Senior Data Engineer

Fospha Published: October 15, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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How we help our customers

Fospha is an analytics company looking at user journeys through online and offline systems. These journeys happen when users are doing various activities such as buying goods, reading content, communicating with each other and learning. Our work is therefore relevant to many industry sectors and combines computer science, software engineering, mathematics, data science and user interface design.

We are a well-funded early stage company backed by the UK’s leading venture builder (Blenheim Chalcot). As part of our unique work culture, being part of a group of well-funded, supported and profit making companies we can offer accelerated career progression, networking and L&D opportunities.

Our team, projects and office environment all come together to make Fospha an exciting and unique place to work, especially for people who like the challenge and opportunity of finding their way in a rapidly growing market. The fact that we have many existing paying enterprise and SME clients, in the UK and US, with substantial revenues and a large number of active prospects means that our work is focused on what real customers need, with our messaging and product-market-fit being tested on a daily basis.

The Role

Our customers expect the highest levels of security for their data, we have a well made and maintained stack with Java/ SQL at the core, we are also evolving many proof of concepts and cutting edge prototype systems through to production over the next couple of years. Your involvement will cover all parts of planning, designing, explaining, testing, implementing, deploying and supporting our solutions. You will also get to heavily influence best practice (CI/CD, testing etc) for the entire dev team as we scale.

  • Applied commercial knowledge of enterprise Java and SQL infrastructure
  • You are able to use your knowledge of HTML and JavaScript to push things along
  • Experience in a Linux, Bash, Groovy scripting, Java environment
  • Management of own work and communication with clients

Looking to the future:

  • Support our Data Science Team with the ingestion, interogation, preparation and processing of various new and existing data sets
  • Be an advocate of various database types and know when to use them
  • Working knowledge with at least one of the following - NoSQL database like Cassandra, MongoDB, and Elasticsearch
  • Ability to code comprehensively in a JVM language - Our backend is built mostly in Java but we have also utilised Scala over the last couple of years


Flexible start and finish time (10 to 4 as core hours), Competitive salary, pension scheme, work perks scheme, great social events such as go karting, bowling, zip lining, paintball. We're constantly growing our benefits package.

Additional Perks

Modern campus office at iHub - Imperial College West London, Daily lunch delivery service, fully stocked onsite Benugo cafe, local discounts at restaurants and gyms, yoga class, nail salon, in office haircutting service, full calendar of social events, screenings of films, TED talks, sports tournaments.

Why Us?

Many problems are difficult to solve, especially at scale. They take the right team and environment. We are a mix of individuals from data scientists and computer engineers to designers, marketers and entrepreneurs. We have very different personalities. We are united by a set of values, by a passion for solving big problems. The team have varied academic backgrounds in technology-lead engineering disciplines such as Computer Science, Natural Science, Mathematics and Engineering, they have worked on developing technology solutions in industry or with industry partners for many years.

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