DevOps Engineer

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, ENG
  • Oct 12, 2021
Technology Flexible

Job Description:

Base Location: Reading or Havant, Perth, Edinburgh or Glasgow

Salary:£28,600 - £42,800 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working options available

What is the Role?

SSE Distributed Energy is transforming the way it delivers value from data and is working in implementing a number of Platforms to help execute on that vision. We have a vacancy for a DevOps Data Engineer to build and operate data pipelines and Data Factory on AWS and Microsoft Azure Platforms.

The data engineer, which is an emerging role in SSE Distributed Energy data and analytics team, will play a pivotal role in operationalising the most-urgent data and analytics initiatives for analytics use cases.

The bulk of the data engineer's work would be in building, managing and optimizing data pipelines, working with our data scientists and technical development team to move these data pipelines effectively into production for key data and analytics consumers (for example business/data analysts, data scientists or any user that needs curated data for data and analytics use cases).

Key Responsibilities

Data engineers need to guarantee compliance with data governance and data security requirements while creating, improving and operationalizing these integrated and reusable data pipelines.

Strong ability to integrate analytics and (or) data science results with business processes

This role will require both creative and collaborative working with the wider business.

It will involve evangelizing effective data management practices and promoting better understanding of data and analytics.

Data engineers will also be expected to collaborate with data scientists, data analysts and other data consumers and work on the models and algorithms developed by them in order to optimize them for data quality, security and governance and put them into production leading to potentially large productivity gains.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Experience in DevOps on AWS/Azure and data management experience e.g. data profiling, large volume data handling.

- Extensive experience of developing using the AWS/Azure analytics components including Data Lakes, Power BI and Microsoft Visual Studio, Data Factory, HDInsight, Data Factory, SQL DB/DW, SSIS, ETL tooling and scripting languages: R, Scala, Python.

- Fully conversant with Agile and DevOps development methodology and concepts as applied to data driven analytics projects. Including CI/CD Coding, security testing best practice and standards.

- Experience with designing, building, and operating analytics solutions using AWS/Azure cloud technologies and in automated data driven testing.

About our Business

SSE has a vision to help the UK towards achieving net zero carbon by changing from single energy assets to Whole System Thinking. It is here where Distributed Energy becomes key to delivering a low carbon world.

Why Whole System Thinking?

SSE's Distributed Energy Business aims to deliver solutions that bring together the diverse needs of all stakeholders into a single unified outcome that maximises both short and long-term benefits.

Decarbonisation - Stripping carbon out of the energy chain to deliver maximum impact comes under the direct control of the local generation asset owners, giving greater ability to dictate the pace of the sustainability agenda.

Decentralisation - Bringing energy generation and management closer to the point of use reduces dependence on national infrastructure, and puts energy resilience into the direct control of the energy user groups.

Digitalisation - Utilising digital technology to leverage information across all elements of the local energy infrastructure can help to achieve maximum effectiveness of energy use across multiple connected assets.

Democratisation - Bringing local energy ownership and participation to achieve a truly united energy transition. The Consumer is no longer just the recipient of energy but is enabled to feed electricity into the grid.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We 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. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738 275846.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.