Staff Data Engineer

Guardian Media Group (GMG) is a leading global media organisation, the publisher of the Guardian, which celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2021, the Observer and the Guardian.com, which attracts over 200 million global unique browsers each month. We are renowned for our ground breaking independent journalism and our award-winning digital products.

That is where you come in, we are looking for a Staff Data Engineer. As a lead developer you will contribute to the vision and long term strategy of our data endeavours from a technology perspective.

About the role

  • As a lead developer you will lead the development of our data platform through influencing our choices of architecture and technology.
  • Act as an authority within our data engineering community enabling teams to drive value through adoption of technology, engineering standards and effective ways of working
  • Grow the field of data engineering at the Guardian through collaboration, teaching and developing our data engineering standards.

About You

  • As a lead developer you will have experience leading teams and noteworthy projects in a high velocity product driven digital environment.
  • You have experience building technology platforms with wide impact on a large organisation.
  • You are confident translating product and business requirements into technical solutions.

You can see the full job description here

What we offer

  • 10% time. Dedicated time for personal development, separate from time spent contributing to your team's delivery
  • Flexible working (see below for details)
  • Generous pension scheme; if you contribute 5% then the Guardian will contribute 8-12% (depending on your age)
  • Mental and Physical Health insurance and dental scheme
  • 26 days annual leave and the option to purchase an extra 5 days
  • Up to 18 weeks of parental leave at full pay
  • Multi-faith prayer room
  • Cycle to work scheme and subsidised gym membership
  • Paid volunteering days
  • Annual season ticket loan

More about flexible working

Due to the ongoing pandemic situation and until further notice, we are currently working remotely and attending the office on a voluntary basis. In September and November we were trialling a hybrid model with team days every week in the office. We will review what we learnt from the trial to evolve the model and provide more flexibility and predictability for individuals, and ensure inclusivity for everyone.

We strive for transparency in remuneration. The salary for Staff Data Engineer level at the Guardian is £90k.

We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds, different lived experiences and different perspectives. A diverse team means we can better reflect and engage our global audience. We believe in hiring the best people from the widest pool, and also in including them, fostering a culture where people’s voices can be heard and our employees look forward to coming to work.

Application instructions:

To apply please upload your CV. You must already have the right to work in the UK.

Our interview process involves 2 stages: a pairing test and a face to face interview, we are currently running the interview process remotely.

Find out more about our hiring process here

About Us

We value and respect all differences in all people (seen and unseen) at the Guardian. We aspire to inclusive working experiences and an environment that reflects the audience we serve, where our people have equal access to career development opportunities, their voices are heard and can contribute to our future. The Guardian actively encourages applications from BAME candidates.

At The Guardian, many of our staff work flexibly and we will consider all requests for flexible working arrangements.