4 days/week at home

Core hours 10–4

Job Description

Salary: up to £65,000 per annum

Are you a Data Engineer with a wealth of experience and a desire for new challenges? Do you thrive in designing, constructing, maintaining, and troubleshooting data systems and infrastructure? If this resonates with you, an exciting opportunity awaits at RPS!

In the role of Senior Data Engineer, you will not only be a leader in data engineering at RPS, but also an influential mentor to our PhP team members. Stationed at the core of our Technology team, your key responsibility will be the development and maintenance of data pipelines. These pipelines transport data from a plethora of sources into our centralised data platforms. This pivotal role will offer you the opportunity to significantly enhance the volume and quality of insights generated and actioned.

Your invaluable contributions will empower data analysts, data scientists, and other PhP stakeholders, enabling them to harness valuable insights from our data.


  • Advanced programming skills in Python.
  • Previously built data pipelines, complex ETL, and managed large data migration projects.
  • Familiarity with AWS (Redshift, Lambda, DynamoDB, S3 etc.).
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with individuals from senior stakeholders / C suite to graduates.
  • Understanding of common approaches to data analysis, machine learning, and data visualisation.
  • Familiarity with different data architectures (e.g., Data Lake, Data Mesh, Data Warehouse, streaming, batch processing).
  • Hands-on experience with relational and NoSQL databases.
  • Experience with big data concepts for storing and processing large data volumes.
  • Understanding of information security and data governance.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver projects on time, with an emphasis on quality.

The Directorate

This role will work closely with the Head of Data Science, Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Delivery Lead, Data Quality Manager, Lead Architect, Software Developers and Chief Technology Officer.

The Team

As well as the above teams, you will be working across the organisation. We are welcoming someone who sees opportunities, is proactive and wanting to make a difference to the way we work and the way we support our members.

How we are currently working

RPS supports and works in a hybrid way, which means you will be able to work from home, however, there will be an expectation for collaborative face-to-face working – on average and typically this may be something between 4-8 working days per month at our London Office.

🗓️ Closing date: 10 May 2024

If you would like to learn more about the role, view our job description 👈

Please attach your CV and Cover Letter

We are passionate about creating a culture of belonging, inclusion, and diversity these are part of our core values at RPS and we are striving to have an organisation that represents the diversity of the profession. At RPS we do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, or disability and we encourage applications from all backgrounds.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part time work for some roles
Enhanced sick pay
Health insurance
Gym membership
Dental coverage
Compassionate leave
Mental health platform access
Season ticket loan
Company shutdown periods
Birthday off
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Accrued annual leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Shared parental leave
Carer’s leave
Cycle to work scheme
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Faith rooms
Salary sacrifice
Life assurance
Annual pay rises
Interest free loans
Teambuilding days
L&D budget
Employee discounts
Skilled worker visas
Employee assistance programme
Volunteer days
Open to compressed hours
Flexible working week
Tax-free childcare
Meditation space
Pension match/increase
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely 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 most people work flexibly
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 enjoy the working environment
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is fair and in line with the market average

Working at Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Cardiff, Edinburgh

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

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Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024

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