Applications Consultant - Big Data
£47600 - £59500
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At ScottishPower we see how IT and digital influences every aspect of our business - it's an enabler at a technology and a society level. We use a surprising breadth and variety of technologies here, with a serious investment in our people. and in our capabilities to help shape our direction and growth. And with our commitment to now produce all of our energy from renewable resources, our opportunities to innovate are only just beginning.
ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world's largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. ScottishPower is the first integrated energy company in the UK to generate 100% green electricity. Our focus is on wind energy, smart grids and driving the change to a cleaner, electric future and we're investing over £4m every working day to make this happen. We're committed to speeding up the transition to cleaner electric transport, improving air quality and over time, driving down bills.
Embarking on a major IT Transformation project to drive change throughout our businesses, we require an Applications Consultant - Analytics to contribute to the development of our IT Strategy and hold responsibility for implementation.
Working as a senior member of multiple project teams on UK IT projects, the Application Consultant - Analytics will make application design decisions that satisfy both local and global requirements, ensuring our Applications Analysts are familiar with design decisions.
A key part of this role is to create and maintain the models, templates and frameworks that will be used by the rest of the team in the implementation of business requirements. The post-holder will be responsible for working within the framework of our UK IT applications which includes, Data Analysis solutions, Customer Service Digital solutions and other emerging Digital technologies.
As this position operates as part of a global team, periodic travel to Spain and other company locations may be required, including attendance at conferences and external venues to ensure current knowledge of the application landscape.
Skills & Requirements
This is an exciting opportunity for individual with strong experience with Big Data technologies such as Spark, Kafka and/or Hadoop to work in a global retail business.
You will be working with a large Business Intelligence and data team covering all areas of BI architecture, Data Processing, Insights and Analytics.
You will be working within a large Business Intelligence and data team covering all areas of BI Architecture, Data Processing, Insights and Analytics.
Experience of Big Data Technologies: Spark, Hadoop, Kafka, Hive, HBase
Experience of Python, Scala, SQL, ETL
Experience of Cloud platforms - Azure
Strong Linux skills
Skilled in business requirements gathering with ability to translate into detailed technical specifications
Experience of modelling data in both relational and Big Data contexts
Experience of different file and data formats (parquet, csv, tsv, json, orc) and their use-cases
Experience of Agile methodologies and practices
Demonstrable experience of writing performant, reliable and maintainable code
Demonstrable experience of using version control systems (git/github)
Extensive experience throughout the software development life cycle
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate as minimum:
Progressive experience in software engineering/enterprise architecture/technology leadership across multiple products, systems and/or platforms
Application solutions design experience delivering IT solutions
Experience in Enterprise applications, database, distributed computing, virtualisation and/or application technology
Experience in delivering industrial platforms or horizontal software middleware
Knowledge of technologies and common Packaged Platform/Systems
Bachelor's Degree. In lieu of Bachelor's degree, equivalent industry experience may be considered
What We Offer
This is a permanent contract. Salary for this role will be from £47,600 to £59,500 per annum. Other benefits for this role include a performance related bonus up to 10% and single cover health care.
As part of our commitment to a supportive and inclusive place to work, we recognise that our employees have different personal circumstances and want a suitable work-life balance. We are working hard to support flexible and alternative ways of working where possible including: Flexible Working, Shared Parental Leave, Career Breaks, Wellbeing / Employee Assistance Programme. You will also have access to our flexible benefits programme where you can decide what is important for you.
‘Happy to talk flexible working'