Azure Data Engineer

Job description

Department: IT Department

Team: Data & Integrations Team

Location: London with hybrid working

Position type: Permanent; Full Time

About The Team

The Data & Integrations Team is a newly formed and expanding team with the key objective of consolidating and visualising valuable data stored across GSMA and 3rd party platforms into a centralised repository, as well as integrating data across business systems. We are the campions of understanding data, its health and governance across these platforms, to ensure data is regarded as a ‘first-class’ citizen.

What The Hiring Manager Says

“We are looking for an experienced, high-performing individual to join the GSMA as an Azure Data Engineer. The successful candidate will have deep technical knowledge of Microsoft’s data suite of products with an applied skillset demonstrating the steps to collect, clean, organize and federate valuable business data from systems across the GSMA estate. Allowing business decisions to be made using data viz tools and be federated across platforms.”

Jay Jethwa, Head of Data & Integrations, IT

About The Role

We are looking for a skilled and motivated Azure Data Engineer to join a high-motivated team working primarily within the Microsoft Data Suite of products to develop and implement end-to-end data solutions, delivering best-in-class experiences for our stakeholders and empower our colleagues to make data-driven decisions.

The Main Duties Are As Follows

  • Maintaining and enhancing the existing architecture, data pipelines, data processing and integrations
  • Design & build upon the data platform with structured data governance methodology to ensure data lineage and province can be tracked
  • Work with management and project teams to advise and develop direct data exchanges & real-time integrations between systems
  • Build and maintain the API Management layer for data federation to external systems
  • Propose, implement and support solutions to ingest data from disparate systems
  • Implement and monitor processes to meet data archiving and retention requirements
  • Conduct security assessments to identify and address vulnerabilities within the data architecture
  • Apply problem-solving skills and experience to troubleshoot and find root cause analysis for support requests
  • Take the lead for the dedicated Azure Subscriptions supporting the Data Platform
  • Manage the consumption costs required to support the platform
  • Ensure we adopt best practice and QA the system
  • Ensure changes and improvements are sustainable, efficient, and managed through a CR processes
  • Conduct security assessments to identify and address vulnerabilities
  • Manage the database servers and databases
  • Work with the teams to assess and champion the use of Microsoft’s Data and API capabilities
  • Work with the IT Operations team to:
  • Ensure consistency in design approach to support wider M365 environments
  • Proactively anticipate future impact to the GSMA based on Microsoft announcements and observed industry trends
  • Collaborate with other teams on projects that have a direct or indirect impact
  • Ensure that appropriate documentation, training and mentoring are in place to provide wider support and development capabilities within the team
  • Enable and drive system deprecation of legacy tools through implementation activities

About You

  • Proven experience developing, testing and supporting scalable data solutions using the Microsoft Data suite of products:
  • Azure SQL Server, Azure Data Factory, Azure Logic Apps, Azure Event Bus, Azure Functions, Azure APIM
  • Solid understanding of ETL/ELT processes, data modelling + warehousing as well as data integration techniques (e.g. Kimball).
  • Experience connecting directly to systems and consuming APIs with the ability to work with structured, semi-structured data (JSON, XML) and non-structured data.
  • Experience with database technologies such as SQL and NoSQL Databases
  • Understand the importance of CI/CD, Azure DevOps and Release Management
  • Understand the importance of Data Governance and Compliance e.g. through the use Purview
  • Skilled using, federating and securing API’s through the use of Azure API Management
  • Working knowledge of the following would be highly beneficial:
  • Scripting: PowerShell
  • Automation + Data: Power Automate, Power Apps, Dataverse
  • Tools: Power BI Fabric, Azure Synapse, Data Bricks, Azure Backup, GitHub
  • Reporting: Creating reports and Dashboards using Power BI, Tableau
  • Integration Tools: Alteryx, Jitterbit
  • O365 & Modern Workplace fundamentals

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What We Offer

Working at the GSMA offers you unparalleled access to the mobile industry. We offer a chance to truly shape the direction of mobile, whatever your role. By joining the GSMA, you will be exposed to a fast-paced rapidly evolving environment, working on global solutions, genuinely fascinating and industry-changing projects and a stimulating and dynamic environment designed to enable you to flourish.

In addition to architect-designed offices and competitive compensation, our benefits include fantastic learning & development opportunities, generous holiday allowances, four additional days off for professional development and many others.

To learn more about the GSMA, visit our career site, our LinkedIn page and our Twitter page.

Being You at the GSMA

We are one of the most diverse companies you will ever come across, we care deeply about equality and inclusivity and aspire to be the best at it. Your well-being and work/life balance is important so if you prefer to work flexi-time or a day from home, just ask. We’re keen to ensure everyone is equal, represented and connected so we particularly encourage applications from all demographics. The success of the GSMA year on year will continue to be contributed by people from all walks of life.

GSMA Values

Our values not only drive our culture – they shape how we work and interact inside and outside our global organisation.

Passionately driven

We approach everything we do with unparalleled capability, tenacity and commitment, knowing that the challenging scale, pace and complexity of our work is what leads to its world-changing impact.

Insightful leaders

We continually develop and engage our expertise, insight and creativity so that we’re always ready to respond to the changing landscape with authority, agility and nuance.

Stronger together

We lean on each other so the industry can lean on us, embracing our diversity by actively seeking out perspectives and skill sets beyond our own, fuelling each other’s successes and constantly asking how we can help.

Underpinning our values is our collective mindset to show up purposefully as good human beings every day, in every situation. When we’re at our best – we are collaborative, considerate and compassionate to others, and we create a safe space for one another to thrive, assuming positive intent in our colleagues. And if we aren’t at our best and the pressure is on – we feel free to be ourselves but still remain curious, lean into the tough stuff and we are always respectful to others and accountable for the part we play.

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