Lead Platform Data Engineer

United Kingdom, Remote

LoyaltyLion is a data-driven loyalty and engagement platform trusted by thousands of ecommerce brands worldwide. Merchants use LoyaltyLion when they want a fully customised loyalty program that is proven to increase customer engagement, retention and spending. Stores using LoyaltyLion typically generate at least $15 for every $1 they spend on the platform.

Today LoyaltyLion works with over 10,000 fast-growth ecommerce retailers. Our mission is to help them succeed in the age of Amazon, driving growth through long-lasting customer relationships that go beyond price or logistics. Relationships built on emotional connections, aligned values and great customer experiences.

We’re a Deloitte Fast 50 company that recently raised $12.5m from Kennet, a SaaS-focused growth stage investor and we’ve grown from 40 to over 100 employees in the last year, and that’s just the beginning for us (we’ll be 150+ in 2022).


Role information

Reporting to our CTO, as the Lead Platform Data Engineer you will be responsible for scoping, architecting, and implementing scalable data infrastructure to enable business growth. As a technical leader, you will advocate for and ensure the implementation of engineering best practices (e.g. technical design, technical design review, unit testing, monitoring & alerting, checking in code, code review, documentation).

Some of the things you'll be doing:

In this role, you will write, deploy, and maintain code, help monitor cloud resource spend, lead on design delivery roadmaps and plans, build, and maintain effective stakeholder relationships, driving improvements and business value.

You will have deep knowledge of best-in-class cloud data and analytics solutions, staying well-informed of industry best-practice and new technologies and will support the team by leading and developing other members from the Technology team, creating positive engagement and driving an inclusive work environment.

What we’re looking for:

  • Significant experience leading, growing and developing Agile data engineering teams
  • Deep hands-on experience designing, planning, productionizing, maintaining, and documenting reliable and scalable data infrastructure and data products in complex environments
  • Deep knowledge and hands-on experience in technologies across all data lifecycle stages
  • Development experience
  • Advanced SQL knowledge
  • Experience designing data platforms for large-scale distributed systems
  • Strong stakeholder management and communication skills
  • Customer-centric and pragmatic mentality
  • Focus on value delivery and delivery at pace, while maintaining attention to detail
  • Experience of AWS cloud platforms preferred
  • Continuous learning and improvement mindset

What we offer:

We are currently operating on a hybrid model, with a mix of home and office-based work from our new HQ on Fleet Street!
In addition to this we offer:
• Join at a major inflection point – eCommerce is booming and with it, the demand for loyalty software like LoyaltyLion
• Macbook, magic keyboard, and any other tech or equipment you need to do a great job
• Remote and flexible working
• 25 days holiday + bank holidays + carry 5 days holiday over into the next holiday year
• Company days out and events, and team socials
• Home office budget
• Cycle scheme
• Employee Assistance Program
• Private medical insurance

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Speak to a member of the team to find out how LoyaltyLion can help you drive customer loyalty and engagement.

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