Senior Data Engineer

Allen & Overy LLP
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
19 Nov 2022

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Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator
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Job description

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Data Engineer to join our Engineering team within IT.  The A&O 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:

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

As a Senior Data Engineer, you will work closely with the Business Data, Information Security and Integrations Product Teams, in addition to data owners around the business and other technology development teams.

What you'll do
As part of this role, you will contribute to the design, delivery and maintenance of A&O’s Trusted Data Platform, taking ownership of business needs and delivering them end to end. You will also play a key role in championing and raising core data engineering skills in the Data Engineering Team, including training and mentoring junior talent. You will help improve our API approach for key data services, supporting a DataOps approach, reducing the barriers between designing, building and operating Data Services. Your role will be integral to communicating and explaining key data and development principles to a broad audience, as well as understanding legislation and working within A&O’s data governance guidelines. Most importantly, you will create and support a culture of continual improvement and problem solving and where necessary, being enthusiastic and creative in adopting a data driven culture

What you'll bring
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a deep understanding of high-performance, scalable, secure, and resilient applications and services with experience of a programming languages e.g. Python, Scala, .Net, C#. You will have a comprehensive knowledge of SQL and a solid understanding of relevant agile software development, test and delivery practices, in addition to experience of architecting and developing distributed systems. You will also be able to deliver successful technical presentations to both technical and non-technical audiences, and share knowledge with others. You will also be adept at resolving complex issues across multiple teams, in addition to building communities within the immediate team and across the wider function.

You will have experience with Data Engineering at scale, including the selection, design and implementation of engineering solutions. Additionally, you will be skilled in building data services using, amongst others, Azure Data Factory, Data Lake and Synapse, feeding from multiple data sources. Any experience in the following would be desirable: The deployment of data services using Azure DevOps YAML pipelines utilizing BICEP (or ARM), SQL Schema, Synapse Workspace, Powershell and Azure CLI, and the visualisation of data using Power BI, DAX and M. API development and implementation.

Training and Development
At A&O we believe in enhancing knowledge and skills, we have extensive access to learning portals and have a dedicated training budget for both in house and external training. We also allow a proportion of your time to be spent developing and deepening your skill set.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a greenfield development and to be working in the Legal Tech workspace (Fin Tech for the Legal space)

If you are a team player with a collaborative approach we would love to hear from you!

Should you require additional support at any stage of the recruitment process due to a disability or a health condition, please do not hesitate to contact a member of Allen & Overy’s recruitment team who will work with you to provide any reasonable adjustments as required.

At Allen & Overy, we recognise that our people are our most valuable asset, which is reflected in the wide range of benefits that are available to our employees. Some of these benefits include: our occupational pension scheme, group income protection cover, private medical insurance, mental health resources and free apps, health and wellbeing services encompassing an onsite gym, wellbeing centre and GP service, emergency back-up care support, parental and special leave, holiday entitlement increasing with length of service, holiday trading, season ticket loans and online discounts and lifestyle management services.

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.


With over 5,600 people in over 40 offices, Allen & Overy is a business doing work of global significance.

Our success is built on the work of talented and motivated people who thrive in a supportive and collaborative environment, dedicated to delivering an exceptional standard of work for our clients. We’re ambitious and forward-thinking, committed to growing our business and meeting the future head-on. We’re not afraid of change, and we believe in challenging the status quo.

What we do goes beyond delivering an outstanding service. We lead the market by creating new solutions for our clients’ most complex legal and business challenges, helping them grow, innovate and thrive. By thinking creatively and entrepreneurially, we challenge expectations, push boundaries and build for the future. We draw on a world-leading network of expertise and a unique platform – such as our Advanced Delivery services and our network of Peerpoint consultants, to set the highest standards for our industry.

Global coverage in today’s market does not simply mean having offices in important cities around the world. For us, it means combining our global resources and sector expertise to work on matters that cross international boundaries with our culturally and geographically diverse teams. For you, it means that wherever you work, you’ll find a culture of inclusion and support – feeling confident to bring your whole self to work every single day. We have developed a culture in which difference is positively valued, and our people are free to be themselves.  At A&O, you're not only valued for what you do, but for who you are. 

We are in every sense one global team; supportive and collaborative, but also ambitious and driven.  Our capacity to combine these qualities and provide a setting in which our people can thrive is what makes us different.

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+44 (0) 20 3088 0000
One Bishops Square
E1 6AD
United Kingdom
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