Principal Technical Lead

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Virgin Media/O2
United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Job Type
Hybrid Working Opportunity

We’re seeking a highly skilled and experienced Principal Technical Lead to drive our Data Democratisation initiatives at Virgin Media O2. Reporting directly to the Executive Director of Data Democratisation, this role will be pivotal in shaping the technical strategy, architecture, and implementation of data democratisation solutions across the organisation.

The successful candidate will be hands-on, representing Data Democratisation in various cross-functional settings, and mentoring other Technical Leads.

Who we are

The UK’s fastest broadband network. The nation’s best-loved mobile brand. And, one of the UK's biggest companies too.

Diverse, high performing teams - jam packed with serious talent. Together, we offer the UK more choice and better value, through our boundary-pushing, customer-championing values and ambitions.

Together, we are Virgin Media O2, and we can't wait to see what you can do.

Accessible, inclusive and equitable for all

Virgin Media O2 is an equal opportunities employer and we're working hard to remove bias and barriers for our people and candidates. So, we build equity and inclusion into everything we do, from the policies we craft to the relationships we shape. We support and encourage you to be your authentic self throughout your application journey with us.

The must haves

In order to be considered, you must have the following experience;

  • Extensive experience in technical roles focusing on data democratisation, analytics, or business intelligence.
  • Strong expertise in technical platforms such as DBT, Tableau, Google Cloud Platform, Atlan or similar tools.
  • Proven track record of designing and implementing scalable technical architectures.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across functions and levels of the organisation.
  • Experience mentoring and coaching technical teams.
  • Knowledge of data governance, compliance, and security principles.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
The other stuff we are looking for

We'd also love you to bring;

  • Knowledge of data governance, compliance, and security principles.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
What's in it for you

Our goal is to celebrate our people, their lives and everything in-between. We aim to create a culture that empowers everyone to bring the best versions of themselves to work each and every day. We believe the most inclusive and diverse culture makes for a better business and a brighter world.

Working at Virgin Media O2, you get a bumper reward package bursting with benefits, and loads of extras you can add if you’d like to. These are designed to support both you and your loved ones, making sure that you’re covered no matter what life throws your way.

Next steps

If we feel like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you as a person and your experience to date. Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a two stage interview process.

When you apply, you'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining the Virgin Media O2 family.


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