Staff Data Engineer
Guardian Media Group (GMG) is a leading global media organisation, the publisher of the Guardian, which celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2021, the Observer and theGuardian.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.
- 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
- 28 days annual leave per annum (increasing to 30 in FY 23/24)
- 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
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.
More about flexible working
We are a remote-friendly company.
We see real value in face-to-face collaboration and we also understand the benefits of working remotely and the flexibility this offers.
In particular, we want to build diverse and inclusive teams, where everyone can do their best work.
Different roles carry different expectations, and for the role for which you’re applying, we’d typically expect to see you in the office, on average, one day per week.If you want to come in a lot more than that, that’s great too.
We also support a variety of flexible working requests.
To apply please upload your CV. You must already have the right to work in the UK.
Our interview process involves 2 stages: a face to face interview and a pairing test, we are currently running the interview process remotely.
Find out more about our hiring process here
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.