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Data Engineer (Remote)

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Data Engineer (E2 grade)



Remote (Odd Occasion going into the office)

(E2 Grade) £34,527 - £40,662 per annum

Data Engineer

To support the delivery of efficient and impactful data drive products and solutions.

As a Data Engineer you will be collaboratively working with a team of engineers and analysts on Greenfield projects, you will have a passion for delivering tangible value from technology.

Everything we do at the Scottish Funding Council aims to create the right environment for colleges and universities to thrive individually and collectively.

We're Not Only Looking For The Best People To Come And Work For Us, But Also People Who Will Connect With Our Guiding Principles
  • Championing diversity
  • Working in partnership
  • Supporting sustainability for future generations
  • Enhancing evidence-based planning
  • Respecting the autonomy and subsidiarity of the institutions we fund
The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) is Scotland's tertiary education and research authority. Our ambition is to make Scotland an outstanding place to learn, educate, research, and innovate - now and for the future. Our purpose is to sustain a world-leading system of tertiary education, research and innovation that enables students to flourish, changes lives for the better and supports social, economic, and environmental wellbeing and prosperity.

By fostering our guiding principles we are very proud of the inclusive working environment that we have created. We are committed to attracting people of all backgrounds: we want our colleague base to reflect the people and communities that we serve.

About The Job
  • Provide technical guidance and advice to help in the design and development of data solutions for data modelling and warehousing, data integration, and analytics.
  • Deliver data outcomes via modern data sourcing, integration and modelling techniques: working closely with the team of Data Engineers, Data Analysts, and colleagues across the whole of SFC to deliver end-to-end data solutions that deliver value by driving insight through systematic automation
  • Provide technical guidance and advice to help in the design and development of data solutions for data modelling and warehousing, data integration, and analytics.
  • Implement and optimise data pipelines to connect operational systems and data for analytics, data science and business processes.
  • Design and develop scalable data ingestion frameworks to transform a wide variety of datasets.
  • Research, analyse and help implement technical approaches for solving challenging and complex development and integration problems, supporting the build out of a strategy and roadmap.
  • Working with other areas of SFC and our partners, identify and build data products that will aid with robust data integrations, analysis, goal setting and tracking with insights.
  • Support the development of product roadmaps.
About You
  • Experienced & confident with Azure Cloud Services including DataFactory, Functions and SSIS.
  • An understanding of CI/CD Azure pipelines.
  • Solid understanding of SQL.
  • Good team player who will work well with colleagues.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Degree level education (SCQF level 9) or equivalent experience, preferably in a subject with a substantial technical content such as Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics.
What SFC Can Offer You

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) is just beginning its Digital transformation journey and with this comes significant opportunity to be a part of our digital innovation to support broader internal transformation, but most importantly using digital innovation to connect the Scottish Funding Council with tertiary education, research and Scottish Government in modern ways that enables us to achieve our strategic ambitions nationally.

You will be part of a centralised Digital team within SFC which includes IT, Data Engineering, Analytics and eventually Data Science. Data Engineering is a new concept for the Scottish Funding Council, so joining us now will mean you have the opportunity to significantly influence many of the decisions we make as we establish and grow this team in addition to leading on the evolution and growth of the service from the beginning.

SFC recognises and actively promotes continuous upskilling through professional learning and qualifications. Working in the Digital space, you will have access to online and current learning material to allow you to learn at a pace and time that works for you and to put your learning into practice in real time.

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