Senior Data Engineer

Comic Relief

Employment Type Full time
Location Hybrid · London, City of, UK 2 days a week in our London Office
Salary £60,000 - £65,000 (GBP)
Team Data & Analytics
Seniority Mid-level
  • Closing: 4:19pm, 12th Jul 2024 BST

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Life Insurance
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Paid emergency leave
Sabbatical Opportunities
Professional development
Paid volunteer days
Payroll giving
Salary sacrifice
Team social events
Extracurricular clubs
Cycle to work scheme
Free fruit

Candidate happiness

8.55 (8525)

Job Description

​​​​​​This role is offered on a hybrid contract giving you the opportunity to also work from home three days a week.

Purpose of job:

We are seeking a skilled Senior Engineer to oversee the seamless integration of data from multiple sources into our Azure Data Lake and Salesforce NFP Cloud. The successful candidate will be responsible for orchestrating the flow of data through various stages including cleansing, harmonization, and ultimately integration into Salesforce NFP Cloud and Marketing Cloud. This role requires expertise in data management technologies, particularly Azure Data Lake, Salesforce NFP, and Azure Data Factory. 

Ours is a collaborative, supportive environment which will ensure you reach your full potential.  You will play a key role in delivering the data and platforms which ensure that all of our activities are guided by our audience and our social impact, as we work towards our vision of a just world, free from poverty.   

Come and join us and help make a real difference to the lives of those who need it most. 


  • Data Integration Strategy: Develop and execute a comprehensive data integration strategy to ensure efficient and accurate flow of data from diverse sources into and out of the Azure data lake, including archiving. 

  • Azure Data Factory optimisation: Maintain and optimize Azure Data Factory ETL pipelines and functions to ensure efficient and reliable data orchestration in and out of the data lake 

  • CRM Implementation: Lead the data integration with Salesforce NFP Cloud, ensuring seamless integration with data lake and other systems using APIs and partner services 

  • Data Cleansing and Harmonization: Utilize Aperture Data Studio to cleanse and harmonize data within the Azure data lake, ensuring data quality and consistency. 

  • Legacy Database Decommissioning: Oversee the decommissioning process of legacy SQL Server 2016 databases, migrating relevant data to the Azure data lake or other appropriate systems and ensuring quality control and archiving. 

  • Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams including Data Developers, Data Analysts, Data Quality Administrators, and business stakeholders to understand data requirements and ensure alignment with business objectives. 

  • Documentation: Document data integration processes, configurations, and workflows to ensure comprehensive understanding and facilitate knowledge sharing within the organisation. 

  • Continuous Improvement: Continuously monitor, evaluate, and troubleshoot data integration processes, identifying opportunities for improvement and implementing enhancements to optimize efficiency and effectiveness.   

  • Security: Ensure data security is maintained and data protection issues are taken into account. 

  • Procedures: Adhere to appropriate code management, change control, and release management procedures. 

  • Support for the requirements of the Data & Analytics Team, and the wider Technology directorate. 



  • Proven experience in data integration, ETL development, and data management. 

  • Expertise in Azure data technologies including Azure Data Lake, Azure Data Factory, and Azure Functions. 

  • Proficiency in data cleansing and transformation. 

  • Hands-on experience with Salesforce NFP Cloud and Marketing Cloud, including SOQL. 

  • T-SQL, KQL, C#, Powershell, and Python 

  • Experience with legacy database migration and decommissioning processes. 

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail. 

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams. 

  • Database Administration. 


  • Experience working in a nonprofit or philanthropic organization 

  • Knowledge of PowerBI, Aperture Data Studio. 

  • Salesforce certification(s) such as Salesforce Certified Developer. 

  • Experience of using Github for source control. 

  • Experience of working in an Agile environment. 

  • Knowledge of data governance and compliance standards 

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Comic Relief we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Why work at Comic Relief

There are lots of good reasons to join us at Comic Relief. You can read more about our employee benefits, such as our commitment to flexible and hybrid working. We ask staff to come to the office twice a week, normally on agreed team days, so that we can do all those things that are difficult to do online. Our office is based in Whitechapel, London, There are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and experience at Comic Relief, including opportunities to become a Mental Health First Aider or to participate in our Employee Network Groups that focus on making Comic Relief a more inclusive place to work.

Disability Confident employer

As part of the Disability Confident scheme, we take positive action by providing first-round interviews to candidates who have a registered disability, provided they meet the minimum criteria for the role, as demonstrated on their CV.

We ask that candidates that wish to be considered for this scheme email to discuss further. Please do not email CV's/cover letters.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Fri 12th Jul 2024


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Fri 12th Jul 2024