Senior Data Engineer

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Job Description

About the role

As a Senior Data Engineer joining OS’s Data Engineering team, you will provide leadership and expertise in developing new techniques, tools and pipelines. You will transform and manipulate geospatial data into forms suitable for visualisation, analysis and further development with your Agile team.

Providing insight and experience to advise data-driven decision making, your focus is on building, maintaining and solving data processing systems to meet business requirements, with an emphasis on security, reliability, fault-tolerance, scalability, fidelity, and efficiency.

Researching and utilising cutting-edge technologies to automate and simplify processes, is all part of the role. For example, you could be working with big data and machine learning technologies such as Azure Databricks, or more traditional geospatial transformation tools, such as FME or ESRI geoprocessing.

A technical leader in one of our development teams, the primary focus of your day to day activities will be data manipulation and delivering data pipelines to aid development. Your leadership will guide other specialists to successful delivery outcomes.

What we are looking for

If you are interested in joining a team that lies at the heart of what OS is about, we are looking for someone that can demonstrate essential skills and experience in:

A degree level qualification in a quantitative discipline or significant experience in a relevant field, such as statistical modelling or mathematics

Microsoft Azure Cloud Services (or similar)

Working with any of the following: Databricks, Spark, FME, ESRI geoprocessing

Relevant programming language(s) and databases

Influencing key business and technical stakeholders, with strong presentation and consultancy skills

Providing technical coaching and mentoring

The following skills are desirable:

Line management

Hadoop, Elasticsearch, TensorFlow, Keras, or equivalent big data processing and machine learning technologies

Geospatial data processing and analysis techniques

The rewards

We want you to love what you do. That’s why our benefits package rewards a job well done. We’ll give you:

Salary: £53,754 - £63,240

Performance related bonus

A competitive pension scheme

We embrace flexible working and can consider different working hours dependent on the role and your personal circumstances

25 days annual leave - (30 days after five years) bank holidays and an extra 3 over Christmas

Plus, a suite of excellent additional benefits


OSHQ is based in Southampton, Hampshire but at OS we believe work is something you do, not somewhere you go. We embrace a hybrid working model where we believe the choice is with the individual on when they work from our fantastic office or from home. We want to continue to be an inclusive employer and recognise that one size doesn’t necessarily fit all.

If you have a disability we will try our best to make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to this post in the application / interview process due to a disability.