Graduate Data Engineer

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Graduate Data Engineer
Contract Type
Reports to
Technical Consultant

The role

We are currently looking for Graduate Data Engineers to join our highly skilled data engineering team. You will work with leaders in the industry, become adept with a wide range of data technologies and develop highly sought-after database skills.

What we're looking for

We're looking for people with at least an upper second-class honours degree in a science-based subject with strong problem-solving skills. Your degree will have featured the use of programming tools and you will have used at least one programming language such as C#, Java, Basic, Python or SQL. A strong mathematics background as part of your degree would also be preferable.

Equally important is your ability to fit into our small, close-knit team. Ideally, you will be proficient at pool. Not to the extent that we can’t ever beat you but enough to give us a challenge… If pool is not your thing, that's okay too. There's plenty going on in the office at all times with chat ranging from shoes to Star Wars!

What we offer in return

As a graduate data engineer, you will be exposed to industry-standard technologies and develop highly sought-after database skills. We are not hierarchical so you will have the opportunity to gain experience across a range of clients and different types of project. We have a friendly team, a city-centre office overlooking Haymarket Station, and we offer competitive remuneration plus accredited training.

Working for Optima will give the chance to work with some big names, like Matalan and Lloyds, with all of the benefits of a smaller company - ideal for graduates looking for the best of both worlds.

Who we are

Established in 2005, Optima Connect is one of the UK's leading data solutions providers. We are specialists in data strategy, marketing database development, customer analytics, predictive modelling, business intelligence, performance reporting and data visualisation. We work across multiple sectors with big brand clients and over 30 million customer records under management. We are a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner in Cloud Platform and Data Platform.

How to apply

Please send a covering letter along with your CV to