Lead Engineer: Data Curation

Up to £36329 per annum + Pension + Benefits
13 Jan 2021
10 Feb 2021
Laura McKeating
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Lead Information Systems Engineer: Data Curation
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract, 2 years
Hours: 37.5
Locations: Flexible with occasional travel to PHE sites
Salary: £36,329

Badenoch & Clark are proud to be partnering with Public Health England to supply the best IT talent for a number of opportunities to support the ongoing digitalisation and evolution of services over the next 1-2 years. Public Health England exist to protect and improve the nation's health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. Public Health England do this through world-leading science, research, knowledge and intelligence, advocacy, partnerships and providing specialist public health services. As a result, we are looking to recruit a Lead Information Systems Engineer: Data Curation on a 24-month Fixed Term Contract to work within the Information and Communications Technology Department.

ICT Intro
The Information and Communications Technology Department (ICT) has primary responsibility for service technical infrastructure and support. ICT has staff at a number of locations throughout the Organisation. The key functions of ICT are to provide and support such systems required by the staff of Public Health England (PHE), and to provide the technical infrastructure to enable all forms of corporate communication, both within the Organisation and between the Organisation and its customers and stakeholders.

* Learning and development tailored to your role
*An environment with flexible working options
* A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
* A Civil Service pension

Job Summary
To be responsible to the ICT Team Manager Hosting and Data Curation for the methodological and technological data-management workstreams, providing technical support for on-going management of data through its life-cycle, support the ever-growing demand for data interoperability, support the automation of large scale high-performance data storage and processing systems. You'll work closely with internal Data Architect, SQL and storage engineers to provide a holistic approach in implementing a full end to end data life-cycle management solution,

Main Duties & Responsibilities
*Hosting and Data Curation, lead the strategic drive in architecting Enterprise data solutions.
*Lead the planning, design, implementation and management tasks for the organisation's Data Curation solutions
*Support large-scale data migration programs, working with the PHE's application owners and data scientists.
*Overall curation of platform data stores from a performance and reliability and security perspective
*Design, plan, implement and create policies and procedures for data security to ensure highest level of standards are met.
*Provide technical leadership for data security initiatives, working closely with security colleagues and ensuring that security remains a primary objective for PHE ICT

Essential Skills
*Educated to degree level in relevant subject or equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level in specialist area
*Must have previous experience of managing systems for a large user base
*Good knowledge and experience in sysadmin tasks on Linux
*Posix filesystems, EXT, XFS, ZFS
*Linux/open-source based NAS and SAN technologies, NFS, iSCSI
*Knowledge in scripting and centralised configuration technologies such as: Bash, Python, Ansible
*Good knowledge and experience in installing, configuring and managing relational database systems such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB and SQL language
*Technical documentation authoring skills

Things you need to know
*Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
*People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details
*Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).
*Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Badenoch & Clark and Public Health England are equal opportunities employers. If you are unfortunately unsuccessful for this opportunity, we will keep your details on file and may contact you about any other suitable opportunities.

For more information on this role please visit us online where you can also submit an application: https://hyphen.avature.net/PublicHealthEnglandApplicationPage

Badenoch + Clark acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Badenoch + Clark UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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