Data Specialist


Location: Andover


Role: Data Specialist
Location: Hook OR Andover
Salary: £60,000 - £65,000 + excellent benefits & bonus scheme

This is an exciting time to join Virgin Media as a Data Specialist.

You will act as an SME to support and advise both the UK Government Security Support Head of Department and Principal Architect in regard to Data and through specialised knowledge of VM data sources, data feeds, data-feed technologies and big data set processing. The role will also advise wider VM programs owners of UKGSS requirements that must be placed into their program deliverables and tract mitigation.

So why Virgin Media? We are delivering the biggest investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure for over a decade, with a huge programme to extend our ultrafast broadband network and brilliant Virgin TV to 17 million homes and businesses. We’re challenging our competitors with the best services and the fastest speeds.

Your duties will be wide ranging, but ultimately you will be responsible for:

* Advise the Principal Architect in regard to VM Data Sources and attendant technical requirements.
* Understand and document all data feeds relevant to Virgin Media’s RD&D platform/s
* Proactively engage with the wider business to ensure existing datasets are still accurate and changes to them are monitored and dealt with in a timely manner.
* Engage with the wider business to identify new datasets of potential interest to UKGSS and work with the business owners to minimise both cost, and risk to VM, in acquiring the data.
* Work with third parties and internal business contacts to build new feeds in to the RD&D platform.
* Lead the VM UKGSS Data Design Authority Forum.
* Ensures the proactive and reactive management of critical data feeds is effective and issues are detected and resolved in a timely manner.
* Specifies functional requirement and processes for data feeds support, monitoring and management.
* Monitors and interprets data feeds performance to and make appropriate recommendations for improvements.
* Performs proactive performance management activities to minimise fault rates and ensure that performance, availability and reliability service levels are maintained and improved.
* Create MI reports on datasets as required - using Qlikview, Jasper, Access, Excel, etc
* Support of Project Managers and the wider UKGSS team as and when required
* Scripting for ongoing data integrity checks and alarming
* Ownership of the regular testing for all existing and new datasets on the RD&D platform
* Continuous review of datasets and associated processing to ensure best practices are adhered to and security risks mitigated

You'll need a proactive approach to work, and have a keen eye for detail and the ability to deliver to deadlines. If you join us as a Data Specialist we would want you to have:

* Experience in a data processing/storage/management role
* Knowledge of Qlik is desirable
* Knowledge of ETL Development is highly desirable
* Knowledge of Web Services is desirable
* Strong scripting skills, e.g. Bash, Python, SQL
* Database knowledge, e.g. SQL, Oracle
* Experience of data integrity/assurance
* Demonstrable knowledge of Enterprise networks
* Experience of Enterprise Storage - techniques, administration, capacity planning
* Understanding of relevant UK and EU Data Laws, e.g. Investigatory Powers Act 2016, GDPR

Join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media family. We’re a great place to work - and we offer impressive benefits too! You will get a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension, performance related bonus and, of course, discounts across Virgin Media products ad Virgin brands!

We are proud to work with Everywoman to champion the advancement of women in business, and through our partnership with Scope to help one million disabled people get into and stay in work by the end of 2020. We strive to build a diverse and sustainable workforce where gender balance and parity are integral features of our workplace, and where disabled candidates and employees can confidently perform to their full potential through our Work with Me adjustment process. If you are thinking about applying for a job with us and have a condition or impairment that could impact your performance we’ll be happy to work with you to explore adjustment options
Come and be a part of something special. Join us!