Data Engineer - (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

Data Engineer - (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

Location: Fareham, UK

The opportunity: 

You’ll join a fairly new Data Analytics and Architecture team, 3 years to be exact, that has grown from strength to strength, achieving its initial objectives and winning a few industry awards along the way. We are continuing to enhance our data platform, delivering more business value whilst preparing for the future by shoring up our infrastructure in the Cloud.

Rather than a general “can you develop in X, Y and hopefully, Z set of requirements”. You’ll use SQL technologies to revolutionise data and analytics across the business by consolidating and conforming all data across its legacy systems into a new data platform providing a single, consistent format that is accurate and reconciles to the main financial system.

You’ll have the opportunity to transform data across Zurich General Insurance UK. You will be working with a variety of complex datasets to tell a story about our business and our customers from designing new data solutions & developing new analytical pipelines. You will closely collaborate with our business stakeholders, leaders and colleagues to understand the business problems and opportunities and translate them into analytical and data solutions.

We understand that training is a vital tool for any employee no matter how much experience you have. Therefore as part of this role, you will have the opportunity to enhance existing skills and learn new ones through a variety of on-site and external learning offerings.

If you have a ‘can-do attitude, enjoy tasks varying from one day to the next and can make commercially sensible judgements then you may be exactly what we’re looking for.

You’ll improve the way our people spend their working days. On a global scale.

This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Develop, maintain and support data pipeline processes from a variety of data sources such as databases, data files, XML, JSON & Hadoop.
  • Implement, maintain and enhance data pipeline processes for Data Warehouse and Data Mart solutions.
  • Design and document data integration technical specifications & processes.
  • Ensuring unit tests on development work is planned and carried out across the time.
  • Diagnosing and solving production issues.
  • Assist with Cloud migration strategy, using tools such as Azure Data Factory etc.
  • Your skills and experience:

    Personal skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and able to deal with ambiguity.
  • Ability to work under pressure and shift priorities depending on business need.
  • Good communication and time management skills.
  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Technical Skills

  • Microsoft SQL Server experience.
  • Developing SSIS solutions ideally using BIML.
  • Experienced in ETL techniques such as change control, audit logging etc.
  • Good understanding of Relational Databases & Data Warehouse methodology such as Kimball, Inmon & Data Vault.
  • Knowledge of various architectures and methodologies like metadata, performance management and handling data quality issues.
  • Knowledge of some of the following languages & technologies would be advantages: C#, F#, Python, Spark, Hadoop, R, Apache Kafka, Attunity Compose, Scala, Java, .Net, NodeJS, JSON, XML.
  • Experience working in a DevOps environment including Agile, Scrum or Kanban project management methodology.
  • Experience with GIT source control or equivalent.
  • Continuous Integration/Deployment experience such as Azure DevOps, Jenkins, Bamboo etc.
  • Developing solutions in the Cloud desirable.
  • The reward:

    As well as a competitive salary we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes –

  • 12% pension
  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days
  • Annual company bonuses
  • Contribution to medical cover
  • Discounted technology offers
  • Virtual GP appointments
  • Discounted gym membership,
  • Free flu jab
  • Discounted gadget insurance 
  • At Zurich, we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring. Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you may need.

    Who we are:

    With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We, therefore, look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.

    You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address our employees' career development needs and plans to ensure their success in the future.

    Further information:

    At Zurich, we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that.

    Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.

    With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

    We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.

    We have won numerous awards for our work on Diversity and Inclusion. We are also proud to be nominated for the 2020 Insurance Times award for Diversity and Inclusion. You can read about our awards on our website.

    So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.