Data Engineer

  • PRS for Music
  • London Bridge, London, UK
  • May 13, 2022
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Data Engineer to join our Data & Analytics team on a permanent basis. The role will be based across our office in London Bridge and remotely as we operate a hybrid model of working. 

Data is at the heart of what PRS do and we have an aspiration to develop advanced data analytics to gain deeper insights for its members and the business.

We believe that this can be driven through:

  • Meaningful member insights which will allow them to exploit new opportunities
  • Improved data driven member services
  • Identify new revenue opportunities & markets
  • Data driven marketing activities
  • Identify opportunities for increased business visibility, agility
  • Instrumenting our data pipelines to provide near real-time operational metadata showing quality, throughput, and other operational aspects
  • This will require interrogation of both internal and external unstructured data sources using a variety of techniques.


About the Role

The role of Data Engineer will work within the Analytics Engineering Team to provide development capability for analytics assets, including supporting the production of MVPs (Minimum Viable Products) / POCs (Proof of Concept) working with internal and external suppliers to advance PRS for Music’s analytics capability.

Over time, the Data Engineer will also work closely with our Enterprise Architects & wider Data Team to develop our data analytics platform and replace legacy solutions.

The Data Engineer will work with Developers, Data Scientist and Analysts within the Data function to create business specific analytics and reporting solutions to be used by Data Analysts and for self-service in the business.

Other duties will include, but limited to:

  • Design construct and test data infrastructures that will support complex data analytics services
  • Align architecture with current and future business requirements and build towards an end state architecture defined by and with the & enterprise architect
  • Handle the engineering of all aspects of data analysis including data extract, data warehousing and output via analytics tools
  • Provide technical support for royalty distributions to our members
  • Apply modern programming language and tools, progressively upgrade existing solutions and decommission them as they become redundant
  • Identify data quality issues and find ways to improve data reliability, efficiency, and quality
  • Deploy sophisticated analytics programs, machine Learning and statistical methods as appropriate, working with the emerging Data Science function as appropriate
  • Work with the Analytics Team on unveiling data insights that may be useful to the business in improving service, reducing cost or to drive PRS’s growth ambitions
  • Identify tasks that could potentially be automated using Machine Learning both within production processes and within data warehousing and analytics domains
  • Help to maintain the integrity and security of the company’s databases and data warehouses
  • Explore and recommend practices and tools and keep skills updated as appropriate


About You

The successful candidate will have/be:

  • A relevant degree in a computer science related field, Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent work-based experience
  • Academic qualification or professional training as a Data Engineer with a background in database and warehouse design and experience in modern data techniques including the use of Cloud based applications
  • Strong technical experience in building data solutions
  • A solid background in data engineering with proven experience in data warehouse, database design, data modelling and data analytics ideally backed up by certifications
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Expert knowledge in data warehousing, data extraction and transformation, database/data warehouse design and the use of emerging Cloud based technologies 
  • Expert skills in SQL and multiple programming languages across Azure Microsoft and or Oracle (OCI) technology stacks
  • Power BI (Developer) experience
  • Azure ecosystem (SSIS/ Synapse Pipelines, Azure Blob Storage/ Data Lakes, Azure SQL Dedicated Pools)


Why PRS?

We have worked hard at PRS for Music to create a culture where each colleague can bring their true selves to work and thrive. 

We want you to have the work/life balance you need, so our flexible working approach covers both location and hours. You can work with your manager to find the hours that work best for you, as long as you are available for meetings when needed. We even provide the opportunity twice a year to work remotely, for up to a month at a time, in the UK or abroad. 

We love music and host events so we can socialise as a team and share our passion. From our legendary Christmas Gig and PRS Presents to quizzes, drag queen bingo, comedy nights and team socials. Wellbeing is high on our agenda with a full programme of events, webinars, and initiatives, plus a team of Mental Health First Aiders to ensure we are happy, healthy and engaged. 


Next Steps

Does this sound like you? If so, we would love to hear from you – apply now and send your CV & Covering Letter to   


Covid-19 Recruitment Statement 

PRS For Music is continuing to follow the Government recommendation in light of COVID -19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff, members and candidates. 

Our focus is to provide our members with the best service and support, and therefore we remain focused on our resourcing strategy and continue to encourage applications for advertised roles.  

We are transitioning back to a hybrid model of working across the organisation including in our recruitment process. Whilst our first stage interviews will take place remotely, we want you to experience the culture and working environment at PRS for Music. Therefore, once opened, our new Central London Hub, based in London Bridge will be used for second stage interviews.  

We are committed to only recruit for vacancies that are essential to the livelihood and continued service to our members. 


Please note: That due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to give feedback to all candidates at shortlisting stage. If you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful. 

 Many Thanks – The HR Team



up to a maximum of £60,000 to £70,000 per annum, depending on experience.

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