Data and Analytics DevOps Technical Lead

  • Job Reference: 517719
  • Date Posted: 4 November 2019
  • Recruiter: SSE Plc
  • Location: Berkshire
  • Salary: £70,000 to £85,000
  • Sector: Information Technology (IT)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

SSE is transforming the way it delivers value from data and is implementing a new MS Azure Analytics Platform to help execute on that vision. This is an exciting role where youll set up best practice and govern the design, development and implementation of both the platform and Analytics solutions.

In this Technical Lead role, youll provide oversight, technical leadership, and direction to extended (internal and third party) Data and Analytics (DnA) Platform and Analytics Solution DevOps Teams from a best practice, quality assurance and governance perspective.

Youll be working with the Head of Delivery and chosen partners in an extended team of internal and external professionals to develop and implement Development and CI/CD standards, best practice and governance standards for Development and Operations within DnA and your job will include responsibilities across: MS Azure Platform and Analytics Solution Development; Operations; Delivery Methodology; Delivery Quality Assurance and Governance; Solution Design and Delivery.

Youll be delivering a Microsoft Azure platform DevOps service to support a broad range of exciting analytics projects across our Generation, Networks (Distribution/Transmission), Trading, B2B and Enterprise (Contracting, Rail, Telecoms and more) businesses. This will include both the in-house delivery of code and data to production, and a governance role where youll be working in partnership with 3rd-party service providers to ensure code comes in on time, to quality and in line with the overall analytics principles.

Hands on, youll also contribute directly to the build and deployment activities involved in establishing the new platform then work on the significant pipeline of future analytics projects.

What do I need

Youll have extensive experience of agile development, with the ability to work on complex projects and manage third party resources in a distributed environment designing and developing using the Azure analytics components including Data Lake Analytics, Power BI and Microsoft Visual Studio, Data Factory, SQL DB/DW and SSIS and be fully conversant with agile and DevOps development methodology and concepts as applied to data driven analytics projects.

Youll have expertise in designing, building, and operating MS Azure cloud infrastructure to support mission critical systems with a track record of delivering high availability. Experience writing scripts (PowerShell) to build and deploy environments using Infrastructure-as-Code, along with VSTS experience, is essential.

Additionally, youll bring experience: implementing and executing CI/CD strategies; designing, building, and operating solutions using Azure cloud technologies; working with cloud automation tools; with Data Management e.g. data profiling, large volume data handling; using VSTS, Jira, Git and other CI/CD tooling; with automated data driven testing for example Apache/Spark.

Youll also understand the pros and cons of big-data processing approaches, be able to communicate analytics concepts to non-technical stakeholders and will demonstrate the ability to work in close partnership with other IT functions such as IT security, compliance and infrastructure, as well as partner closely with business stakeholders in the commercial and digital organizations.

Although knowledge of the energy industry will be useful, it is not essential.

Please be aware if you are successful, youll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with myself Jane Freeman, or sse.

About SSE

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