Big Data Technical Lead

Posted 8 January by Quantexa
Ending soon


Founded in 2016 with only a handful of individuals, Quantexa was built with a purpose that through a greater understanding of context, better decisions can be made. 4 years, 9 locations and 250 employees later we still believe that today. We connect the dots within our Customers data using dynamic entity resolution and advanced network analytics to create context, empowering businesses to see the bigger picture and drive real value from their data.

Due to our continued success and high demand from our Customers, we are looking for Technical Leads with a proven track record in big data projects to join the Quantexa family.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Work with clients to solve business problems in the area of fraud, compliance and financial crime:
  • Manage, transform and cleanse high volume data,
  • Write defensive, fault tolerant and efficient code for data processing,
  • Automate data processing to enable on-going alerts on high risk activity,
  • Present project results to clients,
  • Work very closely with data scientists to ensure efficient and effective delivery of solutions
  • Use leading open source big-data tools, such as Spark, Hadoop, Scala and Elasticsearch. You should be comfortable with working with high profile clients, on their sites.
  • Work with our expert software development team to produce reusable applications:
  • Use emerging and open source technologies such as Spark, Hadoop, and Scala,
  • Collaborate on scalability issues involving access to massive amounts of data and information,
  • Take on ad-hoc tasks as required for the running of a small, yet rapidly expanding business.

For senior roles in addition you should be comfortable:

  • Working with clients to Elicit and document solution requirements;
  • Assuring high quality implementation of solutions;
  • Providing technical vision for, managing and developing teams to deliver Quantexa’s software to clients

Our clients are International and our staff are expected to react to demanding client needs and agendas.


You should have the following:

  • Proven big data experience, either from an implementation or a data science prospective,
  • Excellent technical skills including expert knowledge of at least one big data technology such as Spark, Hadoop, or Elasticsearch.
  • Experience of building data processing pipelines for use in production "handsoff" batch systems, including either (or preferably both) traditional ETL pipelines and/or analytics pipelines.
  • Strong coding experience in the likes of Scala, Java or Python,
  • Strong client facing, communication and presentation skills,
  • Strong academic qualifications, high quality degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent,
  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop emerging technologies and techniques.
  • Exhibit strong technical communication skills with demonstrable experience of working in rapidly changing client environments.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to debug and solve technical challenges with sometimes unfamiliar technologies.

Ideal candidates will also:

  • Have worked on a variety of complex data orientated projects for financial services clients
  • Have a good understanding of Computer Science and preferable come from a software engineering background or other scientific degree incorporating IT modules (e.g. Maths/Physics)
  • Have exposure to Agile, especially SCRUM.
  • Be open to short-medium term international travel
  • Arrive with experience at working with a variety of modern development tooling (e.g. Git, Gradle, Jenkins, Nexus) as well as technologies supporting automation and DevOps (e.g. Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Docker and a little bit of good old Bash scripting).
  • Have an excellent appreciation of what makes a high quality, operationally stable system and how to streamline all areas of development, release and operations to achieve this.


  • Competitive salary
  • Company bonus
  • 25 days holidays;
  • Private healthcare, Life assurance, Group income protection;
  • Cyclescheme and Techscheme
  • Pension scheme with company contribution of 6% of salary.
  • Huge opportunities due to scale of growth
  • Regular social events

Required skills

  • Project Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Technical Team
  • Scala
  • Big Data

Application question

Will you ever require sponsorship to work in the UK?

Reference: 39681591

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