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Big Data Engineer

Location UK
Job Level Level 4
Job Family Technology
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This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Our Vision

Our EMIS X Analytics team are building a data analytics platform to help the NHS manage one of the richest healthcare datasets in the world. Currently housing nearly 50tb of data and able to query 1.5 billion rows of data every second, our platform is designed to unlock the potential of healthcare data to drive efficiency and deliver better care.

EXA – “The most advanced primary care analytics capability we’ve ever seen” – CIO, Large NHS Trust


Your new role

We’re currently looking to recruit brilliant Software Engineers to help us deliver the best products within the healthtech industry. You’ll join our EMIS X analytics team and support with building and upgrading the functionality of customer facing apps, specifically working on our first product in the EMIS-X analytics suite, Explorer, which delivers self-service business intelligence for healthcare by enabling users to query, analyse and visualise data. (https://www.emishealth.com/products/explorer/)


What you’ll do

Our teams work in Python and SQL but we'd also consider those with Java/GO experience

  • Get involved in all aspects of the development lifecycle including architecture, code reviews, testing and non-functionals, as well as cutting code.
  • Support with the enhancement of the product to add new features & improve functionality.
  • Collaborate with others across the business and work with the latest technology such as Python, SQL, AWS, Spark, Airflow and more.
  • Actively contribute to technical discussions and work towards to solutions to complex problems.
  • We are looking for both Developers and Senior Developers – as a senior you’ll be expected to coach and mentor more junior members of the team and potentially line manage too.


If you have a passion for doing good and take pride and responsibility for the code you write and solutions you make, this is a great opportunity to join us at a really exciting time as we lead the way within healthtech innovation and technology that directly improves public health.


The team you’ll join

Our team is curious, driven, intelligent, pragmatic, collaborative, open-minded, but most importantly, we get things done. We’ve got developers, Solution Architects, Technical Architects and Data Scientists and we’re geographically spread across the UK and India.

The team mostly work from home (even in non-lockdown mode!) so this is an option which is open to you. We also have collaboration hubs in Leeds, Bolton & Watford if you prefer to visit the office more frequently – it’s up to you!


Click here to view an article about the work of the team you’ll join and the impact they’ve made into delivering insights around long COVID.


What you’ll bring

These are the skills and experience you’ll need to set yourself up for success in this role, however we’d still love to talk to you even if you don’t tick all of them:

  • You’ll have a programming background with excellent knowledge of Python, SQL and hopefully airflow
  • Any experience with AWS or cloud technologies would be a bonus – we work in AWS
  • Experience working across Big Data – we’re open to the technology
  • You’ll be a team player, a collaborator and comfortable with remote working and most importantly you’ll take ownership and pride in the work that you delivery


What we’ll give you

As well as a competitive salary, you’ll get a benefits package which includes a generous pension, a healthcare cash plan, life assurance and access to linkedin learning. You’ll get 25 days holiday bank holidays and ability to buy or sell up or down 5 days.

We also take our corporate social responsibility pretty seriously and we believe in giving back to our community, so you’ll get the chance to be involved in lots of fundraising events throughout the year. Our latest one was a challenge to complete up to a 100km walk over 24hrs across the Peak District!

So if this snapshot of the role looks interesting, click apply. If you don’t apply now, the job may vanish, but don’t panic; sign up for our job alerts and we’ll keep you updated.

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