Data Engineer

  • Swindon Borough Council
  • Swindon, UK
  • 30/07/2022
Full time Data Engineering Big Data Data Management Software Engineering jobs

Job Description

At Swindon Borough Council, we want our town to be the best it can be. Our ambitious vision is supported by realistic transformation programmes, with the people of Swindon at their heart. Because that’s who we’re doing it for – the communities and businesses that make our town great. As part of the Council, you’ll support a friendly local authority making decisions with real impact. It’s all for better public services. Better processes. And a better quality of life, for everyone. Join us, and Swindon will be better with you.

We recognise the power of our data to unlock the best possible opportunities for our residents and we have big plans for how we will transform the way we use it.

We are investing significantly in the Council’s first Data Strategy over the coming years. This includes investment in our data architecture, our approach to data governance and our capability to produce intelligence and insight from the data we hold.

To do this we need an experienced Data Engineer who thrives on a challenge and is passionate about using data to make a real difference to people’s lives.

We want efficiency, automation, quality and security to be at the heart of our approach to working with data.

Your next role

The challenge we are offering, as well as a salary of £49,183 to £63,645 p.a., is to help us move from our current data architecture to one that meets our information needs.

Building and maintaining a scalable, efficient pipeline architecture you will be the engine room that drives our ability to unlock the potential from our data.

You will create and maintain service specific data marts and develop integration/warehousing capabilities. You will provide our analysts and data consumers with well-modelled, conformed datasets to connect to, using data views.

The task will not always be an easy one; we are not a data mature organisation.

However, the prize will be almost immeasurable; through the data strategy we will understand our communities, residents and service users in a much more meaningful way.

We will be able to use more advanced analytics to help us identify opportunities to help those that really need support much earlier and help them live their lives to their fullest potential.

Our target, to-be data architecture is based on the Microsoft stack and the Azure platform, including SQL, Azure Data Factory and Power BI.

We would welcome applications from engineers with experience in these platforms and supporting toolsets, including languages such as Python, Java and Scala and distributed processing systems such as Hadoop and Spark. Knowledge and experience in alterative toolsets is also welcomed, but not essential.

You must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act “for the effective performance of a customer-facing role”).

Your next package

Please see our Rewards and Benefits offer for more details.

As an employee, you will receive a diverse and exciting environment in which to work, encouraging creativity and innovation whilst recognising the need to support ongoing personal development and a flexible work life balance.

For Swindon to thrive in the future, we need to lay the foundations now. It’s why our regeneration and transformation programmes are already underway. So, you’ll be joining us at an exciting time on our journey. We’ll look to you to share your knowledge, influence decisions and drive real, positive change. With your contributions, we’ll achieve our vision of a prosperous, re-vitalised Swindon by 2030 together. And you’ll be proud to say it was made better with you.

Your next steps

Read the role profile and select the Apply button to start an application.

For further information about the role, please contact Simon Phillips, Head of Data, Performance and Insight, email

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