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Data Engineer (all levels)

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Data Engineer (all levels)


Location: Hybrid (with occasional travel to your closest ITV office - London, Manchester or Leeds)

Why you should join us…

We connect with millions of people every day, make content they can't get enough of and reflect and shape the world we live in… and we do all this through the power of creativity. At ITV, we’re well on our way to becoming a digital first business. We’re transforming the way we work so that tech is at the heart of everything we do. It’s what our More Than TV strategy is all about. And none of it would be possible without our data - and the people behind it.

Business Area Overview:

Our data team is responsible for helping us realise the value of data. That could mean anything from upskilling and training our people, to increasing our revenue through experimentation and personalisation. The list is truly endless. The Innovation strand consists of Data Scientists, Operational Researchers and Behavioural Scientists. As a mix of number crunchers and behavioural experts, they put their curiosity to work in influencing the business. As we enter the fourth industrial revolution, anyone who joins the team will have the opportunity to work on genuinely groundbreaking innovations so that we can continue to blend science into a creative business.

This role entails…

We are recruiting for Data Engineers of all levels. You will be instrumental in delivering our data strategy. As part of a cross functional team, you will work on domain specific data products in collaboration with business stakeholders, Data Strategists and Data Scientists.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build highly scalable data pipelines leveraging our data platform for both batch and streaming data

  • Process large amounts of data using spark to ensure data are readily available for machine learning models, analytics and business intelligence

  • Optimise and maintain existing data pipelines to improve performance, data quality and increase business impact

  • Communicate complex solutions in a clear and understandable way to both experts and non-experts

  • Prototype new approaches and productionise solutions at scale for our millions of active users

  • Work closely with backend engineers to create source aligned data products in line with business requirements and engineering best practices

  • Line managing junior team members

  • Passion for learning new skills and staying up-to-date with the latest technologies

  • Be a team player in our collaborative and cross-functional environment

Minimum Criteria:

  • Experience in designing and implementing data pipelines leveraging Spark, Kafka, SQS etc

  • Strong Spark (Scala or Pyspark) experience

  • Ability to write production-grade Python and / or Scala code

  • Experience standardising ETL pipelines

  • Experience in deploying code using Jenkins as CI/CD

  • Knowledge of cloud services, AWS, GCP or Azure

ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from candidates with a disability and as a Disability Confident Leader, we have committed to interview all candidates with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. (minimum criteria above)

Key Criteria:

  • Passion for learning new skills and staying up to date with the latest technologies

  • Be a team player in our collaborative and cross-functional environment

What we can offer:

We offer a competitive salary and 5 weeks’ holiday on top of public holidays, plus the option to buy more. Other benefits include annual bonus plan, life assurance cover, and interest-free season-ticket loans, an opportunity to buy ITV shares, and the chance to join pension, health insurance, childcare vouchers and cycle to work schemes.

We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. We offer Smart working and we will support you and provide you the right environment and work/ life balance.

We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do.

We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require anything... our email is

  • There may be a few exceptions where we are not able to take all eligible candidates to the next stage due to the volume of applications

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