Lead Data Engineer

£54,536 - £60,596 yearly
  • Platform Housing Group
  • Hybrid (Home based with infrequent travel to Midlands Offices)
  • Jan 23, 2023
Full time Business Intelligence Data Analysis/ Management Information Technology Management

Job Description

Lead Data Engineer

Salary: Up to £60,596 per annum (depending on experience)

Location: Home based (with infrequent travel to Midlands offices)

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 35 Hours per week

Closing Date: 12:00 3rd February 2023

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Lead Data Engineer to join our Data Engineering and Performance Reporting team on a permanent basis.

The Data Engineering team are responsible for ensuring privacy and maintenance of data across cloud and on-premise data stores in line with organisational policy and regulatory guidelines. They also own the management and monitoring of data stores and data pipelines to ensure that data loads and streams perform as expected.

As the Lead Data Engineer, you will be required to lead and support a team of four Senior Data Engineers and be responsible for the design and implementation of numerous complex data flows to connect operational systems data to RDBMS repositories for analytics and business intelligence (BI).

This is an exciting time to join the team as we consolidate and transition from our legacy systems towards a more agile way of working. There will also be opportunities to support ongoing projects, you will also have a pivotal role in supporting the data migration as we move toward a more modern way of working via Azure.

Some of things we are looking for:

  • A degree level qualification in Engineering with Information Technology specialism or have equivalent experience
  • A professional certification in Azure Data Integration Services or have equivalent experience
  • Experience in designing solutions using Azure data services and tools
  • Strong experience with on-prem Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools
  • Strong experience with data modelling and data warehouse design
  • Experience supporting and monitoring solutions and SQL databases in a business environment, including monitoring and performance tuning SQL databases
  • Strong Microsoft SSIS experience. Ideally data warehouse ETL processing – SQL, SSIS and SSAS
  • You should have strong customer focus with the ability to influence and motivate team members

While this role is home based, you should have the ability to travel to Group offices and other locations as required. Our Group offices are located at Birmingham Business Park and Central Park, Worcester. Please note that the team currently meet in the office once every other month and any required travel will be reimbursed in line with the current inland revenue mileage rates.

Some of our great benefits include:

  • Up to 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) with the opportunity to buy and sell leave
  • Family friendly policies including generous Paternity, Maternity, Shared Parental and Adoption leave plus 3 days paid Urgent Domestic Leave
  • Medicash membership for all employees which includes access to an employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership and exclusive discounts
  • Health Cash Plan worth up to £1700 p/a with cashback for dental, optical, physio and complementary therapies and more
  • Pension scheme with minimum employee contributions of up to 3% and Platform will contribute up to 8% (inclusive of life assurance and dependent on employee contributions)
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice electric vehicle scheme and cycle to work scheme
  • Employee reward and recognition scheme with wellbeing hub and discount from a wide range of retailers

If this sounds like the place for you then we’d love to hear from you. If you would like any further information on the role or would like to arrange an informal chat, please feel free to contact Vibhuti Laroiya (Head of Data Engineering & Reporting) via email: Vibhuti.Laroiya@platformhg.com

Please note that we will review applications throughout the campaign and encourage early applications, as this position may close earlier than the published closing date.

We aim to hold interviews for this role via Microsoft teams and will contact you to arrange a suitable time.


We do not require recruitment agency support at this time - all speculative CV’s will be treated as a direct application.

The Company

Join us and find your purpose at Platform!

Working with us is more than just a job, you will be joining an amazing organisation that values you and your contribution, and where you can truly make a difference and change people’s lives.

You will join the largest social housing association in the Midlands. We're much more than just houses; we build homes, strong communities, and make a real and positive difference to the lives of our customers.

We recognise the unique and individual needs of people, so if you are interested in this role but would like to explore a different way of working to the standard Monday to Friday, 9-5 approach, then please highlight this on your application or discuss it with us at the interview stage. After all, we want to attract the best people to work for us and we know that one size does not fit all.

Platform is a great place to work, we offer lots of opportunities for you to get involved, share ideas and shape what we do - from networking groups through to fun community and social events. This is an exciting time to join us, that will provide you with real exposure to the wider dynamics of a truly modern housing association that will play a major part in delivering our 5-year corporate strategy.

If we receive a high number of applications, this vacancy may expire prior to the closing date. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Platform Housing Group are committed to building a healthy, vibrant and inclusive organisation that treats people with respect and creates opportunities for all.

Application Deadline

Feb 04, 2023