Data Solutions Developer Department for Work & Pensions

Reference 1611440
Number of vacancies 3
Location Blackpool and Leeds
Salary Up to £39,405
Work hours 37
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

A brilliant Civil Service pension with employer contributions circa 20%, generous annual leave, flexible working, great work life balance and lots more.

Closing date 6 December 2018

Job description

If you’re creative and curious to learn, want to be empowered to make decisions and challenge the norm, and want to bring BIG ideas to a MASSIVE digital challenge then you’ll love it here. And we’d love to hear from you.

We’re looking for talented Data Solutions Developer to join our growing community of experts and become a key part of one of the biggest and highest-profile digital transformation programmes in the world.

Using fresh ideas and leading edge technologies – and putting the user at the centre of everything we do – we create innovative digital solutions that make a difference to the lives of our 22 million users.

As a digital community we’re driven by user needs. Data helps us understand our users, their needs and their behaviours. We want to improve people’s lives, and achieve better outcomes for the people using our services – our use of data is critical to those aims. It’s the oil that keeps this machine running.

You and your role
This is a great opportunity to join a thriving data practice in DWP. Data is at the heart of every digital service in DWP; we aim to use cutting-edge data science, data engineering, data management and data analysis to make services better for the millions of people using them, including some of the most vulnerable in our society.

Our data community is all about collaboration. You’ll work alongside data professionals of all kinds, and with tech experts from a range of backgrounds. As a team we will make a difference

As a Data Solutions Developer you will be responsible for developing a range of data products. This will include data matching, rule development, risk based verification models, behavioural insight, data scans

You’ll also be responsible for Rapid prototyping and productionised product development.

What are we looking for?
• You have strong experience of conducting complex data transformations, using data linking and manipulation techniques
• You have in-depth knowledge of exploiting data and undertaking subsequent analysis to inform business decisions
• You have worked within teams using project management methodologies e.g. waterfall/Agile
• You understand well a programming language like R, Python, SQL, NoSQL, SAS, SAS E- guide, Neo4j
• You have good experience of implementing Data Engineering and data analysis best practices
• Knowledge and understanding of. producing unit-test scripts and version control methodologies
• You have good people and analytical skills including the ability to communicate technical and non-technical information to a range of audiences

Where You’ll Work
You’ll join us in one of our easy-to-reach digital hubs in Leeds or Blackpool.

Each of our hubs is a modern, vibrant workplace that was designed for and by members of our digital community. Our central hubs have the best of the city on the doorstep, and we have a range of facilities across the sites from cafes, coffee shops and restaurants, to ping pong, a swimming pool, gym facilities and loads more.

Here we provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things. You will work alongside people who care passionately about public service, making a difference and delivering for our customers.
We’re the UK’s biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team. We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

Our Offer
In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £39,405, a brilliant civil service pension, and a generous leave package.
We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

• Flexible working
• Family friendly policies
• Volunteering and charitable giving
• Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
• Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it’s even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference
• Sports and social activities
• And lots more

Building Our Future
We believe the work we do really matters, so we’re serious about investing in your ability.

Our aim is for our colleagues in these roles to be appropriately skilled and qualified – as determined by the business. To support this aim you may be required to undertake a work based qualification, which may be in the form of an apprenticeship, which will support you in further developing your professional knowledge and skills for this role and your future career development. The qualification can be undertaken in work time.

You’ll also have access to a huge suite of training and learning opportunities to complement the new skills and experience you’ll acquire on the job. You’ll share ideas with colleagues from across the tech community, and grow your skills via our coaching and mentoring programmes.

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