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Data Engineering Manager

Churchill Court, BR1 1DP
Full time

Direct Line Group is an ambitious company employing thousands of people throughout the UK. We’re proud to be one of Britain's leading general insurers, offering millions of customers decades of experience and knowledge. In the history of modern insurance, there has never been a bigger time for change than now and we work hard to make sure our well known brands –Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, NIG and Green Flag are making insurance easier and better value for our customers. We know we can’t do this without our brilliant people who we reward for ideas and thinking as well as results because that’s how we can achieve amazing things – for our customers and for each other.

What we are looking for

Our Chief Data Office is working with the businesses to build a new large-scale, cloud hosted, secure, and consolidated data and analytics platform.

This will enable our users to interact with all their data from a single trusted platform. The platform leverages the economics of big data, cloud elasticity, Machine Learning (ML)/Artificial Intelligence (AI) automation, and permissioned data sharing to turn information into business insights and address business and operational challenges.

Who you’ll be working with

Work as part of the Data Engineering Manager team to uphold and evolve common standards and best practices. Collaborate to ensure that our data solutions are complimentary and not duplicative. Collaborating with Technology teams to ensure performance, support and change delivery meets our needs.

What you’ll be doing

  • You will be accountable for the development and operations of Data Solution
  • You will own the roadmap for the development of the data solution
  • Lead solution design, development and support for the Data Solution across BI and analytics use cases.
  • You will lead our data asset for risk, capital and catastrophe modelling, including developing data pipelines to drive modelling.
  • You will manage the input and output of data, management structured and unstructured data and managing model output data for consumption by different areas of the business.
  • Develop data as a service capability, driving more self-service by data consumers, enabled by automated data quality controls and clear data lineage in line with our platform standards.

Key Skills

  • Expert-level proficiency in one of the programming languages
  • Experience of working on various data integration tools
  • Deep understanding of Enterprise patterns and applying standard methodologies when integrating various inputs and outputs together at scale.
  • You will have high level knowledge of data modelling and understanding of different data structures and their benefits and limitations
  • Understanding and experience of AWS cloud storage and computing platform
  • Experienced delivering projects in an Agile Environment
  • Experience on any one of BI tools such as Tableau, Qlik, Looker.

What we’ll give you

Come join us and you’ll find yourself at the core of one of the newest teams in the business with lots of opportunity for growth and development.

Direct Line Group are an equal opportunity employer who value diversity. We do not discriminate and we recognise and embrace that people work in different ways. We will always adapt so you have the best and most comfortable working environment. If during the recruitment process you require any reasonable adjustments, please just let us know.

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
  • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
  • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
  • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
  • My Discounts - a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant  high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.

Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation's best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.

Life at Direct Line Group

We recommend that you read our colleagues’ stories and ask them a question on our live discussion platform www.directlinegroupcareers.com/ask-our-people. This will help you learn more about us and be better prepared for interviews.