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Data Engineer

Job Introduction

Working in Bauer Media Group's Digital business, Xcel, your role in the Central Data Team is to support the planning, management, growth and use of user data across our 100+ brands, in web, email, transactional, advertising and social activities. Enabling stakeholders to maximise data-driven revenues across our titles, channels and platforms. 

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Data Engineer to join our Data Team. To own, develop and optimise the provision of Business Insight and Reporting across departments using our BI platform, R scripts and statistics. 

The relevant candidate should have previous experience programming in R; Python would be an advantage, have good exposure to web analytic technologies such as Google Analytics and have designed end to end data solutions that drive comprehensive digital commercial insights that support business decisions. 

You will be accustomed to surfacing data via API’s, transforming this data into analysis friendly assets and piping this data to backend BigData technologies such as BigQuery or Amazon Redshift. 

You will also have plenty of experience developing BigData queries and wrangling these results into highly effective insights that aid the decision making and commercial monitoring processes at all business levels. 

You will use our BI Platform, Looker, as the primary Business Intelligence platform. You will curate end user reports using ‘LookML’ - Looker’s language for describing dimensions, aggregates, calculations and data relationships.  

Full training will be provided on our BI tool, our data pipeline and on a data science skill-set. As such there will be exposure to advanced analytics, machine learning and automated analytical model building. 

Full support will be provided as you ramp up but you will have autonomy when leading projects. 

You will need to be a problem solver with a flexible attitude to managing projects, and senior stakeholder engagement. 

Role Responsibility

  • Help build out Bauer’s cloud based infrastructure and pipelines. Integrating more data and surfacing it into our business intelligence tool that supports Xcel products, services and brands. 

  • Own, support & develop our internal Ad Revenue Platform for the Ad Operations team. 

  • Provide in depth analysis of company performance metrics, and use this data to suggest and implement optimisation strategies. 

  • Collaborate with commercial, editorial, dev-ops, revenue and product teams in producing valuable tools and insight.  

  • Work with our Lead Data Scientist to produce statistical models around prediction, recommendation, optimisation and classification.  

Package Description

Rewards packages at Bauer Media offer a range of salary sacrifice Benefits, such as our pension scheme and flexible holidays, as well as exclusive Perks like great deals and discounts for everyday life.

About the Company

About Bauer Media Group

Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 15,000 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.

As the UK’s biggest selling magazine publisher, we create iconic and influential magazine media brands, digital properties and associated consumer and B2B live events for diverse, passionate audiences.  We reach 25 million consumers through our portfolio, which includes heat, Grazia, Closer, Empire, Motor Cycle News, Parkers, Mother& Baby, TV Choice, Take a Break, Bella, Yours, Garden News and Country Walking.  Our scale, coupled with the breadth of our portfolio, gives us an advantage over pure play magazine competitors. It also gives us a huge responsibility - our brands become the lens through which our audiences see the world, and for this reason, we take our responsibilities as a media outlet very seriously, recognising that we are responsible for shaping perceptions in the wider world.

Belonging at Bauer Mission statement

People are at the heart of everything we do. Inclusivity is part of who we are. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and encourage authenticity, knowing that our differences are celebrated.

What we will offer you

Quite simply, our promise to you is that Bauer Media is a great place to do great work with great people. Our people take an enormous amount of pride in the brands they support. They like their team members, and they feel supported by their managers. We all take collective responsibility for our culture, because we know it has a ripple effect out across our brands. That’s why our culture of inclusion at work, Belonging at Bauer, is at the heart of everything we do. Belonging at Bauer is about our dual goals of being as representative as we can of the audiences we serve, and about creating a working environment where all our people feel able to bring their whole selves to work every day. It’s part of everything we do, and everyone who works here is responsible. If you join us, you’ll be an important part of this as well.

Our mental health at work

We’re proud to be the driving force behind the “Where’s your head at?” campaign, which is working to put Mental Health First Aiders on an equal footing with traditional workplace First Aiders. This is a priority for all of us that work at Bauer and we now have fully trained Mental Health First Aiders supporting and working across all of our UK locations.

Bauer Core Values

Creativity - We create unique, high quality content that delights our audiences.

Ambition - We think big and bold, pushing boundaries and embracing change.

Passion - We approach every day with curiosity, commitment and a lively positive mindset.

Teamwork - We learn from each other and take the time to understand both challenges and opportunities, working together to find the right solution.

Trust - We are open, respectful and honest.

Inclusivity - We encourage different points of view and perspectives and value all contributions.

Responsibility - We make measured and thoughtful decisions that support the business vision.


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