Actica is currently accepting applications for a Data Engineer.

Location: UK Clients sites – Guildford Base Office
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Industries: UK Public Sector and Defence
Grade/s: Consultant / Senior Consultant / Principal Consultant
Salary: Negotiable + Biannual Bonus (Biannual Pay Review)
Switches to annual pay review at Principal Consultant grade and above.
Holiday: 25 Days Annual Leave + Public Holidays

Role Profile

This is an exciting time in Actica’s development. We will soon have a permanent headcount of over 200 people and our plans are to grow our business organically at around 20% per annum – a rate that we believe is sustainable and will not compromise our focus on quality and trust with our clients. In addition, we will make selective acquisitions that build our capabilities and, critically, are aligned with our culture and values.

Growth of our data practice is a core element of our plans. This practice provides our clients with hands-on experience to help them achieve more with data by inspecting, cleansing, transforming, categorising, manipulating and modelling data to identify useful information. We create Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) pipelines and use scientific methods processes and algorithms to unlock knowledge and insight from structured and unstructured data. We create dashboards and other data visualisation methods to help our clients exploit the unlocked information.

We are looking for people who know what the future data platforms will need to look like and how they will interact with legacy client architectures. We ask you to provide your ideas, expertise, enthusiasm and commitment. In return, we will provide stimulating work that improves peoples’ lives; opportunities to work in a team with more experienced subject matter specialists as well as guiding those with less experience; and a supportive culture where you will be able to achieve your full potential.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidates will have:

      • Experience of working in Agile teams using modern collaborative working tools (e.g. GIT, JIRA, Confluence).
      • Good coding skills in one or more of the following languages: Python, Java, Go, PowerShell, C#, or Ruby and familiarity with best practice coding guidelines and secure development principles.
      • Experience in using continuous integration and automated deployment pipelines.
      • Basic experience of automation languages such as Kubernetes/HELM, Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, Bash.
      • Some exposure to advanced analytic techniques.
      • Familiarity with modern data platform architectures including containerisation.

Experience in one or more of the following is desirable but not essential:

      • Building and managing fully automated pipelines (ETL, ELT, ELTL) including:
        • Designing and building data interfaces to source systems
        • Combining and transforming data into appropriate formats for storage
        • Developing data sets for analytics purposes
        • Developing pipelines that can handle common errors in an automated way
      • Cloud analytic platforms such as the relevant AWS, Azure or GCP services
      • Data visualisation tools e.g., Power BI, Qlik Sense, Kibana;
      • Databases such as Elastic, Mongo, Neo4j, Postgres.

We often work in integrated teams with our clients and the successful candidate must therefore have strong consulting and stakeholder management skills. They must be customer-focused and willing to travel within the UK on business.

All our staff need to hold or be eligible to hold UK security clearance; more information about the clearances can be found here: United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels – GOV.UK (

The position represents a unique opportunity to join an ambitious and impressive team part-way through a period of significant expansion. A competitive remuneration package will be provided. More details will be provided during the interview process.

Further Information

Actica is a fast-growing Digital Transformation consultancy working primarily for the UK Public Sector and Critical National Infrastructure organisations.

Our customers include: MoD, Home Office, Ministry of Justice, Blue Light organisations, National Security organisations, Utilities and other government agencies.

We deliver high-quality, high-impact, client side and supply side delivery services. These services include IS strategy, portfolio, programme and project management, procurement support, business transformation and change management, architecture, high- and low-level design, agile transformation and delivery, infrastructure delivery, cyber support and data engineering/analytics support.

We are a privately-owned company founded 25 years ago. We have been trusted to work on some of the UK Public Sector’s most critical and challenging projects and have obtained a reputation for providing a high-quality consultancy service which delivers real value to our clients.

Underpinning our work are our core values

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