Information Security Data Engineer

Any of our offices
17 days ago
Full time role


OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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Location: Hub based! Bristol, London, Glasgow or Remote (You have the flexibility to work wherever suits you best)

Team: Information Security 

Salary banding: £31K-£49K

Experience: Mid-level

Working pattern: Full-Time

Reporting to: Raymond Fenton

Sponsorship: Unfortunately we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role.

This role in 3 words: Build, Operate, Discover

Top 3 qualities for this role: Stakeholder Engagement, Problem Solving, Data Driven

In the words of the team, you should leave your current role for this one because….

“We’re building a leading edge data driven business intelligence function in Information Security and we want you to help define and build this future”

Everyone belongs at OVO

At OVO, we are on a mission to solve one of humanity's biggest challenges, the climate crisis. And we know it takes all of us to change the world. That's why we need diverse people from all gender identities, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, life experiences and backgrounds to join us.

Teamworking for the planet

Everything we do here spins around Plan Zero. So, naturally, the team you’ll be joining plays a gigantic role in making that happen. Here’s how:

Trust is key to Plan Zero success. We're looking for people who are are passionate about the role information security plays in building and safeguarding trust and about driving progress to net zero carbon living.

This role in a nutshell:

  • Working closely with stakeholders to understand the various source systems including details of their interfaces, data models and capabilities.

  • Defining and building effective monitoring for data platform health.

  • Using Graph DB & Graph Query to build an end to end schematic to understand the systems,  flow of data, controls and internal inter-dependencies capable of capturing a changing architecture to identify gaps.

  • Working with security tools and cloud technologies, AWS, GCP

Your key outcomes will be:

  • Getting the right data in the right place at the right time
  • Keeping core data system running and stable
  • Experimenting to find more efficient ways to manage and exploit our data

    Within your first 6 months month you’ll:

  • Understood the data models in play
  • Defined and identified data gaps and have a plan to  fill them
  • Built new data connections
  • Communicated the road map to deliver future requirements

Systems: Graph Databases, Cypher Query Language, Tableau, Excel/Google Sheets

You’ll be a successful InfoSec Data Engineer at OVO if you…

  • You can consult with relevant stakeholders to define goals.
  • You are able to present your findings with remediation options and data based recommendations.
  • You can collaborate with co-workers and management to implement improvements.
  • You are comfortable working in an agile development environment that employs continuous integration and continuous delivery best practices, and have experience of Graph DB & Graph Query.
  • You love taking complex data sources and providing insight into their construction, interaction and performance levels.
  • You have strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • You seek learning opportunities to deepen your expertise or broaden your knowledge.
  • You are excited to advance OVO’s plan zero initiative.
  • You are keen to learn about or have knowledge of cyber security.
  • Experience of implementing changes within a change programme environment, focussing on milestone deliveries.
  • Experience designing and building large-scale solutions to simplify, bring understanding and change solutions in large companies.

You won’t like this role if you…

  • You struggle with ambiguity and non perfect data sets
  • You can’t work in cross functional teams with multiple priorities
  • You like each day to be the same

Let’s talk about what’s in it for you

We’ll pay you between £31,000 and £49,000, depending on your specific skills and experience. If your expectations are a little different, have a chat with us!

We keep our pay ranges broad on purpose to give us, and you, flexibility to match your experience to our zero carbon mission.

You’ll be eligible for an on-target bonus of 15%. We have one OVO bonus plan that focuses on the collective performance of our people to deliver our Plan Zero goal. 

We also offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to help you feel like you belong at OVO…and there’s flex pay.  It’s an extra 9% of your salary on top of your core pay to use as you like. You can take it as cash, add to your pension, or choose to spend it on a huge range of flex benefits.

Here’s a taster of what’s on offer: 

For starters, you’ll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

For your health
With benefits like a healthcare cash plan or private medical insurance depending on your career level, critical illness cover, life assurance, health assessments, and more

For your wellbeing
With gym membership, gadget, travel and cyber insurance, workplace ISA, will writing services, DNA testing, dental insurance, and more

For your lifestyle
With extra holiday buying, discount dining, culture cards, tech loans, and supporting your favourite charities with give-as-you-earn donations

For your home 
Get up to £300 off any OVO Energy plan (when you pay by Direct Debit), plus personal carbon offsetting and great discounts on smart thermostats and EV chargers

For your commute
Nab a great deal on ultra-low emission car leasing, plus our cycle to work scheme and public transport season ticket loans

Want to hear about our full range of flexible benefits and progressive people policies? Our People Team can tell you everything you need to know.

For your Belonging

To find better ways to support our people, we need to listen to each other’s experiences and find ways to build a truly inclusive and diverse workplace. As part of this, we have 8 Belonging Networks at OVO. Led by our people, for our people - so when you join OVO, you can play a part - big or small - with any of the Networks. It's up to you.

Oh, and one last thing...

We’d be thrilled if you tick off all our boxes yet we also believe it’s just as important we tick off all of yours. And if you think you have most of what we’re looking for but not every single thing, go ahead and hit apply. We’d still love to hear from you!

If you have any additional requirements, there’s a space to let us know on the application form; we want to make the process as easy and comfortable for you as possible..


OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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