectural decision making

What will it take to be successful as Senior Big Data Engineer?

  • Scala/Spark
  • Strong grasp of Big Data
  • AWS, Redshift 
  • Kafka
  • Enthusiastic about working in an Agile environment

(Don’t worry if you don’t have all of the above, we will teach you and we have a budget to spend on training)

Why choose us?

You might already know us - we're the ones with the Meerkats! Compare the Market has helped revolutionise the insurance market and have been expanding rapidly since starting in 2006.  The tech team is at the heart of Variety is the spice of life and through our cross-functional teams, our developers are encouraged to experience different parts of the business via different projects or products: there are no barriers! So if you’d like to make your mark in an exciting future for you’re in the right place.

We are a Great place to work!

We focus on wellbeing (fresh fruit gym, classes…virtual GP), flexible benefits ‘to suit you’, unique perks, fab draw, fun days, instants, movie nights, quiz nights and you get to choose your own kit!

We also offer…

The benefits package is excellent and comprehensive; you’ll earn a competitive salary with an annual bonus of up to 10%, 25 days annual leave (plus 8 Bank Holidays), private medical cover and a range of benefits that you’d expect from a great employer.  Perhaps more importantly in this role you’ll have the opportunity to work with some outstanding people in a fun and thriving environment. 

We grow because we are…

We are AMBITIOUS. We’re obsessed with delivering for our customers. We’re relentless in driving exceptional standards. We act boldly and take personal accountability.   We are CREATIVE. We think differently and disrupt markets to benefit consumers. We use technology to innovate. We try new things, fail fast and apply our learning's.   We are AUTHENTIC. We’re open, transparent and build trust. We challenge positively. We enjoy what we do and have fun doing it.   We are UNITED. We’re one BGL. We respect, encourage and care for each other. We work, grow and win together.