Senior Data Infrastructure Engineer – DWP Digital – Blackpool

DWP Digital

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

Do you have experience building and developing a centralised Data Platform for collecting and analysing large sets of data originating from disparate sources? Have you utilised multiple data management toolsets across various operating systems?

Do you want to use your skills and experience to help deliver integrated citizen services to deliver improved outcomes for the most vulnerable in society?

Are you looking for ongoing professional development, working towards new qualifications while helping build and design modern cloud based products to support DWP’s data centric ambitions?

If so, this is a fantastic opportunity to join an exciting, fast paced team delivering real business value and improving the experience and outcomes for millions of UK citizens.

All across DWP, expert Digital teams like ours are using fresh ideas and leading-edge technologies to create innovative, scalable and user-centric digital solutions.

We’re changing face of public services used by nearly every person in the UK, at key moments in their lives. The scale of the engineering challenge here is extraordinary, and our purpose is unique. We’d love you to join us.

Data. Work. Projects.

As a Senior Data Infrastructure Engineer, you will be a skilled Practitioner and a role model in Infrastructure solutions. Responsible for ensuring best practices are adhered to across the department and guiding teams on how to deliver quality Infrastructure products.

You will assist in the design of Infrastructure services in collaboration with Architecture and Engineering principles. With a focus on operational stability, robustness, resilience, availability and quality you will be accountable for infrastructure solutions.

Day to day you will:

Design and implement infrastructure services/solutions to meet strategic plans and roadmaps

Be responsible for operational management of services/solutions, ensuring performance and delivery to staff

Provide specialist technical support and assistance to projects ensuring definition and delivery of requisite non-functional requirements to architectural and roadmap developments

Provide operational management and monitoring of suppliers performance and escalation as required

Develop and implement service improvement plans to address identified issues

What Tech Stack, knowledge and experience will you need?

Experience in leading teams, setting direction and building capability

The ability to drive continuous improvement in processes and standards across teams and the wider DWP engineering community

Experience of big data platforms – EMR, Hadoop are preferred but not essential

Experience of one or more Programming Languages – eg Python

Experience of distributed version control tools, and awareness of modern code deployment methods (CI/CD) (Jenkins or Concourse)

Experience of Terraform and AWS services

Details. Wages. Perks.

You’ll join us in one of our brilliant digital hubs in Birmingham, Blackpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester or Newcastle, whichever is most convenient for you.

We also have all the tools and tech we need to enable our people to work and collaborate flexibly. We work a hybrid model with some time at home and some time in a hub.

We offer competitive pay of up to £73,153

You’ll be eligible for a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth over 27%.

You’ll get a generous leave package rising to 30 days, plus all the usual bank holidays, and the option to take extra days off on flexi leave.

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

Flexible working, flexi hours and flexi days

Hybrid working: some time in a hub with the team, some time at home

Family-friendly policies

Time off volunteering and charitable giving

Bring your authentic self to work with ‘I Can Be Me in DWP’

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

Working in an award-winning environment and culture

Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities.


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