Senior Azure Data Engineer

Datatech Analytics
January 30, 2024
Job Type
Job Ref
£40000 - £65000 per annum
Remote Work


Senior Azure Data Engineer
UK Home based | Visa sponsorship available for the right applicant
Salary: £40,000 to £65,000 exp dep
Job Ref: J12718

Our client is implementing a new strategy and transforming how they work so that they can keep pace with the changing health and care landscape and ensure people receive safe, effective care. Becoming an insight-driven organisation is a critical component of their new operating model.

The ambition of the Senior Azure Data Engineer is to create and mature a service-focused data and insight function. Aiming to modernise the technology they use to manage and analyse data; formalise the governance, processes and ways of working around data; drive new data culture, behaviours and skills to enable them to maximise the use of data and insight in their activities.

What you will bring…

You will be responsible for developing and helping maintain robust, performant data integration and transformation routines and services, using the latest cloud technologies, ensuring availability of data to support company's insight needs.
There will be the opportunity for maximising the automations, scalability, reliability and security of data services, focussing on opportunities for re-use, adaptation and efficient engineering.


•Design, build and test data pipelines and services, based on feeds from multiple systems using a range of different storage technologies and/or access methods provided by the Enterprise Data Platform, with a focus on creating repeatable and reusable components and products.
•Design, write and iterate code from prototype to production ready. Understand security, accessibility and version control. Use a range of coding tools and languages as required.
•Work closely with colleagues across the Data & Insight Unit to effectively translate requirements into solutions, and accurately communicate across technical and non-technical stakeholders as well as facilitating discussions within a multidisciplinary team.
•Deliver robust, supportable and sustainable data solutions in accordance with agreed organisational standards that ensure services are resilient, scalable and future proof.
•Understand the concepts and principles of data modelling and produce, maintain and update relevant physical data models for specific business needs, aligning to the enterprise data architecture standards.
•Design and implement data solutions for the ingest, storage and use of sensitive data within the organisation, including designing and implementing row and field-level controls as needed to appropriately control, protect and audit such data.
•Clearly, accurately and informatively document and annotate code, routines and other components to enable support, maintenance and future development.
•Work with QA Engineers to execute testing where required, automating processes as much as possible.
•Keep abreast of opportunities for innovation with new tools and uses of data.
•Learn from what has worked as well as what has not, being open to change and improvement and working in smarter', more effective ways.
•Work collaboratively, sharing information appropriately and building supportive, trusting and professional relationships with colleagues and a wide range of people within and outside of the organisation.
•Ensure that problems are fixed according to SLAs or in a timely manner providing proactive communication.
•Provide oversight and assurance of suppliers and team members, coaching and mentoring colleagues to create a highly-performant and effective team.
•Design and undertake appropriate quality control and assurance for delivery of output.
•Provide direction and guidance to peers and junior colleagues, including line management and development of teams, where required.
•Promote a strong data culture across organisation in line with the organisational data strategy.
•Role model inclusive behaviours in everyday interactions.
•Promote a culture of respect and fairness and understand personal responsibilities around delivering against company diversity and inclusion strategy.

Essential Skills and Experience:

•Educated to degree level or have equivalent professional experience.
•Experience translating business requirements into solution design and implementation.
•Extensive experience of data engineering and the development of data ingest and transformation routines and services using modern, cloud-based approaches and technologies.
•Ability to apply relevant techniques and approaches to validate, optimise and monitor data transformation to improve the efficiency and robustness of solutions.
•Understanding of the principles of data modelling and data flows with ability to apply this to design of data solutions.
•Understanding of the fundamentals of solution and data architecture.
•Experience of supporting and enabling AI technologies.
•Experience following product/solution development lifecycles using frameworks/methodologies such as Agile, SAFe, DevOps and use of associated tooling (e.g., version control, task tracking).
•Experience working with Database technologies such as SQL Server, Oracle and Data Warehouse Architecture with knowledge of big data, data lakes and NoSQL.
•Experience implementing data flows to connect operational systems, data for analytics and BI systems.
•Experience documenting source-to-target mappings.
•Demonstrable experience writing ETL scripts and code to make sure the ETL processes perform optimally.
•Experience in other programming languages for data manipulation (e.g., Python, Scala).
•Experience in assessing and analysing technical issues or problems in order to identify and implement the appropriate solution.
•Knowledge and experience of data security and data protection (e.g., GDPR) practices and application of these through technology.
•Strong decision-making skills and capability to make sound judgement with limited supervision.
•Experience in reconciling conflicting views and articulating coherent rationales for action.
•Ability to identify problems and lead the delivery of solutions and preventative measures, escalating where appropriate.
•Proven ability to understand stakeholder needs, manage their expectations and influence at all levels on the use of data and insight.
•Proven ability to tailor the communication of insight in the most appropriate and compelling way for the audience, including through storytelling and visualisation.


•Knowledge and understanding of the health and care sectors.
•Experience of using Power BI and creating reports/analysing data.

If this sounds like the role for you then please apply today!

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