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Head of Data Engineering

Ref #: OB1HDE
Kyle Winterbottom 07/01/2022
Location: United Kingdom, Fully Remote Not Disclosed United Kingdom, Fully Remote
Salary: Up to £90,000 £
OTE: + Bonus + Benefits & Package
Type: Permanent
Seniority: Mid/Senior Level
Specialisms: Data Engineering, Data Platform, SQL, MySQL, AWS, Kafka
Date: 07/01/2022
Head of Data Engineering


Upon successfully concluding our retained assignment to secure a Head of Data & Analytics, for a recognised Telecommunications organisation, Orbition has now been retained to secure a Head of Data Engineering for a recognised Telecommunications organisation.

Having recently received a private equity injection with a £1 billion valuation and revenues of over £350m, this organisation is looking to identify a Head of Data Engineering, who will report to the newly appointed Head of Data & Analytics who boasts an impressive track record.

This is a greenfield environment with a huge appetite for Data & Analytics from the business which is being sponsored by the CEO & CFO, where you will be responsible for owning the entire Data & Analytics capability, end to end, including the formulation of the data strategy.

There is some existing capability (skill-sets) across the organisation which can be pulled into the centralised capability which makes up 8 individuals.

Snapshot of the current landscape/business opportunity:

  • Significant opportunity to utilise data to drive sales, marketing, pricing and partner experience
  • The business is data-rich but now need to industrialise extraction, integration and reporting
  • High demand for ad hoc analysis to support business planning
  • Today there is activity across the business – first centralise, then provide self-serve
  • New capability is also needed to accelerate value opportunity in Data & Analytics

Requirements & Responsibilities:

  • Experience in building or leading data engineering team, or looking to make the step into that role
  • Ability to own and drive data engineering projects, build the data platform and structures to support the use of customer data and business information across the group
  • Determine and manage the engineering processes that ensure data integrity, timeliness and consistency for its users
  • Ability to operate effectively as a senior manager in the business: influencing commercial decision making and managing high demand for data and analytics
  • Recent experience of selecting and utilising the technology and tools to be adopted by the team
  • Data architectural experience is a big plus
  • Ability to self-manage and end to end design, document and establish data principles for the business.
  • A chance to work in a true green field business where the candidate will be working on develop the true single version of truth for future analytics, data science and MI colleagues
  • Being comfortable with change; able to transform stakeholder engagement into clear data truths
  • Have a hand in writing the rule book on the data vision moving forwards


  • SQL
  • MySQL
  • AWS
  • AWS Athena (highly preferable)
  • Kafka (highly preferable)
  • C# (preferable)
  • Dynamics (preferable)

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