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Junior Data Engineer

Location Edinburgh, United kingdom
Posted 19-June-2019
The Business

Join us in Edinburgh as a Junior Data Engineer
This role will see you contributing to Mimo, a new start-up mobile application that is being developed by NatWest for launch into the UK and Irish markets Mimo consolidates holistic customer information onto a cloud based data platform, and then surfaces insights to help customers save time and money, and gain peace of mind that their life is in order The app has been operating as a pilot since 2018, and were now looking for a Data Engineer to undertake data sourcing, data wrangling and feature engineering tasks Youll be placed within our Customer Insights, Data Innovation, Strategic Modelling & AI, or Data Engineering team
What youll do

As a data engineer, youll be supporting data scientists, and carrying out data sourcing, data wrangling and feature engineering tasks. Youll be pairing up with other analysts to deliver clean and consistent data pipelines for analytical teams using agile and extreme programming delivery methods.

Your remit will cover the extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources, and working with unstructured datasets youll develop a scalable data architecture.

Youll also be responsible for:
Designing and developing technical solutions, keeping the customer experience at the forefront of your actions Proactively driving our core data infrastructure, building ETL processes and undertaking automated code-quality assessments Bug fixing and performance analysis Developing knowledge of RBS data structures and metrics, advocating for changes where needed for product development Identifying new methods, tools, techniques and opportunities Managing day-to-day activities within risk appetite Displaying risk practices and behaviours consistent with a risk culture where risk is simply part of the way we work and think
The skills youll need

Were looking for someone qualified to BSc or equivalent in Computer Science or Software Engineering, with familiarity with Hadoop and HiveQL. Youll have expert programming and data engineering skills, and experience with data wrangling and feature engineering for machine learning applications. Youll also have strong SQL skills and extensive knowledge of RDBMS technologies.

Along with an understanding of relational database theory and data modelling, youll have an in-depth understanding of large scale data sets, including both structured and unstructured data:

Youll also demonstrate:
Experience with Unix/Linux scripting Experience with statistical software covering Python, Spark, Pandas and Scala, database languages such as SQL, big data technologies such as Hadoop, and Spark, and cloud environments covering AWS, Azure and GCP The motivation and willingness to learn new techniques Effective written and verbal communication skills
How well reward you

In return, we offer a competitive salary and youll also join our retirement savings plan. You can also choose from a selection of protection, healthcare or lifestyle extras from RBSelect, our fully flexible reward programme.

Visit our reward and benefits page for more information on the benefit packages we offer.


At RBS, we want everyone to feel welcome, regardless of your background or needs. If you need adjustments making to your working environment, well do everything we can to support you. As part of this commitment, we offer flexible working options for some of our roles - find out more .

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