Senior Data Engineer – Big Data Developer Department for Work & Pensions


Reference 1626759
Number of vacancies 1
Location Newcastle
Salary Up to £57,275
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 2 May 2019

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 Senior Data Engineer – Big Data Developers 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.

You and your role

As a Senior Data Engineer you should have experience delivering Data Engineering projects in a cloud or on premise environment, creating and maintaining data pipelines, data streaming, working with large sets of unstructured, semi-structured and structured data, and creating curated datasets for end users.

You are responsible for leading, managing and delivering all aspects of data development activities to meet customer needs to agreed timescales.

You own the overall Data Engineering Development process within Data Engineering along with setting the strategies for products and the wider community.

You will also provide technical leadership to a team of Data Engineers along with providing oversight to the products they develop.

What are we looking for?

Where You’ll Work

You’ll join us in our easy-to-reach digital hub in Newcastle, just a very short walk from Longbenton Metro station.

Our Newcastle hub is a modern, vibrant workplace that was designed for and by members of our digital community. We have great facilities including cafes, coffee shops, snack bars and restaurants, as well gym facilities, a 5-a-side football pitch 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 £57,275, 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:

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. 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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