Data Engineer

Full Time Permanent

Manchester Jobs Board

Our Role

With over 20 years heritage we’re the UKs largest multi service provider and still growing. We supply almost 200k businesses with their gas, electricity, water, insurance, card payment terminals, mobile, broadband and telecoms services. We’ve won numerous awards over the years and this is because our colleagues and customers are at the heart of everything we do. With offices in Glasgow, Central Manchester, South Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Ipswich, and Nottingham and employing over 1000 people – we’re on a mission to be the one-stop essential services provider to small businesses, making customers lives easy and helping our people succeed.

At Verastar, we don’t just do jobs, we do careers. We’ve got ambitious growth plans, and our people will grow with us. We’ll give you everything you need to develop and succeed. That means things like flexible working, a totally transparent rewards structure, a diverse and inclusive workplace, and the control to drive your own career and shape your own opportunities.

What you’ll do as a Data Engineer

You will be a subject matter expert responsible for developing and building data engineering pipelines and services to transform/integrate data from operational systems into data analytics and business intelligence (BI) systems.

* Work collaboratively with the Data Engineering team, other Data and Insights teams, cross-functional teams, and business partner teams to deliver data transformation/integration pipelines into data analytics and business intelligence (BI) systems.

* Maintain, develop, and analyse these data pipelines, seeking always to deliver high availability, simplicity of design, and quality of data.

* Contribute to the definition and development of data collection, storage and data quality to support a contemporary and responsive reporting and insights architecture in partnership with technology teams and subject matter experts, working to integrate siloed areas of the business.

* Assist in the development of data quality and governance standards, techniques, and tools, cooperating with technology teams and others to roll these out.

* Contribute to the development and maintenance of the Business Data Model which documents master and reference data attributes.

* Endeavour to deliver more than just data by considering how the request can best deliver immediate business value, offering data analysis, profiling and insight where possible.

* Respond to problems in databases, data processes, data products and services as they occur. Initiate actions monitor services and identify trends to resolve problems and prevent future ones.

* Build strong, collaborative relationships with key stakeholders across disciplines, being seen as a subject matter expert and trusted advisor

What you need to have already done to be right for this role

* Strong technical background and proven ability in data collection, transformation and integration, evidencing understanding of data warehousing and dimensional modelling principles with good understanding of data profiling or analysis.

* Data modelling. You understand the concepts and principles of data modelling and can produce relevant data models.

* Practice in working closely with agile teams and stakeholders from discovery to implementation of outcomes, managing stakeholder expectations while seeking continuous improvement in satisfaction and increasing data literacy.

* Working knowledge of data governance would be very desirable.

* Testing. You can review requirements, specifications and define test conditions within an agile delivery function and report test activities and results.

Skills, Qualifications, and other requirements

* Good communication to and between technical and non-technical stakeholders. Able to facilitate discussions within a multidisciplinary team.

* Understanding of differing perspectives.

* Passionate about data, and the insights it brings. Ability to act as a strong advocate for the team.

* Innovative thinking to deliver business priorities for reporting and insights.

* High degree of competency across the Microsoft SQL stack

* Ability to work in python

* Experience with the Microsoft Azure, data bricks, Apache Spark and PBI desirable

In return for your hard work, you’ll get

* Core benefits including pension contributions and life assurance

* Great discounts on 100s of high street and online stores

* 25 days holiday and the option to buy up to 5 days more

* Cycle to work and travel loans for people wanting a greener commute

* Wellbeing support including 24/7 access to a GP, mental health support, get fit programmes and free legal and financial guidance

The important extras

* Amazing on-site facilities, such as free on-site gym, free parking, subsidised café and to top it off an on-site subsided bar for after-work drinks, quiz nights and social events

* Opportunities to get involved in charity fundraising and volunteering days through our giving back movement

* Full time/Permanent contract of 37.5 hours per week

* Monday to Friday, No weekends, and every bank holiday off

Where to find us

Our newly refurbished HQ is based in the heart of Sale Moor Village next to Sale Water Park. We’re only a stone’s throw away from the M60 and just a short 5-minute walk from the Airport Metro Link line and Sale Town Centre. We also have plenty of free on-site car parking as well as a bike locker if you choose to cycle in


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