Data Engineer (GCP, Terraform, Python)

Salary competitive
Discipline Data

We are looking for a Data Engineer to help bring data to the heart of N Brown. You will be part of Group Data and will focus on exploring solutions to maintain, improve, and scale our use of data. Working with our Lead Data Engineer you will provide a valuable contribution in building a best in class modern Data Analytics Platform.

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

  • Join a team of engineers to create, maintain, and extend our analytics platform.
  • Take ownership of the data processing technical domain, including implementing frameworks that will allow N Brown to scale their data processing. You will work with the Lead Data Engineer to ensure we are delivering the very best technologies that deliver value for our business.
  • You will drive the adoption of strong CICD practises to reduce risks to deployments.
  • Help develop your colleagues capabilities in software development to better enable them to support the analytics platform. Champion test-driven quality first engineering practises.
  • Working with governance you will drive solutions that are scalable and robust and ensure we deliver quality data for our customers.
  • You will be working in an agile operating model with cross-functional teams.
  • Work with our stakeholders whilst delivering the new Analytics Platform, ensuring the platform is reliable, scalable, and secure. You will take a proactive approach to monitoring.

What skills and experience will you have?

  • A strong communicator, able to bring complex technical concepts to life for business stakeholders and equally convey business needs effectively to technical audiences.
  • Experience building, testing and delivering automation components in an OOP manner ideally using Python.
  • Experience delivering large-scale transformation projects with focus on defining end-to-end data architecture.
  • An experienced engineer with a deep interest in how data architectures can improve experiences and drive better business decision making.
  • Automating delivery of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) via Terraform.
  • Deep understanding of CI/CD pipeline 
  • Experience working with the Google Cloud Platform is essential
  • Curiosity to experiment and improve, whilst staying aligned on outcomes.
  • Understanding of Agile in principles and practices and tools like Jira and Confluence.

Software and Tech Experience

  • Experience with Google Cloud products
  • Experience with open-source data-stack tools such as Airflow, Airbyte, DBT, Kafka etc.
  • Awareness of data visualisation tools such as PowerBI, Tableau and/or Looker
  • Knowledge of Teradata, Mainframe and/or Google Analytics is beneficial.
  • Appreciation of data governance, data management, analytics, science, and visualisation workflows and data needs
  • Appreciation of the modern cloud data stack, headless BI, analytics engineering, data meshes and lake-houses

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 per 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!