Lead Data Engineer (BI) - Active SC Clearance required

Job Title: Lead Data Engineer (BI) - Active SC Clearance required
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Salary: £600 - £700 per day + Inside IR35
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH28747_1637148312
Contact Name: James Norval
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 17, 2021 11:25

Job Description

Senior/Lead Data Engineer - Business Intelligence (BI)

Security Clearance required: SC Clearance - ideally held currently

  • Remote working anywhere in the UK
  • Daily Rates - Inside IR35, negotiable
  • 3 months initially
  • Deadline: Noon on 22/11/21
  • central Government

A lead data engineer is responsible for the design and implementation of numerous complex data flows to connect operational systems, data for analytics and business intelligence (BI) systems.

  • Recognise and share opportunities to re-use existing data flows between their teams
  • Be responsible for the build of data-streaming systems
  • Coordinate teams and set best practice and standards
  • Apply knowledge of systems integration to their work
  • Champion data engineering across government


You can listen to the needs of technical and business stakeholders and interpret them. You know how to manage stakeholder expectations. You are flexible and capable of proactive and reactive communication. You know how to facilitate difficult discussions within the team or with diverse senior stakeholders.

You understand and can help teams apply a range of techniques for data profiling. You can source system analysis from a complex single source. You can bring multiple data sources together in a conformed model for analysis.
You know how to establish enterprise-scale data integration procedures across the data development life cycle and ensure that teams adhere to these. You can manage resources to ensure that data services work effectively at an enterprise level.

You can identify areas of innovation in data tools and techniques, and recognise appropriate timing for adoption.
You know how to establish standards and you know how to keep those standards up to date and ensure adherence to them. You keep abreast of best practice in industry and across government.

You understand the concepts and principles of data modelling and can produce relevant data models. You know how to work across government and industry, recognising opportunities for re-use and alignment between the data models in different organisations. You can design the method to categorise data model within the organisation.

You can design an appropriate metadata repository and present changes to existing metadata repositories. You understand a range of tools for storing and working with metadata. You can provide oversight and advice to more inexperienced members of the team.

You can ensure that the most appropriate actions are taken to resolve problems as they occur. You know how to coordinates teams to resolve problems and implement solutions and preventative measures.

You know how to use agreed standards and tools to design, code, test, correct and document moderate-to-complex programs and scripts from agreed specifications and subsequent iterations. You can collaborate with others to review specifications where appropriate.

You have the detailed knowledge and understanding of the technical concepts required for the role. You know how these fit into the wider technical landscape.

You can review requirements, specifications and define test conditions. You can identify issues and risks associated with work while being able to analyse and report test activities and results.