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Senior Azure Data Engineer

United Kingdom | Remote

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Location Buckinghamshire, GB Job ID JR-034800

Who are we?

Horizon Discovery, a PerkinElmer company, drives the application of gene editing and gene modulation to enable world-leading academic institutes, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as clinical diagnostic laboratories, to identify the genetic drivers behind human disease, develop and validate diagnostic workflows, and deliver new therapies for precision medicine.

With more than a decade of experience in the engineering of cell lines, Horizon offers innovative services including the Dharmacon™ suite of gene discovery tools with the ability to modulate, or permanently alter, the function of almost any gene in human and other mammalian cell lines.

Horizon is headquartered in Cambridge, UK with offices in Boulder, Colorado, USA and Japan.


We are seeking an experienced Data Analyst/Engineer with strong Azure, SQL, and Power BI skills. You will be responsible for building robust, scalable, and maintainable solutions across a range of projects including Business Intelligence, Process Automation, and Systems Integration.

Key to this role is the ability and desire to understand the data from multiple internal systems and external data sources and provide rich analytics and business intelligence across the company and maintain and enhance the cloud-based architecture to perform the ETL and data storage.

You will be working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, business and technical. Demonstrable experience in understanding how a range of systems work together and how to transform data between systems is essential.

Our tech stack is diverse to solve a wide range of business and technical challenges. It is essential that you have experience in cloud-based solutions and a strong database background with proven querying and data visualisation experience. The desire and willingness to pick up new skills is imperative as we are constantly working with cutting-edge technologies from Microsoft and other providers.

Tech Stack / Tools

  • Azure data platform (Azure Data Factories, Function Apps, Logic Apps, Synapse, Data Lake, Azure SQL DB) (essential)

  • SQL Server (essential)

  • Power BI (highly desirable)

  • Python (highly desirable)

  • DAX (desirable)

  • Microsoft D365/ERP Systems (desirable)

  • Exposure to API for gathering data from external sources (desirable)

  • Microsoft Power Platform (PowerApps, Power Automate - Flow) (desirable)

  • Other databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL, Cosmos DB) (desirable)

Key Responsibilities

  • Using a cloud-first mentality utilise the Azure data tools

  • Building data transformation pipelines in Azure to pull data from multiple sources into a central Data warehouse

  • Querying, reporting and business intelligence through Power BI

  • Become a domain expert and point of contact on data across the business

  • Automating repetitive business processes

  • Design, development, maintenance, and transformation of databases

  • Requirements gathering for data-centric projects

  • Work in an Agile development process with user stories

About You

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to work autonomously, be self-motivated and results driven

  • Creative and able to solve business problems

  • A degree or equivalent experience in a related discipline

  • Happy to work remotely with daily scrum meetings to update on progress


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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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