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Data Engineer

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ISP Central
, United Kingdom
Date Added: Sep 14, 2022

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Purpose of Role

Located in the UK (Office / Remote) and reporting to the Group Head of Technology, we are seeking to hire a Lead Data Engineer.  The role will be responsible for designing, managing, and maintaining our cloud data infrastructure.

The Lead Data Engineer is a new role within the group technology function and the data strategy is being built to support ISP’s “School of Choice” framework.   The post holder will be expected to work closely with our project manager and external data consultancy partners to deliver on our key objectives

In addition, the Lead Data Engineer will be expected to work closely with our core systems team, data analytics team and functional heads.

Key Responsibilities

The Data Engineer will be responsible for owning the following aspects of our data strategy
  • Build and maintain our data processing architecture
  • Implementing, managing, and supporting a robust access control model
  • Initial setup and ongoing management of the cloud data infrastructure
  • Development of cloud-based ELT/ETL processes
  • Ensure readiness for data ingestion from any new sources
  • Technical owner for the cloud data infrastructure, managing change and enhancements
  • Ensuring high levels of data security and compliance
  • Managing data retention
  • Supporting the data analytics team with any new data requests

About You

Experience and skills required
  • Experience with Azure Databricks is a must
  • In depth experience in writing complex SQL queries using joins, aggregates, set operators, window functions etc.
  • Strong hands-on experience in analysing data on large datasets (Terabytes)
  • Extensive experience in Dimensional data modeling including complex entity relationships and historical data entities
  • Experience in building and delivering data marts, data warehouses, data lake and delta lake solutions.
  • Development of data ingestion pipelines and robust ETL frameworks. Implementation of data cleansing and data quality features in ETL pipelines.
  • Must have strong professional experience of data engineering on Azure platforms
  • Experience in documenting low level ETL designs
  • Implementation of data streaming solutions
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science (or equivalent)
  • 5 years or more work experience in a similar capacity
  • Demonstrated experience developing and operationalizing complex data projects
  • Solid understanding data lake and data mesh technologies

About ISP

The International Schools Partnership (ISP) is a growing group of committed colleagues, in financially responsible schools around the world, all of which aim to be the school of choice in their local area. Learning is at the heart of everything we do for our students, colleagues and parents. We are committed to getting better, all the time.

ISP was founded by an experienced team of committed educationalists and operators who have worked together over many years. Our growing group of private schools located across the globe educates children and students from 2–18 years of age. We have now expanded to 60+ schools that employ over 8,000 staff and deliver multiple curricula to over 50,000 students.

We believe that successful schools are the ones that put learning at the heart of everything they do, always aiming to create rounded individuals that can forge successful careers and lives, in a rapidly changing world. Our goal is to enable our schools to be the leading school of choice in their local area. At ISP we continue to engage with schools around the world that are interested in becoming part of our global group of schools and look forward to welcoming more students and staff to the group.

ISP Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Well-being and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.

Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.

Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.

ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.

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