Technical Lead - Data Engineering

London, England, United Kingdom

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Tech & Data Science

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Technical lead – Data Engineering
Tech & Data Science
Limejump Ltd.

About Limejump
Optimising a 100% renewable energy future is our vision.

Limejump is a technology platform that manages a large renewable energy network. Our portfolio delivers clean energy to businesses and homes, using renewables and stored energy when it’s needed to meet demand.

We connect and manage 100% renewable energy through the intelligent control of renewable generators, such as wind turbines and solar panels. We work closely with renewable asset owners, buying their energy and then selling it onto the UK’s grid, giving them simple access to the power market. But, the sun isn’t always shining and the wind isn’t always blowing. We must therefore capture energy for times when there is high demand. By harnessing big data and renewable technology, we accelerate the UK’s transition to net zero carbon emissions.

The Role
As our Technical Lead for Data Engineering you will architect, build and improve our enterprise-wide data platforms (pipelines, warehouses and lakes), ensuring we have dependable and quality data available to power our core business processes.

The role has three main responsibilities. Firstly, the hands-on design and coding of technical solutions, ensuring technical output from the Data Engineering team meets business needs and aligns with best practise. Secondly, responsibility for the business data strategy and policy, working with other Technical Leads, Product Owners and wider teams to ensure data validation & integrity. Finally, you will play a role in defining platform-wide architecture, identifying technical debt, and coordinating cross-team initiatives with peers across Limejump.

The role will involve line management responsibilities and you will report into the Head of Data Science.

What we need from you – Essential Requirements

  • Passion and commitment towards team leadership.
  • Passion for sustainability energy and/or experience within the industry.
  • Knowledge of data policy formation & implementation.
  • A commitment to quality and good testing practices.
  • An open and collaborative attitude with a desire to help others.
  • An ability to communicate and work with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Detailed knowledge of modern cloud-based architectures, ideally AWS, with detailed domain knowledge of the various data services available.
  • The ability to lead end to end design and implementation of data engineering work within a data-intensive environment.
  • Experience of end-to-end project delivery, including line management and mentoring of more junior team members.
  • A degree (BSc/ MSc/ PhD) in a quantitative subject (Maths, Physical sciences, Computer science etc…) or equivalent experience.

Technically proficient with:

  • Python and SQL.
  • AWS data services (DynamoDB, RDS, Redshift, Timestream).
  • Kafka / event-driven systems.
  • Kubernetes / container-based deployments.
  • It would be preferable to have some experience using Snowflake, Debezium, DBT, Airflow and Looker.

Company Benefits:

  • Competitive pay and an annual performance-based bonus.
  • Private Medical Insurance with AXA PPP with £0 annual excess.
  • 25 days annual leave…and one extra day for your birthday.
  • £1k annual innovation budget to spend on self-development coupled with 10% time off work to do it.
  • Flexible working options to suit your personal life (including caring responsibility and/or your cultural background).
  • Mental wellbeing support with Mental Health First Aiders and Employee Assistance Program.
  • Company wide lunch n learns, culturally diverse celebrations and other social events.
  • Parental leave – up to 12 weeks paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave.
  • Subsidised onsite gym membership and weekly fitness classes.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme – enjoy a carbon free commute on us!
  • Life assurance and personal accident insurance.


Other perks and Culture
In addition to the listed benefits above, day-to-day life at Limejump is packed full of perks. There is flexibility to split your working week between home and office as well as flexible working hours to allow for balancing work with personal responsibility and circumstances. In the office we have ample comfortable breakout and booth spaces to promote a collaborative working environment. We have a pool table, regularly stocked snacks and drinks, casual working attire and the option to occasionally bring your best fur friend into work with you.

On top of this we have regular company, department, and team socials to bond with colleagues outside of day-to-day work. Some examples of social and knowledge sharing events include our Summer and end of year party, Stress Awareness Month, Ramadan and World Pizza Day. To see what we arranged for these events and more, check out our socials on our Instagram page here.

Working Pattern
Limejump works off hybrid model, split between home and office working.

Unfortunately, Limejump cannot offer 100% remote roles.

Diversity Statement 
Limejump values equality and diversity, and we welcome applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Background Checks
This role will be subject to the following background checks, in line with the Limejump Recruitment Privacy Notice: Right to Work in the UK checks, proof of address, reference checks and basic criminal record check. For further information please see the Limejump Recruitment Privacy Notice here

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