Data Automation Engineer

Technology · Remote UK, Greater London
Department Technology
Employment Type Full-Time

Data Automation Engineer

UK / US / Canada - Remote

Telmar is the global leader in advertising and media solutions, providing the most influential agencies, media owners, and planners with innovative cloud-based tools to help create, plan and predict the most successful media campaigns. For more than 50 years, leading media and advertising agencies have relied on Telmar's innovative cross-media and data analytics solutions to create the most successful media campaigns worldwide. Telmar is a truly international company with over 25,000 users and 600 customers worldwide. Our team of media experts has a global presence with locations worldwide, including New York City, London, Toronto, Johannesburg, Paris, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Singapore, and Hong Kong. For more information about Telmar and its solutions, please visit:

Role Summary

In the role of Data Engineer,  you will be responsible for designing, building, optimizing, and maintaining our data loading procedures and workflows.  A key focus of this role is to leverage modern data engineering methods and cloud computing technology to enable Telmar to process and ship data faster to its SaaS products.

This is an awesome opportunity to build cutting-edge data automation essential to the media planning industry.   We are focused on delivering improvements to clients and deliver robust, high-quality solutions on AWS using the latest development practices.

You will be responsible for:

  • Use Python to construct software artifacts for ETL, interfacing with diverse data formats and storage technologies, and incorporate them into Airflow workflows
  • Use large scale workflow orchestration platforms e.g. Airflow to extend and optimize our automated data ingestion platform for the automation of data loading routines
  • Analyze, investigate and design future data loading and ETL procedures
  • Diagnose and resolve problems of data quality and  data loading procedures in business-as-usual operations
  • Build with AWS services providing the necessary infrastructure, resources, and interfaces to enable data loading workflows
  • Collaborate with the wider team in particular Infrastructure Engineers to deploy automation
  • Use best-practice CI/CD methodologies to ensure that the build and deployment pipelines are fast, robust, and secure

Professional Skills

  • Prior experience developing production quality Python code is essential.
  • Prior experience of modern software development fundamentals (e.g. code quality considerations,  automated testing,  source version control, optimization.)
  • Prior Experience of workflow orchestration platforms. Apache Airflow experience is highly desirable e.g. understand the concept of DAGs (Directed Acyclic Graph) and Operators to schedule jobs
  • Prior experience with data analysis and data warehousing and working with customer data platforms
  • Working knowledge of message queuing, stream processing, and highly scalable “big data” data stores
  • Experience in manipulating, processing, extracting value from large disconnected datasets
  • Be able to place security as a foremost primary concern in the architecture, secure coding, build, and deployment of solutions
  • Experience in performing root cause analysis on internal/external data and processes.
  • Technical expertise with data models, data mining, and segmentation techniques
  • Proficiency in the understanding of GitHub for source code repositories 
  • Knowledge of popular Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure & services e.g. EC2, RDS, S3, Lambda, Batch
  • Excellent Linux scripting skills
  • Experience with JIRA and be able to define technical acceptance criteria for stories
  • Passionate about the power of data to drive better business outcomes for customers.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a distributed working environment
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to estimate the effort of own tasks and those of others in expertise domain
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and deadline-driven
  • A champion of good code quality and architectural practices.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work proactively and as a team player 
  • Ability to work efficiently and productively in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to learn new skills

Telmar's Perks

  • Flexible working
  • Medical cover
  • DiSC Assessment (improve teamwork, communication, and productivity)
  • We provide each Telmar employee with a framework for holistic and regular 360° feedback as well as for personal and professional development, enabling you to master daily challenges and continuously develop your skills further via self-learning tools and formal training
  • Employee Assistance Program (24/7)
  • Weekly open-door meeting with CEO and the HR Team
  • Summer Team Building Events
  • Christmas Parties
  • Office gatherings (when C-19 restrictions allow it)
  • Random coffee dates every other week
  • Meeting free Fridays

We are on an ambitious global journey at Telmar. No two days are ever the same. We’re therefore looking for people who can adapt quickly to this ever-evolving environment. In return, our multinational; best-in-class team will support your desire to grow as an individual and challenge you in new roles. We are proud of the team and believe that our diversity has made us more successful. We are therefore keen to recruit candidates from all backgrounds. Telmar provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. 


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