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

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

The opportunity: 

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Data Engineer to join our Data Analytics and Architecture team. You’ll have the opportunity to transform data across Zurich General Insurance UK. You will be working with a variety of complex datasets to drive business performance from designing new data solutions & developing new analytical pipelines.

The ideal candidate will be a Senior Data Engineer who will have a “can-do” attitude, strong experience using the Microsoft Azure technology stack including Data Factory. You will have great T-SQL skills plus an understanding of Python or other object-orientated programming languages. You must be an excellent communicator and able to establish strong relationships with relevant stakeholders as well as confident in providing technical guidance to the Data Engineering team.

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.
  • Implement, maintain and enhance data pipeline processes for Data Warehouse and Data Mart solutions.
  • Provide technical leadership, guidance and direction as well as facilitating training and development sessions with members of the team.
  • Assist with Cloud migration strategy, using tools such as Azure Data Factory, Snowflake etc.
  • 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 Peer Reviews and System Integration Testing, working closely with QA Analysts & Test Manager.
  • Proactively drive sprint planning and the creation of tasks to help understand burndown against project timelines.
  • 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 stakeholder/customer management skills.
  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Technical Skills

  • T-SQL experience.
  • Experienced in ETL/ELT techniques integrating into Data Warehouse solutions.
  • Solid understanding of Relational Databases & Data Warehouse methodology such as Kimball, Inmon & Data Vault.
  • Knowledge of various architectures and methodologies like metadata management, performance management and handling data quality issues.
  • Object Orientated Programming experience such as Python, C#, Java etc. would be desirable.
  • Experience working in a DevOps environment including Agile, Scrum or Kanban project management methodology.
  • Experience with GIT source control & branching strategies or equivalent.
  • Continuous Integration/Deployment experience such as Azure DevOps, Jenkins, Bamboo etc.
  • Developing in Cloud environments such as Azure, Snowflake, AWS etc.
  • 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 the career development needs and plans of our employees 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.