Data Engineering Manager
£100k, 20% bonus
My client are a dynamic and innovative company at the forefront of data-driven solutions. As a leader in the field, they are seeking a talented and experienced Data Platform Engineering Manager to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to lead multi-disciplinary teams in building a highly secure and scalable Data Platform and Data Lake. If you are passionate about engineering excellence, driving results, and shaping the future of data infrastructure, we want to hear from you.
Responsibilities: As the Data Platform Engineering Manager, you will have a pivotal role in ensuring the successful delivery of our engineering roadmap. Your responsibilities will include:
* Leading one or more multi-disciplinary teams in the development of our highly secure and scalable Data Platform and Data Lake.
* Taking ownership of delivering the engineering roadmap for the team, ensuring timely and high-quality delivery of projects.
* Planning and negotiating with peers to meet delivery commitments and managing expectations with other engineering teams, senior management, and external stakeholders.
* Demonstrating sound engineering principles by actively contributing toward your team's goals.
* Leading the scoping of projects, features, and tasks within the team, ensuring efficient resource allocation and prioritization.
* Identifying technical debt and working closely with the Product Manager to balance it with feature work using cost/benefit analysis to make informed decisions.
* Coaching and developing team members' skills in line with business needs, fostering a culture of growth and excellence.
* Communicating expectations clearly to team members through regular one-on-ones, objective setting, and effective feedback mechanisms.
* Managing a capable team and utilizing your interpersonal skills to foster collaboration, engagement, and success.
Collaboration and Teamwork: In this role, you will work closely with various stakeholders, including:
* Product Owner: Collaborate to understand priorities and requirements, ensuring alignment between engineering and product development.
* QA Lead: Ensure a high level of quality and consistency with our quality practices and processes.
* Platform Engineering Manager: Ensure the data stack runs on our highly secure infrastructure.
* Agile Delivery Lead: Drive consistency in our Agile ways of working, promoting efficient and effective delivery.
* Operations Teams: Collaborate to ensure observability, disaster recovery, and high levels of reliability.
Qualifications and Skills: To excel in this role, you should possess the following qualifications and skills:
* AWS experience
* Strong leadership experience, preferably in a data engineering or related field.
* Extensive knowledge and experience in building highly secure and scalable Data Platforms and Data Lakes.
* Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate multi-disciplinary teams, driving successful project delivery.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to set and manage expectations with stakeholders at various levels.
* Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, ensuring high-quality engineering practices.
* Proven experience in identifying and managing technical debt, making informed decisions based on cost/benefit analysis.
* A passion for coaching and developing team members, supporting their professional growth and aligning their skills with business needs.
* Collaborative mindset, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams to achieve common goals.
* Previous experience working in an Agile environment is highly desirable.
Sponsorship is not available, candidates based in the UK only.