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Director - Data Engineering Lead – Financial Services

  • Location

    Hong Kong

  • Sector:

    Financial Services and Banking

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  • Contact:

    Warwick Pearmund

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  • Salary low:


  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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As a Data Engineering Lead, you will develop, maintain, test and evaluate Big Data solutions within our cloud-based Big Data Platform.

You should have 15+ years’ software development experience with agile methodology, continuous integration and automated releases.

Experience in engineering (commercial or open source) software platforms and large-scale data infrastructures (preferably on cloud) is absolutely essential.

The role:

  • Building and Architecting a distributed and highly parallelised Big Data ingestion and processing pipeline which is able to process massive amounts of data (both structured and unstructured data) in near real-time.
  • Evaluate and deploy data quality frameworks to measure and improve data quality across the
  • Organisation
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders, both producers and consumers of data, to design data pipelines.
  • Lead a team of Data Engineers and Site Reliability Engineers to deliver according to platform product roadmaps in a continuous delivery environment

Job Requirements:


  • 15+ years in Data engineering / Platform Engineering
  • Demonstrable ability to write production code in Scalar Python
  • Good understanding of, and hands on experience with, the latest data technologies
  • Experience with container technologies (OpenShift, Docker or k8s)
  • Comfortable in environments with strong Site Reliability engineering culture
  • Proven leadership experience from within a financial services or pure technology company
  • Knowledge in design and implementation of data infrastructure on AWS or GCP

Preferred competencies:

  • Apache Spark and Apache Nifi
  • Delivering data platforms
  • In-memory data processing
  • Implementation of data security capabilities such as encryption and anonymisation
  • SQL