Mars UK • United Kingdom

Data Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Data and Analytics is foundational to our Petcare OGSM and will drive our transformation to a business that is powered by data.
To deliver on this ambition set by this OGSM we require the very highest level of technical / engineering expertise within Global Petcare Data & Analytics
There is a need to expand this high performing team of creative, skilled individuals – to help build out new capabilities and bring fresh ideas to the table

What are we looking for?

    • A skilled engineer on the Petcare Data Platform, helping build the foundations for a better understanding of pets and pet-owners

    • Manage data from across divisions to produce valuable data assets on pets and pet-owners

    • Work in squads to focus on key areas of development within the Petcare Data Platform

    • Work comfortably in an agile and fast paced environment

    • Contribute enthusiastically to technical design and brainstorming sessions

    • Present brilliant work and success stories to stakeholders and the wider team

What will be your key responsibilities?

    • Engineer and orchestrate data flows & pipelines in a cloud environment using a progressive tech stack e.g. Databricks, Spark, Python, PySpark, Delta Lake, SQL, Logic Apps, Azure Functions, ADLS, Parquet, Neo4J, Flask

    • Ingest and integrate data from a large number of disparate data sources

    • Design and build complex data models for analytical insight

    • Write high-quality code contributing to a platform which is scalable and easy to maintain

    • Work closely with analysts, data scientists and technology partners to understand their requirements

    • Exercise fluid communication with your team of data engineers

    • Adopt DevOps & CI/CD methodologies to collaborate on a growing platform

    • Enthusiastically evolve your technical skillset, engage in training and learn new technologies and techniques

    • Tackle challenging project tasks demonstrating ownership and responsibility

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 like-minded and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.

  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.

  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Bank holiday swaps

We asked employees of Mars UK 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 switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

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

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring
Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Industry awards 2022