Data Engineer/Analyst


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Job title: Data Engineer/AnalystPosition type: PermanentHours: Full timeLocation: Cambridge UKSalary: £25,000 - 28,000 per yearPosting & Closing Dates: This position will be open between August 28, 2020 and September 28, 2020.
About the Role 
The Data Engineer/Analyst is a member of the Interfolio Services team and is part of the team responsible for maintaining the quality of our data through curation and cleaning with the longer term goal of improving and automating current processes. This role is particularly focused on one product which is the Researchfish system although there will be collaboration and learning shared across the whole organisation and the multiple Interfolio products. Researchfish is an online platform which enables researchers to easily and quickly report the outputs, outcomes and impacts of the research they do to their stakeholders, to find out more see
The ideal candidate for this role will be patient, methodical and detail oriented, however they also need to be adaptable as no two data tasks are ever exactly the same. Key attributes are a customer first mentality, an agile and adaptable mindset, self-motivated visionary spirit, capacity to give and receive constructive criticism. A willingness to learn, and a curious mind to drive their own learning and innovation.
Benefits - 25 days annual leave plus 1 days additional paid leave for your birthday. Auto enrolled into  the Scottish Widows company pension, 5% salary sacrifice matched by the company. Option to join the AVIVA healthcare scheme.  
The position of Data Engineer/Analyst is a position based out of the Cambridge (UK) office.* 
*COVID-19 Special Update: Due to COVID-19, our employees are working remotely until further notice. For positions based out of one of our two offices, we will continue to work remotely until the company determines it is safe to return as per guidelines set by the CDC/WHO and other official advising entities in either the US or UK where our staff might be located. We’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and are onboarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community and will re-open our offices when it is safe to do so and all appropriate safety measures are in place. Travel for staff members has also ceased until the company determines it is safe to travel as per guidelines set by the CDC/WHO and other official advising entities in either the US or UK where our staff might be located. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Make use of existing ETL data tools to maintain data quality
  • Understand the current data model for the Researchfish system and broader data set, and tools available; identify risks and opportunities for improvement; provide input to best practices
  • Document all processes, actively improve and maintain current documentation
  • Assist in the conceptualisation, development and implementation of improved tools with the aim of automating processes where possible - always considering the experience of the user providing information via the front end of the Researchfish system, as well as its suitability for use by the stakeholders using the information collected
  • Proactively look for and suggest improvements
  • Follow due process used to raise, work on and track the resolution of issues discovered with the data or the Researchfish platform (the current process uses JIRA)


  • Proficiency in MS Excel e.g vlookups, data manipulation, filtering
  • Understanding of relational databases including intermediate level SQL
  • 2+ yrs SQL experience, preferably with MySQL/ MS SQL or similar2+ yrs Python/Php experience
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to self manage and adapt to changing requirements
  • Educated to at least A level (or equivalent)
We are headquartered in Washington, DC (USA), with modern and collaborative workspaces in both Washington, DC and Cambridge, UK. We’ve crafted fun, collegial, dynamic cultures that celebrate team and individual success almost daily. We’ve got lean teams of super-smart, super-hard working, local and remote colleagues who collaborate closely to produce a valuable service for an industry we’re passionate about. And, we genuinely like working with each other and with our clients. 
Our culture sets us apart – we look forward to you learning more about us! 
We are committed to diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national, social or ethnic origin, age, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, family or parental status, or any status protected by the laws or regulations in locations where we operate.
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