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Data Engineer

The Open University - Digital Services

Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £45,585 to £54,395
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th June 2024
Closes: 20th June 2024
Job Ref: 21688
 

Flexible and remote working is an option, but must be able to attend Milton Keynes as required.

The role

The effective use of data is key to the successful delivery of the Open University Strategic goals. Reporting to the Digital Integration Hub Senior Data Architect as part of the Chief Data Office this is a key data engineering role appointment to build and run the Data Technology Capability for the Open University. 

The successful candidate will be an expert in data engineering with relevant experience with data engineering tools in Azure, programming languages, technology operations, architectures, integration patterns and how to implement these successfully.

The role will be responsible for technical development in Azure Data platform and writing data pipelines for ingestion of data into a data platform. You will collaborate with other teams across the OU to understand their mid to long-term business objectives and help them to deliver by conducting analyses to support strategic activities across the business as well as designing and developing appropriate internal business solutions.

Although this role is aligned to our Milton Keynes office, we are flexible on location across the UK, with the understanding of occasional ad-hoc attendance onsite.

Skills and experience

  • Do you possess an Undergraduate degree, or equivalent experience, with strong engineering, mathematics or computing elements?
  • Do you have experience of engaging with the business to understand their requirements in order to feed into the design and build of the data model?
  • Do you possess substantial experience of building an Enterprise Data Warehouse with MS Azure?
  • Are you a confident communicator at all levels and do you have experience in managing projects?
  • Are you able to work under pressure to manage competing demands for time and to meet demanding deadlines? 

If the answer to these questions is yes – we want to hear from you!

The full summary of duties and skills required for the role can be found within the Job Description.

If you would like to discuss the application or recruitment process before making an application, please contact Lauren Denton at Resourcing Hub on 01908 655544 or resourcing-hub@open.ac.uk quoting the reference VRF 21688.

What you get in return

We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. This includes thorough induction into the organisation and regular reviews of your training and development needs.

We also offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Staff Benefits include an attractive pension proposition and 33 days holiday per annum pro rata, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days.  

Closing Date:  20 June 2024 - 12pm (midday)

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