Senior Data Engineer

's Mission

At Birdie, we believe that our elders deserve to age with confidence in the comfort of their own home. We use digital products, home connected devices and machine learning to help the care community deliver better, preventative care. So that our loved ones can live at home longer, healthier and happier.

What you'll be doing

  • Birdie’s data footprint doubles every quarter so we need to use scalable technologies to ensure data remains readily accessible for our customers as well as Birdie employees.
  • Implementing a new data architecture using the right technologies to solve today’s problems
  • Our product architecture is becoming increasingly decentralised - it’s crucial that product services are able to reliably share datasets amongst each other in real time.
  • Building  data infrastructure, tools & documentation - enabling product squads to improve the accuracy, reliability & re-usability of datasets.
  • Reducing time taken to source, process, model and publish datasets.


  • You have at least 3 years of experience working in a data engineering role supporting customer-facing processes and infrastructure.
  • You are passionate about enabling others with tools and documentation - careful not to become a single point of failure.
  • You are a technical leader - highly curious about new technology with a clear ability to rapidly learn and understand the pros and cons of new tools.
  • You have excellent communication skills- capable of explaining technical problems & solutions in clear, concise terms understandable to non-technical audiences.
  • You are quality focused - evangelises the importance of data quality, coaches teams to use best practices improving data reliability and accuracy.
  • You are not afraid to challenge - will always speak up on behalf of the right solution, even if it’s against group consensus.
  • You care deeply about data privacy and security.
  • Experience with Apache Kafka, Kafka Connect and Debezium.
  • Relational and non-relational databases experience(e.g. PostgreSQL, Redis, DynamoDB, Cassandra).

Company Values

  • We care: We care about our society, the people we work with and the ways in which we can impact millions of lives. We're committed to building a fantastic service for our users and our industry
  • We succeed together: We want to bring everyone on our journey with us, going far beyond what is expected of us and our industry standard. We work to elevate each other, we trust each other, share everything and give continuous feedback
  • We are brave & ambitious: We continuously challenge the status quo and open our arms to change. We make tough decisions and tackle problems headfirst. We are courageous enough to step outside our comfort zones because nothing is too big for us
  • We strive for excellence: We’re obsessed with growth. In ourselves, our product, our teams and in our society. We recognise our strengths, share our work, take initiative, ask for help, improve ourselves and always reach higher than the day before
  • We love a little quirkiness: We believe in fun and hard work, giving us the tools to succeed and grow, while also creating an environment that celebrates humour, community spirit and idiosyncratic talents

Company Benefits

  • 25 days holiday (excl. bank holidays)
  • Health insurance
  • Gym membership
  • Personal development budget
  • Frequent company socials, trips and meals out
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