Senior Data Engineer 

FD Technologies plc is a global leader in consulting, business services and technology. We are the home for diverse thinkers and innovators. We know that our people are vital to our success and we are proud of the diverse and vibrant team we have built across the globe. We are committed to hiring top talent, creating an environment where they can thrive, and recognizing and rewarding their dedication as they progress within the company.

 

FD Technologies plc is a global leader in consulting, business services and technology. We are the home for diverse thinkers and innovators. We know that our people are vital to our success and we are proud of the diverse and vibrant team we have built across the globe. We are committed to hiring top talent, creating an environment where they can thrive, and recognizing and rewarding their dedication as they progress within the company.

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Data Engineer to join our First Derivative Consulting Business. First Derivative provides a range of managed services and consulting worldwide to its clients in the capital markets sector, including many of the world’s leading banks, focused on supporting mission-critical systems as well as helping them to achieve and maintain regulatory compliance.

As Senior Data Engineer you will lead technology innovation for our clients through robust delivery of world-class solutions.  The opportunities to make a difference within exciting client initiatives are unlimited in the ever-changing technology landscape.

You will be part of a highly collaborative and growing network of technology and data experts, who are taking on today’s biggest, most complex business challenges using the latest data and analytics technologies.

 

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • 4+ years of experience building data solutions.
  • 2+ years’ experience building solutions in a Cloud environment, preferably on Google Cloud Platform, otherwise in AWS.
  • Experience building production-ready analytics solutions.
  • Knowledge of different data engineering ETL/ELT technologies, at least 2 from the list: Apache Spark, Airflow, Python Pandas, Google DataProc and Composer, AWS EMR or AWS Glue.
  • Strong programming experience in both Python and SQL, bonus points for Apache Spark.
  • Experience building scalable and highly-performant code.
  • Experience in producing tested, resilient, and well documented applications, including good knowledge of DevOps concepts such as CI/CD, infrastructure as code, monitoring, and alerting
  • Experience in building, maintaining, and troubleshooting cloud infrastructure in GC P
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal, and written communication skills; a team player and keen learner who loves building great things together.
  • A team player, with proven background in solution ownership, building data engineering solutions.

Nice to have:

  • Experience building Google DataProc using Python, Apache Spark or similar technologies (Google Data Flow, AWS EMR or AWS Glue)
  • Experience with Agile methodologies such as Scrum
  • Airflow and Composer experience are not essential, if willing to learn it.
  • Basic knowledge of and ideally some experience with data science topics like machine learning, data mining, statistics, and visualisation

Location:

This role can be based in Northern Ireland, Dublin or London and we operate a Hybrid working model.

Working for FD:

At FD, you will embark upon a career with life-long learning at its core, facilitating rapid professional and personal development and the opportunity to design your own path. We support a variety of external training courses and accreditations and are truly passionate about our Mentor Program, through which our senior colleagues generously set aside personal time to coach and support others in their career progression.
We are delighted to have several active internal networks, social committees, and charity initiatives, designed with the intention of meeting the holistic needs of our employees and giving back to our communities.

Our employees are rewarded with numerous benefits as part of their employment, including:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Extensive Health Care Package
  • Pension plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Annual leave increasing with service
  • Group Life Protection Benefit
  • Training opportunities
  • FD Internal Network and Sports & Social Calendar

Why First Derivative? 

  • You’ll be working with some of the best talent on the data engineering space 
  • You’ll be contributing to make a difference, in a place where your voice will be heard and your engineering skills matter to the business success 
  • You will be at the centre point, driving a solution to our customers 
  • First Derivative will support your learning path for cloud skills in both GCP and AWS when suitable 
  • First Derivative will be a place of growth for your career to elevate it to the next level 

Who are we?

FD Technologies plc (FD) is a leading software and services company, with world-leading intellectual property in ultra-high-performance analytics (KX) across industries, and extensive domain expertise and capabilities in capital markets systems and technology (managed services and consulting).

KX

KX technology is designed to capture and analyze data to make real-time decisions in a world where data volumes generated by markets and machines are increasing exponentially, and existing technologies fail due to technological or commercial limitations.
KX is widely adopted throughout the financial industry and is poised for accelerated growth across high-tech manufacturing, automotive, oil and gas, utilities, and telecommunications.

First Derivative

First Derivative provides a range of managed services and consulting worldwide to its clients in the capital markets sector, including many of the world’s leading banks, focused on supporting mission-critical systems as well as helping them to achieve and maintain regulatory compliance.

If you meet these requirements and would like to apply for this role.