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Data Engineer
Full-time,

Ref: 8313

Salary:

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF

Description

The CEO & Board have positioned ‘using data to better serve customers’ as one of our 4 strategic pillars of our business and this investment intends to keep us ahead of the curve in the pet care industry.

To achieve this, we have built an internal analytics capability, the Petcare Analytics Group, that creates value by helping our business to make better decisions that improve pet welfare, enable a brilliant customer experience and optimise the working practices of our colleagues and partners.

Since the appointment of the Chief Data Officer to the Executive team, we have outlined a strategy to establish “Pet Care Analytics for All” and analytics have become the lifeblood of our Pet Care ambitions across the Group. To date, or analytics teams have enabled the business to:

  • Get more impactful, relevant and timely insight out to colleagues and partners
  • Increase the velocity and effectiveness of our VIP activity and customer experience
  • Leverage advanced analytics to optimise our supply chain, customer spend, workload, colleague rotas, pricing and profitability

About the role

As part of our expansion of the Petcare Analytics Group, we are looking for two Data Engineers to join our existing Data Engineering Team.

As a Data Engineer, you will be responsible for ensuring that new data is ingested from a variety of sources in a reliable and consistent manner that is usable in our Data Warehouse and operational flows.

You will create data pipelines, test transformations to ensure data quality is high and also ensure that change is managed & delivered to environments in a secure, efficient and reliable manner.

We currently use airflow and big query in a primarily batch processing ingestion process. We will be looking to move to a tool such as Fivetran in the near future. We will also be expanding streaming data sources.

We will also be introducing dbt (or data build tool) to improve our data testing and ensure that we are able to construct data catalogue and data lineage.

Further key responsibilities will include;

  • Developing, maintaining and improving cloud data platform
  • Maintaining relevant technical documentation
  • Delivering software that is scalable, fault tolerant, highly available and tested
  • Conducting code reviews, pair programming and knowledge sharing sessions
  • Driving automation within CICD, infrastructure, management and configuration
  • Ensuring that data is of the highest quality and legality coming into and going out of the cloud data platform

About your experience

You will have worked in a data engineering role and hold strong development skills (ELT, ETL, batch, streaming, etc.) with experience of working with a cloud based analytical platform.

Your understanding of the end-to-end deployment process of data products (Jenkins, Spinnaker, TeamCity) will be strong and you will have hands on experience with ingesting and processing streaming data.

Further key experience includes;

  • Experience with data modelling and structures
  • Experience with data laking and warehousing tools & techniques (BigQuery, Spanner, Snowflake, Redshift, etc.)

Our diversity and inclusion vision is that everyone is welcome and feels part of our group. If you think you’re a good match to what we are looking for, and you share our belief that together ‘we’re better with pets’, we’d like to hear from you, whatever your background or circumstances.

About the Pets at Home Group

At Pets at Home we have an ambitious plan, to become “The Best Pet Care Business in the world” and a key part of delivering this in sustainable way will be our most cherished assets: our People and our Culture. We are a business built on strong values and behaviours which guide everything we do. These are our foundations which will help us to deliver our better world pledge to create a better world for pets and the people who love them.

The Pets at Home Group includes over 450 stores, over 310 Groom Rooms and 440 First Opinion Vet Practices. It’s fast-paced, innovative, fun and we put people at the very heart of everything we do. We are committed to developing a culture of inclusivity where everyone is able to come to work and be themselves, a culture which welcomes everyone irrespective of what makes us all unique.

We’re driven by the wellbeing of pets and we make sure we look after our people too. We depend on your commitment and innovation, and reward it with competitive pay and comprehensive benefits. Together we’ll create the future of pet care.

 

Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 13-05-2022

Expiry Date: 21-05-2022