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Senior Scala/Big Data Engineer (Ref:2020) – £70-80k


  • Job Title
  • Senior Scala/Big Data Engineer (Ref:2020) - £70-80k
  • Location
  • Liverpool Street
  • Salary
  • 70-80k
  • Type
  • Permanent
  • Work From Home
  • Part

Technology Used


  • Scala
  • Kafka
  • Spark
  • Hadoop
  • Python
  • Cassandra


  • Java
  • AWS
  • REST
  • ElasticSearch
  • Docker
  • Microservices


  • Agile
  • TDD
  • CI/CD
  • DevOps


Must Have

  • Excellent programming skills with Java or Scala or Python
  • Experience building cloud-based data processing pipelines pipelines
  • Experience with Big Data
  • Comfortable working with SQL/NoSQL
  • Experience with REST
  • Agile, CI, TDD and automated deployment


  • Experience with Spark or Hadoop
  • Experience with Kafka
  • Exposure to CI/CD, AWS & Docker
  • Understanding of micro-service based architecture
  • Experience working on a greenfield project


We are seeking a talented Senior Software Engineer with an interest in big data and technologies such as Spark, Scala and Kafka for a key greenfield project.

In this role you will help design and build a new capability making use of big data technology. This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in changing the way that data based products are delivered across the company. You will build cloud-based data processing pipelines and work with Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings from Amazon to provide solutions to teams that depend on our data pipelines.

You will be joining a fast-growing agile team to help data scientists, data engineers and developers to access and analyse the company’s data sets to derive new information or extract actionable insights such as recommendations and metrics by providing secured and supported access to data and user-friendly interactive tools and discovery capabilities so that teams can easily apply Machine Learning and analytical techniques to build data applications.

Our stack: Scala, Spark, Kafka, Java 8/11, ElasticSearch, NoSQL, Hadoop, AWS, Git, Jenkins, Microservices, REST APIs.


We are a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Our innovative technology platforms and smart content solutions operate at the cutting edge of big data, semantic web and cloud technology, enabling faster more effective critical decision-making daily across the globe.

We use a squads and tribes model where our engineers are given lots of autonomy and have end-to-end ownership of product features. They are cross-disciplined and will encompass design, development, quality assurance and cloud infrastructure expertise. We embrace Agile practices, a DevOps culture and Continuous Delivery. Teams are encouraged to innovate and try new ideas without fear of failure.

We believe in providing our team with great/work life balance by offering flexible working practices, a 35-hour working week and at least 1 remote day per week. We also believe in helping everyone in our team to maximise their potential by offering clear progression routes and a budget for training and conferences.

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