Big Data & Data Science

Senior Data Engineer



£600 - 650 per day

Senior Data Engineer ( Scala / Spark / Cassandra / Kafka )

6 months


Central London

A Senior Data Engineer ( Scala / Spark / Cassandra / Kafka ) is required to join a prestigious entertainment company based in Central London. The project is six months in length and will look to commence in November. My client is inviting a passionate technologist with lengthy big data experience, to apply hands-on skills and ideas to their core technology as a senior member of the team. The ideal candidate will be recognised as a subject matter expert and must be willing to mentor and develop more junior Data Engineers, providing help and support when required.

The Senior Data Engineer ( Scala / Spark / Cassandra / Kafka ) will cover specific areas of big data like data engineering, distributed computing and machine learning. Experience in most of these and proven interest in others is required.

Essential and Desirable Skills for the Senior Data Engineer ( Scala / Spark / Cassandra / Kafka ) include:

  • At minimum of six years of hands-on professional experience as a data engineer developing production level analytics, big data applications.
  • Expert programming skills in Java, Scala or/and Python.
  • Expert in Apache Spark.
  • Good knowledge of AWS analytic stack – Redshift, Spectrum, Kinesis, Elastic Beanstalk.
  • Excellent experience of RDBMS, NoSQL.
  • Proficient in handling operational tasks on AWS and/or managing databases, etc.
  • Proficient understanding of distributed computing principles, components and architecture.
  • Experience with streaming solutions and real time applications
  • Experience in processing real-time events using Kafka, Flume or NiFi
  • Knowledge in machine learning / recommendations.

Qualifications & Prerequisites for the Senior Data Engineer ( Scala / Spark / Cassandra / Kafka ) role:

  • Degree or higher in Computer Science / Big Data / Machine Learning.
  • Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.
  • Ability to interact at all level across our client base.

The technology Stack

Scala / Java, Apache Spark, AWS big data stack, Kinesis / Kafka, Cassandra, Elasticsearch / Solr, Apache Nifi

If you would like to be considered for the Senior Data Engineer ( Scala / Spark / Cassandra / Kafka ) role, please click Apply.

The ideal candidate must be able to start in November, with a view to interview immediately.

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