Centrica • United Kingdom

Senior Data Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

A little flex time

Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

Senior Data Engineer

At Centrica, our purpose is to energise a greener, fairer future. Achieving this is made possible through our family of trusted brands and businesses.

Across the Centrica group we have established a vast rudimentary data lake comprising of UK & Ireland wide customer and enterprise data for group and our trusted businesses (British Gas, Bord Gais Energy, Centrica Business Solutions, Centrica Energy and Upstream). This data source presents a huge opportunity to create significant value for our customers, for us to build innovative products, provide new services and improve the capabilities of our Centrica employees to drive our journey as we transition towards NetZero. This is where you come in.

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated Senior Data Engineer to join our growing and dynamic team. As a Senior Data Engineer, you will have a strong background in data engineering, with expertise in designing, developing, and maintaining scalable data pipelines. You’ll also play a pivotal role in ensuring the efficient flow and management of data, contributing to data-driven decision-making processes, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to address complex business challenges.

This role will allow you to contribute to the hugely exciting field of data engineering. Your skills and experience will make a direct impact on our business success and this role will give you the opportunity to be part of an innovative, collaborative and inclusive environment.

Location: You will be required to work out of our nd Windsor offices approximately 1 day per week.


About the Role:

  • Data Pipeline Development: Design, build, and maintain robust and scalable data pipelines for processing and integrating large datasets from various sources.

  • Data Harmonisation: Work closely with data scientists to design and implement data harmonization strategies to integrate heterogeneous datasets and create a unified view of the data landscape.

  • Feature Engineering: Work closely with data scientists and analysts to understand feature requirements for advanced analytics and machine learning models. Design and implement feature engineering pipelines to extract, transform, and create relevant features from diverse datasets.

  • Data Architecture: Collaborate with data architects to design and implement efficient and optimized data storage structures.

  • Data Integration: Work closely with business analysts and other stakeholders to understand data requirements and ensure seamless integration with existing systems.

  • Data Quality and Governance: Implement and enforce data quality standards, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and consistency of data.

  • Collaboration: Engage with cross-functional teams to understand business needs and provide technical solutions. Collaborate with data scientists and analysts to support their data requirements.

  • Manage and develop a team of Data Engineers.

About You:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Data Engineering, or a related field.

  • Significant experience in designing and implementing scalable data pipelines.

  • In depth understanding of programming languages such as Python, Java, or Scala.

  • Confident with big data technologies (e.g., Hadoop, Spark) is advantageous.

  • Strong experience with cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) is a plus.

  • Be an experienced people manager.

What’s in it for you:

If this sounds like a good match for your skills, experience and what you’re looking for as a next step, we’d love to hear from you! In return, we will offer you:

  • Competitive salary and bonus potential.

  • Employee Energy Allowance at 15% of the government price cap.

  • Pension scheme.

  • Company Funded Healthcare Plan.

  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus public holidays, and the option to buy up to 5 additional days.

  • Excellent range of flexible benefits, including technology vouchers, electric car lease scheme & travel insurance.

  • Colleague-led networks which aim to empower & support colleagues from underrepresented groups.

Our customers come from all walks of life, and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. We will continue to champion inclusivity, develop future skills and invest in our local communities to create a better, more sustainable world, for everyone.

#MoreThanACareer

At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!


PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Location
96%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
92%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
82%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
79%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
83%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
88%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
80%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
82%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
84%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
85%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
72%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees

20,000

Gender diversity (male:female)

68:32

Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries

Belgium

Denmark

Ireland

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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