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GCP Data Engineer

Date:  07-Mar-2023
City:  London
Company:  GFT Technologies SE

Data Engineer (GCP)

About GFT

As a pioneer for digital transformation GFT develops sustainable solutions across new technologies – from cloud engineering and artificial intelligence to blockchain/DLT. With its deep technological expertise, strong partnerships and comprehensive market know-how GFT offers advice to the financial and insurance sectors. We have been recognised for our engineering excellence and work side by side with our clients in an agile way to solve their most challenging problems. Companies gain easy and safe access to scalable IT applications and innovative business models.


Who are we?

GFT are a modern company with a passion for technology that thrives on collaboration with our clients and celebrates success with our team.  We are an organisation that empowers you to not only explore but raise your potential and seek out opportunities that add value. At GFT, diversity, equality, and inclusion are at the core of who we are. Ensuring a diverse and inclusive working environment for all communities is one of the main pillars of our diversity strategy, based on our core values and  culture. We have been certified for 2022/23 as a ‘Great place to work’ in the UK. So, if you want to have the opportunity to work with an outstanding and progressive organisation this position could be right for you.


Role Summary 

We are looking for a GCP Data Engineer to join the GFT team and help build out our rapidly expanding digital transformation business.


  • Spearhead design and development of modern data processing applications or Big Data-based solutions on public, private and hybrid clouds.
  • Stakeholder relationship management
  • Understand complex data and aggregation requirements and translate them into functionalities
  • Interface with SMEs, business analysts and other IT teams to understand the requirements and translate them into technical deliverables
  • Have to be critical thinkers who can connect the dots, and work either collaboratively or independently, whilst also being able to handle and resolve conflicts



Role Responsibilities

  • Provide deep technical skills for modern data migrations to the cloud and cloud native implementations
  • Be a “go-to” expert for data technologies and solutions
  • Perform hands on design and implementation of complex hybrid and cloud solutions in high availability, high scale environments
  • Ability to provide on the ground troubleshooting and diagnosis to architecture and design challenges
  • Develop Prototypes and Proofs of Concept to support, test and validate design and delivery assumptions
  • Be an advocate for Data technologies within GFT and further enhance the data engineering capability in the UK and influence the development of GFT’s global Cloud delivery capability
  • Communicate complex solutions in business terms to internal GFT and Client Stakeholders
  • Mentor and coach less experienced Engineers to develop and grow GFTs talent pool, share best practice and establish common patterns and standards
  • Provide industry thought leadership writing blogs posts and white papers, and being active on social media


Competencies and Skills Needed

Mandatory Skills:

Knowledge of some or all of the following topics for the services listed below: use cases / ELT patterns, benefits / limitations, optimisation, security, cost management, internal architecture, HA, orchestration, CI/CD and API specific functions (e.g. for Airflow & Apache Beam)

  • BigQuery
  • Dataproc for Spark
  • Dataflow for Apache Beam
  • Airflow on Composer:
  • Pub/Sub
  • Cloud Functions, Cloud Run
  • CloudSQL for Postgres
  • GCP operations suite for logging and monitoring
  • GCS – Usage in conjunction with other services,
  • BI tools including Looker and Data Studio
  • Low code ETL: Data Fusion & Data Prep
  • Using GKE for industry wide products e.g. MongoDB & Kafka

Behavioural Skills

  • Ability to assist program and project managers in the design, planning, and governance of solutions
  • Strong communicator and be able to interface with application teams and add value. Excellent oral and written communications skills to meet high standards of consulting business.
  • Self-motivated and self-driven individual who is able to work autonomously as well as a member of a team, including the ability to multitask
  • Ability to take ownership of the deliverable
  • Motivated to take ownership of own professional development by:
  • Writing blogs of experiences and technology
  • Gaining Professional Certifications


What we offer you


At GFT we offer a flexible hybrid working environment. The majority of our roles are determined by client requirements, but the expectation is that you will be required on client site 1 or 2 days a week (this may vary depending on client requirements and could go up or down). From a non-client standpoint, we encourage everyone to travel into a GFT office periodically to build a rapport with the wider GFT team and to ensure you feel connected with your peers/colleagues.


Every individual at GFT co-creates a mapped career path with growth opportunities, the ability to diversify, access to amazing Learning and Development programmes in an environment of collaboration, flexibility and support. We believe that investing in employee development promotes innovation and job satisfaction. The strategic relationships we have with industry leaders gives you unprecedented access to emerging technology and the opportunity to be part of the conversation of the future of digital.


GFT is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to ensuring our recruitment processes are  inclusive. Selection for employment at GFT will be on the basis of performance and ability. Where possible, GFT will capture applicants’ diversity demographics as part of its recruitment processes to promote it’s DEI agenda.


Founded in 1987 and located in 15 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 10,000 people globally. We provide our people with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation.


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