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Jacobs Data Engineer in Manchester, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40 countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

Jacobs is actively searching for a proficient Data Engineer to join the PTSS Shared Services team based in Manchester, UK. As a key member of this team, you will play a crucial role in diverse projects catering to major clients across various sectors. Your contributions will significantly enhance the positive impact and value of our solutions to communities and society at large.

In this position, you will collaborate closely with a dynamic, cross-functional team of problem solvers, addressing a wide array of challenges. Your responsibilities will involve incubating, building, and maintaining both new and existing professional software solutions for our clients. This role presents an exciting opportunity to engage in varied projects within a fast-paced environment.

As a Data Engineer, you will collaborate with clients and product teams to design, provision, and implement the appropriate technologies for our solutions. Your role will extend to assisting our business in establishing systems for data ingestion, transformation, and analytics from operational activities.

The ideal candidate will possess an up-to-date technical skill set and a commitment to regularly reviewing and developing their skills to keep the team well-positioned to respond to market changes and developments. The team will provide support for the ongoing development of this technical skill base.

In this capacity, you will serve as an expert and a go-to resource for data engineering queries from across the business. Working closely with the team, you will consult, analyse requirements, and develop solutions that facilitate tangible business change.

If successful, you will independently design, develop, and implement high-quality deliverables, spanning multiple clients across a diverse range of industries and sectors.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Experience of Azure, GCP or AWS

  • Advanced SQL knowledge

  • Experience with Relational, MPP, NoSQL databases and Object storage

  • Experience with Python / Scala / Databricks / Spark

  • Strong background in Data modelling

  • Streaming and batch mode processes

  • Agile ways of working

  • Source control management, coding standards / code reviews testing, CI/CD

  • Experience in designing and implementing distributed systems

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know. (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2)



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