Senior Data Engineer

Date: 12-Jul-2021

Location: London, GB, EC1 1AA

Company: Royal Mail Group

Job reference number 201121


Senior Data Engineer


Full time



Senior Data Engineer

The Royal Mail Technology team is passionate about delivering high-quality products and outstanding digital experiences to our customers. Cutting edge technology is fundamental and key in helping us achieve our objective to be recognised as the best delivery company in both the UK and across Europe.

Our award-winning Technology team is at the heart of delivering a transformational journey at Royal Mail. The traditional letters business is declining, but our recent performance and the growth in parcels demonstrates that there is an opportunity for Royal Mail that we can capture, but we need to move quickly. By joining Royal Mail you will be helping to implement meaningful change, pushing forward with our transformation to become a more agile and even more customer focused business, while delivering more innovation, products and services for our customers. You will be working for a brand that’s a household name and a critical part of the UK’s infrastructure. 


Job Purpose



  • We are looking for a Senior Data Engineer to have a key role for the end-to-end delivery of the data strategy at Royal Mail, working along with our Data Science team to ensure that engineering practices and product delivery have the best engineering practices and standards.
  • This is a crucial role for Royal Mail as a tech company. In order to implement innovative data use cases to put ourselves technologically ahead of our competitors, you should expect to have a high impact and visibility from the business.
  • We are looking for an experienced Engineer with a wealth of Data experience, but who also has recent experience with CI/CD pipelines and deployments to the Cloud.


In this role you will:



  • As a Senior Data Engineer at the Data & Engineering department, you will be driving a large batch, streaming and machine learning applications from the design to production in the Cloud.
  • Drive and mentor data engineering teams to ensure strategic data product outcomes that incrementally reduce our data estate technical debt
  • You will have an important role solving problems like routes optimisation, estimation of parcel delivery time windows, failures prediction in machines and vehicles.
  • Line manage, continuously improve, certify and mentor Data engineers
  • In addition, you will take ownership of the following areas:
    • Drive simple, standardised and innovative ways to ingest, process, store and to analyse various data sources.
    • Design, implementation and monitoring of our cloud data platform.
    • Work with the Data Science team to deploy machine learning user cases to production.
    • Drive automation in the continuous integration pipelines, infrastructure management and configuration.


Qualifications and experience required:



  • You will have a deep technical understanding of:
    • Key data structures, algorithms and software design patterns.
    • Extensive Python experience
    • Experience with JVM Languages (Java and/or Scala)
    • Big Data technologies (Hadoop, Spark or Hive).
    • Experience with distributed applications in public cloud environments (ideally GCP).
    • Automated testing
    • Build and continuous integration tools, CI/CD pipelines
    • Containerisation technologies (Docker and/or Kubernetes).
    • SQL




Our technology vision is to “Enable, Digitise, Realise”
We are an inclusive employer with equality, diversity and fairness at the heart of our values and we’re proud to be recognised in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2020 for a 7th consecutive year. We welcome applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 
We are happy to support flexible working and would welcome having a conversation with you about how we could support your needs.




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