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Data Engineer


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

Brand:  RS Group
Function:  Marketing
Work Location:  Hybrid

We are looking for an exceptional Senior Data Engineer to join our team and help us achieve our ambitious growth targets. As part of our dynamic and collaborative Marketing community, you will have the opportunity to work within our Commercial Insights team, helping to deliver decision science solutions to RS Group Marketing and Sales.

You will be responsible for designing, building, and maintaining the infrastructure necessary to unlock the full potential of our data sources. This includes working closely with stakeholders to understand their requirements and ensuring the accurate collection, processing, and accessibility of data.

By joining our team, you will play a crucial role in enabling our Data Scientists to extract maximum value from the available data sources. You will also support the wider Commercial Insights team and contribute to our goal of delivering sustainable and profitable growth while driving down costs.


What you will be doing:  


  • Design and implement data engineering solutions based on requirements from the Data Scientists and Analysts or directly from stakeholders.
  • Building highly scalable data pipelines leveraging online, offline and 3rd party data sources.
  • Processing large amounts of data using appropriate technology (e.g. SQL, Python, Hadoop, Spark, etc).
  • Optimising and maintaining existing data pipelines to improve performance, data quality and increasing business impact.
  • Become a subject matter expert on available data within the business.
  • Understanding data requirements, adding value where possible.
  • Explore new data management and processing techniques, making recommendations where appropriate.
  • Follow best practices to ensure pipelines are scalable and automated in a production environment.
  • Work closely with the Martech team on the integration of data across our technology platforms identifying and fixing errors and blockers as they occur.
  • Identify new ways to automate processes through ETL and data management to support the required levels of operational stability and scalability.
  • Implement and maintain data security and privacy measures.
  • Take data briefs from non-technical colleagues and translate these into data supply and pipelines sufficient to support Data Science and analytics.



What we are looking for from you:


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in ETL design, implementation, and maintenance.
  • Strong SQL Skills and robust knowledge of data wrangling techniques.
  • Knowledge of data development in a big data environment, and/or traditional data warehouses/toolsets using SQL based ETL capabilities (e.g., SSIS)
  • Hands-on experience with big data application development and/or with cloud data warehousing (e.g., Hadoop, Spark, Redshift, Snowflake, GCP BigQuery)
  • Hands-on project experience with scripting/programming languages and supporting languages such as Python
  • Hands on experience with Data science platforms, such as Dataiku, Syntasa, KNIME, Alteryx.
  • Hands on experience with data integration products e.g., Talend.
  • Experience in optimisation and improving existing data pipelines and BI solutions.
  • Experience and understanding of cloud data engineering e.g., Azure, AWS, GCP.
  • Experience of the usage of API’s and consuming data for analysis purposes.
  • Experience working with cloud data warehouses such as Redshift, Snowflake, or BigQuery.



Who are we?


RS Group is a global omni-channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers. Our business has operations in three geographical regions – the Americas, EMEA and APAC, supported by global organisations for supply chain, corporate functions, marketing, and product & supplier management.


Our market today is large, fragmented, local in nature and digitally immature. Only a few international distributors serve it, with many regional and local providers, who largely trade offline. Currently we estimate the global market value to be c.£400bn, with our global market share <1%. We stock over 2,500 supplier brands, 500k products and 63% of our sales are digital.


We are going through a period of change, as part of our Destination 2025 strategy, which positions us as becoming first choice for customer, suppliers, people, and communities. Our strategic priorities are:

  • Best customer and supplier experience
  • High-performance team
  • Operational excellence
  • Innovation
  • Reinvestment to accelerate growth


We’ve been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us?





At RS, as well as the usual employee benefits that you’d expect from a FTSE listed company which include annual performance bonus, private healthcare and generous holiday entitlement, in the UK&I, we’ve just introduced a number of new Family Friendly Policies including:

- Help for people to take control of ongoing Health conditions such as diabetes or asthma with £500 a year available for monitoring & consultation
- Support for Neurodiverse colleagues and families with neurodiverse members with needs assessment, diagnosis and post diagnostic support for autism spectrum, ADHD and Tourette’s syndrome
- Support for Women at different life stages from streamlined fertility support through to diagnosis and monitoring of both endometriosis and menopause
- Helping our LGBTQ+ community through enhanced coverage for trans colleagues, including voice coaching, facial surgery and gender confirmation surgery

Additions to Fertility coverage including IVF for lesbian couples and information/support around surrogacy and adoption for all

We are RS Group.

Our Vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently. 

We want to hire the best talent, people who share our values and understand that when we act with respect and humility, we can do great things.  That’s why we’ve put our purpose at the heart of our organisation, we want to make amazing happen for a better world. We empower our people to make a difference, innovate to make more possible and deliver to make it happen.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

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