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Senior MetaData Engineer

Service Delivery

Location:  1 Guildhall Square
Salary:   £44,263 to £56,021
Full Time Fixed Term for 36 months
Closing Date:  Thursday 25 July 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2793424JF

This is an exceptional time to be joining the University of Southampton as we transform our strategic data landscape. Working within the University’s IT department, iSolutions, this is an exciting role offering the chance to play a critical part in the implementation of the new data platform.

About the Role

The primary role objective is to ensure that data structures and models are well designed and documented, and align with a robust data governance structure in support of the University’s digital strategic aims. This role aligns data capabilities with the University's strategic growth plan, especially supporting the international growth agenda and desire to provide compelling data capabilities in support of effective system interoperability and reliable data insights. 

What you’ll do 

  • Lead the implementation of new metadata analysis services and solutions from small point solutions to enterprise-wide capabilities.
  • Maintain metadata services throughout their entire lifecycle.  Deliver reliability and continued quality of metadata 
  • Support the Architect team in creating a sustainable ecosystem of metadata services delivering value to the University.
  • Deliver coaching and mentoring for colleagues within the team.

What you’ll bring 

  • Technical expertise with data models, data mining, database schema design, data segmentation techniques and metadata modelling formats.
  • Metadata specifications design to inform data engineer development of standard University integration platforms
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organise, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • The integrity required to work with both commercially sensitive and personally identifiable information.

The University of Southampton is a research-driven institution, home to some of the world’s leading minds, expanding our knowledge, and passing it on to future generations. iSolutions is the University’s IT support service whose 230+ staff support the delivery of the University’s research and education activities as well as the usual business operations. We would love you to join us and help change the world for the better.

The University of Southampton promotes a healthy work life balance with generous holiday allowance (30+ days), defined benefit pension, flextime and flexible working, generous parental leave, and childcare provision. For more information on our benefits, please visit our human resources pages.

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We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcome applicants who support our mission of inclusivity.

Apply by 11.59 pm GMT on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or quoting the job number.

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