Data Engineer - NET C#

Data Engineer - NET C#

Haywards Heath or Manchester
Technology and Data
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We’re First Central Insurance & Technology Group (First Central for short), an award-winning innovative insurance and technology organisation, delivering market-leading motor insurance, underwriting, distribution, finance, technology and legal services.

Job Purpose:          

Working with Data Engineering, Business Services and Technical partners to create and integrate Azure Data Engineering pipelines transforming core systems data into knowledge. The successful Data Engineer will be a self-starter with a very strong background in Azure, looking to build on their extensive ETL, .net and C# skills and experience in a dynamic and demanding team environment, and will have experience writing object orientated languages like C# or .Net to query APIs & Web interfaces.
This is an excellent opportunity to join an organisation that highly values its data and its people. The role offers flexibility around remote working.  

Job Responsibilities:

  • Working with other members of the Data Engineering team, you will actively participate in the design and development of processes and technologies that support secure and efficient data ETL, connecting to a variety of on- and off- premise data sources
  • Apply business and logic rules to derive insight from company data, and deliver these in real-time to the quote ratings engine
  • Generate and schedule data enrichment processes
  • Work closely with the Scrum Master to understand business requirements of items in the backlog, and translate those into technical deliverables
  • Develop effective, scalable solutions that can be efficiently tested, deployed, updated, maintained and managed
  • Load transformed data into storage and reporting structures in destinations including data warehouse, high speed indexes, real-time reporting systems and analytics applications
  • Support relationships with the other areas of FCG to ensure that requirements can be developed
  • Ensure solutions support the architectural direction of FCG technology and use approved technical components
  • Work to the agreed prioritisation of requirements for development and to the agreed delivery dates against these requirements
  • Assists in the identification of root causes and fixes for major incidents where required

Qualifications / Experience: 

Core Competencies 

  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Experience writing object orientated languages like C# or .Net to query APIs & Web interfaces
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in Data Engineering
  • Experience of working with large data sets in an enterprise environment
  • Create and populate staging areas and data pipelines to perform a range of transformations
  • Microsoft best practices working with Azure
  • Problem solver and solution finder

Desirable Competencies 

  • A Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related degree 
  • Microsoft Certified qualifications 
  • Experience using Data Bricks or Synapse
  • An understanding of software development lifecycle 
  • Understanding of the retail Insurance business  
  • Experience of testing tools and performance monitoring
  • Appreciation of Data reporting and visualisation using Power BI
  • Experience working in a regulated environment
  • Understanding of the retail Insurance business


  • An organised and pro-active approach
  • A flexible approach and positive attitude
  • Emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strives to drive business improvements to contribute to the success of the business
  • Embrace, embed and incorporate the company values

We’re happy to discuss flexible working during the recruitment process .

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