Job description


Lead Data Engineer

Who we are and what we create?

Kingfisher plc is an international home improvement company with approximately 1,380 stores, supported by a team of 80,000 colleagues. We operate in 8 countries across Europe under retail banners including B&Q, Castorama, Brico Dépôt, Screwfix, TradePoint and Koçtaş. At Kingfisher, our purpose is to make home improvement accessible for everyone. In 2017 we opened a Global Business Services (GBS) Centre in Krakow, to which we are looking for candidates for the above-mentioned position.

If you are looking for a place where you can always just be yourself, you will be receiving understanding from your colleagues, and your curiosity of the world will be valued, it means that you’ve come to the right place, because we include the diversity!

What can we offer you?

  • Private medical healthcare at LUXMED (including dentalcare) for you and your family
  • Medicover sports card (Fit&More package)
  • Life insurance financed by the employer
  • 30-minute lunch break included in the 8-hour working day
  • Work in a highly professional and stimulating atmosphere
  • Training & Buddy programme that will allow you to quickly adapt to your new role
  • Wellbeing programme for employees
  • Co-financing of monthly tickets for the public transport in Krakow
  • Comfortable working environment in the office and the possibility of home office
  • Language courses, accounting courses, access to LinkedIn Learning and the possibility of co-financing studies and certification
  • Employee referral programme
  • Hybrid working model


Role Purpose

Responsible for quality assurance of engineering on the data platform. The Lead is responsible for the day-to-day performance and productivity of those they have been directed to work with. They always lead by example and drive quality, whilst ensuring delivery to scope.

What will you be responsible for?

  • Work across multiple agile teams, advising, mentoring and line managing other Data Engineers.
  • Act as an escalation point for Teams, unblocking technical or project related issues to maintain project progress.
  • Support the Data Engineering Manager with resourcing and other day to day management duties.
  • Maintain high performing teams by driving continuous improvement of engineering and agile practices and standards.
  • Be an active member of the Kingfisher wide technical lead team to help define development processes, and code quality standards, also serve as a technical leader within the organisation.
  • Promote TDD to design and develop operationally maintainable solutions in accordance with Kingfisher standards.
  • Where required, work as part of team in a highly collaborative manner, delivering business value of a high, maintainable quality.
  • Ensure competence in the specialism is sustained, developed, and encouraged within your team by being a data engineer with a passion for leading and coaching.


What do we expect from you?

  • 5+ years of developer/engineering background of large-scale distributed data processing systems (or experience in equal measure). Can provide constructive feedback based on knowledge.
  • Highly knowledgeable about data modelling, governance, security, access, and storage.
  • Programming in one or more languages within our data eco-system e.g. Python.
  • Implement cloud data technologies on either GCP, Azure or AWS.
  • Can articulate and evangelise shortening the systems development life cycle while also delivering features, fixes, and updates frequently in close alignment with business objectives.
  • Worked in an Agile delivery framework.

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