Position: DevOps Technical Engineer - Data and Analytics
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 522236_1580834610
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 04/02/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Location: Reading

Salary: £40,201 - £53,096 depending on skills and experience

Working Pattern: Permanent / Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available

About the Department

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to DnA 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 is the Role?

SSE is transforming the way it delivers value from data and is implementing a Microsoft Azure platform. This is a fantastic opportunity to shape our vision, working with the in-house team and third parties to build out the next phase of the platform capabilities.

You'll be working in a Scrum Team to build the foundations of an DevOps Service with focus on implementing platform automation, Data Scientist and Developer self-serve, CI/CD, for analytics development on the Microsoft Azure Platform. Your focus will be on building and implementing the Azure platform (adopting best practice) and then working within the DevOps delivery team.

Your Skills and Experience

In this technical role, you'll have experience in: driving Agile best practice into the team; implementing and executing continuous integration and continuous delivery strategies; designing, building, and operating solutions using Azure cloud technologies; Data Management e.g. data profiling, large volume data handling; automated data driven testing; PaaS, IaaS, VM, Windows Administration, Azure network; DevOps on Azure and VSTS for Analytics Platform in Azure/VSTS

You'll act as SME in DevOps development standards using your extensive experience of developing using the Azure analytics components including Data Lake Store, Power BI and Microsoft Visual Studio, Data Factory, HDInsight, Data Factory, SQL DB/DW and SSIS. You'll also be fully conversant with Agile and DevOps development methodology and concepts as applied to data driven analytics projects, including CI/CD Coding and testing standards. You must have experience writing scripts (PowerShell) to build and deploy environments using Infrastructure-as-Code, along with VSTS experience.

It would also be useful if you have a clear understanding of gas and electricity industry dataflows, metering standards and regulations as well good communication skills with attention to detail. Your desire to achieve results, work well in a team and adaptability to changing requirements would also be beneficial.

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

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

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

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.