Junior Data Engineer

  • UCAS
  • Gloucestershire, UK
  • 14/06/2022
Full time Data Engineering Data Analytics Business Intelligence Artificial Intelligence Statistics Biostatistics DevOps

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South West, Gloucestershire, Rosehill - Hybrid

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Digital Delivery - Data Science and Statistics


Junior Data Engineer

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Full Time

About us

About UCAS

UCAS is at the heart of connecting people to higher education.

UCAS is the world’s leading shared admissions service for higher education. We provide application services for UK universities and colleges as well as delivering a wide range of research, consultancy and advisory services to schools, colleges, careers services, professional bodies and employers.

We’re a successful and fast-growing organisation, which helps hundreds of thousands of people every year. We're committed to delivering a first-class service to all of our customers — they're at the heart of everything we do.

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Digital Delivery

The Digital Delivery business unit runs UCAS’ day-to-day frontline services, digital products and technical infrastructure for all customers, including applicants and providers. The unit is also responsible for developing and improving customer-centric products in close collaboration with UCAS’ product function.

Services to customers include the Customer Experience Centre, providing comprehensive high quality services to support applicants in their journey into university and other higher education provision. Digital Delivery is responsible for running UCAS’ Confirmation and Clearing service, and logistics related to key deadlines in the cycle.

Working in cross-company multi-disciplinary teams comprising customer insight, product managers, architects, developers, testers, and data scientists, the Digital Delivery business unit ensures that UCAS is a customer-centric, product-focused digital business, connecting students with their next opportunity.

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About the role

In this role you will work closely with experienced Data Engineers and Data Scientists within one or more of the analytical teams at UCAS. You will be provided with full training and support from experts and have exposure to a variety of Data Engineering roles. You will be involved in solving real problems from the outset, gaining the full range of skills to progress your career.

Key accountabilities:

  • To work collaboratively across Data Science and Engineering teams to gain a broad range of skills
  • To code and configure software solutions utilising standard tooling and in cloud-based environments
  • Deliver high quality products through techniques such as test-driven development, pair programming and code review
  • To communicate effectively with both specialist and non-technical colleagues to understand customer requirements, and presenting and explaining your work to them
  • To take part actively in regular business unit, team and one-to-one meetings

Skills, qualifications, and experience

  • An undergraduate degree with strong quantitative skills
    High grade(s) at A level in Maths or a physical science
  • Some experience of working with Python, R, SQL and/or Bash is desirable
  • Exceptional levels of numerate, analytical and logical thinking
  • A natural curiosity and problem-solving mindset, with a desire to work collaboratively
  • A motivated individual who ‘owns’ and takes pride in their work


Salary - £26,000

30 days annual leave (plus 3 concessionary days over Christmas and your bank holidays!)

Flexibility – UCAS positively supports Hybrid working for its employees, meaning you can work between home and the office in a way that suits you and the business and also has a comprehensive Flexible Working Policy

generous pension scheme

Hundreds of high street discounts and offers with Perkbox

Internal training and development

Subsidised gym and café

Be rewarded for going above and beyond with our ex-gratia bonus scheme and Celebrating U, our quarterly employee recognition scheme

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Is remote working an option?