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Salt are currently working with a leading retail brand looking for a Data Engineer on a 6 month contract based out of London.

The role will involve designing the database structure and building the tables within the Hadoop ecosystem to enable a visualisation specialist to build a category reporting suite within Power Bi. This will involve working with a mixture of internal customer, product and stores data and 3rd party external sources to build the required data structures


  • Design and build database and table structures which allow a Visualisation Analyst to work efficiently and build a Power Bi reporting interface with minimal data wrangling
  • Enhance data within an analytical layer that allows Customer Insight analysts to create insight from data sources
  • Create and document clear, elegant, and complete data solution designs to the point that it could be used by other members of the team for development
  • Build, implement and maintain data solutions to structure disparate data sources into the Big Data platform using a defined best practice
  • Produce operational ready code that is maintainable by onshore and offshore resources
  • Produce standardised coding designs using industry best practices


  • Personable, curious, intelligent, positive thinker, highly motivated, results driven, quick learner, great communicator
  • Deep understanding of metadata, business glossary and data lineage functions for ETL, Data Warehousing and BI
  • Data management, data governance, data cleansing and data quality methodologies
  • Experience with at least one ETL tool (DataStage, Informatica, SAS DI etc) or advanced SQL
  • Prior roles that demonstrate utilisation of high quality Agile development best practices.
  • In depth knowledge of at least one scheduling tool (e.g. Control-M, Tidal, Cronacle etc.)
  • Preferred – exposure to retail and customer data (including loyalty data use cases)
  • Preferred – python development in a Big Data environment
  • Preferred – experience of the Hadoop stack (i.e. HDFS, Sqoop, Map Reduce, Hive, Impala, HBase, Yarn, Oozie, Flume, Kerberos etc.)

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