3–4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

CTS Data Engineering

Are you passionate about data? Would you be excited to build cloud first data platforms, with the potential to process and store terabytes of data, to enable businesses to make better decisions? Are you a quick learner and into working with cutting-edge technologies? If so, let’s talk!

We’re hiring for talented Data Engineering professionals to design, implement and maintain modern cloud data platforms at scale utilising both Google Cloud Platform and open source services. This is an opportunity to develop a specialism with GCP - the cloud platform that is leading the way in the fields of data engineering and machine learning.

You’ll work alongside our highly skilled and collaborative GCP Engineering team (Data Engineers, Platform Engineers, Cloud Architects, Software Engineers), working as part of CTS project teams delivering innovative solutions for our diverse customer base.

The duration of customer projects tends to be fairly short, typically between 3-6 months, and each customer has a specific set of requirements and desired business outcomes. This means you’d be exposed to different challenges and tech stacks with each project. It’s a highly varied role, in which you’ll continually broaden your technical knowledge.

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We have four distinct roles within our Data Engineering Team:

Data Engineer - Play an active role in customer projects, contribute to the successful delivery of cloud-native data engineering projects. Hone your technical skills and develop a specialism in GCP services.

Senior Data Engineer - A customer facing, delivery-focused Engineering role. Take ownership and be the most senior engineering resource on customer projects. Mentor and coach more junior Engineers. Be the technical escalation point for our customers.

Data Engineering Team Lead - All the above, plus line management of a group of Data Engineers. You’ll provide guidance and support to your direct reports, ensuring they have the tools, coaching and confidence to perform to the best of their ability.

Principal Data Engineer - As an individual contributor role, you’d demonstrate an extensive knowledge of data engineering principles, tooling and technologies. You’d still work as a hands-on Engineer, but would also contribute to designing solutions, improving internal delivery processes and defining CTS’ data capabilities and service offerings.

If you're unsure if your experience is aligned to any one of the roles listed above, or if more than one role appeals to you, then we'd be happy to have an informal call to provide more context.

*Please Note: Previous experience with GCP is not required; experience of other public cloud providers (AWS or Azure) would be sufficient.

What you’ll do:

  • Work alongside CTS colleagues to design highly available, complex and cloud-native data platforms, and mentor others to be able to do so.
  • Advise customers on modern approaches to data engineering and the best approach to solve their unique problems.
  • Understand customer data structures and transformation requirements to build suitable solutions on Google Cloud Platform
  • Assist customers in understanding how cloud technology can help them grow and the benefits it offers

Technical Skills/Experience:

At any level, we’d look for you to have some experience with the below:

  • Hands-on experience with at least one major cloud provider (GCP, AWS, Azure), including the use of their data related components to build solutions.
  • Experience designing and building large data architectures
  • Significant experience in using Python for Data Engineering and Software Development.
  • Strong experience building ETL / ELT pipelines, Data Lakes and Data Warehouses

Some of the technologies you might have encountered might include:

  • Hadoop / Spark
  • Apache Airflow
  • Apache Beam
  • Relational database technologies (Microsoft SQL, Oracle or PostgreSQL)
  • Teradata
  • Tensorflow
  • Analytical tools (Looker, Tableau, Qlik, Data Studio)

You might also have some of the below:

  • Common data modelling techniques and SQL (e.g. MS SQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL)
  • Google database services like Firestore, Cloud SQL, Big Query or equivalents from other Cloud Providers.
  • Unit testing and CI / CD
  • Experience using Git and related tooling
  • Google Cloud Platform (e.g. Pub/Sub, Dataflow, BigQuery, Firestore, etc.)
  • AWS (e.g. Athena, EMR, Glue, Redshift, Kinesis, etc) or Azure (e.g. Synapse, Databricks, Data Factory, Event Hub, etc.)
  • Scala or other programming languages.


You can choose to work fully remotely if that works best for you. Alternatively, we have offices in Manchester, Edinburgh, London & Utrecht, so if you'd prefer to travel to the offices on a daily, weekly or just an occasional basis then that's entirely up to you!

What you’ll get:

In addition to the competitive salary (see our “Fair pay. Done right” commitment below), you’ll get private health insurance and company contributed pensions as standard.

We have a multitude of other benefits, including a market leading parental leave policy, unlimited paid holidays, regular opportunities to attain industry recognised training and access to a discounts and rewards programme (including discounted gym membership). We've also recently announced our Work From Anywhere policy!

You’ll be invited to the bi-annual international company ‘kick off’ conferences, which are a great chance to meet your colleagues that you don’t see everyday.

As part of our DNA, we offer a flexible working environment, so we encourage you to apply and ask if this is something you require.

Fair Pay; Done Right.

We don't advertise salary brackets because we don't have salary brackets. We encourage conversation about your (and our) salary expectations from the off and throughout your time with us, but we don't want to discourage anyone from applying because they are on significantly more or less than a "bracket".

About Us:

Here at CTS, we help our customers do great things with Google Cloud and we’d love for you to be a part of our journey. As the largest dedicated Google Cloud practice in Europe, we offer a unique full stack Google Cloud solution for businesses. Whether our customers want to identify leaks faster, drive towards carbon negativity, save patients from trying to read doctors’ handwriting or simply adapt quickly to hybrid working, we're here to help.

We’re proud to work with businesses around the world who want to differentiate themselves through adopting Google Cloud technologies and creating a culture of innovation and sustainability. Our hard work has been recognised by Google, we’ve won awards for both Workspace and GCP, as well as Google Partner of the Year for Workspace Enterprise deployments and Public Sector GCP work.

We have a brilliant remote-first team of over 270 people across our global workforce, with offices in Manchester, Edinburgh, London and Utrecht. Driving progress and sustainability is at the heart of what we do and we support this by working to the B Corporation framework. You can even find us in the Flexa Careers list as one of the most flexible companies in the world for 2022.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

At CTS, we look after each other and support everyone on our team. We’re proud of our people-centred culture; our diversity brings us innovation and our commitment to inclusion drives us forward. If you share these values and would be interested in joining one of our teams, get in touch today!

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks full pay, followed by 13 weeks statutory
Enhanced paternity leave – 5 weeks to be taken within first 2 years (not more than 2 weeks in any 6month period)
Adoption leave – 26 weeks full pay, followed by 13 weeks statutory
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme – work overseas for up to 3 months in any 12 month period.
Unlimited annual leave
Enhanced sick pay – 10 paid sick days per annum
Pregnancy loss leave
Teambuilding days
Teambuilding holidays
Dog friendly office
Dog friendly co-working space
Open to part time work for some roles
Enhanced sick days
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Mental health platform access
Gym membership
Compassionate leave
Birthday off
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Life assurance
Matched pension contribution
Volunteer days
Personal development days
Personal development budgets
Company wide holidays/offsites
L&D budget
Financial coaching
Charity donation scheme
Lunch and learns
Employee assistance programme
Skilled worker visas
Employee discounts
Core benefits such as Company Contributed Pensions and Private Health Insurance with a fully comprehensive mental health support package, plus dental and optical reimbursements.
Opportunities to be involved with our DEI and Environmental Boards who strive to pave the way not just in our company but in our industry, making a real difference.
Investment in you - We'll pay for certifications, and give you paid time off to study or attend interesting events.

We asked employees of CTS & CloudM how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at CTS & CloudM

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)


Office locations

Manchester (Head Office), London, Edinburgh and Utrecht

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
Awards & Achievements

Flexa100 2024

Most flexible companies

Industry awards 2023

SaaS & Software

Flexa100 2023

Most flexible companies

Industry awards 2022

Saas & Dev Software