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    Head of Data

    Location: London

    Salary: £130k - £140k base

    Contract Type: Permanent

    Role purpose: 

    You provide strategic leadership, hands on development and mentorship to other team members in the realms of Data & Analytics. You are a subject matter expert in some of these fields: Data Engineering, Business Information, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Data Modelling and applying them to create business insights.  You provide technology leadership and are the technical expert on strategic projects, drive the release strategy and guide the delivery of strategic projects aligned to business strategy. You maintain awareness of dependencies between projects and delivery vision, while ensuring engineering excellence. You build the strategy for your teams to architect, design and deliver data and analytics solutions.


    Role requirements: 

    • Proficient with one or more data engineering languages (SQL, Python, Scala)
    • Demonstrated experience applying data engineering methods to real-world data problems
    • Experience utilizing visualization tools to take advantage of the growing volume of available information
    • Broad knowledge of data engineering techniques, processes, methods and best practices.
    • Knowledge of application test automation products, processes, and best practices
    • Proven experience and strong understanding of Agile development and conventional method and its application to company technology needs.
    • High level knowledge/expertise in database, pipeline and interface development, implementation, and maintenance of large-scale business applications.
    • Strong strategic decision making & long term planning abilities to manage resources and develop efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively lead and motivate team.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation & consultative skills for effective collaboration with senior management.
    • Thorough knowledge of databases technologies, both relational (such as Oracle, SQL Server and PostgreSQL), and non-relational database technologies (such as Memcached, MongoDB and Redis) and Cloud data platforms (such as Snowflake and Data Bricks).
    • Experience with Insurance / Reinsurance Systems and Data.
    Required knowledge & skills would typically be acquired through a Bachelor’s degree in STEM subject and 10 to 15 years of related experience in software development & architecture design, including project management and business analysis. Significant management experience would typically be required.  Prior experience in financial services, specifically insurance would be highly beneficial.
    Haaris Mahmood

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