Senior Data Engineer

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Intellectual Property Office

National (UK)

Application Deadline
£39,906 - £50,259

The IPO is a modern organisation which depends on its IT and Data services to operate and innovate effectively. In order to provide up to date services to our customers both nationally and internationally, our systems need to be developed, improved and maintained.

As a Senior Data Engineer, situated within our IT Directorate’s Data area, you will work within a multi-functional delivery team, responsible for the delivery of the robust data services and designs, which are set by senior members of the data engineering community.

Specific responsibilities for this role include the development of data systems as required, development and optimisation of ETL layers, maximising opportunities to re-use existing data flows and provide support in relation to data platforms and data integration within our cloud estate.

Working location

This role will be based at Newport, however informal hybrid working arrangements will be available and the balance between workplace and homeworking is to be agreed with the line manager.
Currently is it anticipated attendance in the office will change from week to week depending on meetings and events that are taking place that require face to face attendance. We would encourage candidates to discuss the working arrangements for this role with us during the recruitment process.

Job description

While some of the core duties for this Senior Data Engineer role are highlighted below, full details of this exciting position are available in the Role Profile, which is linked to at the bottom of this advert.

Support the Head of Data Engineering in prioritising data enhancements and executing plans that utilize the current toolkit and the skills of the team to deliver these.Contribute to the development of a world class Data Engineering capability for IPO IT & Data.Work closely with our Data Management and Business Intelligence Teams to drive solutions that ensure ease of access to data and help them to work with data more effectively and efficiently.Build IPO data pipelines, owning the data engineering artefacts.Work across groups, projects, and products to implement data engineering solutions to solve complex business problems.For further information around the job description of the role, please refer to the attached role profile.


For further information around the responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached role profile.


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

  • Changing and Improving

Technical skills

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

  • Experience of cleansing, preparing and formatting data sets.
  • Awareness of designing scalable solutions and future-proof data services.


Working in the IPO Digital Teams:

A dedicated Academy team to support individuals ongoing personal and career development. Specialist support also includes:

  • Unlimited Pluralsight video learning access;
  • Access to Microsoft’s ESI training suite;
  • Trainer-led learning through Civil Service Learning and our training partners;
  • Diverse and varied job shadowing & development opportunities;
  • Substantial support for career progression mechanisms, interview technique, coaching & mentoring and much more

Benefits of working with the wider IPO:

  • A very generous pension scheme with 27.1% - 27.9% employer contributions. Further information can be found around the benefits of joining the Civil Service can be found via the Civil Service Pension Scheme page;
  • The opportunity to form part of our many inclusive network groups, find out more on Inclusive Features at the IPO
  • A variety of support functions including our excellent Staff Counselling Service which is a source of support for all staff at the IPO;
  • A flexible working scheme which has no core hours and excellent opportunities for home, part-time and term-time working;
  • Eligibility for special and office-wide bonus payments;
  • Excellent development opportunities;
  • Opportunities for secondments, both internal and external;
  • Opportunities to join many civil-service clubs such as the Sports and Social Association, Motoring Club (CSMA), which provide numerous discounts to members

When working at Concept House, Newport the following benefits are also available:

  • A limited number of free car parking spaces are available on site;
  • On-site facilities including gymnasium, shop, restaurant

Please note that benefits may be subject to change.

Apply before 11:55 pm on Tuesday 28th June 2022


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