Lead Data Engineer

7 days left

Location
Southend-On-Sea, Salford, Telford, Leeds
Salary
£52,077 - £58,707
Posted
24 Nov 2021
Closes
08 Dec 2021
Ref
167654
Contract Type
Permanent
Summary

At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve.

We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make a fulfilling career at HMRC accessible to you.

Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role.

HMRC is building a modern, digital tax administration and runs the biggest digital operation in Government, providing digital services for 45 million individuals and 4.9 million business customers. Our digital programme is multi-award winning and the envy of other government organisations.

Data Platform Services (DPS) within the Chief Digital and Information Officer group (CDIO) function designs, builds and operates the data foundations for all HMRC's services at a size and scale larger than most other organisations.

DPS is leading a major transformation programme encompassing technology, capabilities and data services whilst continuing to deliver high quality and robust services to our internal and external customers.

The team:

Our DPS' operating model is based on coordinating several data capabilities including data acquisition and surfacing, searching, transformation and risking, exploitation and presentation. Each specialist area is run by a dedicated product-oriented delivery (POD) team.

We focus on our people and have a dedicated Data Academy supporting personal development and creating defined career pathways that are rewarding, fulfilling and achievable. We support our team members in running their own work/life balance and we have a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels able to bring their whole self to work.

Job description

There is an exciting opportunity to join our growing and fast paced delivery team as a Lead Data Engineer.

We are building an engineering capability to help run, maintain, and evolve its strategic Data Analytics platforms and services.

You will take part in leading the Delivery Groups technical platforms, data exploitation tools, and data ingestion and transformation activities. You will also support Scrum-based multi-functional Data Studio teams delivering data exploitation work packages.

Your role will be cross cutting touching all parts of the Group including Business Operations, Core Product Engineering and Intelligence Product Engineering, working with external teams such as estates and Cyber Security Information & Risk. You will engage with contractors and third-party suppliers designing, building and running industry leading data services on behalf of the department.

The ideal candidate:

You will already have deep technical expertise, a demonstrable desire to stay ahead of technology trends and a real teamworking ethos are key aspects we're looking for in individuals.

Responsibilities

As part of the Engineering team, you will be responsible for the running, maintenance and evolution of the Delivery Group's strategic Data Analytics platforms and services.

• Lead and coordinate the key components of our analytics platforms, including monitoring, alerting, capacity management, investigation and resolution of technical issues.
• Manage and coordinate a range of data exploitation tools.
• Build, run, and manage data ingestion and transformation feeds.
• Manage and administer the security components of our analytics platforms.
• Support DevOps-enabled project teams delivering data exploitation work
• Implement preventative and corrective maintenance activities on platforms, tools, and data jobs/batches
• Provide batch monitoring and support
• Provide support to self-serve Data Analytics users through Data Clinics, as appropriate.
• The successful candidate will be expected to participate in an on-call rotas as required.

Limited travel may also be required as part of this role to work in a geographically distributed Delivery Group as well as engage with customers and suppliers.

Essential Criteria

• Experience of implementing and supporting a range of data analytics solutions and platforms, covering data modelling, ETL/ELT, reporting, dash-boarding, complex analytical models/tools

• A proven background in one or more of the following three areas:
Area 1 - Experience of data management technologies and approaches, including some or all of the following: Hadoop (Cloudera), NoSQL databases, relational databases, data warehousing, marts, universes, cubes, virtualization with Denodo.
Area 2 - Experience of data quality, ingestion, and transformation tools, including some or all of the following: Pentaho DI, Talend Data Fabric, SAP BODS, SAS.
Area 3 - Experience of data exploitation tools, including some or all of the following: Pentaho BA, SAS, SAP BI products, Red Hat BRMS, PowerBI.

• Knowledge of security approaches and tools.

• A clear understanding of Agile and Continuous Integration environments

• Experience communicating and supporting business users

Desirable Criteria

• A cloud (AWS/Azure) delivery background.

Benefits

• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension

Team members that are moving offices as a result of the Locations Programme will be entitled to a Moves Adjustment Payment for three years where they incur additional costs. This is calculated based on the difference between the costs of travelling to and from the new and old office, over a weekly period. You will get more detail on this as part of targeted locations move communications.

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check . See our vetting charter .

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and 500 word Statement of Suitability. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.

Your 500 word Statement of Suitability should explain how you meet the essential criteria for this role.

Applicants will be sifted on CVs and Statement of Suitability submitted against the specification above, in particular the essential criteria.

Interviews will focus on the candidates' application, their knowledge, experience and competence, and the essential criteria required.

Sift and interview dates to be confirmed.

Please take extra care to tick the correct boxes in the eligibility sections of your application form. We understand mistakes sometimes happen but if you contact us later than two working days (Monday-Friday) before the vacancy closes, we will not be able to reopen your application for you. The inbox to contact is: hmrcrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk Use subject line to insert appropriate wording eg Please re-open my application - 167654 & vacancy closing date 08/12/21.

Security Update
If you are successful and transferring from another Government Department, we will carry out a check of your identity, nationality, and immigration status (including the right to work in the UK) and a criminal record check before confirming your appointment.

Successful candidates must pass a Disclosure and Barring Security Check. Please note that HMRC have an exemption under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, which enables us to make enquiries about both unspent and spent convictions.

In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstances some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing Pre-EmploymentChecks.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk stating the job reference number in the subject heading.

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant's details held on the IFD will be refused employment.

A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.

Please note: in addition to the standard pre-employment checks for appointment into the Civil Service, all candidates must also obtain National Security Vetting at Security Check (SC) clearance level for this vacancy. You will normally need to meet the minimum UK residency period as determined by the level of vetting being undertaken, which for SC is 5 years UK residency prior to your vetting application. If you have any questions about this residency requirement, please speak to the vacancy holder for this post.

HMRC transformation
HM Revenue and Customs is currently going through an exciting ten-year transformation programme to create a tax authority fit for the future. As part of this, we are committed to providing high-quality jobs and giving employees a great place to work, whichever location you work from.

HM Revenue and Customs has made significant progress with its plans to locate in 13 large, modern, flexible offices, equipped with high-speed digital infrastructure supporting improved customer service and compliance activity. These collaborative workspaces will enable smarter working and great training and development facilities, allowing for the sharing of expertise, local training, promotion, and provide great ongoing career development opportunities.

These offices will be located in central locations in the following towns and cities close to accessible transport links: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon and Stratford.
In addition, there will also be a small number of specialist sites where the work cannot be done anywhere else, in Gartcosh (near Glasgow), Telford, Ipswich, Worthing and Dover, as well as our headquarters in central London. What's more, our Welsh language service has people located in Porthmadog, as well as Cardiff.

We are letting you know about our future plans because if you are recruited into an office that is not one of these locations, you will be expected, subject to HM Revenue and Customs applicable policies, to move to one of these locations in the future. In some cases, this will be via one of our nine transitional sites.

For more information please contact the vacancy holder.

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HMRC transformation
HM Revenue and Customs is currently going through an exciting ten-year transformation programme to create a tax authority fit for the future. As part of this, we are committed to providing high-quality jobs and giving employees a great place to work, whichever location you work from.

HM Revenue and Customs has made significant progress with its plans to locate in 13 large, modern, flexible offices, equipped with high-speed digital infrastructure supporting improved customer service and compliance activity. These collaborative workspaces will enable smarter working and great training and development facilities, allowing for the sharing of expertise, local training, promotion, and provide great ongoing career development opportunities.

These offices will be located in central locations in the following towns and cities close to accessible transport links: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon and Stratford.
In addition, there will also be a small number of specialist sites where the work cannot be done anywhere else, in Gartcosh (near Glasgow), Telford, Ipswich, Worthing and Dover, as well as our headquarters in central London. What's more, our Welsh language service has people located in Porthmadog, as well as Cardiff.

We are letting you know about our future plans because if you are recruited into an office that is not one of these locations, you will be expected, subject to HM Revenue and Customs applicable policies, to move to one of these locations in the future. In some cases, this will be via one of our nine transitional sites.

Terms and Conditions
We really hope you decide to apply for this role. If you're successful you need to know that in February 2021 members of recognised trade unions (ARC and PCS) voted to approve a pay and contract reform offer. This means that HMRC will adopt new terms and conditions for all colleagues as part of a multi-year pay deal and contract offer, the pay deal period is 01 June 2020 - 31st May 2023 and terms and conditions changes take place from the 01 June 2021 onwards. These terms will apply to colleagues who already work in HMRC and if you join us, it will apply to you too. We've put together a summary of the key changes that will be made and you can find this attached to the Job Advert.

Pay
If you are currently working for an OGD and would like to consider the impact on your pay when joining HMRC, please see the attached document "Pay on Transfer from OGD" for further information. (Please note the attached document could also be called "Combined T&C and OGD Pay English")

New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.

Further Information
Customer facing roles in HMRC require the ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English and/or Welsh where required. Where this is an essential requirement this will be tested as part of the selection process.

A reserve list may be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made.

Any move to HMRC from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility here

HMRC welcomes applications from those who need to work a more flexible arrangement and will agree to requests where possible, taking into account our operational and customer service needs. We can't guarantee that we can meet all requests to work flexibly, as agreement will be subject to business ability to accommodate, and any request to work a more flexible arrangement should be made prior to your acceptance of the provisional offer.

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section.

Reasonable adjustment
We want to make sure no one is put at a disadvantage during our recruitment process because of a disability, condition or impairment. To assist you with this, we will reduce or remove any barriers where possible and provide additional support where appropriate. Please see our Disability Matters: How we can support you during our selection process booklet for more details.

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:

- Contact Government Recruitment Service via hmrcrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.
- Complete the "Assistance required" section in the "Additional requirements" page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you're deaf, a Language Service Professional.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:
  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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