Senior Data Designer - 6 Months FTC Senior Data Designer - 6 Months FTC …

M&G plc.
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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M&G plc.
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Senior Data Designer - 6 Months FTC
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.

What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.

We're looking for a curious and adaptable Senior Data Designer to join the Innovation and Transformation team at M&G who are excited to help us to grow our customers' wealth and improve their world by investing with care. You'll have the opportunity to lead the design and development of wide ranging data initiatives and programmes that help connect our business and drive strategic decisions.
You'll be joining M&G Innovation and Transformation team, helping us shape the future of data-driven decision making across the business. You'll work with many teams across M&G to design data models, to design & build pipelines into reporting and analytics platforms and help migration of legacy data platforms/solutions to new data platforms/solutions. You will also help us to ensure that, with our ever changing business, we are collecting and making use of all data sources as they are released to customers, advisors and colleagues alike.
A key part of the role will be to understand how complex data sources connect across legacy and newly built platforms, to design and deliver complex data models/ETL solutions and to help establish a true Enterprise Data Platform with curated and business optimised views of the data. You will have expertise in designing and delivering data solutions and a strong set of technical skills, specifically around Informatica and Azure technologies.

You should apply to the roles if:
•You have a solid grounding in SQL and Python, and are comfortable using them everyday
•You are an expert in Informatica and Azure technologies, particularly SQL DB, Oracle, Informatica Power Centre, Azure Data Factory and Databricks
•You have experience in building and surfacing data complexities, identifying data quality gaps and data profiling techniques
•You are an expert in processing data and designing pipelines from flat files, databases, APIs and streams
•You have experience in leveraging data visualisation technologies to build narratives, particularly using Qlikview or Power BI
•What we're doing sounds exciting and you can't wait to explore our data
•You have experience of prioritising work
•You have a deep understanding of agile practices such as Scrum and Kanban
•You're impact driven and eager to have a real positive impact on the company, products, customers and very importantly your colleagues as well
•You have a self-starter mind-set; you proactively identify issues and opportunities to tackle them without being told to do so
•You're a team player whom your colleagues can rely on
•Ideally, you would also have experience in the Asset Management industry and understand the data source complexities

What you'll do
•Work in a multi-disciplinary team to create awesome modern experiences for our staff and clients using a variety of on premise and cloud based technologies including:
•Designing data models that take data from various parts of the business in many different formats including:
•Microsoft SQL Server & Oracle Databases
•Flat files
•Data streams
• Designing and developing ETL routines transforming, enriching and surfacing that data to the business though developing visualisations and APIs using:
•Azure stack
•Work with various teams to design and build solutions and be accountable for the quality of the designs delivered by the team
•Ensure designs are aligned to the strategic architecture
•Ensure that the logical data model and data placement strategy fit with the corporate data model
•Ensure that non functional requirements are achievable and that the solution design can deliver
•Ensure designs meet agreed business requirements
•Enable Continuous Integration and Deployment pipelines for the processes and products you have designed/built using Azure DevOps
•Coach the team to raise their skills and knowledge
•Lead by example with a continual focus on improving your designing skills and practices

Recruiter: Frazer Wilson
Closing date: 15/2/2021

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things
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