Job description

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Data Engineer to join our team based in London. The salary on offer is up to £55,000 and the role is being offered on a fixed term basis for 24 months.

The successful candidate will work with the architecture team to design and implement data entities, data flows and connect multiple data sources across the NHS PS technical estate. You'll be helping the engineering team design and deliver changes top our data estate to better support the changing operational data processing needs as well as supporting NHS PS’s ongoing strategic initiatives for managing and improving our MI and analytics needs.

Day to day you will be delivering High level lifecycle phases include Initiation, Planning, Delivery and Close Out and standard associated project deliverables are aligned to these phases including business requirements, technical requirements, solution design and testing.

Duties for this role will include analysing, documenting, and optimising existing data structures; converting business requirements into technical specifications; and designing and implementing Azure native data systems, leading on developments as required. You will also be responsible for designing and implementing data flows to connect operational systems, data for analytic and business intelligence systems; and designing and developing ETL layers, as well as testing and optimising them.

You will provide expert advice on data platforms, data integration and visualisation tools; build, strengthen and leverage relationships with other data-related stakeholders and partners at all levels (including data owners, data stewards, data consumers), effectively and efficiently use agile methodologies of iterative and incremental processes, and explain data issues in business terms and translate business needs in data structures.

To be successful, candidates must have experience of database design and production of associated documentation; data profiling and source system analysis; and experience of improving business processes with smart use of data. Experience in the selection and implementation of technologies to deliver resilient, scalable, and future-proofed data solutions will be required, as well as excellent communication skills, consulting skills, persuasiveness, and assertiveness. Experience working in a Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery environment would be beneficial.

It would be beneficial for candidates to have exposure to working with Azure SQL, Microsoft Power BI, and Microsoft Visio. Commitment to delivering a high-quality service is a must, along with the ability to establish and adhere to deadlines. The ability to engage with the wider business to resolve issues is crucial.

We understand how important life is outside of work so, as well as a competitive salary and 27 days annual leave, we’ll support you, wherever possible, so that you don’t miss out on what truly matters to you.

If you do ever need a little bit of extra help we have a great employee assistance programme, financial well-being support and access to great discounts with leading high street names with the bluelight discount card.

Our range of network groups are also there to support you to truly be yourself at work and play a key role in helping shape our future. We ‘hire for attitude and train for skills’ providing opportunities for our people to develop & progress their careers at all levels through our Professional Excellence Framework.

If you are a member of a professional body we’ll pay for your membership and once you get your digital kit you’ll be good to go in one of our great offices (or at home!)

Who are we?

We are part of the NHS family with 6,000 professionals supporting over 3,000 healthcare properties across England. Our purpose is to enable excellent patient care by being the best property and facilities provider to the NHS.

Our services include estate strategy and optimisation, property management, facilities management, property development and construction project management. We help support millions of patients and NHS colleagues in collaboration without 7,000 customers who range from Integrated Care Systems, health providers, charities and more.

Our culture and values seek to place our NHS colleagues and their patients, at the heart of everything we do.

We celebrate diversity, and we are working hard to create an inclusive environment where people love to work and can fulfil their potential.

We would encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible as we may close vacancies early should we receive a high number of applications.

Best of luck with your application!

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