Data Engineering Team Lead

Location: Postcode 3521 in Utrecht

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As a Data Engineering Team Lead you will be at the forefront of cloud technology, using your skills in a varied and evolving consulting role. You will lead and develop a team of experienced Data Engineers, Scientists and Analysts in delivering client facing projects.
You’ll be a point of call for technical decisions and leadership alongside line management responsibilities.
You and your team will help diverse organisations use Google Cloud and other supporting solutions like Looker to solve complex data challenges.
You will meet with customers, potentially at the early sales stage, assessing and understanding their technical requirements. You’ll guide projects from the information and discovery stages through to implementation, build and support.
You’ll gain exposure to a wide variety of technologies and data approaches, and you will be expected to investigate the use of new technologies as they become available.
You will understand the value of our long relationship with Google, and help to grow and promote our data capabilities within their teams.
If you have a solid data engineering background, great communication and team leadership skills and are passionate about providing a great service for customers, this job would be a great opportunity for you. What you’ll do:

Lead and inspire an experienced team of data engineers and scientists, working with them on their skills, personal development and career growth

Act as a technical decision maker and point of authority for delivery projects

Become the go-to-person for delivery and sales teams to help solve Data Engineering problems

Work with customers to translate requirements into technical designs and follow this through to delivery of the solution. You will be able to design highly available, complex data platforms, and develop others to be able to do so

Advise customers on modern approaches to data engineering and the best approach to solve their unique problems

Coordinate project resourcing with other areas of the business, ensuring the right people are in the right place with the right skills

Work closely with our CTO to develop Go To Market strategies for our Data Engineering and Machine Learning offerings.

Develop internal tooling, and improve processes, for the wider team and business.

You will love to find ways to do things better

Key Skills:
Significant commercial experience in the area of data engineering or machine learning

Extensive hands-on experience with at least one major cloud provider (GCP, AWS, Azure), including the use of their data related components to build solutions

Experience working in complex corporate customer environments

Experience designing and building large data architectures

Strong experience building ETL / ELT pipelines, Data Lakes and Data Warehouses

A good understanding of some of the following:
Hadoop / Spark

Apache Airflow

Apache Beam

Relational database technologies (Microsoft SQL, Oracle or PostgreSQL)



Analytical tools (Looker, Tableau, Qlik, Data Studio)

Significant experience in using languages like Python, R and SQL as well as Google database services like Firestore, Cloud SQL and/or Big Query

Previous experience in a consultancy or professional services role is highly desirable

Desirable Skills:
Masters or Doctorate in Maths, Data Science or similar

GCP/AWS/Azure professional certifications. We’re a Google partner, but principles from other cloud providers apply.

Experience in working in an agile project based environment

What you’ll get:
In addition to the competitive salary, you’ll get private health insurance and company contributed pensions as standard.
We have a multitude of other benefits, including a market leading parental leave policies, health & wellbeing initiatives and access to a discounts and rewards programme (including discounted gym membership)
You’ll be invited to the bi-annual international company ‘kick off’ conferences, which are a great chance to meet your colleagues that you don’t see everyday. Location
You'd work from our office in central Utrecht, with options for regular remote working, or fully remote possible if you’re comfortable with distributed team leadership.
So what’s next?
Contact us directly at for more info. About Us:
CTS is the largest dedicated Google Cloud practice in Europe and one of the world’s leading cloud transformation experts. We offer a unique full stack Google Cloud solution for businesses, encompassing cloud migration, transformative working and IT infrastructure, through to machine learning, big data and app development.
We have a brilliant team of more than 200 people in offices in Manchester, Edinburgh & Utrecht as well as across our globally remote workforce. But we’re still growing, and that means we need more brilliant people who share our ambition to join our team.

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