Founding Data Engineer (UK/EU)

Posted 20 April 2024
LocationUnited Kingdom
Job type Permanent

Job Description

My client, a very exciting start-up in the Ecommerce world is seeking to hire their first Founding Data Engineer in their Technical department to help build, guide and develop.


This is a permanent role and will be fully remote. In terms of salary we are looking at a range of £90,000 to £100,000 and you will receive stock options + a bonus scheme.


About the company: This client is revolutionising the ecommerce marketplace, reshaping how brands thrive on digital shelves. They have curated a portfolio of exceptional brands, unlocking their potential for marketplace revenue growth. They provide an end-to-end solution that sees them manage everything from logistics and forecasting to compliance and revenue acceleration. With a blend of unparalleled experience, expertise, and state-of-the-art technology, they are changing the way brands think about ecommerce marketplaces.


Position overview: The ideal candidate will bring strong experience in Cloud and AWS, driving the successful implementation of our ambitious plans for data storage, availability, and automation over the next several years. As our first internal tech hire, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our technological infrastructure and guiding our external software development agency.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement robust back-end systems with scalability and security in mind.
  • Contribute to front-end development efforts, enhancing user experience and interface design.
  • Develop and maintain cloud-based solutions, primarily using AWS services.
  • Architect high-level software solutions that align with business goals and technical requirements.
  • Produce clean, efficient code based on specifications.
  • Lead the technical direction and oversee the work of an external software development agency.
  • Collaborate with non-technical founders, effectively translating complex technical concepts into understandable terms.
  • Troubleshoot, debug, and upgrade existing systems.
  • Recommend and execute improvements to current software architecture.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends.



  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in back-end software development.
  • Proven experience with front-end development is desirable.
  • Extensive knowledge of cloud computing services, with a focus on AWS.
  • Strong experience in software architecture design and implementation.
  • Excellent coding skills and familiarity with various programming languages and frameworks (Python). 
  • Big Data expertise
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and lead technical teams.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.