Summary of the work
Specialist role – Delivery manager
DWP is delivering modern data and analytics products that are driving innovation within the wider department. The UC programme has a massive amount of structured and unstructured data that is the foundation for a data driven approach and the UC data team sit at the heart of delivering that vision.
Latest start date Monday 26 June 2017
Expected contract length 2 year contract – initial 4 month Statement of work
Organisation the work is for Department for Work and Pensions
About the work
Who the specialist will work with:
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team with responsibility to provide data to operational sites and colleagues to allow them to track, understand and improve operational performance. Types of roles that are included in this team are full stack web developers, Data Engineers, Java Software Engineers, UX designers, Data Scientists, Data Analysts, BI reporting Analysts.
What the specialist will work on:
Lead multi-disciplinary team delivering complex products in tight timescales providing technical leadership to build data exploitation capability. Implement Scrum/Kanban methodologies as necessary and manage a number of varied stakeholders. Ensure that technical decisions are sensible and that roadmaps align with user expectations. Lead show-and-tells, present at senior stakeholder groups and executive steering committees. Ensure that Developers implement best practice and modern approaches and techniques are applied Outline data and analytics best practice and advise analyst users and their managers. Develop ideas and design projects in: Predictive analytics, Experimental design, Advanced Data Visualisation, Dashboard design, Data Governance and Big Data.
Skills and experience
Essential skills and experience:
Deep Knowledge of Agile methodologies – Scrum and Kanban
Prior Experience of leadership of a varied team of Software and Data Engineers
Experience of delivering complex Data Projects under tight deadlines and close stakeholder scrutiny
Stakeholder management of a large group of diverse stakeholders
Understanding of Data Governance best practice
Prior experience of delivering advanced analytics projects involving personalisation, risk analytics etc. including techniques such as machine learning and segmentation
Experience as a JIRA Administrator
Understanding of big data technologies (Hadoop, Mongo) and semi structured data formats such as JSON
Experience working with DWP or similar organisation in the last 3 years.
Nice-to-have skills and experience:
Hands on experience of coding languages such as SQL and R.