Data Engineer


Location: Cambridgeshire

Job Type: Full time


Company Description

For over 20 years, Abcam has been providing tools the scientific community needs to enable faster breakthroughs in critical areas like cancer, neurological disorders, infectious diseases, and metabolic disorders.

We believe that to continue making progress, we need to work together in new ways. We need your own unique perspective as well as this of our people to make an always greater impact on the world. This community needs people like you: dedicated, agile and above all audacious so we can truly bring progress forward.

Job Description


A In this role you will:

  • Inspire best practice for data products and services within your teams.

  • Build data engineering capability by providing technical leadership and career development for the community

  • Work with colleagues to identify, plan, develop and deliver data services including developing a new Enterprise Data Platform.

Date Engineering at abcam

As we continue to evolve our data strategy, we have a Data Engineer role in our Data Engineering team who are located in Cambridge, Amsterdam and the US. It requires a team player who can work with other engineers in the company, analysts and end users to create solutions which integrate with our products. We are looking for a proactive person who likes to own solutions and use technology to make an impact on business.

Roles & responsibilities

  • Work with other Digital team members to identify, plan, develop and deliver data services

  • Ensure that data is managed and analysed in a secure, efficient and well-governed manner

  • Implement and optimise data pipelines, data modelling, and data availability to speed up time-to-production of various initiatives and business needs.

  • Ensure quality of delivery as well as in depth understanding of business requirements

  • Work closely with data architects, software engineers, and other stakeholders to build integrated, high performing solutions

  • Demonstrate thought leadership in the function, constantly improving and evolving the performance

  • Apply pragmatism and innovative thinking to make data-driven decisions which add value. Provide progress and feedback to the business and within technology on delivery and technical compromise

  • Work collaboratively with Data and Analytics team and the wider Abcam Digital team to address issues with software and integration delivery.

  • Participate and contribute to the Enterprise Data Platform.


You have a BSc in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a related subject and have significant technical experience. You have experience working with a modern cloud data stack and integration of in-house and vendor-based components of the stack. You will be capable of designing, implementing and operating end-to-end data pipelines, excellent knowledge of Data Warehouse and Enterprise Data Platform Technology along with hand-on experience of Python and SQL.

As we move towards a more cloud based environment, you will have dealt with either AWS or Azure (possibly with GCP) along with professional experience with modern warehouses, Big Data and Analytics tools. Your track record of project delivery will be enhanced by your experience of delivering digital transformation initiatives and ability to influence and adapt to change.

Along with experience in data modelling (conceptual, logical, physical) and your strong communication skills, you will be able to think creatively about how to solve issues. You will preferably have eCommerce experience and able to use your strong Agile methodologies.

Additional Information

We know that when it comes to benefits, no one size fits all. Flexibility and choice matter which is why, in addition to market competitive salaries, we offer you a flexible benefits package which is tailored to your unique needs and support your financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. This includes our award-winning share scheme, 18 weeks fully paid maternity leave, 6 weeks fully paid paternity leave as well as highly flexible working and much more. Besides, your development will be integral to your experience here. You will grow alongside other talented minds, in ways you may often find unexpected.

When people come together, incredible things happen. Here you’ll work in a safe environment where you can be who you truly are. We’ll champion and celebrate your uniqueness throughout your journey with us. This is how we excel at partnering with the scientific community no matter the challenge, ultimately helping solve the world’s most critical diseases. Find out more about Diversity & Inclusion at Abcam.


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