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Employment Type:  Full/Part Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  Competitive plus excellent benefits

Hove, GB Sunderland, GB Exeter, GB London, GB

Career Area:  Sales, Communications & Marketing

Senior Manager of Data Platforms

A career that will deliver change. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.


Working hours: Full time 
Flexible working: Travel to one of our offices 2 days a week
Office Locations: Hove, Croydon or Exeter 
Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits 
Closing date:  Thursday 9th December 


The Opportunity

Reporting to the Head of Data & Customer Relationship Management (CRM), your role as Senior Manager of Data Platforms is to build, develop and run Customers’ data platforms, data sources and tools to deliver tangible returns on investment.

You will prioritise investments and expose data assets and environments to create customer value and competitive advantage through access and capabilities.  This overall platform will enable sister teams Data Science, Business Intelligence and CRM to access, transform and analyse data for a range of use cases as well as a wide community of Analysts based in the various Customers Business Units.

You will develop the Customers data platform strategy in collaboration with a team of cloud architects, infrastructure and data engineers, and end users across analytical, reporting and operational functions.  You will also develop the plans which will deliver the strategy and to ensure that the platforms adds the maximum value. You will iterate and create new plans in line with evolving financial, reputational and regulatory objectives. 

The data environments you will be responsible for include the Customers Data Lake, Snowflake/Data Warehouse, the Customers Analytics Zone (CAZ).  You will also be responsible for provisioning appropriate tooling to manage, transform and analyse data, the ingestion and management of internal and external source data – including quality and completeness, and the design and maintenance of enterprise data models.

Finally you will be responsible for the design, build and run of data transformation pipelines to give users regular access to the data they need, when they need it.

Your primary stakeholders will include the Director of Sales & Marketing, Director of Customer Operations, Director of BC&IT and numerous Directors and Heads Of across the Customers business. Critical to the success of the role will be the ability to balance the demands of these stakeholders with the requirement to deliver an ambitious Data Platforms Strategy and Plan that works for the whole of the Customers Business.

You will lead a team comprised of DevOps Engineers, Data Engineers, Data Architects and product managers who will own and develop the environments, tooling and data assets mentioned above.

Our Infrastructure and Data Stack


  • All infrastructure on AWS. S3, EC2, EMR, Lambda, Glue, Athena remain the main components. 
  • Terraform being our main Infrastructure as Code language
  • Redshift and SnowFlake for data warehousing
  • Jenkins and CodeBuild for continuous integration and continuous deployment
  • Python as our main programming language
  • CSV, Parquet and Delta file formats on S3 for data lake storage
  • Spark and SQL for data processing
  • Collibra for Data Cataloguing
  • ER Studio for Data Modelling
  • PySpark on EMR and SQL on Matillion for data application development
  • Tableau for data visualisation and dashboarding

The Role and Skills

You need both vision and focus on delivery to ensure value is maximised in short and long term. You will also have proven experience in the complex and fast changing data landscape ensuring that Customers’ data platforms strategy and plans deliver maximised value.

It would be desirable to understand cloud and data infrastructure, architecture and economics, as well as data engineering concepts to ensure that proposed solutions meet customers’ needs efficiently.  It would also be beneficial to have experience in agile delivery and software / cloud / data engineering workflows.

Whilst the role will require a broad mix of leadership competencies, the core behavioural themes for this role have been identified as Trusts and Empowers, Innovative and Entrepreneurial. You will have a proven track record of recruiting and leading technical or data platform teams, managing complex data and strategic opportunities and translating them in to clear, commercially focussed delivery plans that meet the needs of multiple stakeholders. You will need to constantly look beyond the obvious and stay curious as to how we can seek to create new sources of value and efficiency.

You will be an expert at cross team collaboration and able to easily balance multiple competing priorities across a wide spread of activities, as well as having the communication and relationship skills needed to agree on a shared plan with your Data Leadership team colleagues, and to communicate this to senior stakeholders.

You will be entirely at ease with complex data opportunities and challenges and have the commercial acumen to know how to ensure value is maximised from our data investments.

Finally, you will be an authentic leader with high emotional intelligence. Caring and motivating your team at times of adversity and building close relationship with them and your wider leadership team colleagues. You will also be committed to building an inclusive, diverse and value focussed culture within the Data & CRM team with a dedication to excellent Customer and Employee Experience.

Competitive Salary & Benefits

At EDF we’re dedicated to offering flexible benefits that support our people across all aspects of their lives. We’re delighted to offer a range of benefits to support our employees’ physical, emotional and financial wellbeing. 

In addition to a competitive salary we offer a market-leading company pension scheme, paid holidays and a range of flexible benefits, such as: a company incentive bonus plan, health cover, cycle to work scheme, gym membership, discounts and employee pricing.

Please let us know if you’d like to discuss flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application. 

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