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Data Engineer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
07/02/2024
Advert End Date:
27/02/2024 23:59
Salary:
Grade 11 £38,223 to £42,403 per annum
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
ICT
Vacancy ID:
258447
Employment Location:
County Hall, Durham (hybrid working options available)
Post Number:
CA24-078
Number of posts:
4
Closing date:
27 Feb
Further Information
We have an exciting vision for transforming how we use our data assets across the organisation.
 
The vision is being made a reality through a significant investment in an enterprise-wide data infrastructure built on the Microsoft Azure platform.
 
We are also reviewing our organisational structures, bringing people from across the organisation together into a single team, that will deliver a centre of excellence for data science across the Council and in partnership with others.
 
Essential to our new approach is investing in the dedicated skills and capacity to structure our corporate data assets. We are building a new team of data engineers with the capability to do this.
 
As a Data Engineer you will play a key role in managing data pipelines, data integration and data transformation processes to ensure the availability, reliability, and accessibility of data for various stakeholders.
 
This is an exciting time to join us as we invest in our data function and revolutionise the way we use data across the Council.
 
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
You will design, build, and optimise data pipelines to extract, transform, and load data from various sources into data storage systems such as data warehouses, data lakes, or databases.
 
You will integrate data from diverse sources like databases, APIs, log files, and third-party systems into a unified and coherent data ecosystem.
 
You will develop and implement data transformation processes, including data cleansing, data enrichment, and data aggregation, to make the data ready for analytical and reporting purposes.
 
As part of our ongoing accommodation strategy, these posts will be moving to one of our modern and fit for purpose offices in the vicinity of Durham City.  You will have the ability to work from home and from an office location as part of our hybrid working policy.
 
We encourage you to contact Steve Evans (Head of Corporate Affairs) via email steve.evans@durham.gov.uk to find out more about the role.
 
WHAT WILL I NEED?
You will need previous experience as a Data Engineer or Software Engineer, or similar role.

You will have strong programming skills in languages such as Python, Java or SQL, together with knowledge of data modelling concepts and database design principles.

You will hold a high level of technical skill with an analytical and methodical approach to problem solving.

You will need a degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Data Science or related field.

Please refer to the Person Specification for the full criteria.
 
HOW TO APPLY
In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Applications must be submitted on-line via the Northeast Jobs portal. 

Please use the Person Specification section of your application form to demonstrate that you have the essential and where possible, desirable experience, skills, and knowledge.  Candidates who do not evidence that they meet the essential qualifications and experience listed on the Person Specification will not be short-listed.

INTERVIEWS 
Interviews are scheduled to be held on a date to be confirmed.
 
We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants that can show they meet all the essential criteria and have indicated they have a disability, are a looked after young person, care leaver or a veteran. 

If you have any support needs or require assistance when applying for this role, please contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team via email PESCorporateAffairs@durham.gov.uk or telephone 03000 264469 / 264798 / 264764
 
BENEFITS AND REWARDS
We can offer you a range of employee benefits including competitive salaries, a generous leave entitlement of up to 32 days, a government pension scheme and various flexible and hybrid working options (benefits are subject to individual Terms and Conditions). 

If you would like to know more, please follow this link: https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/26895/Rewards-and-benefits  
 
HYBRID WORKING
Durham County Council currently operates a hybrid working policy where a model of 2 days in the workplace and 3 days at home/remote will apply. This model is pro-rated for part time roles and arrangements are at managers discretion, alternatively you can work all of your contracted hours within the workplace if you prefer. 
 
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION
We are a proud equal opportunities employer and recognise the value of difference, having a diverse talented workforce brings new ideas and new perspectives, which will facilitate growth and improvements to services. 

As a Disability Confident Leader, we encourage applications from disabled people and can provide support throughout the recruitment process, for more information please refer to the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion page on our website. 
 
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