Data Engineering Lead

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7111660 (Ref.No. CSUIT1596)
Posted: September 26, 2022

Job Description

Salary: Grade 8 (£43,414 to £51,805 with a discretionary range to £62,166 p.a. depending on experience)

This role will be based on the university campus with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Do you have experience of providing Data Engineering leadership? Are you a well organised individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills? Can you help us build a cohesive community of technical specialists addressing key questions to improve the quality of, and access to data?

The University of Leeds is one of the top 100 universities in the world.  We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities. Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe.  

The University is excited to announce that our IT department is expanding with the creation of a brand new Data Services team. We are going through a period of significant digital transformation, so this is a pivotal time to join us in one of these exciting positions to help create and shape the future data service for our University. 

The successful digital transformation of the University of Leeds relies on high quality data; this service will enhance the governance and management of data University-wide. Data is not only critical to our day-to-day function but it also powers vital research activities. Our ultimate goal is a system-wide model that is underpinned by high quality, readily available data.  

Monica Jones is the University’s Chief Data Officer and has expert knowledge within IT change and transformation. She will be heading up a new Data Services team covering data architecture, modelling and analysis, as well as data governance and quality specialists. This critical team will provide the analytical and data science expertise that will help enable our students to learn, conduct research and help shape a better future for everyone through easy access and sharing of data in a collaborative environment.  

With the support and investment from leadership, we are now in a position to start recruiting for new roles that will help establish and develop the Data Service. Join us, and help to create the blueprint and move towards our aim of data-driven delivery of world-class teaching and research.

The Data Engineering Lead is a pivotal role in the team providing day to day leadership and also direct support to the CDO to ensure there is a consistent and strategic use of data; internally and externally; that is transparent and efficiently delivers value and improves lives.

What we offer in return

•    26 days holiday plus 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year!

•    Generous pension scheme plus life assurance– the University contributes 21.6% of salary 

•    Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.

•    Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.

•    Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!  

If you are looking for an opportunity where you can help shape and transform a new key role in the University of Leeds’ Data Services, apply today.

Interviews will be held on 17, 18, and 19 October 2022


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Monica Jones, Chief Data Officer

Email: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  IT
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £43,414 to £51,805 with a discretionary range to £62,166 p.a
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 26 September 2022
Closing Date:  Sunday 09 October 2022
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  CSUIT1596

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.