Business Intelligence Data Engineer

Swansea (Abertawe)
03 Nov 2020
01 Dec 2020
Clearance Level
Job Type

About the job Summary

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce. We pride ourselves on the positive impact diversity has and promote inclusivity and equality of opportunity for all.

Would you like the opportunity to contribute to the development and support of new Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) IT services (ITS)?

If so, we are looking for Business Intelligence Engineers to join us at DVLA and we would love to hear from you.

Salary: £26,126.
Location: Swansea 

Job description

The Business Intelligence Engineer role is a demanding role in a fast-paced environment. It involves managing and monitoring data across multiple data-warehouses and responding to a vast range of requests for reporting purposes and ensuring data accuracy. You will work as part of a flexible software delivery team working in a variety of styles, including Agile.

The softwares/languages the team are currently utilising include SharePoint 2013, Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2013, SSIS 2005, SSRS 2005/2013, SSAS 2005, T-SQL, Oracle-SQL, MDX.

The team are heavily involved in work relating to DVLA’s legacy estate, and we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join us. This is an interesting and dynamic role in a high-profile organisation, so you will need to have experience in data warehousing, analytics and reporting.


Role responsibilities

Your duties will include but are not limited to:

• Working on technical implementation of applications. On larger projects working within a technical framework of the project to meet customer requirements.
• Software development using both recognised and/or specialist programming languages and technologies.
• Conducting Unit Testing of developed applications against agreed standards.
• Participating in Continuous Improvement and defect fixes that can be carried out to improve Application performance.
• Supporting the creation of standardised documentation following the agreed standards and processes.
• Staying up to date with latest technologies.

For more information, please see the attached Role Profile.

Would you like to find out more about the role, the team and what it’s like to work at DVLA? If so, we are organising a familiarisation session where you can virtually 'meet the team' on Wednesday 11th November 2020 at 10am, please email to book on.

About you

An ideal candidate would have a basic understanding of data engineering. You will have awareness of T-SQL or other programming languages and be able to demonstrate the competencies to rapidly acquire or improve on these skills.

You will have experience of working with large amounts of data, ideally in a database environment and excellent written communication skills to communicate effectively to customers at all levels of the business. We are looking for someone who is reliable, pro-active, logical and possesses good problem-solving skills. We need someone who can work well under pressure, adapt to different demands and data requests and work to tight deadlines.

Additional Skills and Experiences

• Good analytical skills
• Working collaboratively as part of a team

Please note, the role profile mentions a Computer Science Degree or a recognised IT qualification. These qualifications are not a requirement of the role.

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We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • SFIA – Programming/Software Development PROG - Level 3
  • SFIA - System Design DESN - Level 2
  • SFIA - Application Support ASUP - Level 3


Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

If you would like to read more about the great opportunities and benefits of working at DVLA visit our Careers website.

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, and will be following central Government advice as it is issued. There is therefore a risk that recruitment to this post may be subject to change at short notice. In addition, where appropriate, you may be invited to attend a video interview.

Please continue to follow the application process as normal and ensure that you check your emails regularly as all updates from us will be sent to you this way.

The sift is due to take place 25th November 2020.

Interviews will be held week commencing 7th December 2020.

This interview will be conducted via a video interview, details of which will be provided to you should you be selected for interview. We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert.

There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.

We are following government guidelines and the majority of IT staff are currently working from home. This is likely continue until at least early 2021. Once it is possible to do so the current expectation is that IT staff will be located in the Swansea office to allow for ongoing support, development and collaboration with colleagues.

How to Apply

For your CV and personal statement, please provide detailed evidence of your experience of the following:

• Awareness of using T-SQL or other programming languages, working with large amounts of data, ideally in a database environment.
• Being pro-active and reliable, logical and possessing good problem-solving skills.
• Working under pressure, working to tight deadlines, adapting to different demands and data requests.

Please note that any part of the Job Profile could be tested at sift/interview.
If invited to interview, this may consist of a range of question types. These could include questions around behaviours and how you would respond in any situation as well as specific examples of things you have done.

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:
• an interview

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity.

For further information on Success Profiles visit our Careers website.

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