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Principal Data Engineer

Job title Principal Data Engineer
Contract type: Permanent
Location Spain
Workplace type: Hybrid
Reference: 5645
Contact name: Harvey Cheadle
City: Barcelona
Contact email:
Published: May 15, 2023 4:00

Job Description

Role: Principal Data Engineer
Location: Barcelona, Spain (hybrid 1-2 days per week)
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: €90,000 - €95,000 + 15% bonus

Signify Technology is working with one of the market leaders in the food & beverage industry who are looking for a Principal Data Engineer to evolve their data engineering teams. You will provide technical guidance to drive the client’s data products and the overall vision of how data engineering can have a progressive impact on the business.


  • Provide leadership and management to a team of data engineers - oversee processes and flow of their work
  • Clarify initial project objectives, approach and quality assure throughout development
  • Work with internal and external partners to structure and store data
  • Manage and scale data pipelines to support new product launches
  • Build and implement appropriate monitoring frameworks that capture operational KPIs maintaining the quality and performance of the data pipelines
  • Collaborate with internal clients and teams to drive solutioning and POC discussions
  • Define and implement SLAs for data products and processes


  • Extensive experience with data engineering
  • Extensive experience with the programming language Python, Scala
  • Extensive experience with SQL optimisation and performance tuning
  • Extensive experience with Data Lake Infrastructure, Data Warehousing and ETL/ELT pipelines
  • Experience with cloud data engineering (Azure, AWS or GCP)
  • Experience data profiling with Spark
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written
  • Strong ability and confidence to influence senior level management and other stakeholders

Interested? Apply or contact me directly -