Senior Data Engineer

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Bristol, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-05-21

Category: transportation

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About the company:

Revolutionising urban air mobility and electrifying air travel

Join the Software Team based in Bristol as a Senior Data Engineer and help us to achieve our mission of pioneering electric aviation.

What success will look like for you, as a Senior Data Engineer?

As a Senior Data Engineer you will be supporting the architecture, deployment and optimisation of flight test data stores as well as architecture and prototyping of cloud services for our certified aircraft. You will also be responsible for secure and scalable data pipelines from aircraft and test rigs to the cloud and for processes and pipelines for data transformation. As part of your role as a senior engineer you will also mentor other engineers on all things data and provide support and training for other engineering teams e.g. python scripting, data processing.

You will be working closely with a variety of engineering teams, including the software, data & comms and rig test teams as well as other external suppliers such as our database provider.

You will report directly into the Software Engineering Manager and be a key member of the software team, supporting the continued development of our in-house expertise, specialist knowledge and capabilities.

What would we like you to bring.

We want you to be successful in your role and in order to achieve this you will need a solid understanding of software fundamentals, networks and data as well as deep knowledge of database technologies and modern tool chains and practical experience of optimising data systems.

We are looking for individuals with a track record of delivering high quality software. A passion for sustainable aviation is also a big plus.

Ideally you will have completed either a Bachelor's/Master’s/PhD in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or closely related STEM discipline and have circa 5+ years of relevant data engineering experience. You will need to have a solid understanding of relational and NoSql database technologies e.g.MS-SQL PostgreSQL, MongoDB. Including, data model design, schema management, infrastructure deployment and performance optimisation.

Strong python development skills, including python data stack - numpy, pandas/polars, etc is essential and experience in maintaining client-side python libraries is a plus.

You will also have some familiarity with design and implementation of ETL pipelines and experience working as part of an agile software team using modern tooling and CI/CD (e.g. JIRA, Git, Azure DevOps) and with automated testing and CI/CD pipelines.

Additionally, you will have experience with Linux development and containerisation and will be familiar with infrastructure as code concepts and frameworks (e.g. Terraform, Ansible) and with cloud security fundamentals and best practices.

Some of the desirables but not essential skills include: Experience working with time series databases e.g. Influx, KX, Druid, Timescale, proficiency with at least one backend programming language (e.g. TypeScript, C#, C++, Rust), hands-on experience with cloud computing platform providers (Azure / AWS) and with Kubernetes application development e.g. CNCF ecosystem, Flux, Helm, Grafana, Loki, Prometheus and an understanding of distributed messaging architectural patterns e.g. MQTT, REST, gRPC.


What can you expect from us?

We're on a mission. Where others see limits, we see opportunity, and we work at pace. Working at Vertical isn't your average role but for those seeking a challenge, a flexible, supportive organisation and an incredible team; working here is an opportunity to do the best work of your career.

Our approach promotes ingenuity and courage, while our environment builds success through diligence in safety and being open in the way we work. The only way we're going to assure the next chapter of aviation history is by working as a team, relentlessly, towards our goal.  

Our benefits

Our people matter - we're not going anywhere without them. Which is why our company benefits go beyond the essentials.

  • 26 days holiday, plus bank holiday
  • 5 extra days per year to buy (or sell)
  • 5 extra days holiday when you get married or enter a civil partnership
  • Additional 4% of your salary to spend on extra benefits
  • Award-winning digital health and wellbeing service (Help@Hand)
  • Company Share Scheme - open to every Vertical employee
  • Company Pension Scheme - 5% and we match it
  • Breakfast on us, every day

We may just be the hardest job you've ever had, but we're confident it will be the most rewarding. Join the team today and help us shape the future of Advanced Air Mobility.

Disclaimer Statement

We encourage you to apply even if you may not have all the experience listed in the advert. We recognise that talent comes in various forms and we are committed to providing opportunities that create an environment of growth, diversity, and inclusion for everyone. As part of our desire to review and make our processes fair, we may ask you questions related to these aspects during the application process. For more information on how we will use your data, see our Legal section.

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