Data Engineer (Central Scotland/Remote UK)

Alison Alexander, on July 5, 2021

We are based in Central Scotland but will consider candidates from across the UK.

If you are looking for a Data Engineering role where you can apply and further develop your data engineering skills by designing, creating and maintaining data processing pipelines then this could be the role for you!

As a Data Engineer at Aridhia you will support customers in using automation to make their data more findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR data).

This role requires technical and analytical skills to enable hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and universities to provide biomedical researchers access to the best data for their projects, while respecting patient privacy, consent and confidentiality. You will contribute to teams that will include members from multiple, international customer and partner organisations.

Working with Aridhia is about more than just a job; it is a chance to make a real difference to the world. Our customers are conducting important research into diseases including Alzheimer's disease, cancer, and covid-19 and you will be supporting them.

What's in it for you?

Aridhia is an entrepreneurial and ground-breaking company. We follow an agile working method with daily team stand-ups, progress boards, sprints, and show and tell sessions, to keep people informed and involved as projects evolve, and to share knowledge across teams.

In addition to competitive remuneration packages with opportunities to share in our commercial success, we offer the following benefits:

  • 35 days annual holiday entitlement, inclusive of three public holidays
  • Private healthcare for employees and their families
  • Death in Service scheme
  • Generous Company Pension scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and sick pay benefits
  • Individually tailored induction and personal development plans
  • Personal Training Budget up to £500

What you’ll be doing

  • Be involved in client projects to build project specific solutions.
  • Manage and maintain the curation process pipelines for clients to integrate their data into the Aridhia DRE platform.
  • Facilitate the data transfer process through integration with various internal and external API endpoints.
  • Assist in the deployment of customer tools and applications to the Aridhia DRE platform.
  • Provide feedback on the User Experience of the Aridhia DRE platform from a Data Engineer’s perspective for continual improvement to the product.

Working Hours

  • Monday to Friday
  • Start time: between 08:00 and 10:00
  • Finish time: between 16:00 and 18:30

What you’ll bring


  • A versatile and experienced, problem solving data engineer with expertise in writing advanced SQL (we use PostgreSQL).
  • A track record of delivering data solutions to customers.
  • Expertise in building and maintaining reliable data processing pipelines.
  • Experience in at least one other programming language for data engineering and data science (Python/R).
  • Experience with basic Linux command line tools and Shell scripts.
  • Demonstrable ability to work with a variety of data infrastructure, including transactional and analytical databases and data APIs.
  • Experience with version control software (Git).
  • Experience adapting and designing data models/schemas.
  • Evidence of testing and quality analysis of data integration solutions.
  • Required Person Specification:
  • Creative, enjoys problem solving, strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to create rapid prototype solutions.
  • Ability to take initiative and lead multiple projects.
  • Ability to support and train less experienced members of the team.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to present problems and solutions to customers. Occasional travel to customer sites required (when travel is permitted again).
  • A desire to understand the business and where it is heading.
  • Desire to learn and develop new skillsets in the area of data science, working with statistical. and machine learning (we use R, Shiny, Python).

Desirable Qualifications/Skills

  • Experience in Azure Cloud Services (or other similar cloud platforms).
  • Experience with healthcare data schemas such as FHIR and OMOP.
  • Experience with Camunda.
  • Experience with GraphQL.
  • Experience applying machine learning for data engineering tasks.
  • Experience with a variety of structured data formats (CSV, JSON, XML, images).

Please note all successful candidates will be required to achieve a Basic Disclosure Scotland Certificate.

About Aridhia

Aridhia enables clinical and life sciences users to use Cloud services to collaborate, investigate and develop innovative therapies, diagnostics, and care pathways for a range of medical conditions. We do this through Software and Platform as a Service, giving self-service access to secure workspaces for data management, de-identification, statistics and machine learning, cloud computing and interactive visualisation. In this way, a growing number of research hospitals, universities and pharmaceutical companies can ensure confidentiality, compliance, and ethical use of patient data.

Our Aridhia Digital Research Environment (DRE) is built on leading technologies and this role offers the exciting opportunity to join an inclusive, talented and dedicated top-flight technical team and to develop and enhance your experience and skills whilst contributing to the delivery of our roadmap and key strategic projects.

We follow an agile working method with daily team stand-ups, progress boards, and sprints to keep people informed and involved as projects evolve, and to share knowledge across teams. Aridhia is entrepreneurial and ground-breaking. We are creating a market and growing a business; it’s probably unlike anything you’ve done before!

To apply please send your CV and cover letter stating your current and expected salary to marked for the attention of Alison Alexander, HR Manager, or use the form below.




    Alison Alexander

    Alison joined Aridhia in 2019 as Office Manager before progressing to HR Manager in 2020. With a background in recruitment she brings experience in resourcing, talent attraction and selection. She now manages Aridhia's HR and is responsible for coordinating Aridhia’s internal recruitment. She is currently working towards her CIPD Associate accreditation and is passionate about ensuring both Aridhia and candidates have a positive recruitment experience. To get in touch with Alison, please contact her on