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Senior Data Engineer.



Data Science
London, UK
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2024

We’re a commercial motor insurer on a mission to save people time and money. From nationwide taxi fleets to self-employed scooter delivery riders, our customers are our driving force. We’re making insurance fairer and more human for every one of them.

When we started back in 2016, we knew that traditional insurance held businesses back. It was too complicated, too expensive and too time consuming. So we set out to change things, building insurance solutions that empower professional drivers throughout the UK and Europe.

So far, we’ve raised over $200 million in funding. We’ve grown from a scrappy start-up into an industry changing organisation, and there’s plenty more to come.

That’s where you come in…

At Zego the Data Engineering team is integral to our data platform, working closely with Software Engineers, Data Scientists and Data Analysts along with other areas of the business. We use a variety of internal and external tooling to maintain our data repositories. We are looking for people who have a solid understanding of ETL and ELT paradigms, are comfortable using Python and SQL, hold an appreciation for good software engineering and data infrastructure principles, are eager to work with complex and fast growing datasets, reflect a strong desire to learn and are able to communicate well.

Our stack involves but is not limited to Airflow, Data Build Tool (DBT), a multitude of AWS services, Stitch and CICD pipelines. As a Data Engineer you will have the opportunity to promote emerging technologies where they can add value to the business and promote better ways of working.

It is an exciting time to join, and you’ll partner with world class engineers, analysts and product managers to help make Zego the best loved insurtech in the world.

Over the next 12 months you will:

  • Assist in developing and maintaining our ETL and ELT pipelines.
  • Support our data scientists in the development and implementation of our ML pricing models and experiments.
  • Help drive and evolve the architecture of our data ecosystem.
  • Collaborate with product managers and across teams to bring new products and features to the market.
  • Help drive data as a product, by growing our data platform with a focus on strong data modelling, quality, usage and efficiency.
  • Build tailored data replication pipelines as our backend application is broken into microservices.

About you

We are looking for somebody with a working knowledge of building data pipelines and the underlying infrastructure. Experience in data warehouse design undertakings, following best practices during implementation is a big plus. You have worked with (or are keen to do so) Data Analysts, Data Scientists and Software Engineers.

Practical knowledge of (or strong desire to learn) the following or similar technologies:

  • Python
  • Airflow
  • Databases (PostgreSQL)
  • Data Warehousing (Redshift / Snowflake)
  • SQL (We use DBT for modelling data in the warehouse)
  • Data Architecture including Dimensional Modelling

Otherwise an interest in learning these, with the support of the team, is essential. We're looking for people with a commitment to building, nurturing, and iterating on an ever-evolving data ecosystem.

Other beneficial skills include:

  • Familiarity with Docker and/or Kubernetes (EKS)
  • Implementation / Contribution to building a Data Lake or Data Mesh
  • Having worked with a wide variety of AWS services
  • Experience in using infrastructure as code tools (e.g. Terraform)

What’s it like to work at Zego?

Joining Zego is a career-defining move. People go further here, reaching their full potential to achieve extraordinary things.

We’re spread throughout the UK and Europe, and united by our drive to get things done. We’re proud of our company and our culture – a friendly and inclusive space where we can lift each other up and celebrate our wins every day.

Together, we’re setting the bar higher, delivering exceptional work that makes a difference. Our people are the most important part of our story, and everyone here plays a role. There’s loads of room to learn and grow, and you’ll get the freedom to steer your career wherever you want.

You’ll work alongside a talented group who embrace each other's differences and aren’t afraid of a challenge. We recognise our achievements, learn from our mistakes, and help each other to be the best we can be. Together, we’re making insurance matter.

How we work

We believe that teams work better when they have time to collaborate and space to get things done. We call it Zego Hybrid.

Our hybrid way of working is unique. We don't mandate fixed office days. Instead, we foster a flexible approach that empowers every Zegon to perform at their best. We ask you to spend at least one day a week in our central London office (next to Liverpool Street). You have the flexibility to choose the day that works best for you and your team, and also provide a separate hybrid contribution to help pay towards other travel costs.


We reward our people well. Join us and you’ll get a market-competitive salary, private medical insurance, company share options, generous holiday allowance, and a whole lot of wellbeing benefits. And that’s just for starters.

We’re an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.