Data Engineer

Salary up to £60,000 per annum
Discipline Data

Are you passionate about working with cutting-edge data technologies and eager to solve complex problems? We're seeking a skilled Data Engineer to join N Brown at the heart of our data operations. As part of our Group Data team, your focus will be on finding innovative solutions for maintaining, improving, and scaling our data usage.

What will you do as a Data Engineer at N Brown?

  • Technical Development & Data Modelling: Collaborate within a dynamic engineering team to develop, maintain, and enhance our Analytics Platform. Specialise in designing and developing robust data models using SQL and data build tool (dbt).
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Engage with stakeholders to capture and translate complex data model requirements into scalable technical solutions. Focus on understanding the specific needs of our retail and finance business to provide tailored data structures and analysis capabilities.
  • Process Optimization: Apply your SQL expertise to optimise data flows and processing, enhancing the performance and reliability of data movement. Utilize your knowledge of data build tool (dbt) to streamline and automate data transformation processes.
  • CICD & Quality Assurance: Champion the adoption of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CICD) practices to ensure minimal deployment risks and high data quality.

What skills and experience will you have?

  • Experience with Cloud products (Cloud SQL, BigQuery, RedShift, Snowflake) or similar technologies.
  • Proficiency in open-source data-stack tools such as DBT, Airflow, Airbyte, Kafka, etc.
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools like PowerBI, Tableau, or Looker.
  • Knowledge of Teradata, Mainframe, and/or Google Analytics is beneficial.
  • Understanding of data governance, data management, analytics, science, and visualization workflows.
  • Awareness of the modern cloud data stack, headless BI, analytics engineering, data meshes, and lake-houses.
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively articulate technical concepts to business stakeholders and understand their needs.
  • Experience in implementing large-scale data projects, with a focus on the data itself.
  • Deep interest in data engineering, modelling data and its impact on enhancing experiences and informing business decisions.
  • Proficiency in working with Cloud Platforms; GCP experience is advantageous but not mandatory.
  • Eagerness to experiment and innovate, maintaining focus on outcomes.
  • Understanding of Agile principles, practices, and tools like Jira and Confluence.

N Brown – who we are and why work for us?

At N Brown, we’re committed to building a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive environment that values equality for all. Our vision is that by ‘championing inclusion, we’ll become the most loved and trusted fashion retailer’. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging are, therefore, at the heart of our culture.

We’re a forward-thinking digital retailer with a financial services proposition to be proud of. We’re customer-obsessed, serving them through three core brands: JD Williams, Simply Be, and Jacamo. We’re experienced, with over 160 years of trading under our belt. We’re inclusive, as we believe in fashion without boundaries; and we’re sustainable, striving to make as little impact on the planet as possible.

What’s in it for you?

  • Hybrid working  
  • 24 days holiday (+ 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 days
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave
  • Access to Apricity, a self-funding IVF benefit at a reduced rate
  • Company pension with up to 8% N Brown contribution
  • Mental Health support both internally and externally, including access to our wellbeing champions and counselling services
  • A range of financial wellbeing support
  • Colleague discount across all N Brown brands
  • Onsite café with subsidised rates and local restaurant discounts!
  • Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance
  • Paid volunteer time – all our colleagues can take a full day paid to volunteer for a charity of their choice

Ways of Working

We offer hybrid working which varies across the business depending on the role you’re in. For this role, the expectation would be 1 day every other week. Our Head Office is located in the Northern Quarter in Manchester City Centre. So if you are travelling by train, tram or bus we’re perfectly located, plus we’re surrounded by cool cafes, trendy bars and the best places to eat!

Our working hours are 36.17 per week and our core working hours are between 10am - 4pm. Given we don’t have strict working hours you can find the working pattern that’s right for you.

Our promise to you:

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

What happens when you apply to a role at N Brown?

As soon as we receive your application, we’ll send you an email to let you know. We always aim to come back to you as soon as possible with an update and we really appreciate you taking the time to apply for a role with us. Good luck!