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REQ ID: 68062
JOB TITLE: Data Engineer
SALARY: Competitive
POSTING END DATE: 30 /11 / 2021
LOCATION: Manchester
Jaguar Land Rover is harnessing technology to make driving smarter, safer and cleaner. You can help create a world in which responsible, sustainable vehicles revolutionise the driving experience for generations. Our vision is to leverage the incredible potential of technology to build vehicles that not only offer a premium, all-encompassing digital experience, but that also make our customers lives better.



The purpose of this role is to work on leveraging the power of Big Data to drive new insights that: inform future product requirements; understand how our products are utilized by customers and how we can optimise them; and work on building intelligent features which enable personalisation and increased ease of use by our customers.  The aim will be to achieve targets in all areas in enabling data to be consumed in our machine learning projects and within our advanced data analytics work. Ultimately, the role will contribute to the building of the insights within data science. The individual will work within an agile team and with senior data engineers to ensure that the data engineering elements are scoped, delivered and maintained to the highest standards.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities


As a Data Engineer, you will be working on data curation tasks, including the creation and maintenance of regularly used views and derived tables, and contribute to the monitoring of data quality issues including debugging and resolution of issues. You will contribute to the delivery of storage layout and performance optimization of data environments and data processes and support to the delivery of feature engineering for analytics and machine learning tasks all the way from the message stream up to the model inputs.




As a Data Engineer within this role, you will be an individual who enjoys working with data thinking about data in the wider business context and be an individual with a customer first mindset who is easy to do business with and makes people feel special, driven to deliver experiences that are personalised, transparent and dependable. You will be results driven with the ability to deliver operational plans in a highly demanding environment. You will have an knowledge of functional and non-functional requirements as required for delivery of data engineering, and knowledge and understanding of distributed computing concepts and Big Data technologies. A relevant technical degree (Computer Science / Science / Mathematics) or equivalent experience and an interest in data analytics is preferred. You will have excellent communication skills strong influencing and engagement skills


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Familiar with high-level languages including SQL and Python (and/or R)
  • Extensive experience of SQL query writing, review and debugging and advanced knowledge of SQL complex query design and a desire to learn even more.
  • Some experience of Python and packages for data manipulation, formatting, and exploratory data analysis.
  • Experience of Airflow, BigQuery on GCP and Presto/Athena, Spark, Dask and MongoDB
  • Knowledge and understanding of distributed compute, query and performance optimization
  • Knowledge of IO-bound performance optimization at file-system level and a good understanding of internal storage layouts, interleaving and meta-data
  • Knowledge of common storage and serialization formats and Understanding of sharding and sizing of files and compression
  • Significant experience with Linux operating systems
  • Good knowledge of cloud database design, warehousing (AWS, Snowflake, Google Cloud, etc.)


Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all. #tec


At Jaguar Land Rover, we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.


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