Senior Data Engineer
Lisbon, Portugal
há 1 dia
source : Just Join IT

SQL (advanced)

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Project Overview :

Kainos’ customer is a FinTech start up with heavy backing, both financially and from across their target industry. Their vision is to build an on-demand service to replace an old and ineffective system which their target market all has deployed on premises.

The core functionality will be commercial software, similar to that currently deployed on premises.

Kainos are building all of the surrounding services : infrastructure as code, message handling, data handling and persistence, analytics, operations, orchestration, integration with customers, and a whole lot more!

This is Kainos’ largest commercial sector project and will really put us on the map : multi-million Euro deal, multiple years of ongoing development and service.

A chance to be build something that changes an industry!


As a Senior Data Engineer at Kainos, you will be responsible or designing and developing data processing and data persistence software components for solutions which handle data at scale .

Working in agile teams , Senior Data Engineers provide strong development leadership and take responsibility for significant technical components of data systems.

You will work within a multi-skilled agile team to design and develop large-scale data processing software to meet user needs in demanding production environments.

Your responsibilities will include :

  • Working to develop data processing software primarily for deployment in Big Data technologie s. The role encompasses the full software lifecycle including design, code, test and defect resolution.
  • Working with Architects and Lead Engineers to ensure the software supports non-functional needs.
  • Collaborating with colleagues to resolve implementation challenges and ensure code quality and maintainability remains high.
  • Leads by example in code quality.

  • Working with operations teams to ensure operational readiness.
  • Advising customers and managers on the estimated effort and technical implications of user stories and user journeys.
  • Coaching and mentoring team members.

  • Strong software development experience in one of : Java , Scala , or Python .
  • Software development experience with data-processing platforms from vendors such as AWS , Azure , GCP , Databricks .
  • Experience of developing substantial components for large-scale data processing solutions and deploying into a production environment.
  • Proficient in SQL and SQL extensions for analytical queries.
  • Solid understanding of ETL / ELT data processing pipelines and design patterns.
  • Aware of key features and pitfalls of distributed data processing frameworks , data stores and data serialisation formats.
  • Able to write quality, testable code and has experience of automated testing.
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment techniques.

  • Experience of performance tuning.
  • Experience of data visualisation and complex data transformations.
  • Experience with steaming and event-processing architectures including technologies such as Kafka and change-data-capture (CDC) products.
  • Expertise in continuous improvement and sharing input on data best practice.
  • What we offer :

  • Company share scheme plan.
  • Private medical insurance at Medicover.
  • Multisport card.
  • Group life insurance.
  • 3000 Pounds for refer-a-friend scheme.
  • Reimbursement of the costs of purchasing a chair and desk to be used in the home office.
  • Access to Pluralsight online training.
  • Core hours (starting work between 8 am and 10 am).

  • Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract;
  • they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome;
  • honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience.

    These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.

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