Lead Data Engineer

Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

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Job summary

We're looking for an experienced data engineer with an enthusiasm for leading teams in finding impactful and creative solutions to data engineering questions.

We're looking for a good communicator, who can help clients understand complex processes, IG issues and limitations of the data. Managing clients from scope through to delivery of projects.

We're a dynamic unit, launched in October 2020, and you'll bring new ideas, passion and best practice to everything we do. It's a varied role which will give you a wide range of experience across many aspects of business and project management.

Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans, and military families bring to our business and would encourage people from the armed forces community to apply for our vacancies.

Main duties of the job

You will work with your team to develop testable, reusable code in SQL and Python (prior knowledge desirable) to a high-quality standard. You will also lead on documenting all processes and implementations, providing assurance, auditing, ongoing learning, and improvement.

You will be diagnosing data quality issues across numerous large and complex healthcare data sources, as well as taking the lead designing and implementing methodologies to extract, transform, clean and wrangle data. As the most senior data engineer on the team, you will assist in team and staff development; directly managing data engineers in the team, undertaking their appraisals and development. You will also matrix manage others as required to successfully deliver on projects.

The lead data engineer acts as an expert on all data engineering-related projects and queries, leading on related areas on our projects across the unit. They oversee the data function in the Health Economics Unit, formulating and implementing long term plans to develop and improve our service offer.

They directly manage the data team, overseeing their development as data engineers, as well as supporting the rest of the team under a matrix model.

About us

The NHS is the biggest employer in Europe. It's a world-renowned institution and an exciting place to work, full of challenges and opportunities.

NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU) is one of the biggest and best-performing commissioning support units in the country, with among the highest levels of staff and customer satisfaction. We work together as a team of over 1,600 expert staff based acrossthe Midlands and North West to make a difference - for our customers, patients and communities.

Offering a full range of professional services to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), hospital trusts, local authorities, integrated care systems (ICSs) and other public bodies\ across the country, our NHS values underpin everything we do.

The HEU has been created to deliver impactful insights that power the future development of health and care delivery. Our experts support health system and industry leaders to make the best possible decisions and design the highest quality, most efficient and innovative services to improve the health of communities across the country.

The HEU is a specialist team hosted by the NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU), one of five CSUs across the UK responsible for providing a range of services and support to clients including clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), hospital trusts, local authorities, integrated care systems (ICSs) and other public bodies.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key responsibilities

  • Data engineering
  • Leadership of the data engineering function
  • Financial responsibilities
  • Communication and networking
  • Project and client management
  • Service development
  • Line management and training

The post holder will embrace our values and demonstrate them in everything we do. The lead data engineer is the lead person for designing and implementing methodologies to extract, transform, clean and wrangle data.

They develop testable, reusable code in SQL and Python (desirable) to a high-quality standard.

They are a strong communicator, helping clients understand complex processes, IG issues and limitations of the data. They are keen trouble-shooters, diagnosing data quality issues across numerous large and complex healthcare data and designing innovative solutions to meet our clients needs.

Person Specification

Leadership of the data engineering function

Essential

  • Significant experience of extracting data, manipulating, understanding, transforming, wrangling and cleaning NHS datasets

Desirable

  • Good knowledge of Python for data engineering purposes

Qualifications

Essential

  • Master's degree in a related STEM subject or equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level in a similar setting

Desirable

  • Registration with Apha Analysts

Skills

Essential

  • Experience with ICD, SNOMED, Read codes and the NHS Data Dictionary

Desirable

  • Understanding of the broader health and care policy/ institutional environment

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

Address

London office

London

SE1 6LH


Employer's website

https://www.midlandsandlancashirecsu.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Julia Wilkins

julia.wilkins@nhs.net

Date posted

24 March 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£47,126 to £53,219 a year .

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

877-CSU-4045551

Job locations

London office

London

SE1 6LH


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