Job ID 335797
Data Analyst (***Security Clearance IS required***)
Job type: PERMENANT
Location: South England
Salary: £40,000 – £60,000
As a Data Analyst, you will have the opportunity to use and develop your data skills to unlock business problems for a wide range of high-profile UK public sector organisations. Your help will enable them to get the maximum benefit from their investments in technology, information and facilities, and in doing so, play a key role in nationally critical projects which make a real difference to people's everyday lives.
This role will require you to work flexibly as part of teams of varying sizes and compositions – including data specialists and others with different skillsets. Over time, you may move on to leading assignments and take responsibility for supervising direct reports whilst ensuring the overall success of the engagement.
What you will be doing as a data analyst:
Creating genuinely useful data outcomes to help deliver client goals in major business transformation programmes
Hands-on analytics, including working with clients, users and other team members to address data availability and quality issues before they become blockers
Carrying out 'pre-discovery' to establish which business problems, or which parts of business problems, are best addressed through data analytics / data science
Translating business problems into data exploitation queries
Specifying data analytics and data science environments
Understanding data flows, i.e., which parts of the organization generate data, which require data to function, how data flows are managed, and how data changes in transition
Collaborating and coordinating with multiple departments, stakeholders, partners, and external vendors.
What we need from you as a data analyst:
Coding eg expertise in Python or R
Collaborative, team-based development;
Cloud analytics platforms eg relevant AWS and Azure platform services;
Data visualisation tools eg Power BI, Qlik Sense;
Data science approaches and tooling eg Hadoop, Spark;
Data engineering approaches;
Database management, eg MySQL, Postgress;
Government Digital Service approaches, ie the Government Service Design Manual and the Service Standard;
Software development methods and techniques eg Agile methods such as SCRUM;
Software change management, notably familiarity with git;
Public sector best practice guidance, eg ITIL, OGC toolkit.
*** Candidates MUST have or be eligible and willing to gain UK Security Clearance to apply for this position