Principal Data Engineer

Multiple Locations: United Kingdom • Czechia • Netherlands


This position is no longer open.

Requisition Number: 1525

Position Title: Principal Database Engineer_G01

External Description:

What we’re looking for…

Principal Data Engineer

In this exciting and varied role, you will be performing a lead role in developing and maintaining Monster’s GCP based data platform to ensure we deliver data to the right people at the right time.

In order to succeed in this role, you will be required to design data structures and data models, design and build data pipelines and have experience in setting and guiding the technical direction for how to build secure, scalable, efficient and fault tolerant solutions within cloud environments.

About the Team...

The role is based within our Global Business Intelligence and Data Engineering team.  Our mission is to empower our data consumers to make decisions through the data the team ingests, models and presents and we are looking for developers who are passionate about data to join us.  The team is based across Europe and consists of Business Intelligence Developers and Data Engineers from a variety of backgrounds who collaborate to provide solutions across Monster’s full data platform for both internal and external users and services.

Our data platform is built upon GCP technologies with the key technologies we use being Pub/Sub, Dataflow, Big Query, Airflow/Composer, Terraform and Looker.


What you will be doing…

  • Building and maintaining robust, scalable, automated cloud-based data pipelines using industry best practices predominately within the GCP platform.
  • Ensuring the quality, reliability, and accuracy of data as it moves across systems and environments.
  • Creating and maintaining architecture and systems documentation.
  • Delivering continuous improvement of solutions and processes to improve data reliability, efficiency, and quality.
  • Developing and evolving technical standards, approaches, and processes to ensure a robust, best in class data platform.
  • Participating in cross team code reviews to ensure all solutions developed meet required standards.
  • Leading by example and helping to develop skills across the team.
  • Working within a happy, collaborative, and agile environment.

What’s essential for you to have…

  • A diverse technical background with over 5 years’ experience in the development of data platforms – preferably in an Agile environment.
  • Experience of developing data pipelines in cloud-based technologies, preferably the GCP stack (BigQuery, Dataflow, Composer, PubSub, Cloud functions).
  • Proficient in SQL (preferably 5+ years’ experience).
  • Technical experience implementing ETL or ELT best practices at scale.
  • Strong understanding of data warehousing design methodologies.
  • Experience working with both structured and non-structured data in various formats (JSON, AVRO, CSV, TSV, PDF etc.).
  • Skilled in a programming language (Java or Python preferrable).
  • Experience of deploying Infrastructure as Code preferably using Terraform.
  • The ability to connect and communicate with a range of technical and non-technical stakeholders.

What will make you stand out…

  • Experience of developing ETL and ELT data pipelines using Apache Beam and/or GCP Dataflow.
  • A passion for all things data, continuous learning, and team success.

What’s in it for you…

  • Competitive base salary + individual & company-based annual performance bonus programme (up to 7%)
  • Above-average holiday/annual leave allowance + extra paid time off: 2 self-care days, 1 family day, 2 volunteer days per year
  • 100% flexible working policy with “work from home” monthly allowance (up to of £75) + possibility to work remotely from a different country (for up to 4 weeks)
  • Excellent top-tier private pension plan with Scottish Widows (company contribution: 6% / min. employee contribution: 3%) + life, medical & health insurance plan with BUPA
  • Regular access to Learning & Development modules, paid certifications, etc. related to your function through external partners and internally via Monster & Randstad's programmes
  • Market-leading rewards & benefits such as retail discounts, gym membership and corporate events
  • Access to Randstad Share Purchase Programme (SSP) giving all Monster employees a unique chance to participate in Randstad’s success as a shareholder in Randstad Holding and receive up to 50% in bonus shares (after 6-month saving/holding period / max. purchase: 5% of gross monthly salary)

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity and want to have Monster in your corner, please apply via our career site by clicking on the link below… We’d love to hear from you!


Additional job details:

  • Location: UK, NL, or CZ – fully remote working (“work from home”) from place of residence
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Salary / pay rate: Competitive




Community / Marketing Title: Principal Data Engineer

Company Profile:

Monster (Randstad Group) is the worldwide leader in successfully connecting people to job opportunities. From the web, to mobile, to social, we help companies find people with customized solutions and we use the world's most advanced technology to match the right people to the right job.

We've made it our mission to help companies find better candidates. And nobody brings more cutting-edge tools to help them do just that than Monster. Whatever their needs are, we have the products and technologies to build a bespoke solution for our clients, to help them find #TheRightFit.

Innovation is the heart of our success... and our future. We're changing the way people think about work, and we're helping them improve their lives and their work performance with new technology, tools and training.

What makes Monster great…

Monster is synonymous with innovation; we are passionate about bringing great people and great companies together. In fact, we are obsessive about it – it’s what we do every day. We believe that the work that we do has a noble purpose... Making people’s lives better.

At Monster, we let people breath, giving everyone the opportunity to shape their destiny and provide the development support that allows them to do so.

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