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Senior Data Engineer - (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)


Senior Data Engineer 

Location: UK wide with remote working  


We're the #1 best place to work in the insurance industry!

We're delighted to have been awarded a Glassdoor Employees' Choice award, recognising us in the top 20 UK's Best Places to Work in 2022 and the only UK insurer to make the list. The Employee's Choice award recognises employers that shine brightest according to those who know a company best - the employees.


The opportunity: 


This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Data Engineer to join our Data, Analytics and Architecture team where you’ll be working on an exciting greenfield Snowflake implementation.


We’re looking to move our data capabilities onto the Snowflake platform utilising some of its exciting features to help drive rapid business insights and leverage stronger analytical and data science capabilities, it’s not often exciting opportunities like this come along!


Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a Snowflake expert, we’ll help you broaden your skillset in that department. What you will have is a strong background in Data Warehouse development, Data Ingestion and Integration, designing and implementing ETL pipelines on various technologies and ideally some Data Modelling experience.


You’ll be an enthusiastic learner, keen and inquisitive towards new technologies and methods and we’ll support your fearless mindset, encouraging you to “have a go”. Your positive mindset will also rub off on your colleagues and peers as you are a great team player.


On top of the exciting technical challenges, you will also have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills as Zurich looks to expand its in-house engineering team which you will help to recruit, train and lead.


As an Agile focused organisation, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do so you’ll be comfortable working with a broad base of business stakeholders in a highly collaborative environment.


This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Lead the design, build and implementation of Data pipelines onto the Snowflake platform from a variety of input data source formats, frequencies and latencies
  • Work with key business consumers to prototype, build and enhance data interfaces, reporting data marts and analytical models
  • Lead the charge with innovation and experimentation, driving an automation first mindset
  • Work closely with our Data Science and Analytics team to leverage opportunities within our data for insights business value
  • Proactively drive sprint planning and the creation of tasks to help understand burndown, identify and remove blockers and drive continual improvement


Your skills and experience:


Personal skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and able to deal with ambiguity.
  • Ability to work under pressure and shift priorities depending on business needs.
  • Comfortable providing technical support and direction to more junior colleagues
  • Good communication and stakeholder/customer management skills.

Technical Skills

  • Experienced in ETL/ELT techniques integrating into Data Warehouse solutions.
  • Solid understanding of Relational Databases & Data Warehouse methodology such as Kimball, Inmon & Data Vault.
  • Knowledge of various architectures and methodologies like metadata management, performance management and handling data quality issues.
  • Experience working in a DevOps environment including Agile, Scrum or Kanban project management methodology.
  • Developing in Cloud environments such as Azure, Snowflake, AWS etc.


The reward:


As well as a competitive salary we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes –


  • 12% pension
  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days
  • 9% annual company bonuses
  • Contribution to medical cover
  • Discounted technology offers
  • Virtual GP appointments
  • Discounted gym membership,
  • Free flu jab
  • Discounted gadget insurance 


At Zurich, we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring.  Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours.  Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you may need.


Who we are:


With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We, therefore, look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.


You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.


Further information:


At Zurich, we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that.

Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.

With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.


So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.



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