Python/ Java Team Lead Python/ Java Team Lead …

IHS Markit
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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IHS Markit
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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Python/ Java Team Lead
Position summary
This is a very hands-on development lead role, and the candidate will be responsible for managing a team of 3 developers. Given that the team is relatively small, the candidate is expected to spend a significant amount of time coding.

The team handles the consumption part of the data lake, and their overall responsibility is to build tools, SDKs and APIs for data scientists and data engineers to access data from the data lake. The main interface is currently a Python SDK but other interfaces will have to be built, including a Spark SDK, a SQL interface as well as Excel bindings. All the access interfaces are powered by an API component which is responsible for retrieving and processing data on the fly.
Some of the work might involve other components which are part of the wider system, including other data lake microservices as well as an event bus and an API gateway.

  • Manage the team sprint and deliverables
  • Work alongside with business analysts and define and groom user stories.
  • Coordinate work with the other data lake team leads.
  • Develop and maintain APIs and SDKs, primarily in Python and Java.
  • Work closely with data scientists and data engineers within IHS Markit and add functionality to the SDKs based on their requirements.
  • Work alongside QA analysts to ensure business features are thoroughly tested
  • Enhance the current solution by finding problems and suggesting enhancements

Required Knowledge / Technologies
  • Good solid knowledge of either Python or Java. Assuming a candidate is not strong with both, a willingness to learn either Python or Java is essential.
  • For candidates with prior Python knowledge, experience with Flask and SQLAlchemy.
  • For candidates with prior Java knowledge, experience with a Java web framework, e.g. Play or spring boot.
  • Throughout understanding of REST and good API design.
  • SQL and relational databases

Desirable Qualities
  • Some previous team lead experience a plus but not absolutely required.
  • AWS (specifically S3 and IAM)
  • Elastic Search
  • Docker and Kubernetes
  • Big data formats like Parquet and Arrow.


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