Data Engineer

The role

Bringing Ingenuity to Life

We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world. As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Recognising the growing market demand for BI and information management, we are growing our BI team and are seeking exceptional candidates with ambition and track record in delivering game-changing BI capabilities.

We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.

We are looking for Data Engineers and Architects - at the heart of our business are our people – strategists, technologists, digital experts, consultants, designers, scientists and engineers – all of whom bring real-world experience and apply it at pace. 

Our data engineering and architecture expertise helps unlock our client’s data, opening doors to new business opportunities, optimal organisational performance and great user experience.

We are looking for people who know how the future data platforms look like and know how they interact with existing legacy clients’ architecture.

When you join PA, we ask for your ideas, expertise and commitment. In return we’ll give you stimulating work that improves people’s lives, opportunities to learn from brilliant people and a supportive culture where you can thrive.

Required skills / experience

  • Strong SQL
  • Building and managing fully automated data pipelines (ETL, ELT, ELTL) including:
    • designing and building data interfaces to source systems
    • combining and transforming data into the appropriate format for storage
    • developing data sets for analytics purposes
    • developing pipelines that can handle common issues/errors in a robust and automated way
  • Cloud experience in Azure, AWS or GCP
  • Experience across Big Data Lakes and Data Warehouses

Must have:

As this role involves supporting on the Home Office Transformation portfolio you must be eligible for a Security clearance.

To be eligible, the below must be applicable to you:

- You have been a resident in the UK for 5 years or more

- You have not been outside of the UK for any extended periods of time 
- You do not require sponsorship to work and live in the UK

If the above does not apply to you, sadly we will not be able to progress with your application on this occasion and your application will be rejected.

Desirable skills / experience

    • Working Agile and DevOps
    • Basic Python, Bash, or PowerShell for automation
    • Spark / PySpark
    • Data modelling
    • Data visualisation in Power BI, Tableau, Qlik or similar
    • Architecting Data Platforms - designing BI/MI/Analytics solutions using Big Data, Relational or Streaming technologies
    • One or more of the following certifications:
      • Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate
      • AWS Certified Data Analytics - Specialty
      • GCP Professional Data Engineers

The Engineering team

We have deep full-stack development expertise across multiple technologies. We have specialists in Architecture, Quality Assurance and DevOps – as well as colleagues with expertise in Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Technology Innovation.

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Front-End Developer

Claire Bates

"The thing I love most about working here is the people. I really enjoy working with people who make an effort to share knowledge, take mental health at work seriously, and care about addressing anything that isn’t working well."

Benefits

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.

Location

The base office for this role is Belfast. 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.

Address

79 Chichester Street, Belfast, BT1 4JE

Transport links

Our office is right in the city centre, a few minutes' walk from several Translink Metro stops, Lanyon Place and Great Victoria Street train stations. There’s also lots of parking in the vicinity – the closest being Victoria Square right across the road.

Laganside bus station – 5 minutes walk
Europa bus station – 12 minutes walk
Lanyon Place – 8 minutes walk
Great Victoria Street – 13 minutes walk

Our offices

Additional Information

Benefits

  • Private medical insurance
  • Travel allowance 
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

PA is committed to building an inclusive and supportive culture where diversity thrives, and all of our people can excel. We believe that greater diversity stimulates innovation, enabling us to fulfil our purpose of ‘Bringing Ingenuity to Life’, supporting the growth of our people, and delivering more enduring results for our clients.

We only recruit, promote and reward our people based on their contribution, without regard to gender, race, disability, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.