Data Engineer (DE)

Closing date for applications: 17/03/2021
Specialist role
Data engineer
Summary of the work
Cyber Mission Data-Alpha(CMD-A) shall improve the quality of Defence data, through new data structures to enable data exploitation through Machine Learning and Data Science.CMD-A will facilitate the delivery of new Cyber Insights upon data currently held and identify information to assist decision making whilst saving resource effort through automation.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
18 months
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Defence Digital, MOD
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The Data Engineer will work within the multi-disciplined Cyber Mission Data Alpha team. This team consists of Authority Crown Servants, current contract supplier technical resource, and separately procured technical resource.The Cyber Mission Data Alpha team fits within the current construct of the Data as a Service function, which forms part of the wider Defence Cyber Operations.
What the specialist will work on
Data Engineers are responsible for implementing the designs of the data engineering community, applying data flows to connect operational systems, data for analytics and business intelligence (BI) systems. You shall document source-to-target mappings and re-engineer manual data flows to enable scaling and repeatable use while supporting the build of data streaming systems.You shall write ETL scripts and code to make sure the ETL process performs optimally and develop business intelligence reports that can be re-used build accessible data for analysis.
Address where the work will take place
MOD Corsham / Working from home.
Working arrangements
5 days per week, either from MOD Corsham or working from home (to be agreed with the Authority).
Security clearance
DV, although initially SC (must be held to start role) would be acceptable with the aim to acquire DV once onboarded.Sole UK nationality is required for this role.
Additional terms and conditions
Off-payroll working rules apply (IR35 in-scope)
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
-work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers (1%) -be transparent and collaborative when making decisions (1%) -have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes (1%) -take responsibility for their work (1%) -share knowledge and experience with other team members (1%)
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 65% Cultural fit 5% Price 30%
Essential skills and experience
  • Proven experience as a Data Engineer
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field; graduate degree in Data Engineering or other numerical field is preferred
  • Experience in data mining
  • Awareness of machine-learning and operations research, statistical data analysis and data visualisation
  • Practitioner of R, SQL and Python
  • Familiarity with Cloud Services (such as Azure, AWS & IBM)
  • Familiarity with Scala, Java or C++ is an asset
  • Experience using business intelligence tools (e.g. Tableau) and data frameworks (e.g. Hadoop)
  • Experience of Agile development CI/CD pipeline
  • Analytical mind set and business acumen
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience with SIEM tools
  • Previous experience working within a defence or intelligence environment
  • Previous experience working within a defensive cyber security environment
  • An existing portfolio which demonstrates aptitude and skills

Closing date for applications: 17/03/2021

Data Engineer (DE)

Closing date for applications: 17/03/2021

Specialist role:

Data engineer


South West England


Defence Digital, MOD

Maximum day rate:


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