Developer – National Data Warehouse

Closing date for applications: 08/04/2019
Specialist role
Summary of the work
An experienced developer is needed to: Work on the continuous development of HEE's National Data Warehouse (SQL server 2016, which is deployed on Azure) Onboard 100+ datasets into the National Data Warehouse and refine these to meet user needs.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
Three months
Organisation the work is for
Health Education England (HEE)
Maximum day rate
Flexible based on experience
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You'll be expected to work with the following: - Scrum Master, Service Manager (Product Owner) and wider Team (incl. data analysts, other developers and senior management) Stakeholders such as: - Business Managers and subject experts - Others involved in the education and training of the multi professional healthcare workforce
What the specialist will work on
The Health Education England Data Programme has been established with the aim of providing the business with ‘a single source of the truth’ via the National Data Warehouse. The Data Warehouse is SQL server 2016 based service and consists of a number of database servers deployed in the Azure cloud environment. Our current requirements framework has identified over 100 datasets that need to be onboarded to meet user needs.
Address where the work will take place
Health Education England Floor 3 Stewart House Russell Square London WC1B 5DN
Working arrangements
To be in the London office for core days and flexible working is subject to arrangement. The role is outside of IR35. With regards to time frames that we are working to: Shortlisting week commencing 8th April Interviews week commencing 15th April (we will conduct Skype interviews on Monday followed by in person interviews Wednesday onwards) Start week commencing 22nd April
Security clearance
Additional terms and conditions
The awarded supplier will also need to adhere to the principles set out in the standard NHS Terms and Conditions.
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Work transparently and collaboratively in a no-blame culture, encouraging all to fail fast and learn from mistakes Demonstrate experience of supporting and coaching other team members Evidence their confidence to challenge the status quo Evidence ability to work with clients with low technical expertise Evidence of taking responsibility for their work
Assessment methods
Work history Reference Interview Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 50% Cultural fit 20% Price 30%
Essential skills and experience
  • Have Microsoft Azure, particularly with reference to data warehouse architecture (IaaS and PaaS)
  • Have database development using SSMS 2014 or higher experience
  • Have ETL development / deployment using SSIS 2014 or higher experience
  • Have data modelling / validation experiences
  • Have DBA skills (server management, SQL jobs management, scheduling, scaling, backup / restore, security, account management / permissions, server objects, replication)
  • Have process automation experience
  • Have BI tools (particularly Tableau / PowerBI) experience
  • Have experience of different flavours of SQL (MySQL, Postgres etc)
  • Have experience of Python, PowerShell, Bash
  • Have experience of source control (preferably Git)
  • Have experience of orchestration options
  • Have experience of collaboration tools (e.g. MS Teams / Slack / JIRA)
  • Have experience of Agile working methods
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Communicate effectively, with a friendly, approachable manner
  • Collaborate with / challenge / assist HEE staff to identify, develop and deploy best practice approaches to data warehousing
  • Work using our own agile project management approach, taking independent responsibility for significant work
  • Work with analysts to assist with data set specifications and the formulation of data models for data set representation in the data warehouse.
  • Assess analysts' abilities to conduct their own on-boarding activities, configuring jobs and automation, identifying suitable data sets and providing training as appropriate
  • Support process design and maintain documentation, including training manuals / user guidance
  • Work within a healthcare domain with awareness of maintaining confidentiality and implementing data protection legislation / information governance requirements
  • Identify and manage / report risks

Closing date for applications: 08/04/2019

Developer – National Data Warehouse

Closing date for applications: 08/04/2019

Specialist role:





Health Education England (HEE)

Maximum day rate:

Flexible based on experience

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