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Data Engineering Manager - Bristol

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Job Introduction

DAC Beachcroft is looking to appoint a Data Engineering Manager into our IT Team in Bristol.

The Data & Insights function within DACB is established to develop new data and analytical capabilities to help the business better understand the drivers of business performance. This new position will lead the development and support of these new capabilities as we migrate to Azure.

This role would suit a commercially focussed data professional with a strong track record of delivering data solutions at scale. A technical specialist, who leverages their skills and experience to deliver strategic transformation of data capability.

Role Responsibility

 The Data Engineering Manager will:

  • Plan and manage work to deliver high quality data assets in line with the agreed roadmap 
  • Work with end users and IT Teams to define and shape the best data solutions for the business problems
  • Take an active and hands-on data analysis and engineering role 
  • Implement, and continuously improve, data standards and best practices to ensure consistency and accuracy of the solutions (coding, version control & CI/CD)
  • Work with the Principal Data Architect to ensure that solutions are robust, secure and flexible and meet the user’s requirements 
  • Coach and train the other members of the team and ensure that they have the capabilities, skills and support required (This role will involve line management in the medium term).
  • Proactively define the toolset choices and ensure that their full potential is realised, and new opportunities are regularly reviewed 

Technical requirements for the role are:                

  • Practical experience with cloud-based systems (ideally Azure but GCP/AWS experience considered) and the relevant databases on offer (e.g. Big Query, Redshift, Azure SQL, Snowflake)
  • Commercially focussed with demonstrated ability to understand business problems and define and create robust data solutions 
  • Proven capability to implement and use different database structures 
  • Comprehensive understanding of data warehousing principles, data modelling and best practices 
  • Advanced SQL, data transformation and source data analysis skills 
  • Extensive experience of building production ETL/ELT pipelines at scale 
  • Strong problem-solving skills coupled with the ability to convey designs and ideas to a wider audience 
  • Experience of managing a small team, coaching and supporting colleagues 

The Ideal Candidate

The qualities needed to fulfil the role are:

  • Sound analytical skills; able to think laterally and challenge existing concepts
  • Self-motivated and able to work to a high standard under own initiative
  • Able to pay and maintain close attention to detail
  • Can understand technical complexities and issues, and be able to explain and translate these to a less technical audience

Top 5 Skills Summary:

  • Strong SQL & ELT background with a cloud-based system
  • Source data analysis & data engineering 
  • Data delivery & support  
  • Management & communication 
  • Conscientious and open

About the Company

We are a leading international legal business with over 2,500 colleagues and a diverse range of capabilities. We have 11 offices in the UK as well as offices in Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Miami. We also have associations/alliances with firms in Malaysia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Central America, the USA, Australia and Germany.

We are a broad-based commercial firm with a strong heritage in insurance, health and real estate. This is complemented by a fast-growing Business Advisory capability. We represent a wide range of clients, ranging from household names to government departments and NHS bodies. We act for all of the UK’s top-ten insurers, we are market leaders in the provision of strategic, commercial and regulatory advice to providers and commissioners in the health sector, and in real estate we advise all of the UK’s top-12 housebuilders.

We have an impressive legal pedigree, with 142 Chambers UK 2021 practice area and individual lawyer rankings. In Legal 500 UK 2021, the firm received a top tier ranking for 37 of its practice areas, and 58 DACB lawyers were singled out in the ‘Leading Individual' rankings.

Our successes have been recognised by the legal industry and the markets in which we operate. These accolades include two top prizes in the ‘Excellence in Business Development’ and ‘Excellence in Technology & Innovation’ categories of the 2020 Law Society Excellence Awards – the highest accolade for law firms in England & Wales. Our health sector team won the ‘Crisis Management Team of the Year’ award at the 2020 British Legal Awards for its support to the NHS at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our Cyber & Data Risk team received the ‘Business Development Innovation Award’ at the 2020 Legal Innovation Awards, as well as ‘Cyber Law Firm of the Year’ at the prestigious Insurance Insider Cyber Rankings Awards, for its market-leading suite of digital tools to help our clients prepare for and respond to cyber and data risk crises.

Our vision is to be leading business advisers, recognised for our insight and our outstanding commitment to clients, and for being the place where talented people want to work. For further details on our work and our culture, please visit

Application Details

At DAC Beachcroft, we don’t just accept your differences we celebrate them.  From bespoke solutions for our clients, to treating you like an individual.  Our strength comes from your diverse ideas and bringing the whole you to work. So if you’re good at what you do, come as you are.  We welcome direct applications and are happy to talk flexible working.

We also want you to be at your very best.  Please feel free to let us know of any changes we can make at any point in the recruitment process that will help support your application.  If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV.  Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

DAC Beachcroft wants to encourage disabled people to apply for jobs and give them an opportunity to show their skills, talent and abilities at the interview stage.  If you have a long term health condition which has an adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day to day activities and feel you meet the minimum criteria for this vacancy as set out in this advert then please contact in confidence, quoting the reference number for this vacancy in the subject box of your email, and a member of the Recruitment team will be in touch.

Note for Recruitment Agencies – the DAC Beachcroft recruitment team is responsible for managing all current vacancies through direct hiring and referrals wherever possible.  We do work with recruitment agencies and where we require external support we will formally release those vacancies to the agencies on our Preferred Supplier List deemed best placed to assist us.  Speculative CVs sent by any agency to any DAC Beachcroft employee without a specific request by the recruitment team will not be accepted and with no introduction fee applicable.  Our recruitment team can be contacted at

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