Data Engineering Manager

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Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: London - Hybrid
Categories: Data Architecture & Data Engineering

Your new role At NewDay

This position needs someone with energy and passion to complement our existing development team, to contribute to our existing projects as well as work on strategic new projects. In this role you must have a desire to deliver high quality output within challenging timeline. The ability to hit the deck running and make valuable contributions quickly will be critical.

0-12 months you’ll deliver

  • Support Head of Data Engineering and contribute to establish / enforce best practices, coding standards, and development methodologies for the data engineering team. Drive continuous improvement in data engineering processes to enhance efficiency, reliability and scalability.
  • Manage a team of skilled data engineers, providing guidance, mentorship, and support to ensure the team's success in delivering high-quality solutions.
  • Contribute to defining and executing the data engineering roadmap, collaborating with other technical and business leaders to align data initiatives with overall business goals.
  • Possess and maintain a deep understanding of the technical stack, including Scala, Python, SQL, Snowflake, and DBT. Provide technical guidance and expertise to the team when facing complex challenges.
  • Collaborate with data architects and analysts to design and optimise data models, pipelines, and workflows that support data transformation, integration, and analysis.
  • Ensure data accuracy, consistency, and reliability throughout the data pipelines. Implement monitoring, alerting, and quality control mechanisms to identify and address issues proactively.
  • Work closely with business teams, analysts and data science to understand their requirements and provide timely data solutions that support their objectives.
  • Plan, prioritise, and oversee multiple data engineering projects simultaneously, ensuring on-time delivery and high-quality outcomes.

What you’ll bring

  • Extensive experience in data engineering with a focus on building scalable data pipelines, data integration, and data transformation.
  • Strong experience in managing and leading data engineering teams.
  • Strong proficiency in Scala, Python, SQL, Snowflake and DBT.
  • In-depth understanding of data modelling, ETL processes, and data warehousing concepts.
  • Experience with cloud-based data platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) and containerisation technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes) is a plus.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a track record of delivering innovative and practical data solutions.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively across technical and non-technical teams.

About NewDay

We help people move forward with credit,
and help our colleagues to move their careers forward too.

We use our highly flexible, scalable, and multi-product digital credit engine to power over 120 million transactions every year. Our brands include Aqua, marbles, fluid and Bip. We partner with leading brands such as John Lewis, AO, Argos and DEKO.

Over 5 million UK customers are supported by our award-winning customer service.

At NewDay, we value all types of diversity. We’re an equal opportunity employer and believe that our differences create a vibrant, authentic working culture. We want all our colleagues to feel able to bring their whole selves to work. We don’t discriminate on the basis of age, physical or mental disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and carer status, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We make sure that every job is crafted to be inclusive and that people with disabilities or caring responsibilities can take part in the application and interview process. Tell us if you need accommodations: we’ll put reasonable adjustments in place to support you.

Our dynamic NewDay culture

We’re focused on what will drive impact in helping people move forward with credit. Our distinctive culture is geared to spark innovation and team working – with lots of open doors for development. Our customers can rely on us because we aim high, support each other, do the right thing and build for the future.
We invest in our colleagues. On top of a strong market competitive salary, you get a bonus opportunity that matches the impact (delivery + values) you drive in your role. We also help you retire better with market leading pensions.
At NewDay, #yourwellbeing matters: You get 26 days holiday and can buy up to 5 more after probation. Then you’ll get extra days as you build your career with us.
NewWork, our flexible, hybrid working approach, helps you to manage your work/life balance - and even bolt on work time in other countries before or after your holiday. And when you’re in the office, you get free healthy breakfast, fresh juices, lunch, barista coffee etc
Our tax efficient green car and cycle to work schemes save you money (and help the planet).
Ask your Talent Acquisition Partner to tell you more about any of our perks.

Where next?

We work with Textio to make our job design and hiring inclusive

In the NewDay Tech team, you’ll join an Expert or Leader career pathway. This will guide you on what your next step here could look like, with regular and open feedback to help you build capabilities to move forward.

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