What’s the role about?
Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.
As the UK’s most successful omni-channel retailer, E-Commerce is a key part of Our Business – we run two of the busiest websites in the UK, driving a significant proportion of our sales. Our Engineering practice includes 60+ teams, working on everything from Cloud Platforms to Mobile Apps, from E-Commerce functionality to Machine Learning.
Our Engineers work collaboratively and share knowledge, and learning is extremely important to us. We support our Engineers to continuously improve their skills and keep abreast of the latest technologies. This role is known internally as Product Engineer (PL6)
Find out more about being a Software Engineer in the Partnership, and the technology we use.
What you’ll be doing?
This is an opportunity to join our John Lewis Partnership Data Platform (PDP) team working as a Senior Data Engineer.
You will be using your excellent Data Engineering skills and experience in designing, implementing and supporting secure cloud-based data platforms to enhance our in-house data capabilities.
The vision for PDP is to embed data-driven decision making and analytics at scale, across the Partnership. We recognise the importance of data, and are backing a significant investment in developing the platform.
We are transforming our in-house Data Engineering capability, which has been at the heart of a move to a cloud-native data platform, to become Product delivery focused. Recent successes have been the PDP underpinning customer experience and loyalty outcomes such as myJL Rewards and the relaunch of myWaitrose.
As a Senior Engineer, you will also use your knowledge of Software Engineering to lead the shaping of new projects and support the professional development of less experienced Engineers.
There are opportunities to become a people manager for your fellow engineers if that is something that appeals to you.
Successful candidates will have a passion for using technology to deliver outstanding and innovative software solutions, and will have a track record of working in teams delivering complex, performant, high quality software. They will thrive in a fast-paced environment and have a focus on quality, ensuring the delivery aligns with the needs of the business, whilst also being supportable and maintainable. You will be a champion for exceptional data DevSecOps for our Partners and customers.
What you’ll already have:
Expert skills in building cloud-based data pipelines using data orchestration and workflow platforms. We use Airflow/Cloud Composer with Python but you may have experience of different orchestration/workflow tools or programming languages.
Advanced SQL skills, with a deep understanding of how to write performant SQL and debug problems
Experience with a cloud-based relational Data Warehousing product
Data transformation tools, preferably DBT
Cloud-Based data platforms, preferably Snowflake or Big Query
Designing secure data pipelines and fixing security/performance issues
Identification of data quality issues
Deploying to at least one major Cloud Platform such as AWS, GCP or Azure
Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery
TDD, pair programming.
Agile development methods such as Scrum or Kanban
What else you could bring:
Gitlab CI, Jenkins, Circle CI, Jira
Data orchestration and workflow technologies such as Airflow
Visualisation & reporting tools such as Tableau or Looker
ETL tools such as Apache Beam or AbInitio
Knowledge or experience of DataVault (DV2)
Understanding of Data Management Concepts
Where will you be working?
We have a blended hybrid approach of working from our offices and a remote UK location. You should plan to be working remotely for approximately 60% of the month. However in practice, time in the office is a decision made within your team, and may mean that you do not come into the office for weeks or months at a time, unless you choose to.
We have opportunities linked to both our John Lewis Head Office in London Victoria and Waitrose Head Office in Bracknell, Berkshire.
What benefits do we offer you?
We believe in rewarding our Partners for their time and energy. Find out about the benefits of working for the Partnership
How does our application process work?
Internal candidates only, click here
External candidates: In order to help you understand what to expect, we have added a PDF overview of our application process at the green attachment link below.
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