Lead Data Engineer

Job Description

Vanrath are thrilled to be working with a tech-for-good organisation that provide a global solution that improves the lives of millions of people around the world.

Position Summary:

We are currently seeking a skilled Lead Data Engineer to take the helm of our client's data platform, overseeing data ingestion and warehousing. The Lead Data Engineer will play a pivotal role in implementing data infrastructure, developing automation systems, assessing new technologies, and amplifying data capabilities.


  • Leadership: Guide and mentor a diverse team, offering support and direction.
  • Data Platform Ownership: Devise and implement data infrastructure and pipelines to collect, centralise, and curate data from internal and external sources.
  • Automation & Orchestration: Develop automation systems to configure, monitor, and orchestrate our data infrastructure and pipelines.
  • Technology Evaluation: Assess new technologies to enhance Data Engineering capabilities continually.
  • Initiatives Leadership: Spearhead initiatives to optimise our data platform, analytics, and product offerings.

Key Attributes Required:

  • People Skills: Strong leadership skills coupled with exceptional communication and problem-solving abilities.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in Python, Snowflake, SQL, dbt, Airflow, Spark, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, & AWS.
  • Initiative and Independence: Highly self-motivated with the drive to propel projects forward in collaborative, fast-paced environments.

Knowledge and Specialist Skills:

  • Education: BS or MS in Computer/Data Science or related fields.
  • Experience: 5+ years of relevant experience in data engineering or similar roles, including large-scale data processing pipeline deployment.
  • Data-Driven: Utilise data to inform decision-making.
  • Additional Requirements: Passion for data, proven excellence in previous engineering roles, interest in start-up culture, basic knowledge of machine learning and statistics, experience with graph databases.
  • Certifications (Nice to Have):
    • Snowflake Certified Data Architect or Snowflake Certified Data Engineer
    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect or AWS Certified Data Analytics
    • Certified in dbt (Data Build Tool)
    • Apache Airflow Certified

Life at Our Client:

Our client boasts a diverse, multicultural team spanning more than a dozen countries globally, united by a dedication to results. They operate remotely or in a hybrid model, fostering collaboration as a global community.

They adhere to their values, empowering their community to explore new solutions for clients and lab partners. With foresight, innovation, and fun, they lead the way in their field, fostering empathy and communication, which leads to widespread trust.

They're on the lookout for smart, fun individuals who share their mission and values, offering competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, training opportunities, and a positive working culture with regular health and well-being activities.

Apply Now:

If you're ready to make a difference, apply now or reach out to me, Ryan McQuitty, at Vanrath for a confidential discussion.