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Senior Data Engineer

39,356 P.A. ?
Location: Heaton Chapel
Company: CDL
Hours: Full time
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We are looking for a Senior Data Engineer to join our fast-paced Data Services area. Acting as a Technical Lead within the multi-functional, agile based squad you'll be developing some of our new sophisticated solutions for deployment in a cloud-based environment. We are creating an environment and culture of continual learning and we are looking for a Senior Data Engineer who has some experience of coaching and mentoring other members of the team.

Taking technical ownership, you will maintain a keen awareness of industry and technology breakthroughs, ensuring we are always benefiting from best practice. As a Senior Data Engineer, you’ll be comfortable talking about system design and architecture and providing mentoring to other team members.

About us:

CDL has established its position as a market leader in the highly competitive retail insurance sector by consistently creating powerful software solutions that deliver competitive and innovative advantage to our customers. We've custom-built our own modern, open offices set in our own landscaped campus in Stockport, employing over 600 staff.

As part of the Data Services team, you will work on CDL’s high performance business intelligence (BI) and management information solution that enables customers to derive powerful insight and value from the data that they hold. Built using cloud technology, currently AWS, it provides performance, scalability and flexibility.

We have built a collaborative and creative culture where we employ agile techniques to deliver our pace-setting applications. We are also proud to have achieved the Top Employee 2020. We like to work in small, focused groups so you are always learning from people around you and you feel a part of the success of each project you are involved with.


  • Proven experience with Cloud using AWS or similar.
  • Expertise using modern data tools (SQL, Python)
  • Spark – Pyspark
  • ETL Pipelines
  • Glue
  • Lamda
  • Experience working with database technologies such as PostgreSQL
  • Good understanding and proven experience within a Linux environment.
  • Familiarity with at least one scripting or programming language (Bash, Python, PowerShell).
  • Experience with Automation Tools, such as, Ansible, Chef or Puppet.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Bonus Points

  • If you have any experience with Terraform this would be advantageous.

**Due to the pandemic this role will initially start fully remote with a view to return to our offices and home working options**


  • Top employer for 5th year running
  • Flexible hours
  • Flexible working - home working options
  • Excellent training and development platform
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Health and Wellbeing programme
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Virtual activities, lunch and learns, coffee mornings and meetups.
  • 25 days holiday to start
  • Life and health assurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Community projects
  • Dress down policy

Campus Benefits:

  • On-site free parking
  • Open plan modern offices
  • Shuttle bus to and from the station
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Games room and chill out zone
  • Social activities, regular social events through our social group Xtra, including a summer BBQ, competitions, bowling, go-karting, football games, Winter party and much more!
  • Car wash, barber, yoga classes, boot camp and massage services all on site
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Shower and dry rooms
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