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Senior Data Engineer

Job Title: Senior Data Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Surrey, England
Salary: £550 - £620 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 4 Months
REF: 16054/002_1573029929
Contact Name: Sarah Donohoe-Denton
Contact Email:
Job Published: 7 months ago

Job Description

I'm looking for a Senior Data Engineer/Developer for The National Archives in Surrey for a 4 month contract.

A Data Engineer/Developer is required to develop a new data model and web service for PRONOM, with associated services for regularly updating the PRONOM data files. The core aims are to modernise the database infrastructure/technology (currently based on MS SQL), to refine the PRONOM data model, to extend the PRONOM signature vocabulary, and to facilitate better linking and data sharing with external data sources, in particular Wikidata and the Preservation Action Registry. Work will also be required to update the PRONOM web application and bring it into line with The National Archives' current brand.

Essential skills and experience

  • Highly experienced Senior Data Engineer (or Senior Software Engineer) with excellent track record of designing/creating/iterating/testing data models, working with production data, delivering resilient, data-driven services into live environment

  • Experience of implementing data models for use in live systems environments,

  • Ability to manage all aspects of the release cycle, including migration of existing data

  • Excellent knowledge of architectural approaches that are relevant to this work

  • Experience of graph-based data models and of modelling graph data, including experience, knowledge and understanding of graph/linked data querying languages, such as SPARQL or Cypher

  • Experience of Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) processes

  • Experience creating resilient and secure systems using IAM in a cloud context

  • Experience validating graph data with SHACL

The closing date is 10th November, there is an application to write for this role so please send your CV for more details. You must be able to start on or before 2nd December 2019.