Data Developer - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £36,057 per annum
Closing date: 24 Jan 2022
Location: Remote Working
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 5021
Role: Strategy and Policy
About the role

Data Developer

Fixed Term, Full Time

Up to £36,057 per annum

Location: Remote Working

Working Style: Anywhere worker


Please note this is a fixed term contract/secondment opportunity for 12 months.

The Data Developers are part of a specialist team with technical expertise and knowledge to deliver management information to the organisation. Using professional industry recognised techniques, the roles are critical in delivering accessible, well-structured data and information to operational teams to empower them to make business decisions and deliver effective/efficient services. The roles work closely with analysts and performance officers to turn abstract business questions and academic concepts into highly valued intelligence and insights.

The roles apply technical capabilities across the functional areas of the business and familiarity with tools and techniques that optimise and automate processes. The roles will act as enablers and provide seamless integration with the rest of the service. The roles will work with our education services, using skills to develop predictive analytics and translate business requirements into technical specifications.

Working as part of a specialist team, focused on improving outcomes in Education, you’ll use your expertise to design reports, queries and dashboards that make it easy for staff to access information and create their own reports if needed. You’ll also find ways to improve our current databases, working with performance officers and analysts to support effective data recording, reporting and analysis.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

We’re looking for people with a wide knowledge of database theories, ETL and business intelligence tools, e.g. Power BI, Business objects and SSRS. You’ll also be highly competent when it comes to SQL and developing other programming skills. In terms of qualifications, you should be educated to degree level or have the equivalent experience. But just as much, we’re looking for great communicators and collaborators who can work with all kinds of people to achieve great results, and an interest in making a difference for the children and young people of Essex.

In return, you can look forward an excellent rewards package, as well as flexible working and long-term career opportunities.

As part of employment with Essex County Council should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit:

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