LocationBirmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, London, Manchester, YorkAbout the jobSummaryUKSV recognises that a data capability must play a central role in our approach to building a new set of vetting products and services. Whether its building a brand new platform or data model, exploring modern tooling and approaches or helping shape data products for colleagues to build on top of, UKSV needs a range of data skills to deliver our vision.
This is a green field opportunity to work with architecture, product, data and operational colleagues to deliver a modern, secure and digital first service that underpins national security risk assessment in circa 130 organisations.Job descriptionA Lead Data Engineer is responsible for the design and implementation of numerous complex data flows to connect operational systems, data for analytics and business intelligence (BI) systems.
At this level, you will:
• Recognise and share opportunities to re-use existing data flows between teams
• Be responsible for building data-streaming systems
• Coordinate teams, setting best practice and standards
• Apply knowledge of systems integration to your work
• Champion data engineering across government
ResponsibilitiesCommunication skills (data)
-You can listen to the needs of technical and business stakeholders and interpret them.
-You know how to manage stakeholder expectations.
-You are flexible and capable of proactive and reactive communication.
-You know how to facilitate difficult discussions within the team or with diverse senior stakeholders.
-Skill Level – Practitioner
Data analysis and synthesis
-You understand and can help teams apply a range of techniques for data profiling.
-You can source system analysis from a complex single source.
-You can bring multiple data sources together in a conformed model for analysis.
-Skill Level – Practitioner
Data development process
-You know how to establish enterprise-scale data integration procedures across the data development -life cycle and ensure that teams adhere to these.
-You can manage resources to ensure that data services work effectively at an enterprise level.
-Skill Level -Expert
-You can identify areas of innovation in data tools and techniques, and recognise appropriate timing for adoption.
Skill Level – Practitioner
Data integration design
-You know how to establish standards and you know how to keep those standards up to date and ensure adherence to them.
-You keep abreast of best practice in industry and across government.
-Skill Level -Expert
-You understand the concepts and principles of data modelling and can produce relevant data models. –You know how to work across government and industry, recognising opportunities for re-use and alignment between the data models in different organisations.
-You can design the method to categorise data model within the organisation.
-Skill Level -Expert
-You can design an appropriate metadata repository and present changes to existing metadata repositories.
-You understand a range of tools for storing and working with metadata.
-You can provide oversight and advice to more inexperienced members of the team.
– Skill Level – Practitioner
Problem resolution (data)
-You can ensure that the most appropriate actions are taken to resolve problems as they occur.
-You know how to coordinates teams to resolve problems and implement solutions and preventative measures.
-Skill Level -Practitioner
Programming and build (data engineering)
-You know how to use agreed standards and tools to design, code, test, correct and document moderate-to-complex programs and scripts from agreed specifications and subsequent iterations.
-You can collaborate with others to review specifications where appropriate.
-Skill Level -Practitioner
Technical understanding (data engineering)
-You have the detailed knowledge and understanding of the technical concepts required for the role.
-You know how these fit into the wider technical landscape.
-Skill Level -Practitioner
-You can review requirements, specifications and define test conditions.
-You can identify issues and risks associated with work while being able to analyse and report test activities and results.
-Skill Level -WorkingBehaviours
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Seeing the Big Picture
We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:
Benefits• Learning and development tailored to your role.
• An environment with flexible working options.
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity.
• A Civil Service pension.
• A minimum of 25 days of paid annual leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30.Things you need to knowSecuritySuccessful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.
See our vetting charter.People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.Selection process detailsThis vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.This role can be performed remotely however, successful candidates will be pinned to one of the following office locations: Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, London, York or Glasgow. Please note, travel on a monthly basis may be required to the following locations:
Imphal Barracks, York, YO10 4AS
123 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5EA
Expected sift date – W/C 09/01/2022) (Subject to Change)
Expected interview date/s – W/C (31/01/2022) (Subject to Change)
Interview location – Video Conferencing
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Reference number 175336 Salary49,700 – 60,635National: 49700- 56524 London: 54700- 60635GradeGrade 7Contract typePermanentBusiness areaCO – Government Security Function – UK Security Vetting – TechnologyType of roleAnalytical
OtherWorking patternFlexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-timeNumber of posts1