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REQ ID: 56646
JOB TITLE: Senior Data Engineer - Pipelining
SALARY: Competitive
LOCATION: Manchester
Jaguar Land Rover is harnessing technology to make driving smarter, safer and cleaner. You can help create a world in which responsible, sustainable vehicles revolutionise the driving experience for generations. Our vision is to leverage the incredible potential of technology to build vehicles that not only offer a premium, all-encompassing digital experience, but that also make our customers lives better.




We are looking for a Senior Big Data Engineer with proven experience of maintaining data pipelines using a broad range of data pipeline runners that handle high throughput with low latency in production, supporting pipeline lifecycles with customers, supporting other big data engineers, and advising other technical staff in big data engineering best practices.


This role provides a rare opportunity to support and grow an entirely new data capability within Jaguar Land Rover’s Global Digital Development team. You will form an essential part of a collaborative, iterative and agile process within a team of designers, software, DevOps and quality engineers helping deliver best in class digital solutions to the business and its customers.


You will be responsible for:

  • Helping customers within Jaguar Landrover to create, run, and manage their own data pipelines using our pipeline-as-a-service product.
  • Observing, maintaining, and fine-tuning customer’s pipelines in production.
  • Helping feed the product backlog for the pipeline-as-a-service product via your interactions with customers and your knowledge of pipeline best practices.
  • Mentoring other big data engineers and interacting with other teams in the pipelines-as-a-service group to help deliver customer satisfaction and enable the product group to become world-leaders in this novel space.


Do you thrive in an exciting, dynamic and creative start-up environment, but also enjoy the security, resources and influence of an established and successful organisation? Would you excel within a world-class and passionate team that loves what they do? Are you looking for an influential role that can truly make a difference?


Reporting directly to the Principal Software Engineer and working closely with the Lead Big Data Engineer on your team, you will be a valued member of the Global Digital Development team, contributing to the strategic direction of the data technology and solutions delivered.


The Senior Data Developer is responsible for the following:


  • Administering running pipelines via the Google Cloud Dataflow pipeline runner
  • Interfacing with pipeline ingress and egress mediums (Google Cloud Storage, Google Pub/Sub, Kafka via Confluent)
  • Helping customers to design and implement data pipelines (batch/streaming) using the pipelines-as-a-service product.
  • Helping enterprise architects, software developers, and other big data engineers understand big data engineering concepts and effective usage of data pipelines by encouraging and teaching best practices.
  • Effectively fine-tuning the performance of running pipelines in production.
  • Advise on how best to achieve the scale required by the customer-base of the product.
  • Being able to identify where pipeline running costs can be reduced without sacrificing customer satisfaction.
  • Consistently delivering to challenging business objectives and adhering to Service Level Agreements with commercial implications for success and failure
  • Demonstrating strong problem-solving and analytical skills both individually, and as part of a group
  • Introducing and driving the usage of open source libraries and tools as appropriate to optimise delivery timescales and quality of the pipelines-as-a-service product.




Essential Skills & Experience:


  • Strong experience of running, observing, and fine-tuning big data pipelines in production environments using Google Cloud Dataflow.
  • Strong knowledge of best practices for, and administering, streaming technologies including Kafka, Confluent, Apache Beam, Apache Spark, and Google Pub/Sub
  • Experience in object-orientated programming, ideally using Java.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform
  • Ability to collaborate with software engineers, platform-reliability engineers, product owners, agile delivery leads, architects, and customers in cross-functional teams.
  • Willingness and ability to contribute to process improvement initiatives.
  • Ability to coach and mentor other big data engineers to achieve high quality pipelines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills



  • Experience of pairing to undertake role.
  • Experience of working in an Agile/XP/Scrum team and familiarity with associated techniques.
  • Awareness of DevOps culture and associated practices: Continuous Integration and Delivery, Infrastructure Automation, Automated Monitoring and Analytics




Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.


At Jaguar Land Rover, we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.


Jaguar Land Rover has long pushed the boundaries of technology. Now digital innovation lies at the heart of our business – because it is central to our future strategy. We are focused on the development of electric, connected and driverless cars that will reshape the whole industry. Joining us is your chance to help redefine who we are and where we’re going.

Find out more about working here in our JLR Life Blog:

We look after our employees by offering a host of benefits and investing in their talent through award-winning training.


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