Lead Data Engineer

In the last few years we have experienced remarkable growth at Glean. New products, new tech, new offices and new teams. We’re an exciting organisation and we’re looking to welcome new talent to help achieve our mission to empower more than a million learners with the confidence and ability to learn effectively and efficiently.It's a critical but exciting time for our growing Data & Systems team. We’re on the lookout for a collaborative, motivated and data-minded technical individual to support the Head of Data & Systems in steering our data platform to the next level and driving a data driven culture at Glean.This is an important role that will allow you to:* Influence the data tech stack and implementation there of;* Refine and implement the data strategy with the Head of Data and Systems;* Exploit opportunities to enhance and optimise the enterprise wide data platform;* Explore data related technologies and potentially implement those to enhance our platform;* Enable the organisation to make data driven decisions; and* Pave the way for technologies like AI and ML in the organisation.***Purpose*The role will help implement and refine the data strategy for Glean from a technical perspective. To achieve this you will work closely alongside the Head of Data and Systems and collaborate with broader architecture stakeholders within Glean. You will own and manage the data tech stack to ensure we have efficient data pipelines in place providing readily available data for analytics and other initiatives.***Responsibilities*Responsibilities include but are not limited to:*Technical leadership:** Work collaboratively with software engineering teams to understand and define application and platform data requirements* Constantly scanning the horizon for new technological developments in the field to see if they can be utilised at Glean* Mentoring and developing technical skills of team members*Architecture:** Providing recommendations on data architecture and process improvements on an ongoing basis* Translating requirements into technical solutions* Implementation of architectural changes* Optimisations of the tech stack* Ensuring health of the data tech stack* Ensure congruence with organisation wide architecture* Making sure solutions and data technologies are in alignment with the data strategy and continually advancing the road map accordingly*Integrations and platform** Build and maintain pipelines using Python, SQL, and other technologies* Collaborate with Engineering Excellence to maintain and improve platform processes* Build integrations with source systems using available integration tools* Ensure data best practices are implemented on the platform***Skills**Technical skills:** Great knowledge of using cloud technologies like AWS, and GCP* Good experience in implementation of best coding practices using CI/CD* Experience and exceptional comfort with: Python and SQL* In-depth understanding of database structures and principles* Experience in building ETL/ELT pipelines*Soft skills:** Strong interpersonal skills* Great at building relationships with peers and colleagues* Attention to detail* Confident in decision making* Effective communication* Desire to mentor members of the team***Experience** Strong data background* Understanding of data architecture and technologies* Experience with data warehousing methodologies, data lakes and implementation thereof***Ways of working*Whilst we love having people in the office, we do support UK remote working, hybrid working and office based employees. We do have expectations for all employees to be in a minimum of once a quarter for company events. We support part time working.Working arrangements would be discussed at interview.***About Us*Glean empowers learners with the confidence and ability to build useful knowledge in an age of information overload. Our inclusive learning technology is used by 100,000s of students to gain 21st century learning skills with a proven note taking process. We aim to reduce waste by helping learners to get more value from working with spoken language.Our mission is to challenge how the world thinks about learning so that it’s more accessible, productive, and purposeful for all learners. Join our values-driven and growing team if you’re excited by our goal to change a million lives for the better.As well as our mission to change our customers' lives for the better, having happy and engaged employees is also at the forefront of everything we do. Glean is proud to have a two star accreditation from Best Companies, meaning that we have ‘outstanding’ levels of employee engagement. Apply today to find out what makes Glean such a fantastic place to work!-* 25 days annual leave - plus buy/sell option* Competitive Company Pension Scheme * Various wellbeing tools available to all employees * Cycle to work scheme * Enhanced MAT/PAT leave pay * Talent Partner interview* Hiring Manager interview + Technical Take Home Assessment * 2nd Stage Interview * People and Culture InterviewPython, SQLAWS, GCP, Python, SQL

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