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Financial Times Data QA Engineer

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Financial Times Data QA Engineer


Xoomworks is a consulting and technology company that specialises in Procurement Technology, Digital Innovation and complex bespoke software solutions development. Founded in the UK more than 20 years ago, we help technology driven companies release great products to market quicker, improve them constantly and strive for innovative solutions. Xoomworks teams have strong capability in the latest open source, web, mobile and data technologies and deep expertise in the media, financial and gaming business sectors.
What differentiates us?

One Team Approach

“Any problem is a shared problem” mentality. It is our signature. It shapes the cornerstone of great teamwork and successful partnerships. Enjoy being trusted, respected, and supported.


We encourage our people to express opinions and take ownership. Xoomworks provides flexible and relaxed environment with care of each individual’s needs. Free home policy, no micromanagement. We encourage our people to constantly evolve and learn, find their own path in their career and life. We believe that empowered people bring the best value.


The outcome is important to us especially in terms of using our expertise to create sustainable and savvy solutions.


Who are we looking for?

Data QA Engineer to join us and work for the FT. The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news and information organisations. They are recognised globally for their authority, integrity and accuracy. Financial Times provide a broad range of essential services, including news, comments, data and analysis, to the growing audience of internationally minded business people.


The role:

  • Work directly with product owners and senior stakeholders to fully shape solutions from inception to deployment and beyond.
  • Maintain and monitor the quality of the data within the Content & Metadata platform.
  • Maintain and monitor the quality of the data in the Knowledge Graph supported by the C&M team.
  • Collaborate with 3-rd party vendors providing NLP capabilities and evaluate the quality of their services.
  • Contribute to company-wide processes, frameworks and guidelines.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of FT’s underlying data and data flow, data structures.
  • Develop a close relationship with our customers and provide operational support.


Your profile:

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Experience in modern database technologies (AWS/cloud-based/in-memory etc.)
  • Good database design and development skills in any relational database technology (MySQL, PostgreSQL).
  • Experience with document based databases (MongoDB) is an advantage.
  • Experience working with data sources of varying volumes, variety and velocity.
  • Good knowledge of optimisation techniques like indexing/performance tuning on both relational and document based databases.
  • Strong attention to detail, capable to prioritizing multiple streams of work
  • Strong communication skills
  • Team player
  • Experience working with Graph oriented databases such as Neo4j is an advantage.
  • Experience with taxonomy or ontology management tools (Smartlogic – Semaphore) is an advantage.


What Xoomworks brings to the table?

  • Competitive salary
  • Meal tickets
  • Employee private medical cover
  • Life insurance
  • Gym subscription
  • Pension contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Working from home policy
  • Training and development


Sounds interesting? Send us your CV in English to explore this career opportunity further.

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