About the Role

This is a 12month Fixed Term Contract role.

Join NPL to design and deliver the data capability at the heart of a major digital transformation.

NPL has an ambitious vision for our digital transformation and the difference it can make to our work and real world impact. Underpinned by best-in-class infrastructure, the transformation will empower our workforce, unlock the potential in data, strengthen governance and enhance our customer experience.

You will have the crucial responsibility of designing and delivering the data capability for an exemplar centralised Business Intelligence function. It will be a highly influential role in the delivery of data management across the organisation to embed quality data, information and knowledge management. Key areas of focus include:

  • delivering technical data capabilities to support the centralised Business Intelligence in its reporting, analytics and insight role
  • developing ETL processes operational ERP/CRM and other data sources
  • driving adherence to data quality requirements across the platform
  • enabling a significant self-serve reporting capability
  • developing the data dictionary and model, and delivering technology that improves information search and knowledge transfer
  • supporting IT Services with requirements for Data Governance, Security, Retention and Backup.
About You

You need to bring:

  • experience of developing large complex data systems - capturing, storing and processing data
  • an understanding of ETL design and Data Warehousing
  • a deep understanding of the big data landscape
  • experience of optimising data queries to ensure optimal performance
  • Implementation of Data Quality processes
  • Experience with Microsoft technologies including SQL/SERVER, PowerBI, SQL AZURE, SSRS, DevOps
  • Skills in Relational Databases, Performance Tuning, OLAP, SQL DBA
  • Experience in systems development and systems support, ideally in relation to Business Information, Analytical Data Processing and/or CRM solutions.
  • Detailed knowledge of Azure Stack - minimum 6 months
  • The ability to translate technical concepts into non-technical language and communicate these to internal and external stakeholders
  • Data analysis and synthesis - Ability to undertake data profiling and source system analysis and can present clear insights to colleagues to support the end use of the data.
  • Data integration design - Ability to deliver data workflows in accordance with agreed organisational standards that ensure services are resilient, scalable and future-proof.
  • Data development process - Ability to design, build and test data products based on feeds from multiple systems using a range of different storage technologies and/or access methods. Have the know how to create repeatable and reusable products.
  • Data modelling - Understands the concepts and principles of data modelling and can produce, maintain and update relevant data models for specific business needs
  • Problem resolution (data) -  Knows about the types of problems in databases, data processes, data products and services.
  • Testing -  Ability to execute test scripts under supervision and understand the role of testing and how it works.

NPL offers competitive rewards and benefits. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to creative a positive work-life balance. Please see our careers website for more information.

Our work sets us apart. Our differences bring us together. Be part of something amazing.

Please note:  Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward.  We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as practical. 
About The Company

NPL and BEIS have strong commitments to diversity and equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age, providing they meet the required criteria. Applications from women, disabled and BAME candidates in particular are encouraged. All disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.

We’re transforming. As a national laboratory, we’re exploring even more commercial routes to market and that’s presenting us with greater opportunity – for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field. This value is at the core of our organisation.

We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, background or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work. At NPL we are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefitsNPL’s values are at the heart of what we do and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.

As part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we signed up to the Institute of Physics' Project Juno in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL were proud to be awarded Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined Stonewall as a Diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for the equality of LGBT+ community at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of the Business Disability Forum and joined the disability confident scheme as level 1 committed employer.

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.

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