Data Engineer

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Department for Work and Pensions
Birmingham, Blackpool, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle or Sheffield, United Kingdom
Job Type
Hybrid Working Opportunity
Apply before 11:55 pm on Wednesday 12th June 2024

Digital with Purpose.

Are you ready to join a dynamic team at the forefront of digital transformation?

DWP Digital is seeking Data Engineers who are passionate about utilising cutting-edge technologies to deliver impactful data products.

DWP is the UK's largest department, every year we pay over £120 billion to 18million DWP customers.

DWP services cover everything from helping children & families right through to supporting relatives of lost loved ones.

We help people find jobs, support people financially when they are unable to work due to health conditions and make ensure everybody has the money they need to live during their retirement years.

The scale of what we do is outstanding, and our purpose is unique. We'd love you to join us.

Your role: 

You’ll join a close-knit team at the heart of one DWP’s highest priority transformation projects – the Health Transformation programme. Working with huge datasets (quite possibly the largest on offer in the UK), you’ll be delivering benefits that positively impact millions of UK citizens.

You will be instrumental in enabling the service to be managed and measured. To do this, you’ll create dimensional models from a combination of microservices that make up a single customer journey.

Our production environment is currently on-prem, but the direction of travel is cloud engineering, and you’ll be executing code across the following tech stack: Azure, Databricks, PySpark and Pandas.

DWP Digital is a great place to work, we offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can grow your career and make a real difference.

Essential criteria

  • Commercial experience of Databricks, PySpark and Pandas
  • Commercial experience of Azure data engineering tools such as Azure Data Factory, dedicated SQL pools and ADSL Gen 2
  • Experience of working with data lakes
  • An understanding of dimensional modelling

Details. Wages. Perks.

You’ll join us based at one of our brilliant digital hubs in either Birmingham, Blackpool, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle or Sheffield

We also have all the tools and tech we need to enable our people to work flexibly. We operate a hybrid working model with a mix of home working and some time in the office.

In return for your skills, we offer a competitive salary of up to £41,567 in London and up to £36,545 for all other locations. There is also a Digital Allowance of up to £3,000 per annum available for exceptional candidates.

You'll be eligible for a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth 28.97%.

You'll get a generous leave package starting at 24 days, plus all the usual bank holidays, and the option to take extra days off on flexi leave.

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

  • Flexible working, flexi hours and flexi days
  • Hybrid working: some time in a hub with the team, some time at home
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Time off volunteering and charitable giving
  • Bring your authentic self to work with 'I Can Be Me in DWP'
  • Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
  • Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket
  • Sports and social activities
  • Working in an award-winning environment and culture
  • Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities.


Please note this role requires you to pass Security Check clearance.

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