Data Engineer – MI Developer

Department for Work and Pensions

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 1st August 2021

 

Reference number

133609

Salary

£35,310 - £41,682

Grade

Senior Executive Officer

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

DWP - Digital

Type of role

Digital

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of posts

2

Location

Blackpool, Leeds, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Sheffield

About the job

Summary

A fantastic opportunity for BI Developer’s within Data and Analytics as a function of DWP Digital. Data and Analytics provides data services across government. The roles involve the design and development of best in class dashboards and visualisations utilising leading MI tooling, providing Data and Analytics portfolio with key metrics that report directly to senior managers and Digital Executive team, as project and budget assurance. You will work collaboratively with customers and suppliers gathering detailed requirements and turning these into user stories for development. Comprehensive training and learning development are available and encouraged.

You will gather data from a range of data sources and extract the relevant data to produce visualisations for actionable insight. You will design and build effective self-service apps which comply with design and accessibility standards across the department.

The insight provided supports the Portfolio and Planning function, and Hybrid Cloud Services Cost Optimisation function.
This allows portfolio to better understand and demonstrate the capability and capacity of the directorate, by division and by product team. Enabling better workforce management and planning. It also provides lines of business insights into their cloud costs, including recommendations how to better manage these while maximising business value.

You will work with a number of stakeholders to reduce the amount of manual data gather and work to create automations for the capture and transformation of this data, driving standardisation of recording management information across Data and Analytics.

You will manage your backlog of work through Jira and prioritise the team’s backlog according to the value of each story and be a source of technical expertise for the team and provide innovative solutions to enhance value delivery.

Job description

As a BI Developer you will collects and organise data and develop visual representations to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences. You will use visualisation tools and techniques to provide business insights and support decision making. You will become an SME in the data and its meaning, and help
In this role you will

• Apply tools and techniques for data visualisation.

• Identify, collect and organise data sets from a range of systems.

• Interpret requirements and present data in a clear way for stakeholders.

• Use data to tell stories and provide business insights for decision making.

Responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include but are not restricted to, the following:

• Responsible for developing Management Information (MI) / Business Intelligence (BI) reports and Dashboards to meet customer requirements.

• Gather and understand end user requirements.

• As a BI developer you are responsible for the development and maintenance activities for the delivery of data products and services to meet customer needs to agreed timescales.

• Develop automated data pipelines for structured and unstructured data.

• Rapid prototyping and productionised product development.

• Responsible for delivering data processing pipelines in a cloud or on premise environment.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

The ideal candidate for this role will be able to demonstrate the following essential criteria:

• Designs, develops. codes, tests, corrects and documents simple programs or scripts under the direction of others.

• Aware of the need to translate technical concepts into non-technical language and understands what communication is required to internal and external stakeholders.

• Understands the appropriate media to communicate findings. Shapes and shares communications cognisant of the audience.

• Experience with one or more BI Tools eg. Qlik, Power BI etc.

• Programming Languages – Experience in SQL..

• Awareness of cloud technologies and key services.

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Working Together
  • Changing and Improving
  • Developing Self and Others

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Programming & build
  • Technical Breadth

Benefits

• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• An employer pension contribution of up to 27%
• A generous annual leave allowance

Salary Information

Salary for this role is from £35,310 (Band min) to £40,666 (Band max).

Where the maximum salary is offered, a Digital Allowance of up to £1,016 per annum is available for exceptional candidates, based on our assessment of your skills and experience.

Our offer to successful candidates will be based on an assessment of your skills and experience as demonstrated at interview.

Existing Civil Servants who secure a new role on lateral transfer should maintain their current salary.

Existing Civil Servants who gain promotion may move to the bottom of the next grade pay scale or 10% increase in salary whichever would be the greater.

This role can be based out of either (Blackpool, Newcastle, Leeds or Sheffield) corporate hub locations.

The Department is committed to promoting flexible ways of working, whilst enabling the business to operate at maximum efficiency and will expect colleagues to work from a blend of locations, including some time working at home, as required. The corporate hub location will be the designated place of work and any remote or home working arrangement does not constitute a change to your designated place of work or contractual Terms and Conditions. Please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas.

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

See our vetting charter.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.
Stage 1: Application & Sift

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV & personal statement. Further details around what this will entail are listed in the advert.

All applications will be assessed and sifted based on the essential criteria in the advert, using the information you provide in your completed application form.

The sift panel will use the information relating to your employment history (your CV) and your personal statement to assess your experience, skills and knowledge against the essential criteria.

When giving details of your employment history, you should therefore include details of the work and projects that you have been involved in.

Applications must include:

1. A completed Personal Details application form.

2. A curriculum vitae* including education, professional qualifications and full employment history, giving details of key achievements relevant to the skills and experience outlined in this job description.

3. A personal statement outlining, how you meet the essential criteria as detailed in the job advert in no more than 1000 words.

A NOTE ON ANONYMISATION

*Due to DWP’s use of anonymised recruitment practices it is not possible for applicants to upload/attach a CV; any information that you would customarily share on a CV should therefore be entered onto the application form. Please ensure you provide sufficient information to enable the sift panel to make an informed judgement about your suitability for this role.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please include all other information that you would customarily provide when presenting a CV/Personal statement, as the sift panel use this information to assess your application.

DWP operates an anonymised recruitment process. When entering information relating to your employment history you will be asked to remove any personal details that could be used to identify you. This relates to name and contact details which might usually appear on your CV/Personal statement. Failure to do so will result in your application being withdrawn.

Stage 2 – Video Interview

Unless you are otherwise informed, the final stage of the process will be a video interview via Microsoft Teams where you will be assessed against the Behaviours and Technical Skills detailed in the advert.

Candidates will be asked to do a short (5 -10 minutes) presentation on a specific topic. Further details will be provided to candidates invited to interview.

Throughout the whole recruitment process – application and interview – the accuracy and clarity of your communication will be assessed.

Sift and Interview Information

Applications will be sifted at regular intervals from the date the posts are advertised, so please apply as soon as you can, do not wait until the end of the campaign.

Interviews will take place in mid August 2021, dates to be confirmed.

Reasonable Adjustment

If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:

Contact Government Recruitment Service via digitalrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section.

Other information:

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out.

Any move to DWP from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Before applying for this vacancy, current employees of DWP should check whether a successful application would result in changes to their terms & conditions of employment, e.g. mobility, pay, allowances. Civil Servants that would transfer into DWP from other government organisations, following successful application, will assume DWP's terms & conditions of employment current on the day they are posted, unless DWP has stated otherwise in writing.

In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstances some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing Pre-EmploymentChecks.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk stating the job reference number in the subject heading.

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees
who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment.

A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.

A reserve list may be held for a period of 6 months from which further appointments can be made.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

For meaningful checks to be carried out individuals will need to have lived in the UK for a sufficient period of time, to enable appropriate checks to be carried out and produce a result which provides the required level of assurance. Whilst a lack of UK residency in itself is not necessarily a bar to a security clearance, and expectation of UK residency may range from 3 to 5 years. Failure to meet the residency requirements needed for the role may result in the withdrawal of provisional jobs offers.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name :  Caicy Sandford
Email :  Caicy.sandford@dwp.gov.uk
 
Recruitment team :
Email :  digitalrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with these principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should in the first instance contact DWP by email: HR.BUSINESSASSURANCE@DWP.GOV.UK. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission here to visit Civil Service Commission

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