KPMG Job Specification – Data Engineer – All Levels

  • Are you an experienced Data professional?

  • Would you like to join a highly specialised and expert Data team?

  • Are you interested in joining a firm that delivers award winning training and opportunities for career progression?


We are currently seeking to hire a number of Data Engineers to join our Management Consulting team, based in Dublin. We are looking for professionals at all levels, with deep technical expertise, coupled with strong communication and people management skills, dedicated to becoming leaders in their fields.

Who You Are:

You are a results-oriented, data and technology native, motivated by utilising Big Data tools and technologies, to advise and deliver best of breed data strategies and outcomes. You live and breathe data, have a problem-solving mindset and are continuously learning. You likely have a computer science, applied maths, engineering or similar academic background. You are hands on and know that attention to detail and accuracy of execution are key to success. Engineering the data pipeline is your focus. You will have a software engineering mindset, whereby you think in terms of building robust, future proofed solutions. 

You enjoy working in multi-disciplinary teams, of fellow data engineers, data scientists, AI specialists and business and process SMEs. You understand that delivery is a team sport and work collaboratively to achieve sustainable results, while learning from and mentoring your colleagues. You have a growth mindset and want to be part of a team that is innovative, yet confident in high quality delivery.

Key Technical Skills:

  • Database technologies, RBDMS, Graph, Columnar, NOSQL, Big Data 

  • Scala, Spark, Python , Java

  • Business Intelligence tools, Qlik, Tableau, D3, visualisation tools

  • API build and maintenance

What you will be doing:

You will be working as part of a wider team, dedicated to helping clients formulate and deliver on their strategic objectives, through the application of best in class data technologies, frameworks and approaches. You will assess the client data and technology landscape, determine optimum solutions, formulate and deliver on an agreed plan. You will be responsible for ensuring data integrity, building data environments and flows to deliver data for consumption. You will design, develop and implement data lead solutions to client functional and industry requirements. Adept at data visualisation, you will tell the data story.

You will be conversant with the continuously changing data and technology landscape to stay at the forefront of your field. You will be part of the Go To Team for all things DATA. You will be responsible for meticulously managing the data pipeline from end to end, resolving any issues in a typically fast paced environment.

What you can expect:

Building a pioneering innovation and delivery team in the data, analytics and AI space is a strategic objective of KPMG Ireland. You can expect support from the highest leadership in the company to grow and develop your skills to help lead the markets. You will be hands on, working across functions and industries, continuously learning and building your skills. 

You will be expected to be consulted and participate in solving client issues. Mentoring is expected, teach what you know and learn from others. You will contribute to building and maintaining high morale in the team, where you can be trusted and trust your teammates.

We offer more than just a career opportunity:

We believe that training is about preparing you for a career as an IT professional through on-the-job development and relevant formal training programmes. This learning and development will help you acquire the skills required for success. You will have the opportunity to work in a technology-centric role on varied projects across industry sectors to begin with. As you gain experience you have opportunity to specialise or to switch competencies to further broaden your capabilities. Thought out this period, you will receive guidance and support from a dedicated Performance Manager as you progress through the different stages of your lifelong career. You’ll consistently expand your skills and knowledge on latest technologies and industry trends through virtual classrooms and on-demand learning


KPMG offers a broad range of advanced analytics services across a wide range of clients, globally. Our dedicated analytics practice works with our clients in providing a wide range of services, across industries and functions, that harness capabilities in data engineering, advanced analytics, artificial intelligence coupled with business domain expertise. 

In Ireland, we have recruited a strong leadership team, tasked with building a differentiated Data, Analytics and AI practice, that delivers cutting edge solutions using the latest developments in technology, to address issues of strategic concern to our clients. The opportunity is to join this highly specialised, expert team and help build and grow this practice. We are looking for professionals at all levels, with deep technical expertise, coupled with strong communication and people management skills, dedicated to becoming leaders in their fields.

Hard work is rewarded at KPMG:

We offer excellent remuneration packages at all levels. At Manager level the package includes an extremely competitive base salary, performance based bonus and manager benefits along with a KPMG flexible benefits package. 


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Creating an inclusive culture where all our people achieve their potential is fundamental to our business. In addition, our employees have the option to avail of our flexible working policies/intelligent working arrangements. To learn more about diversity at KPMG, click here.


If you would like to apply to this role, please contact Stephen Clerkin on [email protected], with a copy of your CV.

Please note we do not require Agency assistance for this role.

By clicking apply to this role your application will not only be considered for this position but your details will be stored on our database and may be considered for similar future positions that may arise. This means that the personal data contained in your application and provided to KPMG as part of the application process may be retained by us for up to 18 months from the date of your application and you hereby agree to that. If you do not wish your details to be stored on our recruitment database please email [email protected] stating this and we will ensure that such information is not stored other than for the purposes of this application.