Interim Head of Data Engineering

England Temporary £500 - £550 per day
  • The business is undergoing significant change and transformation.
  • Hybrid working practices in place

About Our Client

A high-growth central government department.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Communicating between the technical and the non-technical makes complex and technical information and language simple and accessible for non-technical audiences.
  • Data analysis and synthesis - Translates data into valuable insights that inform decisions.
  • Involves teams in analytics and synthesis to increase consensus and challenge assumptions.
  • Identifies and utilises the most appropriate analytical techniques.
  • Collects and cleanses, synthesises and interprets data to derive meaningful and actionable insights.
  • Data development process - Integrates and separates data feeds in order to map, produce, transform, and test new data products.
  • Data integration design - Develops fit-for-purpose, resilient, scalable and future-proof data services to meet user needs. Has a demonstrable understanding of how to expose data from systems (for example, through APIs), link data from multiple systems and deliver streaming services.
  • Data modelling - Produces data models and understands where to use different types of data models. Understands different tools and is able to compare different data models. Able to reverse engineer a data model from a live system. Understands industry recognised data modelling patterns and standards.
  • Programming and build (data engineering) - Designs, writes and iterates code from prototype to production-ready. Understands security, accessibility and version control. Can use a range of coding tools and languages.
  • Technical understanding (data engineering) - Has knowledge of specific technologies which underpin an individual's ability to deliver the responsibilities and tasks of their role. Applies the required breadth and depth of technical knowledge.
  • Testing - Plans, designs, manages, executes and reports tests, using appropriate tools and techniques, and works within regulations. Ensures risks associated with deployment are adequately understood and documented

The Successful Applicant

Experience required:

  • You must have current live SC clearance.
  • Experienced in information and data governance for systems.
  • A strong understanding of data, and managing this in core systems within the business.
  • Experience in reviewing and implementing data standards.
  • A good understanding of adopting and adapting data standards in government frameworks.
  • Experience with AWS and data warehouses.
  • Experience with recognising and exploiting business opportunities to ensure more efficient and effective performance of organisations, exploring new ways of conducting business and organisational processes.
  • Metadata management - Understands a variety of metadata management tools. Designs and maintains the appropriate metadata repositories to enable the organisation to understand its data assets.
  • Problem resolution (data) - Logs, analyses and manages problems in order to identify and implement the appropriate solution.

What's on Offer

The role will be for 3 - 6 months and will pay between £500 - £550/day.

Rutesh Shah
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Job summary

Interim Subsector
Public Sector & Not-For-Profit
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Rutesh Shah
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