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Big Data Lead

£85000 - £100000 per annum Benefits

An opportunity has arisen for a Big Data Lead (hands-on) to work for a large Insurance client based in London. This is a permanent position.

The Role:

  • To lead in the design of the company’s data lake; helping to define data ingestion methods which provide data to Data Science departments in appropriate formats while implementing appropriate governance and security.
  • Provide technical guidance and development activities to internal teams, colleagues and external partners to support the IT Data Strategy
  • Participate in the definition and approval of all solution architectures within the Data Lake / Analytics space
  • Assist in identifying and implementing new tools, processes and technologies.
  • Maintain a good understanding of industry and technology trends, influencing internal and external partner product road-maps to support the Data Strategy. Deliver technical and business proof of concepts as required.
  • Ensure IT risk and quality management policies and processes are defined, embedded and monitored across IT data analytics activities.

Key Requirements

  • Extensive experience in designing, developing and delivering a diverse range of complex IT solutions
  • Extensive experience working with big data – Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Hortonworks etc
  • Ability and desire to still be “hands on” with up to date IT skills for design and development of IT solutions
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Excellent organisational, communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong prioritisation skills and be flexible enough to adapt plans
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines and within constraints

If you would like to find out more information, please contact me on or apply directly.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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