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Head of Data Engineering

Job Details
  • Job Location: Kent
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Working Arrangement: Hybrid
  • Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Job Description

Head of Data Engineering

The Head of Data will be a strategic leader responsible for overseeing all aspects of data management, analytics, and governance within the organisation. This individual will play a critical role in driving data-driven decision-making processes, optimising data infrastructure, and ensuring the integrity, security, and accessibility of data assets. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, deep technical expertise in data management and analytics, and a proven track record of implementing innovative data strategies to support business objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Leadership: Lead the development and execution of the organisation’s data strategy, aligning it with business goals and objectives. Provide strategic direction for the use of data to drive decision-making and improve operational efficiency.
  • Data Management: Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of robust data management systems and processes, including data acquisition, storage, integration, quality assurance, and lifecycle management.
  • Data Analytics: Drive the development and implementation of advanced analytics initiatives to extract insights from data, identify trends, and support predictive modelling and forecasting. Collaborate with business stakeholders to understand their analytical needs and develop solutions to address them.
  • Data Governance: Establish and enforce data governance policies, standards, and best practices to ensure the accuracy, consistency, security, and privacy of data across the organization. Develop data quality metrics and monitor compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Data Architecture: Define and maintain the organization’s data architecture, including data models, schemas, and taxonomies. Evaluate and select appropriate technologies and tools to support data management, analytics, and visualization requirements.
  • Team Leadership: Build and lead a high-performing team of data professionals, including data engineers, analysts, scientists, and governance specialists. Provide mentorship, coaching, and professional development opportunities to foster a culture of continuous learning and growth.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate closely with other departments, including IT, finance, marketing, operations, and product development, to understand their data needs and priorities. Partner with business leaders to develop data-driven solutions that drive value and competitive advantage.
  • Vendor Management: Evaluate and manage relationships with third-party data vendors, software providers, and consultants to ensure the successful implementation of data-related projects and initiatives. Negotiate contracts, oversee vendor performance, and assess emerging technologies and trends in the data management space.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, or a related field; advanced degree (e.g., MBA, MS, or PhD) preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in data management, analytics, and business intelligence, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing data strategies that drive business growth and innovation.
  • Deep understanding of data governance principles, regulatory compliance requirements (e.g., GDPR, CCPA), and industry best practices.
  • Strong technical proficiency in data modelling, SQL, ETL tools, data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI), and advanced analytics techniques (e.g., machine learning, predictive modelling).
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing cross-functional teams and driving cultural change towards a data-driven mindset.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects and initiatives.

Interested? Please submit your updated CV to Lucy Morgan at Crimson for immediate consideration.

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