Data Engineer

Job Ref
JR - DEDR0505
Hybrid - Any of our hubs - UK
Salary: From £40,000 per annum negotiable depending on experience
Full Time
Fixed Term Contract

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Data Engineer
Salary: From £40,000 per annum negotiable depending on experience
Contract: 12 month fixed term contract
Location: Hybrid - flexibility to work from home or at any of our main hubs (London, Bristol, Manchester and Harwell)

Jisc is the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions. We believe education and research improves lives, and technology improves education and research.

Our vision is for the UK to be a world leader in technology for education and research and our mission is to power and empower our members with the technology and data they need to succeed. We know that digital technology has the ability to transform the student experience. We have the experience, expertise and know-how to drive that transformation.

About the role:
The technology and data team provides high quality management and support across the Digital Resources Directorate’s products and services. It provides the technical infrastructure to support all we do, bringing expertise of the domain-specific data within our sectors and utilising new technologies and professional standards.

This is a new role that has been created to play a key part in the implementation of data capabilities including: design and implementation of databases, management of cloud-based infrastructure, integrating data from disparate sources, designing schemas to implement data models and contributing to the ongoing evolution of our data offering.

The initial focus of this role will be on data required for two projects operating in the university-sector research publishing and licensing space.

How We Work

The Technology and Data Team works with an agile approach for the delivery, operational support and evalution of the current and future DR technical portfolio. Internally, we do lightweight project management, without aggressive sprint cycles or daily stand-ups. We prioritise sustainable workloads, product quality and staff development. Team members have realistic goals, ownership of project workstreams and accountability for their deliverables.

Responsibilities will include:
• Design, build and maintain databases, schemas, and query indexes
• Select and utilise appropriate cloud solutions for data storage and processing
• Develop new ETL (extract, transform, load) pipelines and write documented and optimised ETL scripts
• Work with enterprise platforms (e.g. Mulesoft) to specify, develop and document APIs to meet business needs. Ensure appropriate security and access controls align with data governance strategy
• Support non-technical stakeholders with data collation tasks by integrating data from a wide range of sources to produce meaningful spreadsheets, reports, visualisations or databases

Key Skills and Experience:
• Demonstrable experience of designing, implementing and administrating relational databases
• Scripting languages such as python and working with APIs; configuration languages such as RAML or YAML
• Strong knowledge of good security and data governance practices
• Ability to work with project teams across multiple parts of an organisation to deliver requirements in a collaborative and timely manner

Don’t meet every single requirement?
We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they think they can’t tick every box but we realise the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist. So, if you can do most of what we’re looking for, go ahead and apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles!

Why work at Jisc:
At Jisc, everyone plays a key role and gets the chance to feel part of it, that to us is the definition of a meaningful career. We want to create a culture of lifelong learning. You can look forward to a rewarding job with opportunities to develop and make a real difference to the education and research sectors.

We celebrate diversity, embrace our differences and know that this is critical for our success. We work hard to make sure we’re inclusive and we are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. So, if you are great at what you do and share our values, we want to hear from you.

At Jisc we believe a balance between your personal and professional life is essential to your happiness and fulfilment. We work flexibly at Jisc and focus on outputs rather than presenteeism and are open to a whole range of ways of working. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life.

We offer hybrid working and although the majority of our staff work from home, getting face to face is something we value and find time for when we can. If you prefer an office environment all our hubs are open and offer a great space to work.

Our benefits are great too. We offer:
• Flexible work pattern, which can adapt to suit your schedules and personal commitments
• 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays and three closure days at Christmas
• A generous pension scheme with above average employer contributions
• A range of leave options, including parental leave, volunteer leave and even career breaks.
• A generous budget to attend conferences and in-person training
• Allocated allowance of up to £250 to equip your home office
• A company culture which supports and promotes personal learning and development, including access to thousands of courses on LinkedIn Learning
• Mental health first aid trained staff and supportive environment, plus your own Wellbeing allowance to spend on wellbeing for you
• Financial well-being support
• Discounts on big-name high-street stores
• Cycle to work scheme
• Employee recognition awards and travel loans

Equality, diversity and inclusion
At Jisc, we strive to be best in practice and are working hard to achieve progressive change. ‘Always inclusive’ is one of our six guiding principles - a principle which actively encourages acceptance of differences within individuals.

We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, neurodivergence, trans status, veteran status or gender identity.

Application process:
Please do let us know what reasonable adjustments you need made to the application or selection process so you can do your best. We will be happy to help you.

Just so you know, we review CVs as soon as we can and aim to provide an update on your application within 4 weeks of receiving it. However, the Jisc Talent team are so super efficient that you may hear from us a lot sooner, so please keep an eye out for our emails or calls! No doubt this has convinced you that Jisc is an amazing company to work for, so apply now so you don’t miss out. We advertised this role on 15/05/2023.