Lead Data Platform Engineer

Brighton or Worthing / Hybrid
From £46,872
06 Aug 2022
04 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Brighton or West Durrington (Worthing), flexible for hybrid working, minimum of 2 days office based


It is an exciting time to join us!

Big ambitions. Big investment. Big changes. We’ve a lot to offer IT, analytics and project management professionals. We’ve already grown tenfold in the past couple of years. Now we’re beginning a £106 million transformation programme – and we can’t wait for what comes next, as part of an evolution so huge it’ll change the way we do things forever. There’s a buzz across our business. And IT, analytics and projects are at the heart of it all.

There aren’t many teams who can say their work is critical to the nation. But it’s something we take huge pride in. And it’s why we’re migrating to leading technology, upgrading networks, replacing vital infrastructure… and more. Helping us shape an IT, analytics and project function that’s fit for the future, you’ll need an appetite for change and bags of ideas. Our people walk the talk too – driven by a passion to improve our communities and environment.

Overview of your role:

We’re at the start of a huge transformation in how we manage and use data to drive outcomes in a host of key areas, delivering improvements for our internal and external stakeholders.

As our Lead Data Platform Engineer, you will be responsible for improving our technical landscape and effectiveness of our data platforms across the data team. Your work and outputs will massively help us to manage and govern the quality and compliance of our data across the business.

We’re looking for someone who can provide technical leadership for the team responsible for data and analytics, as well as driving out the cultural change required.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Manage all aspects of the Data Platform Team within the wider Data Operations Team, Inspire and guide the Data & Analytics Team to embed best practice
  • Lead the engagement with the IT Strategy and Architecture teams to understand technical direction and ensure strategic and operational alignment around platform set, maintenance & lifecycle management
  • Implement and manage multiple tiers, development, test, pre-production, production environments across the teams data platforms. Integrate new data pipelines into the data platform ensuring consistency in design standards, work with Data Science colleagues to productionise models
  • Liaise with internal data governance and security teams to ensure that we are moving towards an approved compliant infrastructure, follow agreed standards and processes to ensure the value of data initiatives can be realised in a compliant, quality and consistent manner.
  • Produce and maintain operations manuals/run books for the associated services for this team in line with corporate standards
  • Keep up-to date with the latest relevant technology, relevant standards, policies and directives. Identify and act upon opportunities for continuous improvement to reduce operational risks, optimise efficiency and improve standards in line with appropriate best practice, be the subject matter expert on data platforms.

About you:

You will be an experienced Data platform Engineer who has a passion for infrastructure, software and data. You will be driven by the difference that data can make to an organisation and will have the desire to work in an agile environment where the business is always striving for further improvements and change. Server Management, Linux and/or Python experience is essential and experience in Unix, Git, Cloud platform experience is desirable.

Your benefits will include:

  • Company and performance-related bonus
  • Generous pension with up to 11% company contribution
  • Life assurance payment equal to four times your annual salary
  • Health benefits through a Cash Plan
  • Free onsite carpark
  • Canteen onsite
  • Two paid community volunteering days a year
  • 25 days annual holiday
  • Occupational health service
  • Perkbox benefits offering discounts and savings on several products and experiences
  • Study support may be available for job-related qualifications
  • We offer competitive maternity leave and flexible return to work options

Does this opportunity excite you but you’re not 100% sure if you meet all the requirements for the role? Or are you concerned that ‘normal’ office hours aren’t possible given your personal circumstances? Whilst we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we’ll try to find a practical solution. So why not engage with us and find out more about this role?

If you like the sound of the role and would love to hear more, please apply now via the 'apply' button.
We look forward to hearing from you!