Mars UK • United States of America

Data Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

As Data Engineer, Data-Driven Marketing, you will play a critical role in the development and ongoing use of consumer data (1P/2P/3P) across key marketing platforms, notably Mars Wrigley’s Consumer Data Platform (CDP) to accelerate analytics and data science for consumer engagement.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, application programming, software development, information systems, database administration, mathematics, engineering, or other related field. Advanced degree will be preferred.
  • 5+ years in a rapid development environment, preferably within an analytics environment
  • 3+ years of work experience in big data or large scale data projects
  • Expertise in best practices data design, data governance, metadata management, etc.
  • Hands-on experience with cloud-based data platforms (e.g, Azure, AWS) and their underlying solutions, as well as traditional enterprise RDBMS, SQL, and data orchestration.
  • Highly proficient in SQL with a working knowledge of Python, as well as interface/API development
  • Experience with big data solutions such as AWS S3, Databricks, Spark, Snowflake, etc.
  • Experience with CDP, DMP, CRM, EMS platforms a plus

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Lead data engineering activities on the CDP as it relates to data science capability building and campaign activations

  • Build out the necessary data structures optimized for analytics, leveraging a Snowflake and Azure data lake environment, anticipating needing both a BI/reporting environment, as well as an advanced analytics, direct query environment

  • Partner with data scientists, data-driven activation specialists, and analysts to develop and deploy models on the CDP for reuse by content and activation teams

  • Ensure table and query performance is optimized for machine learning and real time campaign activations

  • Work closely with the CDP Platform Engineer to ensure inbound and outbound integrations are performing optimally with a means to audit data from source through to activation

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

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Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

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

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
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