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Lead Data Engineer: Splunk SIEM & Cyber Platforms DWP Digital BPDTS Ltd

Reference BPDTS 34.18
Number of vacancies 1
Location London, Leeds, or Manchester
Salary Will be discussed with successful candidates
Work hours 37
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

Our flexible benefits package includes employer pension contributions of up to 10%, a performance related annual bonus of up to 10%, and lots more.

Closing date 18 September 2018

Job description

Be part of something big!

BPDTS Ltd provides dedicated services to the Department for Work and Pensions. Our digital, data and technology specialists work closely with experts in DWP Digital’s community to make digital services quicker, simpler and more efficient for the millions of people that use them.

We’re looking for Lead Data Engineer: Splunk SIEM & Cyber Platforms to work with us on one of the largest transformation programmes in Europe.

What you’ll do here

As a Lead Data Engineer you are an expert in your field and will role model data engineering practices across the Data Engineering community.

Leading the Data Engineering community to build in quality to the data products and services, using industry best practices.

You will have proven experience working in a large scale data driven organisation, leading design, build, test and deployment activities for data services that are focused on self-service and data quality.

  You will be a key player in the senior leadership team in the development, identification, future planning and delivery of data services the Department offers to its customers across Government and Private sector organisations.

  You will drive the build of our Data Engineering capability by providing technical leadership to a large multi-disciplined team and provide career development for our Data Engineering Community.

As a Lead Data Engineer you will lead a large number of multi-functional delivery teams, to deliver robust data services to DWP, other Government Departments and Private sector partners.

You will have the following skills and experience:

Expert level experience acting as a technical authority for the integration of new security capability to a growing platform and the associated technical and organisational governance required.
Significant experience in codifying and organising technical dependencies and relationships between stakeholders
Expert knowledge of Splunk and Splunk Enterprise Security (Qualifications: Splunk Certifications, ISC/2, CISSP/CISM, CEH certification or equivalent experience / skills)
Expert ability to monitor and manage platform performance, optimization, capacity and outages and trouble shoot any technical problems across multiple domains
Expert level experience and successful track record of design, build and operations of cyber security services in large scale organisations
Expert level experience of security products and countermeasure techniques, including firewalls, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Advanced Persistent Threat detection, Incident Response tools, Vulnerability Scanning & Management, Secure Content Delivery Networks, PKI services, encryption and authentication techniques
Experience of leading and improving complex, multi-disciplinary teams responsible for delivering robust, timely and accurate data products and services

Where you’ll work
We have easy-to-reach digital hubs in London and a huge, talented tech presence including lots of Data Engineers across the UK.

We offer a flexible benefits package, including a cycle to work scheme and family friendly perks such as a generous annual leave allowance which can all be tailored to your lifestyle. You’ll also be in line for a very competitive salary, employer pension contributions of up to 10%, a performance related annual bonus of up to 10%, and lots more.

For exceptional candidates the maximum salary may be negotiable depending on your skills, experience and ability.
Building our future

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

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

Hit APPLY for more information and to continue your application on our careers page. There you will also find candidate pack with more information, which you can download by clicking the ‘Job Spec’ button.

You’ll need to register (you can use your LinkedIn profile) and then complete a short application form where you’ll upload a CV.

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