CareerZone - Customer Lead Data Engineer (81385)

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Customer Lead Data Engineer

Job reference 81385


  • Job Title :
    Customer Lead Data Engineer
  • Location:
    Asda House - Leeds
  • Employment Type:
  • Contract Type:
  • Hours per Week:
  • Salary:
    Competitive salary plus benefits
  • Category:
    Data Analytics
  • Closing Date:
    25 September 2023
  • Line Manager
    Jonathan Haberfield
Job Advert

Are you passionate about creating robust data products to drive business value? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment where you can apply your technical expertise to complex data challenges? If so, read on…

This is a brand-new role within our rapidly growing Customer Decision Science and Analytics team. You will be the technical lead for a new Data Engineering squad focused on developing the data products which sit at the heart of Asda's commercial and data strategies. Leveraging your hands-on coding skills as well as your leadership skills, you'll be an expert individual contributor while managing a small squad of data engineers. Working closely with the data product owner, data scientists, and business stakeholders, you will develop robust data products which stand the test of time.


About You

  • Educated to degree level, ideally in a relevant STEM discipline
  • Experience of leading a team of high performing data engineers who have built and operationalised solutions
  • Significant experience building data products in the cloud, preferably Azure, with Pyspark and Databricks
  • Excellent PySpark, Databricks, and SQL skills
  • Significant experience working with big data
  • Experience with productionising data products with CI/CD pipelines
  • Excellent problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent initiative and ability to flourish in an open-ended role
  • Experience building data products for machine learning and an understanding of feature stores is highly desirable
  • Experience in, and understanding of, data-driven personalisation is desirable
  • A broad understanding of relevant Azure services is desirable

Your role

You will work as part of Asda's Customer Data Science and Analytics team. As a Lead Data Engineer, you will:

  • Develop and productionise robust data products which integrate into ML and customer-impacting systems
  • Develop using Databricks and Azure services to industry best practices
  • Implement robust CI/CD pipelines to manage new releases
  • Manage and mentor your squad of data engineers
  • Contribute to the design of a team-wide set of standards and best practices, including patterns for development, testing, and CI/CD
  • Be a trusted expert for your data product, data domain, tooling, and best practices
  • Develop strong relationships with upstream technology teams and downstream data science and business consumers, ensuring that your data product is developed according to the needs of your stakeholders
  • Ensure technical documentation is rigorous and maintained
  • Conduct research and self-learning to stay on top of technological developments, and share this knowledge with colleagues


Hybrid Working 

Work Where it Works.Our hybrid way of working gives you the choice to work where it works.  This enables you to complete your daily tasks where you'll be the most effective.  It offers a mix of working from home and in an office environment that works best for you and your team.  We would love to talk to you about this.  

You will also get an excellent benefits package including: 

  • Company car or £5,700 car allowance, plus discretionary company bonus 
  • Company pension up to 7% matched 
  • 10% colleague discount, free parking and many additional rewards. 

We want all colleagues to be able to bring their best and true selves to work, every day. Simply put, we want our colleagues to be Proud to be Asda and proud to be themselves. 

If you have any questions, then please email



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Asda House - Leeds
Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, LS11 5AD
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