Data Engineer

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Leeds, UK



Job description

About us 

Working with us you’ll be at the heart of the technological revolution of one of the world’s most trusted betting and gaming companies. Our wholesale adoption of Public Cloud means that we need to scale intelligently with an eye on the future. Behind the bet, you’ll join a team of people releasing cutting edge, fully functional software to customers globally, in an agile environment where you will have the autonomy to drive best practices, data capacity and data storage design either with relational, columnar, or key-value storage technologies. 

You will have the autonomy to influence design decisions across the whole of Trading Technology to ensure a consistent approach and ensure that we deliver for our customers with our cutting-edge technologies.

Your role in the team 

As a Data Engineer you’ll be a hands-on, technical individual ready to tackle our real-time data pipelines and corresponding data stores all within our AWS cloud-based data platform that provides Sports Betting Odds around the globe 24/7.

Key Responsibilities:
  • You’ll ensure that all our data is accessible, secure and consistent based on the strategy and designs needed for the real-time pricing pipeline.
  • Partnering with our Architects and Developers you’ll help shape the design of our underlying data platform to meet our quality standards whilst ensuring that the performance of our systems meet our business goals.
  • You’ll be coaching our engineers on the right storage patterns and technologies to best serve our customers whilst ensuring that our costs, scalability and availability goals are met.
  • Responsible for the design, implementation, operation and support of our data stores across various technologies all hosted in the public cloud.
  • We'll rely on your guidance on opportunities for data technology adoption supporting our business targets. Working in partnership with Product Owners, Engineering Managers and Developers, you'll make sure teams can realise the data security and performance that we need and understand the approach by flexing your communication style to suit the audience.
  • Maintain a strong customer focus ensuring regular communication and reporting.
  • Raise and resolve any risks and issues related to our data platform
  • Engaging and directing any ‘Proof of Concept’ or prototyping of solutions.

What we expect:
  • You’ll already be a data engineer, database administrator or cloud engineer with a data focus looking for your next adventure.
  • You’ll need to know your atomicity from your consistency, your global secondary index from your partition key and your quorum configuration in your ring topology.
  • Demonstrable hands-on experience operating and troubleshooting Cassandra, and traditional relational databases by dealing with deployment, configuration, backups, recovery, data migrations and performance tuning.
  • You’ll need to be able to troubleshoot data and system problems in complex environments using monitoring and logging tools such as New Relic and Splunk
  • You'll bring extensive experience and deep understanding in both traditional and modern data architecture and processing concepts, including relational databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL (e.g. Redis, Mongo, Dynamo) etc.
  • Have a well-rounded technical repertoire Linux administration, networking, and docker. Kubernetes experience is desirable but not required.
  • Ideally, you’ll be certified in AWS but If you don’t have the certifications yet, then don’t worry, as we’ll help you get there.

What we offer

We take the safety and wellbeing of our employees seriously, especially at this challenging time. We have put in place robust Covid19 measures and are supporting our new employees with a smooth remote onboarding and training programme to make you feel welcome and part of our team.
We will soon be able to welcome our teams back to the office, however, we want to offer a balanced approach to office and home working - now and for the long-term future. We know that not everyone is the same, many people have embraced home working, whilst others can’t wait to get back. Therefore, we are offering our employees the opportunity to work from home up to 80% of the time with 20% of office time built in to ensure we get some face to face collaborative team time -  and the chance for a coffee and a catch up.
We’ll welcome you on-board with 25 days holiday (not to mention 8 bank holidays and an extra day for your birthday), a rewarding bonus scheme, healthcare, an attractive pension package, healthy gym discounts and a staff benefits scheme. Plus, our season ticket loan and handy Metro Card loan will save you money getting to work and getting around town. And if you see the journey to work as part of your fitness regime, you’ll just love our Cycle to Work scheme. 

William Hill in Leeds
Right in the middle of the creative heart of the UK sit both of our Leeds offices. Leeds itself is a buzzy, busy place to work and live. A hub for tech, digital and gaming companies – there’s also five universities right on our doorstep. And away from work, we’re in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and of course have got a competitive sports scene with Leeds United and Yorkshire Cricket and Rugby just up the road in Headingly. 
Join us #behindthebet