Reporting to: Head of Special Projects

Position Overview

We are looking for a skilled Data Engineer with practical experience in data engineering, Dynamics 365, and system administration. This role offers an exciting opportunity for a candidate who can contribute to the development, maintenance, and integration of data pipelines, as well as assist with the configuration and administration of Dynamics 365. If you are an enthusiastic professional with a practical foundation in data engineering and a willingness to engage in system administration activities, we invite you to join our diverse and multicultural team.

Key Responsibilities

Data Engineering

  • Take part in the design, creation, and upkeep of efficient data pipelines to process diverse data sources.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather data requirements and participate in crafting data solutions aligned with business needs.
  • Play a role in optimizing data workflows to ensure data accuracy and reliability.
  • Contribute to basic data documentation and assist in adhering to governance practices.

Dynamics 365 Integration

  • Assist in the configuration and basic customization of Dynamics 365 to meet operational requirements.
  • Work closely with functional teams to grasp business processes and provide support for effective Dynamics 365 solutions.
  • Monitor and assist in troubleshooting Dynamics 365 integrations, ensuring seamless data flow.

System Administration

  • Support system administration activities, including assisting in the management of servers, databases, and cloud resources.
  • Participate in upholding security best practices and contribute to implementing necessary access controls for data protection.
  • Aid in monitoring system performance, identifying common issues, and engaging in routine maintenance tasks.
  • Collaborate with internal/external IT teams to contribute to the overall stability of our systems.

Technical Proficiency

  • Utilize basic programming skills to assist in scripting and automation for entry-level data processing and routine system administration tasks.
  • Show an eagerness to learn and stay informed about emerging trends and technologies in data engineering, Dynamics 365, and system administration.

Collaboration and Learning:

  • Learn from experienced team members and actively participate in collaborative projects.
  • Engage with fellow data engineers, data analysts, and stakeholders to understand data requirements and contribute to data-driven initiatives.

Qualifications and Skills

  • 2+ years of hands-on experience in data engineering, demonstrating practical exposure to data pipeline development. Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field is desirable.
  • Good understanding and experience in data warehousing, ETL processes, and data modelling concepts.
  • Basic familiarity with Dynamics 365, including configuration and entry-level customization, as well as a willingness to learn more.
  • Fundamental understanding of system administration concepts, coupled with a desire to engage in server, database, and cloud management tasks.
  • Entry-level proficiency in programming languages such as Python, SQL, Java, or Scala for basic data processing and automation activities.
  • Interest and some practical experience in data governance, data quality, and data security practices.
  • Strong analytical skills and a proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Effective communication skills and a collaborative mindset for working within a team environment.

The successful candidate will be reporting directly to the Head of Special Projects and would ideally be UK-based, preferably in our Gateshead office. Other locations in Europe can also be considered.

Join Our Growing Team

If you are a motivated Data Engineer with a passion for excellence in data engineering, Dynamics 365 integration, and system administration, we invite you to apply. You will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on our data-driven initiatives and contribute to the success of our organization.

Who We Are​

Safinah Group provides consulting in the field of heavy-duty coatings. Our clients include some of the world’s biggest Marine, Chemical, Oil and Gas, Mega-yacht and Insurance and Legal companies globally.

Safinah was founded in 1998 and has established itself as the leading independent coating consultancy. The team consists of 50 people based globally, split across consulting and technical services teams with close collaboration, maximizing knowledge and customer value across the functions.

As a truly independent organisation, Safinah Consultancy combines the best of technical research with commercial considerations to give a balanced and informed position to our clients.

Using coating performance in-service data from a variety of sources is a key activity that supports the thought leadership position and overall corporate strategy. By joining the Safinah Group team you will be instrumental in delivering data pipelines that drive consultancy assignments.

Safinah Group’s HQ is in Gateshead, United Kingdom with office in Denmark, Germany, Norway, Singapore.

What you can expect from Safinah Group

  • An international, open and inclusive working atmosphere where you will develop a network both within and outside the organization, with opportunities to grow and develop in a strong and dynamic company.
  • Varied, engaging and challenging workdays in a company with diverse activities within the transport, energy and infrastructure and leisure industries where you can have an impact on results, people, and processes from day one.
  • A competitive package (depending on experience and capabilities), pension contributions and generous vacation allowance.
  • Flexible and/or remote working arrangements can be discussed.

To apply, please email subject title ‘Data Engineer Position’.