VP Data Engineering

Posted 21 June 2023
Salary £180000 - £190000 per annum + bonus, pension,
Job type Permanent
Discipline Digital
Contact NameJennifer Curran

Job description

Job Title: VP Data Engineering - Telecoms Client

Location: London, United Kingdom ( Remote)

Salary: £180,000-£220,000 per annum + 20% bonus

Are you a seasoned leader in the field of data engineering, ready to make a significant impact in the telecoms industry? We are seeking a highly skilled and dynamic individual to join our prestigious telecoms client as the Vice President of Data Engineering. This is an exceptional opportunity to lead a talented team of data engineers, drive data strategy, and shape the future of our client's data-driven initiatives.


  • Develop and execute a comprehensive data engineering strategy aligned with the company's overall business objectives.
  • Lead, mentor, and manage a team of skilled data engineers, providing guidance and support to ensure optimal performance and professional growth.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including data science, product, and engineering, to design and implement data solutions that meet business needs.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of data infrastructure, including data pipelines, data warehouses, and data lakes.
  • Drive the adoption of best practices in data engineering, ensuring scalability, reliability, and security of data platforms.
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends and technologies in the data engineering field, making recommendations for process improvements and tooling enhancements.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define and prioritize data requirements, ensuring data availability and accuracy for analytics and reporting purposes.
  • Establish and monitor key performance metrics to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of data engineering initiatives.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Extensive experience in data engineering, with a proven track record of leading high-performing teams.
  • Strong technical expertise in data engineering tools and technologies, such as Hadoop, Spark, SQL, and cloud-based data platforms (AWS, GCP, or Azure).
  • Solid understanding of data modeling, ETL/ELT processes, and data integration techniques.
  • Proficient in programming languages such as Python, Java, or Scala.
  • Experience in the telecoms industry or a similar highly data-driven environment is highly desirable.
  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team.
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management abilities, with the capacity to present complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences.

If you are a visionary leader with a passion for leveraging data to drive business success, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Join our esteemed telecoms client and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of their data engineering capabilities. Apply now with your updated CV and cover letter, highlighting your relevant experience and achievements.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.