About us

The Oakland Group is a fast growing, modern consulting company who operate at the intersection of people, process and technology. As data specialists, we work across the full data ecosystem including: Strategy & Governance, Architecture, Engineering and Advanced Analytics.

We’re on a mission to create the best data consultancy in the UK, where our brilliant people can create the ingenious solutions that are powering our growth.  

Founded in 1986 out of our Leeds HQ, we work with a wonderful range of clients ranging from FTSE 100 Telcos to Series-A funded start-ups, regularly punching above our weight due to our obsession with quality and client satisfaction.

Oakland has been named one of the Top Small Businesses and Top Consultancies to work for in the UK. We’re committed to ensuring our employees are given opportunities to grow both personally and professionally and are rewarded for their incredible work.

Our obsession with quality and client satisfaction had led to rapid growth in the last year and we work with some of the UK’s biggest and best-known brands along with a number of newer tech disruptors. 

Due to exponential growth over the past 18 months, we have a number of opportunities across each of our talented and passionate teams. We’re still small enough for everyone’s voice to be heard whilst working with some of the worlds most recognised companies.


What does it mean to be an Engineer at Oakland?

We’re problem solvers. At Oakland, our engineers work with a range of clients, to help them solve complex operational problems with innovative data solutions.

We’re proudly tech agnostic. Our clients come to us with a range of challenges, non-two of which are the same. This means as an Oakland Engineer you’ll need to be adaptable, and in return you’ll gain exposure to a wide variety of tech stacks across Azure, AWS and GCP.

We’re collaborative. Our teams are made up of T-shaped individuals who are either fantastic generalists or specialists in one or more area across the full engineering stack: Databases & Storage, DevOps & Cloud, Analytics & Data Science, Data Processing (ETL/Pipelines), Coding, Architecture. No one knows everything so we challenge our teams to share knowledge and ideas.

We’re always learning. As consultants, our clients look to us as experts, so we push our Engineering teams to be the best they can be through annual time allocated L&D plans, funded by Oakland throughout your career.

The role

As a Data Engineer at Oakland, you’ll play a vital role in the delivery, planning and management of projects across up to two of our brilliant clients.

As a Engineer, you’ll have gained some experience across most elements of the Engineering stack, including databases, front & back-end, DevOps, Pipelines and Analytics (although we also really value specialists). You’ll begin to contribute not only to delivery, but also begin to pick up aspects of technical leadership of projects, becoming more client facing and contributing to project planning and delivery management.

Your role as a mid will also include more internal responsibilities, such as mentoring Junior Engineers, assisting with hiring and also contributing to technical blogs and articles.

Your work will involve working on both greenfield and brownfield projects and an ability to use modern tools to solve old legacy problems.

The person

As we specialise in data and analytics, we are looking for developers who are excited by the ability to work across different problems, projects and clients and who genuinely cares about the end to end data space (including engineering, science, quality, analytics and BI).

You’ll be a programmer at heart with a passion for code as well as an understanding of application architectures.

The technology we use varies between clients so although we value specialists, we encourage our engineers to become technology polyglots and provide training and mentoring to support with this. This means an appetite to learn is a must!

You’ll have hands on delivery experience across multiple sectors and wider understanding of underpinning business processes. Our Senior Developers work closely with Oakland clients so experience working with business stakeholders is hugely advantageous.

The skillset

We always pick the right tool for the job so we look for Engineers with a mix (but not all) of the below:

  • Proficient with one or more programming languages, such as: C#, Python, JavaScript, Java, Scala
  • Experience across most elements of the Engineering stack, including databases, front & back-end, DevOps, Pipelines and Analytics (although we also really value specialists)
  • Experience building production-grade applications in the cloud
  • Experience working with structured & unstructured data
  • Pipeline build & deployment experience using modern tools: AWS CodePipeline, Azure DevOps, Jenkins
  • An appreciation and understanding of ReactJS & NodeJS
  • An awareness of Data Warehouse and Data Lake principles
  • An appreciation of the end to end data space, including: engineering, science, quality, analytics and BI
  • Mentoring technical team members
  • Our values are important to us, we want to work with people who feel the same

Oakland is an equal opportunities employer, committed to developing, maintaining and supporting a diverse workforce. We welcome applications from anyone who believes they fit the essential requirements of the job advertised.

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