Senior Data Engineer

Location : London - Bishops Square

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Data Engineer to join our Engineering team within IT.  The A&O Engineering Team are primarily accountable for delivering the software and applications that Allen & Overy develop internally, and with the help of selected near source and outsource partners.
This includes providing:

  • Data processing and analytics to enable data-driven decision making
  • APIs to integrate internal systems
  • Bespoke legal applications for clients

As a Senior Data Engineer, you will work closely with the Business Data, Information Security and Integrations Product Teams, in addition to data owners around the business and other technology development teams.

What you’ll do
As part of this role, you will contribute to the design, delivery and maintenance of A&O’s Trusted Data Platform, taking ownership of business needs and delivering them end to end. You will also play a key role in championing and raising core data engineering skills in the Data Engineering Team, including training and mentoring junior talent. You will help improve our API approach for key data services, supporting a DataOps approach, reducing the barriers between designing, building and operating Data Services. Your role will be integral to communicating and explaining key data and development principles to a broad audience, as well as understanding legislation and working within A&O’s data governance guidelines. Most importantly, you will create and support a culture of continual improvement and problem solving and where necessary, being enthusiastic and creative in adopting a data driven culture

What you’ll bring
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a deep understanding of high-performance, scalable, secure, and resilient applications and services with experience of a programming languages e.g. Python, Scala, .Net, C#. You will have a comprehensive knowledge of SQL and a solid understanding of relevant agile software development, test and delivery practices, in addition to experience of architecting and developing distributed systems. You will also be able to deliver successful technical presentations to both technical and non-technical audiences, and share knowledge with others. You will also be adept at resolving complex issues across multiple teams, in addition to building communities within the immediate team and across the wider function.

You will have experience with Data Engineering at scale, including the selection, design and implementation of engineering solutions. Additionally, you will be skilled in building data services using, amongst others, Azure Data Factory, Data Lake and Synapse, feeding from multiple data sources. Any experience in the following would be desirable: The deployment of data services using Azure DevOps YAML pipelines utilizing BICEP (or ARM), SQL Schema, Synapse Workspace, Powershell and Azure CLI, and the visualisation of data using Power BI, DAX and M. API development and implementation.

Training and Development
At A&O we believe in enhancing knowledge and skills, we have extensive access to learning portals and have a dedicated training budget for both in house and external training. We also allow a proportion of your time to be spent developing and deepening your skill set.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a greenfield development and to be working in the Legal Tech workspace (Fin Tech for the Legal space)

If you are a team player with a collaborative approach we would love to hear from you!

Should you require additional support at any stage of the recruitment process due to a disability or a health condition, please do not hesitate to contact a member of Allen & Overy’s recruitment team who will work with you to provide any reasonable adjustments as required.

At Allen & Overy, we recognise that our people are our most valuable asset, which is reflected in the wide range of benefits that are available to our employees. Some of these benefits include: our occupational pension scheme, group income protection cover, private medical insurance, mental health resources and free apps, health and wellbeing services encompassing an onsite gym, wellbeing centre and GP service, emergency back-up care support, parental and special leave, holiday entitlement increasing with length of service, holiday trading, season ticket loans and online discounts and lifestyle management services.