Data Platform Engineer x2

Data Platform Engineer x2

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    London, England

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  • Salary:

    £300.00 - £550.00 per day

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    Drew Derry

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months + Possible Extension

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Data Platform Engineer x2
Location: London
Rate: £300\£550 per day
Duration: 12 Months
Start: ASAP

Domain Expertise and Experience:
Role Specific Expertise and Experience ( Technical / Business / Tool )
*SQL Server database. Sybase (SAP ASE) database an advantage. Other (newer) data platforms also an advantage. Windows, Linux.
*Scripting (eg Powershell, bash, javascript), Object Oriented Programming (eg Python, PHP, Java or similar).
*Restful API development, Automation and orchestration tools, Cloud services provision and utilisation.

General Knowledge & Experience:
*In-depth understanding of all aspects of design, implementation and maintenance of SQL Server database and Sybase (SAP ASE) database in a large globally distributed environment.
*Experience of newer data platform technologies (eg NoSQL technologies)
*Experience of development of tooling to support automation of management of SQL / Sybase databases.
*Knowledge / experience of PaaS, IaaS, containers.
*Good communication skills for working in a global collaborative team with globally distributed customers.
*Experience working within large-scale enterprise IT environment and the embedded controls
*Experience working with Agile working practices and tooling
*Experience and awareness of security, audit, risk and compliance within enterprise IT environment
*Engineering background preferred and/or experience to equivalent level

Role Purpose (overall high level summary of the role)
The Data Platforms Infrastructure Enterprise Services job is responsible for building and running enterprise services that enable DevOps.

This role will carry out some or all of the following activities:
*Provide Enterprise Services, including data platform services for securely storing/analysing data as well as Developer Services which enable faster delivery of highly standardised platform services
*Implement automation and Devops interfaces
*Consolidate and reduce infrastructure complexity
*Develop Cloud based infrastructure platforms and deliver infrastructure, platform etc. "as a Service" by working with Business & other DevOps teams
*Determine the strategic direction and execute in each of the Technology areas under Enterprise Services responsibility
*Risk and Cost Management
*Ensure Service Quality Targets are met for offered platform services
*Business stakeholder management to define product roadmaps and market available capabilities
*Write development code, understand a DevOps Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery pipeline, and build automated test scripts (for infrastructure products and upgrades), and build automation interfaces between systems

Principal Accountabilities: Key activities and decision making areas

Typical Targets and Measures

Impact on the Business / Function:
*Deliver self-service and automation capability for management of the globally distributed database estate, including patching for security compliance.
*Customers / Stakeholders
*ITID Enterprise Services Data Platforms production support, infrastructure maintenance, business delivery and planning & governance.
*Global Business/Global Functions IT
*Leadership & Teamwork
*Working within the Data Platforms Engineering team to provide integrated Infrastructure as a Service.
*Operational Effectiveness & Control
*Include automation and self-service options for cloud and non-cloud targets.
*Deliver as a Service to meet standards for availability, security, recovery, performance and compliance, supported by Data Platforms production support.

Role Context:
The role operates within the Data Platforms Engineering team which provides infrastructure tooling for the global Data Platforms function. The incumbent has subject matter expertise and an input to the design and implementation of solutions, subject to integration requirements with existing Data Platforms infrastructure and always in collaboration with colleagues in Data Platforms, Enterprise Services domains and the clients and stakeholders in Global Businesses and Functions. Among these is the Data Platforms Technical Architecture group which is accountable and responsible for the definition of standards and strategy in for Data Platforms products.

If you are interested in this role, can recommend anyone, or require further information please do not hesitate to contact Drew Derry on 01932 83 7792 or via email on