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Data Specialist

Posted: 21 Jan 2022 Closes: 28 Jan 2022
Belfast, United Kingdom Up to £60,000 (plus benefits)
Permanent & Full-time BT_170682

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Our mission is to break down the barriers of today to release the potential of tomorrow. Join us today and release yours.

There are two things that we want to share with anyone considering joining us.

Firstly, we've got big ambitions for our colleagues and the future of the organisation. These include our vision that inclusion and accessibility drive every conversation we have and every decision we make. We want our workforce to fully represent the communities and customers we serve, because a diverse business is a better business. We value every colleague, their diversity and the contribution that they make. When we say you're welcome at Openreach, we really mean it.

Secondly, the one thing the pandemic has taught us is that a lot of current and future colleagues, where and when possible, want to embrace hybrid working. Therefore, we are introducing smart working at Openreach. Smart working means having the flexibility to choose, as a team, how and where you work depending on your team's deliverables and needs; when you are at your shared core location to connect with others and when not. It may not be for every role, and, as part of the recruitment process, you'll have the chance to discuss smart working and how it might work for the job you are applying for.

About this role

This is an exciting opportunity for you to drive Innovation and Technology to transform the Openreach Business. The scope of this role in the Openreach CTIO Data team is to work with the Openreach operational teams to build innovative solutions to digitise manual or old-data working practices. You will play a key part in defining the technology and IT Data Strategy and associated Roadmaps, partnering with the business.

In this role, you'll be accountable for the business scoping (functional and non-functional) of a technical deliverable, through to enablement of technical benefits realisation. You'll be accountable for multiple complex small to medium sized technical deliveries or a single large technical delivery.

You'll have the following responsibilities

You will select an appropriate technical strategy and deliver a solution in-line with architecture & security standards (without instruction or guidance to do so), develop and present the associated business case and hand over to delivery.

You'll be responsible for: conducting peer reviews with suppliers, including challenging the quality of development and use of software engineering practice; may be responsible for a level of integration of their solution with other solutions owned outside of their team/squad; typically have responsibility for technically coordinating matrix team/s to develop solutions.

You'll have the following skills & experience
  • Self-motivated and can work with autonomy
  • Proven experience working as part of a technology team.
  • Experience across the software engineering lifecycle with a deeper specialism in one or more area
  • Desirable: Skilled and experienced in the use of, and working with, Data channels and platforms. Someone who revels in new technology and the use of technology in transformation.
  • Experience in writing business cases and their submission through a robust business acceptance process.


As well as offering a competitive base salary, you'll also have a rewarding bonus scheme, a wide range of employee discounts, access to equity schemes and an attractive pension offer.

We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. Diversity makes sense for us, our customers and our ambitions. We're creating an inclusive working culture where people from all backgrounds can succeed. That's why we welcome applications from all parts of the community.

About Openreach

Openreach Limited runs the nation's digital network. We play a key role in British society, helping homes, schools, hospitals, broadcasters, government, businesses and more connect to the world.

We're a wholly owned subsidiary of BT Group, and our customers are the 640+ communications providers who sell phone, broadband and Ethernet services to homes and businesses. And we're on a mission - to make the country's digital network services faster, better and more affordable.

Our people are experienced, resourceful and innovative, working on vital projects that help support the nation at work, in learning, on the move, at rest, at play, in emergencies and much more.

So if you'd like to be a part of an exciting organisation that's making a real difference, why not join us today? You can read more here about working at Openreach.

How to Apply

It's easy to apply online; you just need a copy of your up-to-date CV and to follow the step-by step process. Don't worry if you need to make changes - you'll have the opportunity to review and edit your work on the final page. We look forward to receiving your application!

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