Quantexa • London, United Kingdom

Data Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

Job Description

The Data Engineering function in Quantexa’s RnD department was setup in 2019 to centrally develop data engineering tools and best practices for use on Quantexa projects. After a successful first year, the remit of the team has widened and the team is now known as the Data Engineering & Demos team, encompassing three distinct sub-teams:

Data Engineering Accelerators

  • Developing Quantexa’s standard code for cleansing, parsing and standardising data used in entity resolution
  • Finding efficiency/performance improvements through big data testing and building performance tooling
  • Owning best practices in entity resolution and network building

Trials

  • Owning the Quantexa Trial platform, the first place prospective Quantexa clients get the opportunity to see the product in action using real data
  • Working with data from various third party/open source data provider partners that is loaded into the Trial platform
  • Developing and maintaining of Quantexa’s data packs – packaged up ETL and UI code that is also used heavily by delivery projects

Demos

  • Developing, deploying and maintaining all Quantexa demos, showcasing the different use cases for the Quantexa Platform
  • Implementing cutting edge new features developed by core RnD
  • Designing and then building demos for novel use cases of the platform, opening up new markets for Quantexa.

More detailed information on the day to day activities of the three sub-teams can be shared on request. The teams all work together closely and team members are able to rotate between the teams to enable knowledge sharing and personal development.

What does a Data Engineering Accelerators role at Quantexa look like?

  • We are looking for people who enjoy the following to join us:
    • Working in a fast moving, Agile environment
    • Data processing/ETL pipelines
    • Analysing and examining real and varied data
    • Full stack development, but with a heavy focus on the data processing/ETL side
    • Solving difficult problems with efficient, resilient, high impact code
    • Working in the cloud with production-grade systems
    • Defining best-practices and sharing expertise you’ve developed
    • Growing and thriving within one of the UK’s fastest growing scale-ups

Requirements

  1. What do I need to have?
  • Suitable candidates will have a proven track record in a number of the following areas:
    • A strong coding background, ideally in Scala or otherwise in a relevant language that will allow you to learn Scala quickly (e.g. Java/Python)
    • Big data experience, either from a software deployment/implementation or a data science perspective
    • Knowledge of at least one big data technology such as Spark, Hadoop or Elasticsearch
    • Experience working in an Agile environment
    • Experience of building data processing pipelines for use in production batch systems, including either traditional ETL pipelines and/or analytics pipelines
    • Experience in manipulating data through cleansing, parsing, standardising etc, especially in relation to improving data quality/integrity
    Our team members come from a variety of backgrounds and we are currently looking to recruit at most levels to support our extensive product roadmap. We are looking for individuals who want to develop their data engineering skillset whilst working across a wide range of the Quantexa tech stack. Engaging with our internal stakeholders is also a key part of the role – we work closely with delivery, solution/product owners, sales etc to design and develop our solutions. We have a great team culture, with regular socials and a strong presence in Quantexa’s London office, whilst maintaining a flexible working policy allowing for regular home working. We are a fast growing department within Quantexa, having tripled in size over the last 2 years, whilst Quantexa itself is one of the UK’s fastest growing scale-ups. Come and be a part of the next stage of the growth of our team and Quantexa as a whole!

Benefits

Why join Quantexa?

We know that just having an excellent glass door rating isn’t enough so brand-new WeWork office and put together a competitive package as a way of saying thank you for all your hard work and dedication.

We offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Bonus
  • Private Healthcare, Life Insurance, and Income Protection
  • Cyclescheme and Techscheme
  • Pension Scheme with a company contribution of 6% (if you contribute 3%)
  • 25 days annual leave (with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days) + birthday off!
  • Amazing work environment

Our mission

We have one mission. To help businesses grow. To make data easier. And to make the world a better place. We’re not a start-up. Not anymore. But we’ve not been around that long either. What we are is a collection of bright, passionate minds harnessing complexities and helping our clients and their communities. One culture, made of many. Heading in one direction – the future.

It's all about you

Quantexa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We’re dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment, where everyone feels welcome, valued, and respected. We want to hear from people who are passionate about their work and align with our values. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, colour, ancestry, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, marital, disability, or veteran status. Whoever you are, if you’re a curious, caring, and authentic human being who wants to help push the boundaries of what’s possible, we want to hear from you.


Internal pay equity across departments is crucial to our global compensation philosophy. Grade level and salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of experience, education, training, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, equity with other team members, and alignment with market data.


Quantexa is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our talent acquisition processes. If you require support, please inform our Talent Acquisition Team.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Work from home allowance
Teambuilding days
UK nursery benefit scheme
Private healthcare
Accredited Quantexa Tech Academy & Management Training
Personal development platform & funds + 1 hour weekly dedicated time to learn
Volunteer & Birthday Leave
Location
86%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
79%
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
76%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
74%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
82%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
87%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Quantexa

Company employees

500+

Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)

70:29:1

Office locations

London (HQ), Boston, NYC, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore, Brussels, Amsterdam, Dubai, Malaga, Luxembourg

Funding levels

Series E

Hiring Countries

Australia

Belgium

Canada

Luxembourg

Netherlands

Singapore

Spain

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

SaaS & Software

SaaS & Software

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023