Data Engineer

Formula E

  • Full Time

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About us

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully-electric international single-seater racing series and one of the fastest growing sports on the planet. Consisting of some of the world’s finest drivers and greatest car manufacturers, the Championship brings close-combat, wheel-to-wheel racing to the streets of the most progressive cities.

Formula E is more than just a race. With a grid made up of all-electric cars, it’s a competitive platform to test and develop road-relevant technologies, helping to refine the design of electric vehicles while promoting the uptake of clean mobility to tackle air pollution on a global scale.

Working with us

At Formula E, we have created an environment that supports our colleagues to perform at their best. We are innovative, curious and we love the world we live in which is why we value sustainability. We believe that work should be fun and, whilst we are passionate about delivery, we are one team and supporting each other is key to our success.

Your role

Working closely with the Technology Director and Insight and Analytics Director, the Data Engineer will be responsible for implementing big data technologies across the business. They will also be tasked with the development and implementation of scripts for database maintenance, monitoring, performance tuning etc.


Supported by the wider Technology team, they will design and lead on datasets relating to social media, telemetry, broadcast audiences, digital media, CRM and digital products as well as more broad cultural and situational data pertinent to the development of Formula E.


The focus of this role is on developing data infrastructure through which to analyse the development of Formula E, working on an end-to-end data solution – from ingesting data and APIs, IOT sensors and other high volume sources, cleaning, validating and storing data, aggregating information and providing a platform for analysis by working on the data lake. You will facilitate the Insight and Analytics teams in creating predictive models and aiming to discover patterns in data.

What you will be doing

Working in an SDLF framework to build a data lake solution that will scale to service teams across the business by:

  • Ingesting and cataloguing data
  • Building ELT pipelines
  • Managing data quality and the effective running of scripts
  • Manage development, test and production environments
  • Perform data transformations to allow search, indexing and relational discovery
  • Develop process improvement opportunities
  • Build scalable data pipelines and dashboards to enable business KPI tracking
  • Develop tools to help the data collection process

What we’re looking for and what you will need

You will be required to acquire data from multiple sources and databases as well as maintaining existing data flows.


We are looking for someone with commercial experience in the Sports, Media or Tech industries, specifically:

  • Developing data lakes and big data systems
  • Using multiple programming and scripting languages
  • Familiarity with statistical modelling, machine learning and data mining
  • Establishing and calling social media api’s
  • Working with pii data and compliance needs
  • Designing and implementing data sets for business intelligence and dashboarding and solution architecture


We use a variety of programming languages and believe in having the right tools for each job. Having a willingness to learn quickly and adapt to new situations are important to us. Our current technology stack requires the following skillsets which would be required at the start.


  • Python
  • AWS Serverless Data Lake Framework (SDLF) – (including Lamda, Steps, Glue, Athena)
  • SQL

Due to the volume of applications we receive, if you haven’t heard back from us within two weeks, on this occasion you haven’t been successful, but don’t be discouraged. If you want to join Formula E as we race for better futures, keep an eye out for more opportunities that closely match your skills and experience.


PLEASE NOTE: It is unlawful to employ a person in a UK-based job who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to your situation before applying for any jobs. Formula E is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a unique opportunity, a competitive salary and an environment that inspires innovation and supports professionals to perform at their best in their chosen fields.