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Senior Data Engineer

  • Sky
  • Osterley, Isleworth TW7, UK
  • 14/11/2023
Full time Broadcast Engineering Engineering

Job Description

Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 7 countries, make your mark at Europe’s leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky & Now a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

As the Senior Data Engineer in Data Governance & Enablement you will be responsible for building data pipelines to enable aid in the construction of key data products for our audience segmentation and digital data enablement capabilities, as well as developing actionable optimisations to improve engagement and sales.  Key to success will be building relationships across the Sky Data and Global Streaming organisations to understand their business objectives, challenges and find technical solutions to unleash the power of our data.

You will work closely with other areas of the wider Sky Data OTT team to ensure data flows correctly into the right datasets that are used for reporting, insights, analytics and data science purposes, while ensuring we deliver an optimised set of products to our key business stakeholders.

  • Capture, review and provide recommendations for data requirements
  • Build data pipelines within our cloud environment for sending and receiving data
  • Data flow productionising
  • Actively share insights, and results with key stakeholders
  • Regularly monitor data sent between components that helps to identify, validate and quantify opportunities to improve customer communications and experiences while translating into quantifiable business benefits
  • Define strategic data requirements to our platform teams
  • Document processes and techniques to drive operational excellence

Your skills

  • Solid experience with BigQuery SQL, Cloud Composer (airflow), Cloud Functions and strong skill with Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Experienced using Python, Shell, and Unix utilities for scripting / automation
  • Strong interest in analytics, e-commerce and digital media
  • Demonstrable experience of using data analytics and insights in a large-scale consumer retail business: media, telecommunications, financial services or insurance
  • Effective written communication and presentation
  • Highly collaborative, able to work with both technical (data science, developers, ad-ops, tagging) and business (trading, marketing teams) stakeholders
  • Analyse internal, external or integrated customer data and information to identify insights that support business decisions and initiatives
  • Multi-tasking: able to prioritise tasks towards business impact
  • Self-motivated and able to take the initiative to get the job done
  • Help define and manage the advanced analytics framework and reporting infrastructure for marketing and media within Data Governance & Enablement
  • Solid understanding of data collection, activation and measurement concepts within the digital media space
  • Automation of dynamic content extraction from third-party systems
  • Experience in the creation, maintenance and QA of data marts a plus
  • Experience with RESTful services a plus
  • Experience with mParticle or Braze platforms

The Rewards:

There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband
  • Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences

Where you'll work: Osterley

Our Osterley campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Chiswick Park, Gunnersbury, Acton Town and Ealing Broadway tube stations. There’s also plenty of parking, bike shelters and showers.

On campus you’ll find six subsidised restaurants and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.


We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we’ve been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for this, and we’ve committed £30million to support the fight against racial injustice.

We’ve also set ambitious targets for increasing ethnic diversity and representation throughout our organisation.

At Sky we don’t just look at your CV. We’re more focused on who you are and your potential. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we're happy to discuss flexible working.

And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Why wait?

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.