Senior BI Development Lead

Job Title: Senior BI Development Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South West London, London
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 69992-ITENG-GRK_1502471424
Contact Name: Geoff King
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 11, 2017 18:10

Job Description


Job purpose:

Contribute to the growth and value of the Business Intelligence & Analytics (BI&A) function within the client through effective technical leadership of a team of BI Developers, promoting best practice throughout the full technical BI delivery process to deliver high quality insights to support the growth of the company. Contribute to and execute on defined strategy surrounding overall technical architecture.

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual with expert level ETL (SAP Data Services preferred) and SQL experience who is looking for a challenging and fast paced work environment. Experience with SAP BI Applications is a plus.

Key accountabilities:

Design, development and optimisation of the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) to meet business requirements
Design, direct and develop processes for acquiring data from disparate data sources using innovative methods
Scoping, estimation and delivery of EDW deliverables
Responsibility for management of the BI platforms that are in use.
Lead a team of BI developers through coaching, mentoring and managing team deliverables.
Quality review of EDW deliverables
Ensure that existing and newly delivered technical implementations continue to perform against agreed performance metrics.
Contribute to selection and recommendation of new BI tools matching requirements and/or BI strategy.
Contribute to definition and implementation of Master Data Management and Enterprise Information Management initiatives

Candidate specification:

Required knowledge, experience and technical skills

Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar Analytical discipline or equivalent experience
Minimum 8 years' relevant experience
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques used in analytical model design and development
Expert-level in Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) development, release and management, ideally SAP Data Services
Solid understanding of SQL and report design principles
Demonstrate a good balance between technical expertise and commercial business awareness
Strong expertise in database languages such as T-SQL for SQL Server and PL/SQL for Oracle 12c
Passion for handling, analysing and transforming large, complex data sets into workable information sets.
Experience in driving data quality and process improvements
Be able to demonstrate report development experience to deliver analysis and insight as required.

Essential competencies and behaviours

A self-starter and problem solver capable of identifying and implementing improvements to processes
Strong analytical, problem-solving, time management and organizational skills
Ability to multi-task and follow through on assignments to completion
Ability to work in a pressurised, changing environment with strong focus on high quality and timely delivery of outputs
Ability to work effectively in virtual, interdisciplinary teams as well as to work autonomously, take initiative and make things happen
Excellent written and spoken communication skills and attention to detail

Experience of Master Data Management and Enterprise Information Management principles.
Demonstrate a working knowledge of database administration experience for Oracle and SQL Server database technologies
Experience of working in Agile BI delivery models