Head of Data Engineering
Posted 2 months ago - Expired 2 months ago

Twinkl HQ,
Permanent Full Time
£30000 to £50000
2 Applications

We're looking for an experienced data professional to optimise and develop our data stack!

Are you excited to have personal input into a market leading business with global aspirations?

Twinkl is the largest online publisher of educational materials in the UK and one of the largest in the world. Our business helps millions of users in their educational endeavours and our potential to make a positive difference to the world is huge.

The team
We’re extremely proud of the community we’ve built and take great care to recruit those who truly live by our motto: be lovely!
We’re interested in people who are:
• Good fun to be with and have the ability to communicate well with others
• Honest, trustworthy and reliable
• Hard working, passionate, driven and love what they do
• Hungry to develop their skills and grow with the business
• Comfortable working with continuous change in a dynamic environment

The culture
We strive to build and maintain a friendly, supportive and driven environment where everyone feels cared for, listened to and very much ‘part’ of the team.
As a market leader, we’re extremely fast paced and consistently find ways to disrupt our business model and products – Every day is approached with passion and energy and no two days at Twinkl are ever the same.

Job Description

You will be responsible for data engineering within the organisation; using your expertise in the field to support our growing appetite as a data driven business. Reporting to the CISO/CTO, you will take ownership of ensuring timely, efficient and cost-effective data processing and storage technologies are in place to allow our team of analysts and data scientists to deliver high value business insights.

As a skilled practitioner you will reliably acquire business data from disparate sources and make it optimally available to the business within our cloud data warehouse. You will be a data and technology evangelist, working to: champion the everyday importance of data to the organisation, participate in the development of tooling and techniques for data acquisition and processing and support the long term strategic development of data teams, techniques and technology.

Key Responsibilities:
• Design, maintain and further develop data ETL/ELT processes using cloud technologies.
• Maintain and develop our cloud based data warehouse.
• Evangelise data and assist the business with understanding and maximising the value of data in accordance with its goals and mission.
• Assist with wider business data system maintenance and strategic development.

Technical Skills:
• Production experience designing, maintaining and developing with modern cloud based ELT/ETL techniques and technologies.
• Production experience maintaining and developing a cloud based data warehouse - Redshift, BigQuery, Snowflake or similar.
• Production experience working with MySQL RDBMS (or similar).

Desirable Technical Skills:

• Production experience designing, maintaining and developing with modern cloud based ELT/ETL techniques and technologies.
• Production experience maintaining and developing a cloud based data warehouse - Redshift, BigQuery, Snowflake or similar.
• Production experience working with MySQL RDBMS (or similar).

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What we offer

Training
We're committed to helping you grow your skills, that's why we provide training in a range of different areas and encourage you to lead training in areas that you are passionate about.

10% Time
Our 10% time program exists to encourage and nurture your creative flair, ability, ideas and interests. If you have a bright idea, we'd love to hear it - You could spend one afternoon per week working on a project that you're especially interested in!
Mentoring
We believe in our team and want them to feel supported in their work and lives. That's why we employ a mentor whose role it is to listen to you and help nurture your well-being at Twinkl.
Social Events
The Twinkl team are a lovely bunch and it's always nice to spend time together trying new things and having fun! In addition to our legendary Christmas and summer parties, we host a range of social events throughout the year, such as:
• Quiz nights
• Games nights
• International food nights
• Cocktail-making nights
• Pottery painting nights
• VR nights