Emerald Publishing • Remote, UK

Data Engineer - 12 months Fixed Term Contract

Employment type:  Contract
Salary:  Circa £55,000

Remote-first – with office for co-working

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

The Database Engineer will work as part of The Data Team supporting, designing, developing, and delivering data and database solutions. This is a fixed term 12-month contract with the potential to be extended. The role will primarily involve working with colleagues and partners to help build a new data platform in Azure and subsequently migrating existing data marts from our existing SQL server data warehouse onto the new platform.

Day to day we’ll trust you to:   

  • Database or data design, development and delivery for systems and integrations between systems
  • Dimensional modelling and data mart design
  • Developing data pipelines in Azure to extract, transform and load data into the new data platform
  • Redevelopment and refactoring of existing SSIS ETLs in Azure
  • Helping upskill existing data engineers on working in Azure

You’ll need to have:   

  • Experience building scalable, performant, data pipelines in an Azure environment
  • Ideally Microsoft certified or working towards any of the following:
  • Microsoft Azure and Data Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Azure Data Engineer
  • Administering Relational Databases on Microsoft Azure
  • Knowledge of Azure Synapse
  • Knowledge of Source Control (Azure devops)
  • Knowledge of XQuery
  • Knowledge of Azure Data Factory and Databricks desirable
  • Strong Database technologies knowledge (Microsoft SQL Server version 2014)
  • Advanced knowledge and experience of SQL programming
  • Database Development experience of various database platforms
  • Database design experience (E.g. Relational, Non-Relational)
  • Dimensional Modelling & dart mart development experience
  • Database technologies experience of SQL Server essential (desirable in: PostgreSQL, MySQL, NoSQL/Big data i.e. Hadoop)
  • ETL technology experience (E.g. SQL Server integration services - Azure Data Factory desirable)
  • Programming / Scripting in python essential (desirable in C# Powershell)
  • Knowledge of Marklogic desirable
  • Knowledge of ITIL service management desirable
  • Great Self-motivation
  • Be a team player but also be able to work on own initiative
  • Experienced Problem solver

What’s in it for you?

At Emerald, we value our people. Becoming a part of our team means you’ll join a trusting and flexible environment and we've been flexified so you can trust that we're a truly flexible workplace. You'll also have numerous opportunities to progress your career, as well as access to professional development and the opportunity to learn new skills.

You’ll receive a wide range of benefits, such as 30 days annual leave, remote flexible working, up to 20% performance bonus, 6% pension contribution and various benefits aimed at supporting your wellbeing and work-life balance.

Emerald Group is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our applicants. If you would like to request any accommodations/adjustments from application through to interview stages, please complete the relevant section within the application or contact us at peopleteam@emerald.com and let us know.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 16 weeks full pay, 16 weeks half pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 4 weeks full pay
Adoption leave – 16 weeks full pay, 16 weeks half pay
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme – In-country
30 days annual leave + bank holidays
Work from home allowance
Pregnancy loss leave
Carer’s leave
Tax-free childcare
Compassionate leave
Buy or sell annual leave
Company shutdown periods
Cycle to work scheme
On-site gym
Life assurance
Annual pay rises
Annual bonus
Volunteer days – 2 paid days per year
Charity donation scheme
Employee assistance programme
Employee discounts
Moments that Matter days
2 annual volunteering days
Emerald Extras - discounts /cashback schemes
Regional variances apply to our regional offices

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Emerald Publishing provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Emerald Publishing is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Emerald Publishing

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

UK, China, USA, Dubai, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, Malaysia

Hiring Countries

South Africa
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Media companies – 2nd

Most flexible Media companies – 2nd

Industry awards 2022