Junior Data Engineer

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Team Description:

The Data Analytics team here at PPL has the mission of using data to inform, empower, and challenge the rest of the business and beyond. We do this by delivering impactful analytics and insight, using leading tools such as Snowflake, Tableau, Spark, and Python, on the analytics platform we have built up over the last 12 months. The products delivered on that platform range from simple reporting/BI and dashboarding through to “Edison”, our recommendation engine that uses Data Science techniques to suggest specific actions to business users.

What you’ll be doing:

As the Junior Data Engineer here at PPL, you will work alongside and support the existing Data Engineer. You will work with our business users to understand their processes and needs, and then deliver solutions to these using the technologies in PPL’s analytics platform. These include Snowflake, AWS, Airflow and Tableau. As the Junior Data Engineer, you will work on ‘back end’ development of the Analytics Data Platform (ADP) and on development, maintenance and support. You’ll be working on a variety innovative projects solving interesting business problems in a team with skilled engineers and developers. You will be expected to follow a structured process, utilising best-practice methods, tools, and techniques to produce high-quality output, so that end-users of the analytics can trust that they will have the data and insight they need, when they need it.

What you’ll need:

  • Excellent foundational knowledge of SQL and experience of working with it in a variety of environments
  • An understanding of the principles of data modelling
  • Experience of using data to solve business problems in Python
  • Experience in building and orchestrating data pipelines and ETL/ELT processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong capability in the use of SQL databases
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to logically analyse complex requirements, processes, and systems
  • Ability to translate business requirements into technical requirements, and determine appropriate development to undertake
  • Proficient in at two or more of the following is essential:
    • Python
    • SQL Data visualisation tools, e.g. Tableau
    • AWS (S3, Glue)
    • Airflow (would be advantageous)
  • Ability to demonstrate a passion for using data to solve problems and deliver value
  • Detail-oriented, with a willingness and aptitude to explore, understand and troubleshoot analytical solutions and data inconsistencies
  • Self-motivated and disciplined attitude
  • Analytical and thorough approach to work with the ability to work in a structured and methodical manner to a high degree of quality

What we can offer you:

When you come on board at PPL you can expect to be rewarded for your hard work. Employees are entitled to a wide range of benefits which support their needs and lifestyles including private medical care, flexible working hours, £120 annually to be spent on music and many more!

PPL is currently offering hybrid flexible working which will be a mixture of office based (three days minimum) and home working along with our flexible start and finish times, should employees wish to utilise this.

Next Steps:

If this sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you!

Equity, Inclusion and Diversity at PPL

PPL are committed to equal opportunities, diversity and inclusivity, therefore we welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community.


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