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Data Test Engineer in Data Science

We are looking for a Test Engineer with a passion for Data Engineering and experience in Unix, SQL and Testing with code written in any of the following Ruby, Java, Python or R.

What you’ll do:

You’ll be a Data Test Engineer within our Data Science team and be expected to understand the nuances of how the data goes through the ‘machine’ and is then ‘polished’ by Data Science and curated to the end user in order to satisfy the business’ requirements; you’ll be a custodian of quality on this journey. There is a wealth of tools, knowledge and experience in the existing QA and Engineering functions for you to tap in to and you will be assigned a mentor to guide you through how we do things.

You will form the bridge across a multifunctional team of Developers, Business Analysts and DevOps to ensure functional and technical testing solutions are implemented to a high standard.

You’ll create and maintain testing artefacts to keep up with a fluid delivery cadence, provide input at inception to steer the approach to deliverables, looking at solutions through the eyes of a Quality Assurance professional; investigating and reproducing complex and technically challenging defects will be par for the course.


Working in an Agile environment, you’ll be part of a team whose focus is on moving forward as one.

How you’ll do it:

Fundamentally (but most importantly), you’ll bring a passion for data and engineering. We want someone who will get out of bed in the morning to come and analyse trends, quirks and discover untapped value hidden in our data; you have a thing for numbers, strings and date/time fields.

You’ll need to have that ‘tester’s mentality’ and a willingness to break things. To do this, you’ll have to quickly assimilate business needs and explore boundaries, ensuring that what we are delivering is of top-notch quality.

Experience of testing ETL and / or streaming technologies in Big Data is favourable.

Unix and SQL skills form the ‘bread and butter’ of how we work, and testing with code written in any of Ruby, Java, Python, R and their Spark derivatives is strongly preferred.

As a Data Test Engineer in the Data Science Squad, you will report into the Testing Chapter Lead but be expected to think for yourself; you’ll slot into an autonomous engineering team and work as one. Therefore, experience working in Scrum or Kanban methodologies is required.

What you get in return…

At Sky Betting & Gaming we work our way. That means working in small, agile and autonomous squads who live, breathe, create, innovate, code, and more – collaboratively and with a shared purpose. So whatever tribe you join, you’ll work with a group of people with raw energy, natural talent, and the kind of spirit that helps us think big, act bold, and change the game.

We’re passionate about developing our people and our benefits package is top drawer – from the full Sky Q package to £1000 tech ninja fund to new starters in tech. It all means that we’ve created the kind of workplace that wins awards such as a place on the prestigious list of Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For for 3 years running.

Our People Ambition is to attract & develop diverse & talented people to meet the current and future growth needs of SB&G. Together, our aim is to create the Best Digital Business to work at.

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Tagged as: python, java, testing, ruby, unix, SQL, ETL, quality assurance, R

About Sky Betting & Gaming

At Sky Betting and Gaming we bring the excitement of Sports Betting, Casino Games, Poker and Bingo to over 1 million customers in the UK. And we're not stopping there.

With a strong track record in digital innovation, our business based in the heart of Leeds, has more than doubled in size over the last five years. And we're on a mission to find talented people just like you that will help us continue to grow as we expand into Europe.

Delivering Sky Betting and Gaming's mix of first-class products is a genuine team effort. Across our business, whether at the core of customer service, technology, marketing, or finance, there's plenty of opportunity for you, no matter where you want your career to take off.

Join us and grow your career with Sky Betting and Gaming.