Senior Data Engineer - Java

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comparethemarket.com

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What’s the challenge?

We have an exciting opportunity to join us at comparethemarket.com as a Senior Data Engineer. Your role will be pivotal in delivering and owning high performance data applications using cutting edge technology.

At CTM our Data Engineering team is at the heart of everything that we do. The team manages and works on multiple streams and projects that have high impact and importance for the business. This role will sit within our Salesforce Marketing Cloud (SFMC) team that focusses on the migration of the existing data serving to our marketing platform from Redpoint to Salesforce and introducing Near Real Time streaming for Salesforce using Kafka and Kafka Streams. As a Senior Engineer in our team you will be driving the development of quality solutions for our customers and be proactive in adopting and championing best practices.

You’ll make a real impact by taking an active role in the team’s agile practices, technical decision making and development, generating value and continuously striving to improve the quality and reliability of our data.

What will it take to be a successful Senior Data Engineer?

Essential Skills:
  • Strong experience in Data Engineering - building strong, robust pipelines to ingest data from a variety of sources with a focus on real-time streaming (we process millions of events a day and deal with 100 TB’s of data here)
  • Experience in Java, Kafka & AWS 
  • Strong appreciation for modern software engineering principles (Agile, CI/CD, TDD/BDD)
  • Active learner, keeps up to date with industry knowledge and keen to learn new languages and tools
  • Self-motivated, natural leader and motivator. Passionate about Technology
  • Customer focused
  • Great communicator, influencer and negotiator
  • Ability to use your wealth of experience to find the right solution for any given task
Desirable Skills:
  • Scala (we would consider a strong Scala Data Engineer who has a keen interest in developing their skills in Java)
  • Kafka Streams, Kafka Connectors, KSQL
  • Python
  • Spark Streaming
  • Apache Ni-Fi
Why choose us?

You might already know us - we're the ones with the Meerkats! Compare the Market has helped revolutionise the insurance market and we have been growing rapidly since starting in 2006.

We are on a mission to transform the comparison industry, moving beyond endless forms and generic search results, to a highly personalised, service-led experience. In order to do so, we recognise that we need to consistently deliver seamless, personalised customer experiences through a connected data and technology ecosystem.

About BGL

Founded in 1992, the BGL Group has grown significantly in size and capability. From 30 to 3,000 people globally we are a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services.

We’re growing and we are home to such brands as; Les Furets, Beagle Street, Junction, Budget Insurance and Dial Direct. We are trusted by more than 10million customers in the UK alone, with this foundational success we continually grow and invest in our people and their ideas.

We enjoy what we do, and we have fun doing it!

Diversity and Inclusion

We're a diverse community of dedicated, innovative and talented professionals. With an inclusive and open workplace, we encourage our people to create and share ideas – supporting their growth and celebrating their uniqueness.

Flexible working


We understand the importance of achieving a healthy lifestyle balance, whether it’s working remotely or flexibly we have an environment where people are empowered to embrace flexible working in a way that works for them and for the business.
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