Senior Data Engineer

Employer
Allen & Overy LLP
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 Feb 2022

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Vacancy Type
IT
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Job description

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Data Engineer to join our Engineering team within IT in the London office.

The Engineering Team are primarily accountable for delivering the software and applications that Allen & Overy develop internally, and with the help of selected near source and outsource partners.  This includes providing:

  • APIs to integrate internal systems
  • Data processing and analytics to enable data-driven decision making
  • Bespoke legal applications for clients

Role and responsibilities

  • Contributing to the design, delivery and maintenance of A&O’s Trusted Data Platform
  • Championing and raising core data engineering skills in the Data Engineering Team
  • Taking ownership of business needs and delivering them end to end
  • Supporting a DataOps approach, reducing the barriers between designing, building and operating Data Services
  • Communicating and explaining key data and development principles to a broad audience
  • Improving our API led approach for key data services
  • Understanding legislation and working within A&O’s data governance guidelines
  • Sharing knowledge with a collaborative mind set
  • Training and mentoring junior talent
  • Most importantly, this position will need to create and support a culture of continual improvement and problem solving and where necessary, being enthusiastic and creative in adopting a data driven culture

Key requirements
Role and responsibilities

  • Contributing to the design, delivery and maintenance of A&O’s Trusted Data Platform
  • Championing and raising core data engineering skills in the Data Engineering Team
  • Taking ownership of business needs and delivering them end to end
  • Supporting a DataOps approach, reducing the barriers between designing, building and operating Data Services
  • Communicating and explaining key data and development principles to a broad audience
  • Improving our API led approach for key data services
  • Understanding legislation and working within A&O’s data governance guidelines
  • Training and mentoring junior talent
  • Most importantly, this position will need to create and support a culture of continual improvement and problem solving and where necessary, being enthusiastic and creative in adopting a data driven culture

Key requirements
Knowledge

  • Deep understanding of high-performance, scalable, secure, and resilient applications and services
  • Architecting and developing distributed systems
  • Deep knowledge of SQL
  • A solid understanding of relevant agile software development, test and delivery practices
  • Good understanding of programming languages e.g. Python, Scala, .Net, C#

Experience

  • Hands-on experience with data engineering at scale
  • Experience of managing multiple projects and dependencies
  • Selection, design and implementation of engineering solutions
  • Building data services using amongst others, Azure Data Factory, Data Lake, Synapse, feeding from multiple data sources
  • Creating consumable services with curated data sets
  • Deployment of data services using Azure DevOps YAML pipelines utilizing BICEP (or ARM), SQL Schema, Synapse Workspace, Powershell and Azure CLI
  • Visualisation of data using Power BI, DAX and M
  • Experience of working in regulated environments

Desirable Skills

  • Experience of Dynamics and CDM
  • Graph Databases (RDF or Property)
  • Data Science/Machine Learning
  • Real time data imports
  • Working with Un-structured and Semi-structured data

Behaviours

  • Able to deliver successful technical presentations to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Can resolve complex issues even when other teams or departments are involved.
  • Is a team player, thinks about team practices and processes and regularly discusses improvements with the team. Is able to communicate effectively both verbally and non-verbally. Shares knowledge and information within the team and encourages others.
  • Collaborates with others to improve organisational practices and processes
  • Identifies significant risks within scope of functional and technical specialisation and discusses with senior manager.
  • Understands marketplace trends and shares knowledge with others
  • Seeks out ways to build communities within the immediate team, and across the wider function.

We are currently utilising a 40:60 home to office based hybrid working policy but we are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.

Additional information - External

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. By turning our insight, technology and talent into ground-breaking solutions, we’ve earned our reputation as a firm that leads the industry and opens up new possibilities in law. Our lawyers are leaders in their field – and the same goes for our support teams. Ambitious, driven and open to fresh perspectives, we find new ways to deliver our services and maintain our reputation for excellence, in all that we do.

The nature of law is changing and with that change brings unique opportunities. We are defined by our consistent commitment to creating a collaborative and supportive working culture and investing in your progress. We’re committed to supporting a culture that drives diversity and inclusion. Every day, we’re working hard to create an environment where you feel you can bring your authentic self to work. To be comfortable and confident to be who you are in the workplace. To feel like you belong. We offer rewarding careers that are built around your strengths and designed to ensure you can achieve your personal and professional ambitions. Joining our global team, you’ll discover what collaborating on a global scale really looks like; you’ll learn how to help drive change; and you’ll be at the heart of an organisation that’s defining the future of law. If you’re ready to find a place to thrive: It’s Time.

Company

It’s Time

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. By turning our insight, technology and talent into ground-breaking solutions, we’ve earned a place at the forefront of our industry. Our lawyers are leaders in their field – and the same goes for our support teams. Ambitious, driven and open to fresh perspectives, we find innovative new ways to deliver our services and maintain our reputation for excellence, in all that we do.

The nature of law is changing and with that change brings unique opportunities. With our collaborative working culture, flexibility, and a commitment to your progress, we build rewarding careers. By joining our global team, you are supported by colleagues from around the world. If you’re ready for a new challenge, it’s time to seize the opportunity.

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Telephone
+44 (0) 20 3088 0000
Location
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD
GB
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