Ubiquity Press is more than a publisher – we’re also engineering new technology that will change and improve the future of research communications worldwide. We’re a dynamic and idealistic company, and can offer the excitement and advantages of working for a rapidly-growing company. We have a wide focus: from supporting open access university publishing and infrastructure, including research data and software, to solutions for the developing world. Headquartered in London, with a distributed workforce in North America and Europe, Ubiquity Press offers an open and supportive environment where staff are encouraged to grow and develop.
We look for talented people with broad publishing and/or technical skills, who have a research background and interest, and who genuinely want to have an impact on the world. Applicants are evaluated solely on their ability to contribute to the success of the mission, and the company recognises the strength and insight that diverse teams bring - to this end, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives.
The Data Engineer’s primary responsibility is to migrate research repository metadata and files onto Ubiquity Press’s open source Hyku repository platform. This is done by: analysing the customer’s repository and data structure; working with the customer and the Account Manager to define the data models they will use after migration; working with the Product Manager and Ruby Development team to build the new data structure; creating mapping strategies for the data; lastly, implementing the mapping process to transform and load and quality check the data. As a secondary responsibility, the Data Engineer supports the wider company’s data needs, with advice, data cleanup, data evaluation, and presentation. This permanent, full-time position is UK-based, within the Operations team, with the option to work remotely.
Knowledge / Skills / Experience:
Must have, at high level:
Useful to have, at any level:
You will have over a year’s experience in a Data Engineer / Migration Specialist role. You love interacting with data, tidying it up, identifying and communicating patterns/trends/anomalies/insights, and creating processing workflows. You have a methodical, analytical, and logical approach to problem solving. You enjoy working in, and contributing to, a collaborative and supportive environment, but you are also happy to work autonomously, self-motivated, taking pride in doing a great job and delivering excellent customer service. You are calm and resilient under pressure, but happy to ask for help if it gets too much. You have an open mind and respect those with different perspectives to your own.
Please send your CV and covering letter including salary expectations, and whether you prefer to be interviewed in person at our London office or via webcam, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Shortlisted candidates will be sent a small Data Engineering test to do in advance, and discuss at the interview. Interviews will be with the COO plus one other team member. The intention is to offer the position after one round of interviews, but it is possible that a follow-up call is required before a decision is made.