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Animal Friends

About Us:

At our core, we believe in having fun, working hard, and striving for excellence in everything we do. We’re not just a team; we’re a family that values creativity and collaboration. Our agile and scrum-fluent culture underpins a cutting-edge tech stack, promoting a harmonious work environment where each member thrives on a shared mission. If you’re looking to be part of a supportive community that champions work-life balance with fully remote opportunities, we’d love to hear from you!

Customer Impact:

Our dedication is to our customers and their pets, sitting at the heart of all our actions. As our new Data Engineer, you’ll play a pivotal role in driving positive outcomes for them by ensuring our data solutions deliver valuable insights and support efficient operations.

 

Role Purpose:

You will be instrumental in crafting and managing our sophisticated data infrastructure, essential for our analytical and operational needs. Your day-to-day responsibilities will include developing ETL pipelines, managing data lakes and warehouses, and collaborating closely with stakeholders to convert complex data into actionable insights for our Data Scientists and Analysts.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain end-to-end data solutions in collaboration with Data Analysts, Scientists, and Governance teams.
  • Engage with SMEs and Product Owners to deeply understand business needs and translate these into robust data architectures.
  • Enhance our data models and processes, ensuring scalability and sustainability.
  • Champion automation and continuous improvement across our data platforms.
  • Maintain the highest standards of data management and security, staying updated with the latest in technology and methodologies.

 

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Proficient in designing data solutions on Microsoft Azure, with strong programming skills in Python/PySpark and SQL.
  • Experienced in ETL/ELT tools like SSIS and Azure Data Factory, and familiar with Big Data platforms such as Azure Synapse Analytics and Databricks.
  • Solid understanding of data warehousing, data lakes, and the various data processing architectures.
  • Agile mindset with exceptional problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to challenges.
  • Experience with CI / CD pipelines and best practices 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certifications like DP-203 or Databricks Data Engineer.
  • Experience in building ML models and familiarity with the insurance sector is a plus.

 

Why Join Us?

You’ll get to work with a passionate team that not only supports your professional growth but also cares deeply about your personal well-being. Our fully remote work policy is designed to cultivate a balance that enhances your creativity and productivity.

Ready to make a significant impact where your technical skills meet your passion for data?

 

What Animal Friends is all about!

We are part of the Pinnacle Pet Group (PPG) – a pan European fully integrated pet insurance and pet health services provider. On a mission to help pets live happy, healthy lives with their pet parents, PPG are committed to supporting the diverse needs of their customers and colleagues with a clear ambition to become the world leader in pet insurance and healthcare services.

Animal Friends has grown to become not only an award-winning business but one of the largest pet insurance providers in the UK, with around 500 colleagues helping us to look after over 1 million pets, offering cover for cats, dogs and horses.  

A large part of our success is due to our company values which are the foundation of how we work, we are courageous by continually looking for new ways to innovate our customers experience and the pet insurance industry. We are kind-hearted with animal welfare being important to us, we donate and support over 800 charities and conservancies across the UK and worldwide, to date, we have donated over £8.5 million. And we are passionate about the support we provide to our customers helping them care for their pets. 

 

Benefits of working with Animal Friends

We recognise that your hard work shouldn`t come without its perks, so here`s a little list of some of the things you can expect to get from us:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and we give you your birthday off
  • Fully paid day off for charity work
  • 95% of our employee’s own pets, we’re able to provide up to 50% off insurance along with free access to our Vet consultation app JOII
  • We believe looking after employees’ health is important, so we offer discount on gym membership, access to a Wellbeing hub
  • We like to celebrate success and recognise excellent employee performance; we will donate £3k to the charity of our employee of the quarter’s choice
  • Most importantly, you`ll be working within a courageous, passionate and kind-hearted team

 

To apply for this job please visit animalfriends.livevacancies.co.uk.