Microsoft Data Platform Engineer

  • altius
  • London, UK
  • Apr 24, 2020
Full time Consultant Information Technology Software Engineering Solution Architect Technology

Job Description

We have ambition!

Altius is a leading data focused technology consultancy specialising in data, performance management and data science solutions. We’re leading the UK market in delivering Microsoft Azure based data platforms and our data science team is at the cutting edge of delivering machine and deep learning solutions. The business has an average annual growth of over 50% and employ 380 people across the UK, The Netherlands and India. Altius brings industry expertise in multiple industry sectors predominately for the retail, travel and transport, infrastructure, and public sectors.

 In March 2020, Avanade, the leading digital innovator on the Microsoft ecosystem announced its acquisition of Altius. Combining Altius’ blend of in-depth technical knowledge and advanced architecture skills with Avanade’s breadth of offerings and its close partnership with Microsoft will enable clients to realise the true value of their business data. In addition, Altius’ expertise in enterprise performance management is a valuable addition to Avanade’s technology capabilities.

 We’re a dynamic group of bright and talented people who are passionate about their work and offer clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honours diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. This is a fantastic opportunity to operate at the forefront of technology and once the business has transitioned to Avanade, work on a global platform with 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries.

 More details on Altius and Avanade can be found on and

What will be your challenge?

At Altius, we are renowned for innovation. Our passion is infectious in pushing boundaries, solving our own and our client’s challenges. Our Data Platform Consultants devise and build solutions to ingest, store and process the enormity of data that modern businesses generate.

 You will join a growing team, who play a key part in engineering & delivering cutting-edge data platform solutions built on the Microsoft Azure Platform.

 You will be team player who loves a challenge and thrives in an innovative and ever evolving environment.  You can adapt quickly to changing priorities and be confident communicating with clients and stakeholders at all levels.

What makes you successful?

You share our drive to set standards. You understand data and the opportunity for clients to gain advantage from their data.  You are an ambitious technologist who wishes to work with the latest cloud technology from Microsoft.  You are self-motivated and able to rapidly learn new technologies.

 In short you have:

Proven experience working with Microsoft Azure, including: Azure Data Factory, Azure SQL, Azure Data Lake Store & Azure Databricks.

  • Experience working with the traditional Microsoft BI Stack
  • A good understanding of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing concepts and methods
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of Power BI (Power BI Desktop, Power BI Service)

 It would be fantastic if you also have experience with:

  • Azure SQL Data Warehouse with PolyBase
  • IoT Hub, Event Hub, Azure Stream Analytics
  • Cosmos DB
  • Development with C#, Python, R, Scala
  • Cognitive Services
  • Power Apps
  • Logic Apps
  • Azure Functions
  • PowerShell Scripting

Additional information

Applications are only invited from candidates with the right to reside and work within the UK.

Candidates must be willing to travel for the purposes of client delivery and collaborating with colleagues.

Office Location: London or Godalming, Surrey.

Company Benefits

  • 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays)
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Private healthcare, critical illness, life & travel insurance and income protection
  • Equal employer who value diversity
  • Fantastic parental leave
  • Flat working structure
  • Friday drinks & monthly team socials
  • A variety of snack foods and a fully stocked kitchen
  • Excellent work-life balance
  • Personal development, training days, and external training