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Data Engineer

We are looking for a Data Engineer to join our data management team and provide valuable insights and support to the performance and coaching staff.

This role will play an important part in developing and maintaining the club's football data infrastructure, supporting the men's first team, women's first team, women's academy, and men's academy.

Who we are

We are one of the most famous clubs in world football, with a rich heritage and history of success – read more about our history, here.

Beyond that, we are passionate about our local community and, behind the scenes, we have a wide variety of opportunities and career paths for all. We have a very defined purpose: to act for a winning team, culture and community. We achieve this by ensuring we are courageous in the pursuit of progress, we champion our community and each other, and that we do the right thing (even when no one is looking).

Your day-to-day

  • Designing and implementing data storage and data pipelines using cloud platforms, preferably AWS or GCP.

  • Full ownership of the club's football data, working with various data sources, ranging from spreadsheets to fully integrated APIs.

  • Conducting data quality assurance to ensure data quality, reliability, and consistency across all datasets.

  • Producing clean, enriched, and aggregated datasets for use by the Data Scientist and wider team.

  • Collaborating with and supporting Medical & High-Performance teams, including sports scientists, physiotherapists, and fitness coaches.

  • Creating and maintaining comprehensive documentation of data engineering processes, tools, and datasets.

  • Adapting to the flexible schedule requirements of the football industry, which often includes weekend work.

What we are looking for

  • Previous experience in a similar data engineering role.

  • Proficiency in Python programming and familiarity with version control systems, such as git.

  • Hands-on experience with cloud platforms, with a preference for AWS.

  • Excellent written communication skills.

  • Ability to execute tasks effectively and collaborate with others in a supportive manner.

  • Robust analytical, problem-solving, and organisational skills.

  • Self-starter, capable of taking initiative, prioritizing tasks, and driving projects to completion with minimal supervision.

  • Flexibility and adaptability to the dynamic schedule requirements of the football industry.

  • Proficiency or familiarity with the R programming language (Desirable).

  • Experience working with big data technologies, such as Spark, PySpark, or Databricks (Desirable).

  • Fundamental understanding of mathematical and statistical concepts, including probabilities and linear regression(Desirable).

Why choose us

At Arsenal, we want everyone to feel a sense of trust and belonging, so we are proud of both our club values and also what we offer to our employees. As one of our Gunners, you will receive:

  • An exciting reward and recognition scheme

  • Generous holiday allowance which increases with your length of service

  • Great internal learning and development programmes

  • A flexible hybrid working model

  • Discounted Arsenal season tickets

  • A competitive health and wellbeing benefits package

  • A leading Employee Assistance Programme

  • Great discounts with some of our Partners

Arsenal for Everyone

Arsenal for Everyone is our commitment to promoting and embracing equality, diversity and inclusion, so that everyone connected to the club feels like they belong to the same Arsenal family. We believe that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. 

Disability Confident Leader

We are a Disability Confident Leader. We actively welcome applications from people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. If you need disability-related adjustments to the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

If you are likely to meet the definition of being a ‘disabled person’ according to the Equality Act 2010, we will offer you an interview if you meet the minimum criteria for a role. Please choose the option of a guaranteed interview on your application form. The information you share with us about your health or disability will not be used in recruitment decisions.