Data Engineer

The role

Are you looking to build a technical career not just a job?

Do you want an opportunity to develop your career on a technical path focused on engineering leading edge analytical solutions to our client’s biggest business problems?

Do you want to work in a culture where the latest technologies are explored, often before they are publicly available?

Within our expanding Analytics team, you will sit at the heart of the digital revolution;

  • Supporting our clients to deliver great analytical solutions through in-depth knowledge of the latest tools, technologies and evolving methodologies
  • Wider involvement across PA’s Tech capability, which includes IoT and our Innovation Lab

Why choose PA?

As a Data Engineer, you’ll have:

  • The opportunity to develop in a fast-moving innovative environment, with a career path focused on delivering value through data and analytics
  • The opportunity to work with a variety of exciting and innovative clients delivering solutions across a range of technologies and platforms including open source, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and many more
  • Access to industry thought leaders and the latest tooling and technologies to keep your skills current through our partner network
  • Commitment from PA for on-going training to continue to develop your skills and interests
  • The chance to work with emerging technologies in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Our size allows us to treat each Data Engineer as an individual – your ideas matter and we want to hear them. We are independent without ties to any vendors or technologies so are able to deliver true business value by exploiting your experience of solving problems using the best technology for the job.

What are we looking for?

Every Data Engineer has different strengths. We are looking for people who:

  • Are passionate about what they do and can work as part of a team to collectively build solutions for our Clients
  • Are unafraid to try new methods and approaches
  • Have infectious energy and enthusiasm
  • Continue to learn and impart knowledge to the rest of the team.

Consulting Abilities

  • Able to communicate the value of data science & engineering in achieving clients’ strategic goals
  • Can produce data engineering and analytical solutions designed to meet our clients’ specific constraints
  • Well versed in usage, benefits and disadvantages of a wide range of data engineering and analytical products
  • Can produce and defend a business case for investment in data science & engineering
  • ·Able to design and manage analytical solution projects

Technical Abilities

  • Proven capability in Data Management generally and in particular managing data quality, data profiling, data pipelines, change data capture
  • Proven capability with the major cloud platforms
  • Proven capability in a wide range of analytical methods including a range of neural network types, clustering, distribution analysis, signal and image processing, optimization, constraints, regression, genetic algorithms

Technologies, frameworks and packages

  • Proven capability and has built solutions within the major cloud platforms
  • Proven capability with major SQL and NoSQL databases including MySQL, MongoDB, Snowflake, Cassandra, HBase
  • Proven capability in a range of languages, including R, SQL, Python, JavaScript, Java, C
  • Capable with multiple web frameworks including node, Django, spark, Hadoop, Angular, React, Vue, Bootstrap
  • Able to work with important libraries including numpy, pandas, matplotlib, scikit
  • Able to work with common ETL and ELT tools including Talend, Pentaho, Informatica, SSIS
  • Understands and is able to use containerization and virtualization tools
  • Understands and is able to use devops tools


We hire data engineers and scientists in a range of ranks, with each rank covering incrementally more of the capabilities listed above

Analyst Engineer

  • Typically 1-2 years of experience
  • Competent in one or more of the capabilities in each of the sections above

Consultant Analyst Engineer

  • Typically 2-4 years+ experience
  • Competent in several of the capabilities in each of the sections above

Consultant Engineer

  • Typically 5 years+ experience
  • Competent in several of the capabilities in each of the sections above and mastery of at least one


We all work best when we feel valued, supported and life feels balanced, so we got the folks who actually work here to design our benefits.

Looking after you and yours

Flexible healthcare plans just for you or your family. Depending on your office location, we offer a range of benefits including dental, eye tests, gym discounts, Cycle to Work, and more.

Finding work/life balance

Now, more than ever, we recognise the value of flexible working. As soon as you join, we’ll have an open discussion about what works best for you. We’ve also enhanced our parental leave, so you can make more time for those major family milestones.

Taking a break

Because there’s more to life than just work… All our office locations have competitive annual leave allowances. You can also buy up to five extra days per year in addition to your standard allowance.

Personal growth

Learning never stops – it feeds the mind, expands our skills, and strengthens our team. We offer a range of ongoing internal and external training programmes covering everything you'll need to grow your career ambitions and keep you curious.

Planning for the future

We offer all the sensible things as well, including a pension, life assurance, income protection schemes, and PA shares.

Giving back

Take advantage of our great Give as You Earn scheme, or why not volunteer up to three days a year for a charity close to your heart?

A home for everyone

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re a practiced hand, we have active and firm-wide support communities in place to help everyone at PA get the support they need.
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Going further afield

With offices spread across the globe, we’re able to relocate our people who want to move – whether temporarily or permanently. Your starting location doesn’t have to be forever, as your career takes off – so can you.


The base office for this role is Boston, United States. However, you may sometimes be required to work onsite at client offices, too. You can find out more about our offices and remote working approach on our Locations page.

Additional Information


  • Group medical insurance 
  • Health Savings Account with company match 
  • Long term care plan 
  • Group dental insurance 
  • Vision plan 
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with company profit sharing contribution 
  • Commuter and Parking tax-savings benefit 
  • 15 days paid vacation days with the opportunity to buy five additional days 
  • 10 paid Holidays plus 10 paid sick days 
  • Company and Voluntary income protection benefits 
  • Gym and health incentive reimbursement 
  • Pet and legal insurance Plans 
  • Employee Assistance Plan 
  • Annual performance-based bonus