Head of Big Data Technology

Head of Big Data Technology
Harnham Search
Recruiter Harnham
Type Permanent
Location [field_country_region]
Salary/rate £10000-120000 p/a
Posted 19th May 2018
Industry IT

Head of Big Data Technology


Up to £120,000 + Car Allowance + 15% Bonus + 12% Pension

One of the largest retail companies in the UK are looking for a talented data leader to lead their data strategy across the business. This is the chance to take autonomy in a full data transformation in an advanced data environment (Hadoop, cloudera, Spark, Azure).


This company are one of the largest retailers in the world, and also one of the most advanced cloudera partners in the world. They are changing the way that the company uses data, and are looking to put data and technology at the forefront of the business. They have made considerable investment in their data platform, and are also moving to the cloud and bringing on streaming technology (spark, Kafka).


As the Head of Big Data Technology, you will:

  • Be responsible for defining and pioneering the data strategy across the company.
  • Experiment with new technology to solve exciting challenges for the business.
  • Be responsible for road-mapping and optimisation of all things data.
  • Own the product vision and implement the product road-map across the company.
  • Directly manage a team of Heads of Products, and indirectly manage a team of 30.
  • Find new and innovative ways to maximise the value of data and it's monetary value to the company.
  • Contribute to technical architecture and coding discussions.


As the Head of Big Data Technology, you will:

  • Have extensive experience leading data teams, using a range of technology such as Spark, Kafka, Azure, Hadoop, Hive, Flume etc.
  • Have a strong understanding of data architecture and python code.
  • Have experience using Data Engineering tools, such as Spark, Kafka, Python, Azure etc.


  • The opportunity to be an integral part of the team driving a hugely successful business.
  • A salary of up Up to £120,000 + Car Allowance + 15% Bonus + 12% Pension

Please register your interest to Josh Carter at Harnham, or contact 0208 408 6070.