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Data Manager

Reference number
Role type
Closing date
21 Jul 2019
£35,389 (national) to £37,840 (London)
East Midlands, London, North East, North West, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands
Open to
Office for National Statistics

As data manager, you will be leading a squad working on the complex task of transforming data from across Government, shaping the data ready for publication in the GSS Data system. We have thousands of data products to transform so this is no small undertaking.
The Data Manager role requires leadership, managing and communicating with variety of stakeholders, arbitration of statistical concepts and liaison with initiatives both within and associated with the project.

The squads will be responsible for transforming the statistical data from a “family” of related outputs produced by multiple government departments. As data manager, you will work with the delivery manager to manage the transformation of data. You will use your skills and understanding of statistics to develop an understanding of the statistical landscape across the family the concepts and dimensions used in the Statistical Outputs. You will work with the business analyst within your squad to define how the outputs should be understood and transformed by the data engineers as well as liaising with the data producers and core team as necessary. You will be responsible for promoting the objectives of the GSS data project back to the data producers and challenging their thinking.

As data manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the work undertaken by your squad is identified, prioritised, undertaken and correctly documented in accordance with the project standards and guidelines.

The project has links to several other initiatives across government, including harmonisation of statistical concepts, automation of statistical production (RAP). As data manager, you will be responsible for ensuring activities within your squad and across the statistical family are properly linked in with these cross-government initiatives.

You will be involved in the technical side of the project, working with the data architect to understand and evolve the data model, transformation toolkit and with the data engineers in your squad to help deliver the transformation pipelines.

As the lead member of the squad, you will be expected to promote open and collaborative ways of working, ensuring regular reviews of current and planned work. You will apply the standards and structures used for building transformation pipelines, securing support for all squad members in delivering the project and communicating any issues that arise. Where better ways of working are identified, as data manager you will be expected to promote these and evolve the project.


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