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Data Engineer WCC589210

Job Details:

Salary range: £48,402 - £64,314 per annum. Salary is negotiable depending on experience. 

Work location: Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, Westminster, SW1E 6QP

Hours per week: 36

Contract type: Permanent 

Closing date: 21 August 2022

Contact details for an informal discussion: Gurpreet Muctor, Chief Architect and Data Officer via email on gmuctor@westminster.gov.uk
 

How to Apply: Please click on ‘Apply Now’ and upload your CV with a covering letter.

About Us:

THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF ANAKHA’S FRESH THINKING
 

Creativity isn’t something that only senior managers do. In Digital and Innovation at Westminster City Council, we expect it from everyone, including our newest recruits. 
 

Enter Anakha, a graduate trainee, full of energy and fresh ideas. We welcomed her input to our ‘Smart City’ initiatives, especially our Innovation Hub – a newly created space where staff, residents and businesses can meet, experiment and exchange ideas.
 

But it was what happened next that really made a difference. Anakha’s innovation space project was used to invite young people to help them find work through the 'Kickstarter' programme as well as to recruit young people to our 'Tech Lions' initiative and is regularly occupied by the Apprentice Community. 
 

We are also inviting residents aged 11-19 from the Westminster Youth Council to the Hub to attend a fun ‘speed dating’ event, where they hear from different digital teams. We will continue to meet with them every week to keep them directly involved in our plans to ensure young people have a regular voice at the heart of the council. From the importance of electric vehicle charging points to new uses for tech, their insights about the kind of city they want to live in are central to our plans.
 

As for Anakha, she’s now moved into a permanent Project Manager role in the Digital and Innovation Smart City team. Supported by ongoing mentoring from colleagues, she’s already developing even bigger and better ideas.

The Role:

As Data Engineer, you can make your own powerful contribution.
 

That means working across our entire Digital and Innovation portfolio to greatly expand our data capabilities, in turn transforming the way we deliver crucial services. 

Working with our small, dedicated team of specialists, you’ll play a key role in significant data engineering projects, creating real business and user value from our data. Your work will ensure that our data as well as data shared by others is of the highest quality and highly available.

As part of your duties, you’ll build and run data products and services which can consistently deliver high-quality insights. While using the best of modern data platforms, you’ll also carry out research into emerging technologies. Leading and managing external suppliers during data projects is also an important element of your work.
 

Above all, the role is a chance to significantly change the way a high-profile local authority serves its residents. We’re proud of record as a council, and this is an opportunity to build even further on our reputation.
 

Please refer to the Job Description for more information. 

About You:

We’re looking for experience in a range of areas, including modern data engineering practices, working with complex data sets, running a production data service and using data development tools such as Azure Data Factory. 
 

You should also have significant experience leading data projects, delivering products and services and carrying out extract, transform and load processes.
 

You’ll have strong communication skills, and proficiency in query languages, databases, programming languages, metadata management tools, data modelling and data analysis.
 

We’re also looking for people with keen problem-solving skills and a genuine passion for learning and self-development.
 

The Council and its partners are committed to achieving diverse shortlists for all vacancies at Band 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce. As part of this ambition, if you are from a Black, Asian and Multiple Ethnic backgrounds (B.A.ME) you can self-declare this to the hiring manager as part of our positive action commitments. 

What We Offer:

Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day.  Our mission is to create a fairer city. We’re an organisation that wants the very best for our residents:  a supportive and safe environment, the chance to grow and learn throughout their lives, to build fantastic careers in world-leading industries, to have access to high-quality, affordable housing and to retire into the community with dignity and pride. 

  

We want Westminster to be a place where you can make the most of your talents and thrive as an individual. That’s why we’re proud to have won Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative in the 2020/21 Business Culture Awards. By being the best you can be, you’ll help us adapt to the changing needs of our organisation and communities.   

  

At Westminster City Council, we are passionate about our aim to be an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve, and we believe everyone is valued. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including B.A.ME, Black, Asian and Multiple Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. We’re committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability – can succeed. We value diversity and appreciate that people work in different ways. So, as a Timewise employer we work to provide flexible working arrangements and an empowering environment that enables you to be your best, that is the Westminster Way. 

 


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