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Data Platforms Lead
£90,000 – £100,000 plus excellent benefits, including up to 10% employer pension contribution, private healthcare, and company car or £6,000 car allowance (Work Level 4)
Manchester city centre
We’re now working in a hybrid way, with colleagues dividing their time between home/remote working and the office. You can find out more about our hybrid working policy at

We’re looking for a data platforms lead to join us to oversee the architecture and running the of the data storage layer across Co-op Data. Our data engineering team combines Co-op values with sound data management principles to build trust among our users and create a culture in which everyone takes responsibility for good data practice – and you’ll play a vital part in this.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for driving the implementation of durable, performant, and user-friendly data storage infrastructure, as well as owning the improvement and optimisation of our processes, so that we can get real value from our data. We’ll look to you to establish enterprise-scale data integration design standards and procedures across the data development life cycle, ensuring that our data teams adhere to these and helping to create an environment of data enablement that sits at the heart of our strategy. If you’ve got significant data engineering experience in an enterprise organisation, along with the ability to lead and develop a team and really shape the way we do things, then we can give you the opportunity to grow your career and make a real impact across Co-op Data and the wider business.

What you’ll do

  • establish enterprise-scale data integration design standards and procedures across the data development life cycle and ensure that data teams adhere to these
  • set standards for programming tools and techniques and select appropriate development methods
  • apply a range of techniques for data profiling and bring multiple data sources together in a conformed model for analysis
  • apply the concepts and principles of data modelling to maintain and update relevant data models for specific business needs, including reverse-engineering data models from a live system
  • map how metadata repositories can support different areas of the business and apply robust governance processes to keep repositories up to date
  • take technical responsibility for all stages and iterations in a data software development project, providing method-specific technical advice and guidance to project partners
  • predict and advise on future technology changes that present opportunities for a product or programme to drive value from data
  • review requirements, specifications, and define test conditions, identifying issues and risks associated with work while being able to analyse and report test activities and results
  • build problem-solving capabilities into the Data Engineering function so that we remain agile and responsive to change requirements
This role would suit people who have

  • experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams within a data engineering or data-orientated software engineering function
  • experience in delivering success in a large matrix organisation, including a capacity to influence and collaborate across the business
  • strong full stack experience and a deep knowledge of modern data platform, Azure, Data Factory, Databricks, DevOps, database tech, and storage tech
  • strong problem-structuring capabilities, with the ability to tackle complicated, ambiguous datasets and transform them into valuable data-assets
  • excellent presentation and communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex issues and ideas to non-technical audiences
  • a client-focused approach to providing data solutions to the business
  • the ability to nurture and develop a team
  • a high level of resilience, with the ability to deliver at significant pace within a dynamic and challenging environment

Why Co-op?

Here you’ll do work that matters. We’re a commercial organisation with a purpose beyond profit, you’ll have an opportunity to help us build a stronger Co-op and stronger communities. You’ll also get a package that includes:

  • competitive salary
  • car allowance or company car
  • private healthcare
  • coaching, training, and support to help you develop
  • pension with up to 10% employer contributions
  • annual incentive scheme
  • health and wellbeing incentives and rewards through the YuLife app
  • Wagestream – a money management app that gives you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn it
  • 28 days holiday (rising to 32 in line with service)
  • discounts on Co-op products and services

Building an inclusive work environment

We’re actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We aim to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they serve.

We can make reasonable adjustments to our interview process according to your needs. And we offer a flexible working environment, so you can adjust your hours to suit your personal circumstances.

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