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The Role 

We’re looking for a Head of Data who will be able to help;

Lead our Data Team

Lead a small team of data engineers and analysts to bring the business and architectural visions to reality.

Grow the technical and non-technical capabilities of those within the data team. 

Work with and manage external suppliers to provide data services across the organisation.  

Drive Adoption & Business Change

Develop an adoption & transformation strategy in conjunction with organisation business functional managers

Provide Strategic guidance on developing a data-driven culture across the organisation

Co-Design our Data Processing Architecture

Continue developing our Big Data processing capability through warehousing, lakes and ETL.

Partner with engineers to integrate data capabilities into existing software product portfolios.

Explore relevancy of data streaming architectures within the organisation

Establish Data Governance

Establish data quality management standards and monitor their implementation 

Implement processes to facilitate regulatory compliance.

Conduct Data Modelling, Guide Analysis & Visualisation

Partner with analysts and engineers to model data across the organisation and build insightful analysis and visualisation for business stakeholders.

Partner with analysts and organisational managers to build meaningful BI reporting.

Essential Requirements

Strong Experience with a Cloud Solutions provider (AWS/Azure/GCP), ideally AWS.

Strong Experience with Python and common analytics libraries

Strong Experience with Data architecture design including warehouse & ETL pipeline design.

Experience with Big Data Analytics & Machine-learning processing capabilities. 

Experience working with business stakeholders to conduct requirements elicitation and build a transformational data strategy. 

Experience defining and designing data governance processes.

Experience with data visualisation best practices. 

Experience leading a small project or product team for a sustained period.

Your Skills

Excellent communication skills

Software development with Python

Data architecture (ETL/ Warehouses / Lakes / Big Data Processing / Machine Learning)

Software /Cloud Architecture 

Data analysis

Project & People Management

Degree in a Technical / STEM discipline

Insights, according to our CTO Matt -

About Us

Perlego is building the ‘Spotify’ of Textbooks. We are making learning much more affordable, and accessible for students and employees alike by taking on the mission of building a learning eBook subscription service that gives users unlimited access to over 500,000+ professional and academic titles, for less than the price of a single book.

With global expansion on the horizon, a brand new office space, modern Tech Stack and our latest funding round closed, we are looking for multiple new hires to come and join us on our journey. We are a team of 55 people, with 22 nationalities, and 2 office dogs. We love to learn, enjoy weekly team breakfasts and have annual team-building trips some of which have included trips to a French Chateau – a far cry from our Chancery Lane based WeWork home.


We offer a competitive salary, a personal development budget, flexible work hours and the opportunity to design the way millions of students will read and learn. We foster a unique company culture championing self-empowerment, personal development, direct communication and mutual support.

Holiday 🌴 

30 days (incl. Bank holidays) 

Plus a bonus week over Christmas 

Flexible Working 🏡

Fully flexible!  We have an amazing office in Chancery Lane but trust our staff completely to choose where they wish to work. 

Development 🏋🏽‍♂️

Training allowance of £500 per person per year

Access to 500,000+ books 

Community 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 (All to be resumed post-Covid!)

Breakfast together on Monday

Lunch every other Friday

Regular social activities, previous highlights have included white water rafting, spin class & even a weekend away in a Chateau in France

Health & Wellbeing 🏃🏽‍♀️

Subsidy towards your gym/sport membership 

Access to professional mental health support

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

1 Waterhouse Square

138 Holborn
EC1N 2SW London Directions View page

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