Mars UK • United Kingdom

Data Engineering Lead

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

A technically strong Data Engineering Lead, needed to lead an agile team of data engineers in the design and implementation of a cloud-based advanced analytics platform

What are we looking for?

  • A technical leader in the data space with hands on data engineering/development experience, preferably in a cloud/big data environment
  • Experience working with DevOps implementations in the data space encompassing advanced CICD practices
  • Prior experience in at least one of Spark, Python, PySpark, SQL or similar
  • Leadership experience in insight functions or equivalent, delivering data projects and insight to inspire action and drive benefits

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Manage an agile team of data engineers. Evolve their skillset and personal development, driving best practices and innovation
  • Take technical ownership of Data Engineering projects and products within the ODDA analytics ecosystem
  • Partner with the DevOps pillar to promote DevOps & CI/CD methodologies that work successfully within an agile environment
  • Facilitate the design & engineering of data products & pipelines in a cloud environment using a progressive tech stack

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse 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

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

First we assess the flexibility options Mars UK provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Mars UK 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 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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