Data Engineer

Available in: Belfast, Birmingham, and London

Apply by: 31 March 2018

Minimum (essential) requirements:

  • Software development experience with distributed data processing technologies including Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark and with JVM languages
  • Understanding of ETL/ELT data processing pipelines
  • Understanding of contemporary data storage technology, such as document, graph, log stores and other non-relational platforms
  • Ability to write easily testable code including automated unit testing.
  • Experienced in continuous integration tools and techniques (e.g. Jenkins).
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others using version control (e.g. Git)
  • Clear verbal presentation with an open attitude to sharing information.
  • Able to prioritise and work to deadlines.
  • Working with operations teams to ensure operational readiness


  • Software development experience with Cloudera’s distribution of Apache Hadoop.
  • Experience of data visualisation and complex data transformations, including ETL tools such as Talend.
  • Experience with steaming and event-processing architectures including technologies such as Kafka and change-data-capture (CDC) products.
  • Comfortable with continuous improvement and sharing input on data best practice.
  • Participation in development and/or technology communities.
  • Experience of Python and R

Who you are:

Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day, and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience.

These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.

About us

Kainos is a high-growth IT services company providing digital technology solutions and agile software development to enterprise customers. Across our 30-year history, we have worked on transformational projects across government, NHS and a myriad of private sector clients.

We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.