Reporting to the Applications Team Leader (Business Systems), this role is responsible for providing high-quality BAU technical support and ongoing development for the new strategic Enterprise Data Platform. Among other attributes, this will require strong expertise in development on the Microsoft data stack and a solid understanding of Agile delivery processes and concepts - including Release Management and DevOps. The post holder will be one of the key specialists at the University in this important area.
Among the Data Platform Developer's key responsibilities are to design, implement and support technical data solutions based on prioritised business requirements. This is to be based around an iterative Agile delivery methodology, working closely with other similar resources in the team along with senior users in the business. Along with this the post holder will be required to act as technical lead in the team, advising others, running relevant departmental planning workshops, project management where necessary and advising others.
The individual must have strong, relevant technical skills as well as the ability to communicate and work closely with other resources in and outside of the team, coordinating the work of suppliers and contractors to ensure collaboration in the end-to-end delivery of solutions. The Enterprise Data Platform has recently been implemented and the successful candidate will bring their expertise to further enhance and develop the foundations that have been put in place.
* Design, develop, test and document high quality technical data solutions according to business demand/requirements (utilising experience of key Microsoft Azure data technologies)
*Provide high-quality day to day technical support of the data platform, aligned with our incident and problem management processes
*Provide technical leadership and be the University's specialist in this area, advising others, planning the direction of the EDP as well as Agile project management skills
*Build relationships with key business users and understand data structures and business processes from across functions
*Collaborate with key resources across the wider Applications and IT team to help foster a team environment
*Play key role in the ongoing evolution of our delivery process (iterative/agile) within the team
*Work closely with the Team Leader and other resources to ensure end-to-end solutions are produced and introduced into service via release management process
*Use version control/team collaboration software to ensure robust delivery mechanism from project/BAU delivery through to deployment to live environment
*Provide high-quality training to relevant users across the organisation where required
*Use expertise to ensure continual evolution of the enterprise data platform in-line with industry best practise
Experience in developing end to end modern data solutions
Familiar with Agile development methologies
Extensive experience of development using Microsoft Azure data technologies, e.g. Data Factory, Data Lake, SQL DB, Analysis Services
Aptitude with reporting and analytics technologies, e.g. Power BI
Strong background in developing BI and data solutions
Understanding of cloud computing infrastructure, i.e. Microsoft Azure, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS
Experience with Azure DevOps or similar
Excellent technical aptitude with the desire to learn new skills
Ability to manage technical delivery packages of work in an independent way, from analysis and design through to development and deployment
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