Junior Data Engineer

  • Pirical
  • London, UK
  • 20/06/2022
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Pirical is pioneering the field of People Analytics. We are on a mission to help companies make fairer and better decisions about their people by helping our customers answer tough people strategy questions like: 'How can we achieve 30% of women in leadership by 2030?' or 'How can we eliminate bias in the recruitment process?’. This is enabled by our innovative knowledge management systems and data automation techniques.

We are an organically grown business that already has some of the world’s leading law firms as our clients both here in the UK and in the US, and we have ambitious plans to grow our business even further.

We have a remote-first culture where all employees (either remote-based or regularly coming to our London office) feel valued and equally part of the team. Each team will ensure that regular quality-time is spent in person (usually for a bi-monthly team day in our London office). Our team has an informal, hard-working, and supportive team culture.

We are looking to hire a Junior Data Engineer to join our rapidly expanding Customer Success function. This role is perfect for someone who wants to learn, and thrives in an agile environment. We have carefully designed our inhouse training programme to fast track exceptional candidates to leadership positions.

Months 1-2 - Structured training - Learn everything you need to know, and we will give you plenty of support while you learn

Months 3-6 - Learn the ropes - Acclimatise to the way we do things, as part of our team working on real client projects

Months 6+ - Take responsibility for delivery management (inc. stakeholders management and team coordination)

The team...

Efficient and scalable data pipelines are the backbone of Pirical. Our unique, award-winning people analytics platform, Pirical on Demand, is a growing product built on cutting edge data engineering technologies. The data engineers in Our Customer Success team are responsible for building and maintaining all these pipelines - as well as contributing to building our POD Data Experience vision. Our 10+ strong team is composed of young and ambitious people. We are remote-first and we have team members based all across the UK (and even some abroad).

The role...

  • Design and build data pipelines to automatically process our clients’ data
  • Identify and solve data quality issues throughout data transformation processes
  • Build ETL logics to transform and process client’s data for analysis
  • Design and build new quality checks and transformations
  • Maintain and improve existing pipelines to bring more automation and quality checks
  • Interact with clients to collect the right data and to gain in-depth understanding of what the data represents

The person...

  • You will have 1-2 years of experience working with data, and understand the value it can bring if effectively handled and transformed.
  • You have a good eye for detail and feel satisfied when things are tidy and organised.
  • You are a team player and want to work in a great team to achieve results of high standards.
  • You are passionate about improving processes and delivering good service to others.
  • You preferably have experience with Python, Pandas, SQL and Jupyter Notebooks.

Technologies we use:

  • AWS services (S3, SageMaker, Cloud9, Redshift, Neptune, Glue (starting 2023), Redshift Spectrum (starting 2023), and more…)
  • Jupyter Notebooks
  • Great Expectations, Prefect (starting 2023)
  • Custom In-house tools (processing factories, CLIs, pipeline orchestration apps)
  • Graph databases, Semantic web standards, Ontologies and knowledge representation

The benefits...

  • Training and coaching
  • Private health insurance
  • Unlimited holidays
  • Remote first culture
  • Team Events (Book Club, Clash of Code, Team Yoga, ...)
  • Personal Development Opportunities

Pirical is nurturing a remote-first culture, meaning our team has the means, skills and attitude to be as high performing and productive as conventional co-located teams.

Pirical is committed to being an inclusive and diverse place to work. The excellent work produced at Pirical would not be possible without bringing together all of the different backgrounds, experiences and skills that our team has. We treat every employee equally, and fairly regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, race, religion, or sexual orientation. It is vitally important that each of our team members feels confident, comfortable, and empowered.

Note to recruitment agencies: Pirical is committed to building a long-term approach to our hiring strategy, we are therefore already working in partnership with selected talent partners. We, therefore, ask you to hold off sending speculative CVs or sales approaches through this email.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £30,000.00-£35,000.00 per year


  • Flexible schedule
  • Private dental insurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Unlimited paid holidays
  • Work from home


  • Monday to Friday