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Data Engineer Full Time

at Cadent Gas Coventry in Coventry (Published at 04-11-2020)

Data Engineer
Base Location ? Coventry
Permanent
Salary - £37,464, plus a generous pension scheme and a range of company benefits

Here at Cadent we?re at the start of an exciting journey of transformation, growth and evolution. We?re new but we?re 200 years old. (You might have known us as part of National Grid but now we?ve transformed ourselves to Cadent). We?re the UK?s largest gas network connecting and keeping energy flowing to our customer?s 12 million homes and businesses across the UK.
We?re proud of our story so far and we?re super powered up about what our future holds. That?s where you come in! Join us as a Data Engineer and start a transformation journey adding real purpose and direction to your career and feel genuinely proud about what you do.

About the Role

Data has recently become a key focus area for improvement in Cadent and a Data Engineer will ensure the systems and structures in place support the requirements of key stakeholders to create single versions of the truth, and subsequently make sure every stakeholder is using the same source of data for key questions and KPIs. Data Engineer will be expected to make recommendations on how to improve data reliability and transfer efficiency, and how to minimise the strain placed on the system by BAU activities.

This role will sit within the Advanced Analytics Team.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Construct and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture ensuring data quality is maintained at every stage of transformation throughout the IT infrastructure
  • Make recommendations on how to improve data reliability and transfer efficiency, and how to minimise the strain placed on the system by BAU activities
  • Assemble complex data sets to meet business requirements
  • Identify, design and implement internal process improvements, such as automation, optimising data delivery and redesigning infrastructure for greater scalability
  • Build analytics tools which utilise the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into customer experience and key business KPIs
  • Champion the value proposition for data engineering and its purpose within Cadent

  • Provide fourth line support to operational teams
  • Support other members of the team as and when required



About You

You will possess the following skills, knowledge and qualifications:
  • Educated to Bachelor?s or higher degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a relevant field

  • Strong knowledge of building, testing and optimising big data pipelines, architectures and data sets

  • Demonstrable experience analysing volumes of data through basic MS Excel

  • Experience of using Cloud computing databases, including AWS Data Warehouse

  • Experience of managing projects using a variety of methodologies, such as Prince2 or Agile

  • Knowledge of server reporting services, such as Tableau analysis services, Salesforce or Power BI

  • Strong analytics skills working with unstructured data sets, e.g. freeform text and email content
  • Advanced working SQL knowledge across relational databases and query authoring, in MySQL and MS SQL
  • Excellent project management and organisational skills
  • Working knowledge of internet technologies, such as SaaS, IaaS and PaaS
  • System management expertise, including: monitoring, disaster recovery, backup, automated testing, automated schema migration, continuous deployment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to design, build and maintain an ETL pipeline and data warehouse



Benefits

At Cadent we?ve got a whole host of standard and flexible benefits. You?ll get 25 days holiday + statutory days with the option to buy/sell also, a generous pension plan as well as the opportunity to earn bonus. Flexible benefits include: cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice car, insurance and healthcare packages plus access to our Occupational Health services.

Diversity and Inclusion

Cadent has a commitment to Diversity and Inclusion - the more diverse our organisation is, the more able we are to respond to and reflect our communities in all their diversity. We therefore encourage and welcome applications from people with a diverse variety of backgrounds; age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.
We want our employees to achieve a work life balance and are happy to discuss flexible working options with you if the role can accommodate it.

If you require any reasonable adjustments during the application process, please let us know. We?re committed to be Disability Confident in line with the Department For Work and Pensions scheme.

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