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Senior Data Engineer

England, Berkshire, Reading / England, Havant, Hampshire
£40600 - £61000 per annum + Performance related bonus
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

Job Details

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Havant or Reading

Salary: £40,600 - £61,000 + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

As a Senior Data Engineer, you'll develop and optimise data pipelines across the Microsoft data capability stack. You'll work closely with data architects, developers and other key stakeholders to drive innovation and enhance data-driven decision-making processes.

Reporting to the Data Product Manager, you'll be part of a growing team delivering innovative data solutions to teams across the business.

Key responsibilities for this role will include:

- Leading the design and implementation of sophisticated data models and pipelines to support our analytics platform, working with our internal teams and 3rd party service providers.

- Collaborating effectively with data management teams to uphold data governance and security standards.

- Optimising data solutions using Azure and ensuring seamless production integration with robust testing and deployment strategies.

- Fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation across all data engineering activities.

- Engaging with business stakeholders to translate complex requirements into scalable data solutions.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Excellent technical computing, analysis, design and development skills to a proven professional level.

- Experience with designing, building and operating analytics solutions using Azure cloud technologies.

- Demonstrable use of specific Azure data related resources including: Data Factory, Databricks, Graph, Storage Account (Data Lake / Delta Lake), SQL Database, SQL Data Warehouse (Dedicated SQL Pool).

- Experience of working at a senior level within a data engineering team taking on responsibility for: Designing and building new data models. Designing and building appropriate extract-transform-load (ETL) pipelines for required data. Engineering robust solution components. Undertaking testing/QA; producing standards documentation for the wider team, undertaking code reviews and other assurance related activities.

- Experience with Azure DevOps. Lead on all best practices and standards in terms of source repository control, CI/CD and change control.

About our Business

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Further actions

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact David on 01738 275846.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.


We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

We develop, own and operate low carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition.  This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.

Our twin focus of practicality and inspiration is a strategy that has seen us through more than 70 years.

We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.

Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.


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