Senior Data Engineer - JRN 20773

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Digital Policing
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£37,914 to £41,517
Closing Date


***Please note that the salary is dependant on skills and experience.***


Ever wondered what it’s like working behind the scenes for one of the UK’s largest Police Forces? Here at Northumbria Police, we are extremely excited to be able to offer an amazing opportunity to come and join us, in our Digital Policing team. Playing a key role in maintaining and improving the quality of policing services is technology. Information and communication systems are deployed and in use across the Force to help ensure that accurate and reliable information is made available to those who need it, when they need it and where they need it.


Agile working patterns apply to this position where informal agile working arrangements will be available as agreed with the vacancy manager and in line with the requirements of the role.


What do I need?

  • A degree, HND or equivalent qualification, and/or have significant relevant experience

  • Proficient communication skills to bridge the gap between technical and business language to ensure shared understanding and effective solution delivery

  • Proven data analysis and delivery experience in data integration including in a data warehouse environment and an expert in SQL while using ETL technology (e.g. SSIS, T-SQL, ODI and PL/SQL)

  • Proven experience of relational and dimensional design and modelling

  • Strong experience of handling multiple data types beyond traditional RDMS, CDC and file types with knowledge and experience of at least some areas of NoSQL, JSON, API, Python, Cloud and data lake data integration

  • Knowledge of data interoperability and Integration frameworks and best practice

  • Extensive experience in managing various data software packages

The Role:


As a Data Engineer, you will not only provide effective updated data solutions but will equally understand the impact of a data failure to the business and support the user through the experience to its resolution.


You will work with end users, Technology Partners and Enterprise Architects alike to fully understand the challenges faced by the business and appreciate Force data requirements with a view to crafting innovative and effective solutions to meet those challenges.  Alongside existing system support you will enable and deliver a new data platform which requires proven experience of replication/change data capture and delivery of orchestrated solutions from source to data warehouse. 


We are on the lookout for solutions to be simple to operate, easy to fix and hard to break given that data and information is critical to the Policing service. You will be able to provide input to the data strategy with a keen interest in future innovation seeking the opportunity to work with and support Business Intelligence and Data Science areas.


What will I be doing?


You will be responsible for the design and implementation of data solutions that meet standards and embedding reusable metadata and maintaining support processes while delivering data solutions that support Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) processes.


You will also ensure data integrity and quality through effective testing of your data solutions and through the affective use of policy and procedure, standards, frameworks and tools.


You will work with end users and affiliated stakeholders to understand the challenges that are being experienced to ensure any solution or fix delivered contributes to an efficient and effective policing service. 


For further information please see the role profile


Vacancy Contact

Interested to learn more? To discuss the position in more detail please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at


Terms and Conditions


Vetting Level – Recruitment Vetting (RV)

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references.



In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 24 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 29 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. Also, to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.


Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

At Northumbria Police we are all different and that’s our greatest strength. We draw on the differences in who we are, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We protect and serve everyone and therefore believe in including everyone. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all areas of the community as appointments are based solely on merit.


Important Information 

Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts. 


All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we

receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested,

please submit your application as early as possible.