Cloud Data Engineer

Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Information Technology
Apply before 12/10/2021

It’s an exciting time to join the data team here at AXA, with significant investment planned in all UK&I businesses to transform, deliver new digital services to our customers and streamline and automate our business processes.  Central to the ambitions of AXA Health to become a highly skilled data driven organisation, we are working at pace to build and maintain our cloud data infrastructure and we’re looking for a talented individual, who’s looking to take their career to the next level, to join this growing team.

You may be a technical DevOps enthusiast with a “you build it, you run with it” mindset or recently having started your career in the DevOps space and looking to gain fantastic exposure to cloud technologies -  either way, we’d love to hear from you! Working in the data team, the Cloud Data Engineer is responsible for ingesting, storing and processing large sets of data with a focus on choosing optimal solutions to use for these purposes, then maintaining, implementing and monitoring them. In addition, integrating them within the architecture used across the company.

At AXA we're adopting a Hybrid way of working, empowering our people to balance their time between home and the Tunbridge Wells office in a way that works best for them, their team and our customers.


What you’ll be doing:


  • You will provide hands-on technical expertise to technology and project teams upholding best practice architecture, design, development and deployment principles.
  • Selecting and integrating data tools, and frameworks, required to provide meaningful value to our business.
  • Implementing on-premise to cloud, as well as cloud native ETL processes.
  • Monitoring the performance of an industry level data platform and advising of any cloud resource PaaS/IaaS changes.
  • You will help lead the detailed design and development of data platforms, and integrations with existing and new applications.
  • Developing and adhering to complex data policies, including retention and governance.
  • Prepare and deliver sprint demos to both peers and more senior colleagues/stakeholders.
  • Strong Cloud experience.

  • Significant IT development experience across several various technologies and disciplines with a proven expertise in at least one area.

  • Strong knowledge of relevant data platform technologies and infrastructure.

  • Strong knowledge of development lifecycles and Agile processes.

  • Experience with Spark/Hadoop clustered computing ideally in Azure Databricks.

  • Knowledge of Big Data querying tools, such as Pig, Hive, Python, or R.

  • Experience with integration of data from multiple data sources.

  • Experience with NoSQL databases, such as HBase, Cassandra, MongoDB, Cosmos.

  • Knowledge of various ETL techniques and frameworks, such as Azure Data Factory / Flume / Apache airflow.

  • Experience with various messaging systems, such as Azure Event Hub, Kafka or RabbitMQ.

  • Must be comfortable working remotely.

With a presence in over 60 countries, and 165,000 employees serving the needs of 107 million customers, AXA is big.


But never too big to care for every single person who works here.  So when you join us, we promise to put our collective might behind you and your career.


You’ll work in an open and supportive environment where you’ll be developed, challenged and encouraged to move around to achieve even bigger and better things – nationally and internationally. You’ll learn directly from senior leaders, from the best in our business. And you’ll enjoy real responsibility, really early on.


Every large company today talks about supporting diversity and inclusion. But at AXA UK, these values form an integral part of everything we do. For us, it’s about bringing together the best talent, helping people to realise their full potential by being 100% themselves at work and delivering outstanding service to everyone – regardless of difference. 

AXA Health is the UK healthcare specialist for the AXA Group. Whatever our customers’ health goals, we help them get there. That could be getting someone physio for an injury that’s holding them back or finding them the right specialist to take their treatment forward. Our team are experts in their fields: from experienced cancer nurses to pioneering data analysts; from our highly respected customer service team to our wide-ranging in-house team of clinicians. We all work together to be the best we can be.

One of the best things about joining AXA is our rewards package. At AXA UK, we’re appreciative of the people who work for us and our rewards package is reviewed regularly to reflect that. 

You can expect to receive: 

·    Competitive annual salary between £28,400 - £55,000 depending on experience
·    Annual company & performance-based bonus
·    Contributory pension scheme (up to 12% employer contributions)
·    Life Assurance (up to 10 x annual salary)
·    25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
·    Opportunity to buy up to 5 extra days leave or sell up to 3 days leave
·    AXA employee discounts
·    Gym benefits

AXA is proud to support the needs of our employees and as such understands everyone has individual work and home life responsibilities. We’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for this role, should this be a requirement for you.

At AXA, we want to become one of the most inspiring companies to work for and to achieve this ambition, we need the best talent to come and work for us. We look for candidates with the right skills and values to join us and selection is based on a fair and equal process. We’re proud to be committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all backgrounds. As a financial services company, all successful candidates will be subject to preemployment checks, so we can ensure regulatory compliance. 

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