Data Engineer - .NET C# - Fixed Term Contract

Data Engineer - .NET C# - Fixed Term Contract

Highly competitive
Technology and Data
Apply for this job

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.

Are you looking for your next career challenge? Interested in working at a fast-growing, innovative, market-leading digital insurance company? If so, we need you! 

We have a great opportunity for a Data Engineer .Net C# to join our Technology and Data Department in Salford Quays, Manchester, or Haywards Heath, West Sussex, although the role offers flexibility around remote working.  The role is a fixed-term contract running until the end of June 2022.

We’re a fast-growing digital insurance and technology company going through an exciting phase of growth, looking at new technologies, transition of data services and transformation.

Working with Data Engineering, Business Services and Technical partners to create and integrate Azure Data Engineering pipelines transforming core systems data into knowledge, you’ll be a self-starter with a very strong background in Azure, looking to build on your 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 an organisation that highly values its data and its people. 

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have:

  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Strong Azure Web Apps experience
  • Extensive ETL, .net and C# skills

Job Responsibilities:

  • Working with other members of the Data Engineering team, you’ll 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
  • Assist in the identification of root causes and fixes for major incidents where required

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

  • 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

What can we do for you? 

We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we


  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
  • Flexible working
  • YOUday – we give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day
  • The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
  • A health cash plan
  • Help with travel expenses
  • The opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • Group life assurance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Professional subscription fees paid

Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

If this job sounds like the role you're looking for, apply today!

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work. Check out our Glassdoor page to see what our employees think about working here.

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

Apply for this job


79% of people would recommend a friend to work at First Central

Based on 98 Glassdoor reviews (July 2020)


View all benefits >

Flexible working

We support colleagues who wish to work flexibly whilst meeting the needs of the business.


We give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day.

Holiday Extra

Not only do you get a generous holiday entitlement, you can also buy additional leave.


Get a day off each year to take part in volunteering activities.

Health cash plan

Claim money back on your healthcare costs, such as dental check-ups and eye tests.

Season ticket loan

We provide interest-free loans to cover the cost of season tickets for rail, bus or car parking.