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As a Data Engineer at SportPursuit you will be part of the cross functional DataOps team whose mission is to make our data clear, useful and actionable to the business.  You will build, maintain and test our data systems to create datasets that are processed and analysed by the Data Team to support better decision making, drive efficiencies and enable the creation of data-driven products that differentiate SportPursuit.





  • Evaluate and align data systems with business needs and objectives
  • Maintain the tools used for migration, processing and display of data (in development and in production), currently:
    • Pipelines (AWS DMS, Python/Celery based applications, StitchData)
    • Redshift
    • dbt
    • Docker
  • Build pipelines and validation for new data sources as required


Development Environment:

  • Support the DataOps team with set up and use of our data tools
  • Define and manage a development environment for DataOps
  • Own (maintenance and development of) the SportPursuit Python package


Integrity & Availability:

  • Improve data quality and timeliness
    • Work with Data Team to create tests and data documentation
    • Ensure appropriate lag from source to warehouse by dataset
    • Ensure appropriate speed of queries
    • Surface the most useful data
    • Make it easy to find the right data
    • Investigate and resolve issues with source data
    • Measure and report on data quality and timeliness
  • Collaborate with DataOps team to deliver data-driven projects that add value to the business


Privacy & Security:

  • Ensure adherence to security and GDPR requirements

To be successful in this role you must have:


  • Strong analytical skills
  • The ability to combine data from different sources
  • Python, SQL and Docker
  • Awareness of AWS and Open Source tools, and experience in selecting the right tool for the job
  • The ability to work well with multiple stakeholders including Tech, DevSecOps and Analysts / Data Scientists
  • Familiarity with software engineering best practices and past experience with unit testing

Nice to have:

  • Experience with the tools we use (AWS Redshift, DMS, Jenkins, Airflow, dbt, EKS)
  • Knowledge of machine learning methods
  • Experience of both Mac and Windows



  • Friendly and dynamic working environment with a Core Hours working pattern!
  • Holiday - get stuck into your adventures. 25 days of holiday a year as standard with the opportunity to purchase an additional 5 days extra! Our Bank Holidays are flexible as well.
  • Work anywhere in the world for up to 30 working days a year!
  • Workplace pension - we're set up with The People's Pension to make sure we're contributing to help you save for retirement.
  • Learning and Development budget available to all employees
  • Staff discount for access for great quality kit.
  • Lunch & Learn sessions.
  • Socials - A social budget which grows every time we hit budget, with a social team that just loves using it!
  • Hybrid working model where we are mostly remote. But don't worry, when you're in the office we'll have lots of free food and drink - help yourself to tea and coffee as well as healthy snacks and fresh fruit. Other treats are also on hand - Chocolate Hobnobs are an office favourite. 

About us: 


SportPursuit fuels sporting adventure with affordable, great quality kit. Founded in 2011, SportPursuit is an innovative online retailer with over 8 million members across the UK, Europe and beyond. We hunt down the best deals available online on a wide range of quality sports and outdoor brands and create an inspiring, personalised shopping experience for each customer. Everyone in the SportPursuit team has the opportunity to make a difference and help grow the business.


Diversity at SportPursuit:

SportPursuit recruits, employs, trains and promotes regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, disability, age, gender identity and/or expression, or any other protected status. SportPursuit is dedicated to nurturing an inclusive environment where employees can bring their full selves to work. We celebrate diversity of thought and recognise the strength and dynamism that comes with it.

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