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20 Sep 2019

Full-timeData Modeller

DepartmentforWorkandPensions Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Job description
Do you want to be part of something really big?

Do you have expertise in Kimball Dimensional Data Modelling using the Erwin Model?
Can you develop of complex data models for new and existing data sources?
Are you ready to be part of an epic digital transformation?
Then look no further, we’d love to hear from you!

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 Modeller to join our growing community of experts on our Data & Analytics practice 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

The Data Modeller sits right at the heart of that transformation within our Data & Analytics practice.
You’ll will be part of the Agile delivery ChADS team (Children and Analytics Data) a DWP Digital function with responsibility for the design, development and implementation of business intelligence for the Child Maintenance Group. The team consists of 30 people based mainly in Newcastle, split between Agile delivery squads and cross functional specialisms.
This a new strategic business intelligence solution in development for CMG that is based on Big Data technologies and aligned to the DWP strategic vision by using open source and cloud based technologies. The successful delivery of ChADS is seen as a key enabler in CMG delivering a quality service to customers and to Ministers.
As a Data Modeller you’ll be responsible for developing accurate, efficient data solutions which meet customer needs to agreed timescales to drive performance and changes and land this data. There will be a migration from the legacy platform to Hadoop.
Ensuring the stability, robustness and resilience of the products you design and build, and be in a position to affect changes to those products where necessary.

In addition you will help in maintaining and supporting continuous improvement of data engineering standards and engage with stakeholders at all stages of the data engineering lifecycle, from pre- feasibility/discovery through to delivery
This is a big challenge, but also a big opportunity. You will get the chance to work on one of the biggest, most ambitious Digital transformation programmes in the UK. You will have the chance to use and stretch your abilities, strengthen your experience and continue your professional development in a supportive environment. You will work alongside people who care passionately about public service, making a difference and delivering for our customers.

What are we looking for?

As a Data Modeller in the ChADS team you will be:

• Providing technical leadership to the team and provide strategic direction to ensure the products they develop conform to data standards and strategic principal
• Contributing to the architectural and data modelling principals, ensuring that data and products are useable and fit for purpose
• Maintaining the process for managing data quality across the team, in particular addressing information feeds to enterprise applications and systems
• Working with all members of the Agile team and stakeholders to ensure new data needs are identified, developed and tested in accordance with Agile methodologies
• Actively participating in design and analysis sessions to understand user needs
• Supporting the analysis of data sources to ensure they support the efficient and accurate delivery of user needs, undertaking root cause analysis where required
• Working with Data Architecture and Solution Architecture to agree technical options
• Resolving complex technical design conflicts through stakeholder engagement and negotiation, presenting recommendations to senior stakeholders and governance forums
• Leading and enforcing the continuous improvement to data modelling standards

Essential Technical Skills

• Experience of at least one programming language such as SQL
• Understanding of Data Engineer concepts – creating technical requirements using conceptual, logical and physical designs
• Hands on experience of Erwin or comparable data modelling software

Desirable Skills/ Experience

Ideally it would be great if you have …but not essential..

• Knowledge of big data concepts / technologies, ETL, data warehouses, data lakes, big data and Opensource data
• Experience of developing data solutions on Oracle, Cloudera or Horton Works platforms
• Experience in Informatica BDM, Qlik, Sqoop or Kafka is also beneficial

Where You’ll Work

You’ll join us in our brilliant digital hub in Newcastle. A short walk from Longbenton you’ll work on some of our most high-profile projects and enjoy facilities including coffee shops, snack bars, gym, sports courts and loads more.
Each of our hubs is a modern, vibrant workplace that was designed for and by members of our digital community.
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 £45,412 per annum, 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.
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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Your contact will act as an expression of interest, and we will quickly get back to you with a full job description and details on how to formally apply.

Job Categories: Management. Job Types: Full-time. Salaries: Competitive.


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