Why this Head of Data Engineering role is like Star Wars

MONGOOSE GRAY Published: October 7, 2020
LONDON, United Kingdom
Job Type


Ask the difficult questions, go against conventional wisdom, challenge the status quo.

Because Luke didn’t just wake up with a new hand.

Manage small and large-scale projects, lasting from two to ten months.

Some of it’s like blowing up the Death Star and some of it’s like climbing a mountain on an island for three hours.

Collaborate with the Data Science and Data Engineering teams. As your experience grows, share your insights with the teams, and mentor new recruits.

Be Luke.

Implement and champion Agile methodologies across the full software development lifecycle.

Tear this ship apart until you’ve found those plans!

Prioritise development to maximise commercial benefit and returns for our clients.

Be Obi-Wan.

Travel at the speed of light via Zoom|Teams|Hangout (your choice) to client offices across the UK.

Go to Tosche Station to pick up power converters.

Work with clients and colleagues, understand their requirements, and keep them engaged.

Be Lando.

Tell us what your go-to language is and why. We're assuming Python or Scala here.

Because someone really goofed with that Meridian trench and thermal exhaust port.

Define the product roadmap working closely with our product managers.

Leia popped a hologram in an R2 unit in 1977. You can do a Word doc or two in 2020.

Create and maintain deliverables across the project lifecycle.

It’s not heroic, but do it right and they’ll love you. Like Chewie.

Develop, construct, test and maintain complex large-scale architecture, databases and pipelines. Handle raw data. Lots of it. Innovate new processes for data modelling, mining and abstraction.

We won’t lie. This sounds like stuff C-3PO would do while everyone else is running round with lightsabers.

Manage confidential and proprietary information.

Cut someone’s hand off? Maybe wait a while before bragging you’re their dad.

You’ll need a Computer Science Bachelors and/or Masters.

It’s not like you can be a scavenger or a farmhand, then suddenly save the galaxy… oh.

You’re top of your game. Professionally and socially. Wow us with your accomplishments!

Rey’s cool when she’s being badass. Then it turns out she’s down with the Force. Have strings to your bow.

Superb verbal and written communication, and analytical and technical skills.

Little-known fact: Boba Fett maintained an erudite, helpful blog. At least until he fell in a pit.

Avid learner; confident; decisive; pragmatic; proactive; team worker; reliable.

Be Han.

It pays up to £95,000 plus bonus and benefits.

Yoda doesn’t get out of bed for anything less.


Send CV + covering letter. That’s right you don’t go fishing without a hook. May the force be with you.

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