Data Analytics Engineer

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Location: Woking, GB

Purpose of the Role:


Reporting to the Technical Support Lead, the Data Analytics Engineer will be responsible for the specification, building and maintenance of our data engineering platforms. This includes the integration and management of the various data sources that feed into our existing warehouse solution as well as availability of data to visualisation platforms for pre-defined or self-service BI reporting.


To work closely with key business users and IT colleagues to provide a high-quality data engineering solution, in addition provisioning SME best practice guidance across the domain.


Role Dimensions:

  • Close liaison with IT Extended Leadership team and business sponsors within each of McLaren’s businesses, IT SME’s and domain functional experts across the company.
  • Works with suppliers, project managers, technical architects and technical delivery teams to specify, build, and maintain data engineering platforms for Business Intelligence and Analytics.
  • Works with data scientists, domain functional experts and business stakeholders to catalogue, explore, enable access to, prepare, and visualize internal and external data sources.






Principal Accountabilities:


  • Provide functional expertise, guidance, presentations, and leadership on leveraging the capabilities of data engineering platforms to business stakeholders
  • Act as principal liaison between business key users and the CoE for investigating, analysing, and implementing data warehouse (this includes documenting and mapping business requirements, analysing processes and developing the necessary system modifications to satisfy business needs)
  • Produce end-to-end solutions for new and existing projects
  • Deliver configuration enhancements from concept to solution (change requests)
  • Manage complex incident resolution (root-cause analysis, problem statements)
  • Provide excellent responsiveness for level 2 and 3 business support requests
  • Run proof of concepts and investigate opportunities for use of innovative cloud solutions 
  • Assists in the definition of the data engineering strategy, solutions and roadmaps, ensuring they meet McLaren business requirements and performance goals in line with McLaren Technology Group IT strategy.
  • Responsible for ensuring the production services are optimally configured and aligned to best practices to protect production data.
  • Leading the development of data consumption and data storage platforms (e.g. Azure Data Factory, SQL, NoSQL, Data Warehouse, Data Lake, Hadoop etc)
  • Leading the development of data manipulation services (e.g. machine learning, stored procedures, USQL, TSQL, ETL, scripting (Python or R) etc)
  • Leading the development of cloud services to orchestrate events and data flow (e.g. Lambda, LogicApps, Flow, Event Hubs, Stream Analytics etc)
  • Creation of reports and dashboards on behalf of IT and in conjunction with business stakeholders.











Knowledge, Skills and Experience:           




  • Proven production experience working in an Azure Data Factory environment
  • Best practice and knowledge of capabilities around Azure Data Factory
  • Best practice principles behind taking various data sources (such as SAP) and loading into warehouse with associated data transformation to present to Power BI platform
  • Designing solutions around re-usability and for ad-hoc reporting usage.  Thanking about future and cross functional use rather than a report silo
  • Hands on usage of linked services, datasets and pipelines within Azure environment
  • Knowledge of multi-tier, high availability, cloud and on premise data engineering solutions in a complex multi-cloud, multi-site enterprise environment
  • Knowledge of cloud platforms, features, and capabilities with previous experience of integrating cloud services to work with on premise data sources and clients.
  • Strong SQL and tSQL knowledge to include common table expressions
  • Strong JSON expertise
  • Proven knowledge and experience of using star and snowflake schemas
  • Previous experience of creating dashboards and data visualization elements within a Power BI or Business Objects front end
  • Can develop functional specifications for business requirements
  • Proven experience working with offshore teams to utilize resources to meet deliverables
  • Demonstrable experience of ETL technologies


Desirable Skills As Follows:


  • Azure Machine Learning for predictive analytics
  • Azure LogicApps
  • Azure Event Hubs
  • SAP Business Objects
  • Infor/dEPM
  • SAP functional exposure
  • Good experience with scripting languages such as Python, R, REST and PowerShell
  • Experience working within an Automotive environment






















Personal Attributes:


  • Demonstrates creativity in identifying opportunities and finding solutions
  • Gains the respect of colleagues and is a team player who is more interested in results than personal preferences
  • Highly motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Committed to improvement
  • Flexible approach to continually adapt within a dynamic workplace
  • Business knowledge and process design skills
  • Ability to analyse problems and provide clear recommendations
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication skills, written and verbal combined with effective technical presentation skills
  • Passion for technology, detailed understanding of existing and emerging technologies within the data engineering and visualization domains
  • Must be able to work independently as well as a team player and can manage own workload
  • Able to multi-task and work under tight deadlines
  • Must be an effective problem solver


All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation.


This job description may not detail some less major duties allocated to the post holder, or cover duties of a similar nature, commensurate with the role, which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager.

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