Data Engineer – Ethical AI in Policing: Tackling Child Exploitation

We are seeking a Data Engineer to join the CESIUM product team with our ‘Sociotech for Good’ business unit. CESIUM is our cloud-based application which uses ethical AI tools and technologies to provide insights that help police and local authorities protect vulnerable children from exploitation.

We are at a pivotal moment in the development of CESIUM and our wider portfolio of ethical AI-based cloud applications. For the right person, this role presents an opportunity to work within a passionate, dedicated, expert, inter-disciplinary team which collaborates around tackling the complex problem of child exploitation – with ample potential for personal and professional growth as we expand into the marketplace.

Please note: This role requires enhanced police and security vetting, which requires a minimum of 3 years UK residence, a criminal records check, and a right to work (RTW) in the UK check. Please ensure you meet the residence requirement prior to applying.

Specific job responsibilities include:
  • Work collaboratively with Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Data Analysts, DevOps engineers, Cloud Solutions Architects, and other stakeholders including product owners and business analysts, to gather, analyse, and understand data engineering requirements.
  • Build a range of data products and integrate and manage datasets from multiple external sources, including data extraction, data ingestion, and processing of large datasets.
  • Design and develop methods to automate data ingestion from external sources (including different data vendors) into our AWS products and create efficient ETL pipelines.
  • Design, optimise and implement data models and data schemas for different data sources and use cases.
  • Build, design, refactor, and optimise AWS data lakes and AWS data warehouses for a variety of data sources.
  • Work with a range of storage systems, including relational databases, NoSQL, and others.
Basic Qualifications required for this role:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Data Engineering
  • Experience with AWS cloud services: EC2, EMR, RDS, Redshift.
  • Skills in core SQL Competencies, such as Stored Procedures, Batch Jobs, and implementing highly performant SQL code.
  • Good working knowledge of any of the following: Python, Java.
  • Experience with any of the following big data tools: Kafka, Spark, and Hadoop.
  • Good understanding of data pipeline and workflow management tools such as Airflow, Luigi, etc.
  • Strong verbal/written communication and data presentation skills, including an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams.

Highly desirable:

  • Experience working with data ingestion from APIs, RSS feeds, and FTP
  • Experience with any of the following AWS services: Athena, Glue, SageMaker
  • Experiences working with either a MapReduce or MPP system
  • Background in supporting data scientists and software development team, to conduct large scale data analyses / modelling to support business decision making
  • Experience migrating Monolithic systems to Microservices

 

Location: This position is open to candidates based in the UK (flexible working offered – London Office + Home-based/Remote)

Salary: Commensurate with experience (£50 – £65K)

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed Term or Permanent

 

In return, you get...
  • A competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours / remote working options
  • Opportunity to work with various AWS Services and flexibility/ownership with tech stack and planning
  • A positive and supportive environment; ability to grow professionally in-line with our grow from within culture
  • Competitive pension scheme

To Apply please submit both your CV and a cover letter linking your experience to our requirements in order to have your application considered. References will be required prior to appointment. We will process applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled, hence we suggest to apply early.

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We are seeking a Data Engineer to join the CESIUM product team with our ‘Sociotech for Good’ business unit. CESIUM is our cloud-based application which uses ethical AI tools and technologies to provide insights that help police and local authorities protect vulnerable children from exploitation.

We are at a pivotal moment in the development of CESIUM and our wider portfolio of ethical AI-based cloud applications. For the right person, this role presents an opportunity to work within a passionate, dedicated, expert, inter-disciplinary team which collaborates around tackling the complex problem of child exploitation – with ample potential for personal and professional growth as we expand into the marketplace.

Please note: This role requires enhanced police and security vetting, which requires a minimum of 3 years UK residence, a criminal records check, and a right to work (RTW) in the UK check. Please ensure you meet the residence requirement prior to applying.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of their age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are a Disability Confident committed and Living Wage employer.

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