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Data Platform Engineer

Churchill Court, Bromley, BR1 1DP
Full time
The role

COVID -19 update

We’re actively looking for people to join our teams and we’re committed in protecting your health and wellbeing during every step of our recruitment process.

If you’re successful in securing a role with us you’ll find we’ll be doing things a little bit differently and it may mean you’ll initially join our team by working from home.

During this time we’ll work with you to make sure you have the tools and equipment you need and that you feel part of our amazing DLG team!

What we’re looking for:

Want to join the Chief Data Office department here at Direct Line Group? We currently have a phenomenal opportunity to build, maintain and support a new cloud based big data platform as part of a large investment plan across data.

We are looking for passionate Data Platform Engineers to join us. If you are an experienced with cloud based platforms and is looking to join a dedicated team whom will seek to identify improvements and efficiencies, while utilising new technologies and existing tools, do get in touch today.

Who you’ll be working with:

Here are the Chief Data Office you will work closely with the senior leadership team, being the subject matter expert in your field and delivering our exciting business change strategy as part of a cross-functional agile delivery team, including analysts, architects, big data engineers, machine learning engineers, and testers.

We appreciate the knowledge and skills that each one of us brings to the business. It’s hard not to be encouraged by the things that make us unique.

Boldness, curiosity and enthusiasm go a long way. And they’re helping us transform the industry we lead.

What you’ll be doing:

You will have the opportunity to deliver an AWS based data platform for our engineers to build solid solutions onto, bringing our data closer to our users, and enabling us to cascade down our data in bold and creative ways.

We will be looking to you to help us evolve standard methodologies as we continue on our journey of change, and remain open-minded and ready to adopt to new procedures as we scope out the future.

We need you to work closely with other technology teams to design and implement robust products, services and capabilities for the data platform making use infrastructure as code and automation. Build and support platforms to enable our data engineers and data scientists to build our cloud based big data platform. Create patterns, common ways of working, and standardised guidelines for DLG to ensure consistency across the organisation.

Technology wise we remain open mined. Strong knowledge of AWS and cloud based systems are key of course, as is firm understanding of, and experience with networks and security in a cloud based environment, but to give a flavour; Experience of CI/CD using tools like Jenkins/Bamboo/AWS Code Pipeline/AWS Code Commit and using configuration management using tools like Ansible, Puppet/Chef and code repositories based on GIT will come in handy. As will coding skills in Python, Scala and or Java.

This is a fully Agile team where you will use your knowledge of DevOps and platform level design to make a huge positive impact on a national business where data is the prime focus and priority for everyone.

What we’ll give you:

Come join us and you’ll find yourself in the middle of one of the most on-the-go teams in the business, with autonomy and exposure to industry leaders on huge household brand names. We’re always encouraging internal development and you’ll have access to loads of learning opportunities, events and conferences to build your industry knowledge.