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Data Engineer

  • Job reference: JO0000075739
  • Type: Contract
  • Remuneration: £600.00 per day
  • Location: Tyne and Wear
  • Sector: Digital Delivery
  • Start date: 24/05/2021
  • End date: 24/11/2021
  • Application deadline: 18/05/2021
  • Security Clearance: Security Check (SC)


Security Cleared Data Engineer required in Newcastle for 6 Months, £600 pd, Inside-IR35.

  • Data Engineers are responsible for the creation and maintenance of analytics infrastructure, providing the foundations for data needs.
  • Data Engineers are responsible for developing, constructing, maintenance and testing of architectures, such as databases and large-scale processing systems, implementing data flows to connect operational systems, and writing and executing ETL scripts and codes.

Summary of the Role and key responsibilities

  • As a Data Engineer, you are responsible for developing accurate, efficient data solutions which meet customer needs to agreed timescales.
  • You ensure the stability, robustness and resilience of the products you design and build and are in a position to effect changes to those products where necessary.
  • As a Data Engineer you support continuous improvement of standards and provide leadership to develop Associate Data Engineers, providing technical guidance alongside other data engineering functions for customers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Translate business requirements to ensure they are clear and robust and can be transformed into reusable production ready code and / or effective data models.
  • Define version control mechanisms and strategies for the source code of products.
  • Support Quality Assurance colleagues and Data Managers responsible for the day-to-day testing and live running of data products and services.
  • Shape solutions in a fit for purpose way; following the agreed principles and contribute to the overall Data Engineer Development lifecycle.
  • Perform data profiling and quality measurements.
  • Designing and developing reusable metadata libraries.
  • Owning the stability of new products designed, including the on-going robustness, resilience, and stability of these products.
  • Identifying, managing, and resolving issues preventing the delivery or continuous development of products.
  • Supporting the growth of the team, by keeping abreast of market and industry trends, and sharing knowledge and experience with the rest of the team.

Technical Skills

Programming & build

  • Designs, develops. codes, tests, corrects, and documents simple programs or scripts under the direction of others.

Technical breadth

  • Understands core technical concepts related to their role and is able to apply them.

Working Together

  • Encourage joined up teamwork within own team and across other groups. Establish professional relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with these to share information, resources, and support. Invest time to develop a common focus and genuine positive team spirit where colleagues feel valued and respect one another.

Making Effective Decisions

  • Understand own level of responsibility and empower others to make decisions where appropriate.
  • Analyse and use a range of relevant, credible information from internal and external sources to support decisions. Invite challenge and where appropriate involve others in decision making.

Knowledge and Experience required

  • Experience of Informatica or comparable ETL software.
  • Experience of one or more programming languages (SQL, PL\SQL, Python, Scala)/
  • Experience of developing data solutions on Oracle, Cloudera, or Horton Works platforms.
  • Experience of Erwin or comparable data modelling software.
  • Experience of developing data solutions using cloud native services for collection, storage, processing, analysis, visualisation, and security of data.

Other (Nice to have)

  • Experience of working for a government dept.
  • AWS / Hybrid Cloud technologies would be advantageous.
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