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Data Engineer



Software Engineering, Data Science
Guildford, UK · Guildford, UK
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Location: Guildford/hybrid

Salary: Dep on exp + annual bonus + benefits

Role description

We are seeking a talented and experienced Data Engineer to join our dynamic team at Allianz. As a Data Engineer, you will play a crucial role in designing, developing, and maintaining our data infrastructure. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the efficient collection, storage and retrieval of data for analysis and reporting purposes for our Personal and Commercial businesses enabling better insight and enabling decision making.

For this role, we are specifically looking for someone with extensive Python experience to support us in the migration of an existing Python solution to a Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics based solution, so if you consider yourself a Python expert along with a good understanding of Azure technologies, we would love to hear from you!

Key responsibilities

  • Working with peers and senior colleagues on solutions design activity for items allocated to you in the backlog
  • Developing, implementing, testing and documenting scalable ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) data pipelines and workflows to efficiently ingest and transform data from various sources
  • Working collaboratively with testers and internal customers to deliver high quality fit for purpose solutions
  • Understands and works within internally published Allianz Data Technology Strategy
  • Implementing data security measures and ensure compliance with data privacy regulations
  • Peer reviewing work of colleagues
  • Collaborating with stakeholders and analysts to understand their data requirements
  • Staying up-to-date with industry trends and best practices in data engineering to drive continuous improvement and innovation

About you

  • Strong programming skills in Python
  • Proven work experience as a Data Engineer or in a similar role
  • Experience with data modelling, data warehousing and ETL frameworks
  • Proficiency in working with relational databases (e.g., Oracle, PostgreSQL), Parquet/Delta files and big data technologies (e.g. Synapse, Hadoop, Spark, Kafka)
  • Experience working with Microsoft Azure and associated data services
  • Strong analytical and data interpretation skills, with the ability to communicate findings to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Knowledge of data visualization tools and techniques
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities
  • Ideally some knowledge of the UK insurance market but not essential

What we will offer you

Recognised and rewarded for a job well done, we have a range of flexible benefits for you to choose from- so you can pick a package that’s perfect for you. We also offer flexible working options, global career opportunities across the wider Allianz Group, and fantastic career development and training. That’s on top of enjoying all the benefits you’d expect from the world’s number one insurance brand, including:

  • Annual bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life cover
  • Group Income Protection
  • Flexible buy/sell holiday options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • A discount up to 50% on a range of insurance products including car, home and pet
  • Retail discounts

Our ways of working

Do you need some flexibility with the hours you work? Let us know as part of your application and if it’s right for our customers, our business and for you, then we’ll do everything we can to make it happen.

Here at Allianz, we are signatories of the ABIs flexible working charter. We believe in supporting hybrid work patterns, which balance the needs of our customers, with your personal circumstances and our business requirements. Our aim with this is to help innovation, creativity, and you to thrive - Your work life balance is important to us.

Our Purpose and Values

We secure your future

Be Brave | With Heart | Everyone Counts | Inspiring Trust

Our purpose and values are more than just words on a website - they are the why and how of Allianz. They influence everything we do and guide us how to do it. Created by our people, for our people, they shape our culture, bring us together, and inspire us to be the best. Building an inclusive culture for us all to succeed.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Allianz, we value diversity and inclusion and back this up with our accreditations. Allianz is EDGE certified for gender inclusion, members of the Women in Finance Charter, members of the Stonewall Diversity Champion programme, signatories of Business in the Community’s Race at Work Charter, and an Armed Forces Covenant gold standard employer.

We have a range of employee networks focusing on gender inclusion, cultural diversity, LGBTQIA+, disability and long term health conditions (including neurodiversity), intergenerational and life stages, parents and carers, mental wellbeing, menopause support and armed forces and veterans, all supporting you to bring your best and authentic self to work.

Join us - let’s care for tomorrow