Senior BI Developer - Chester

Chester, Cheshire
£45,000 per annum
04 May 2017
01 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: Senior BI Developer
Location: Chester CH1
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Job type: Permanent

Purpose of the role
Our client’s Business Intelligence team is responsible for turning our business data into meaningful, accurate and useful information to help the business make sound commercial decisions and plan accurately.
Due to the continued expansion and success of the business, we are recruiting for an additional senior developer to join our busy – but friendly and close-knit – team who possess a wide range of skills and experience between them.
The ideal candidate will be someone with significant experience as a Business Intelligence developer using the Microsoft BI Stack with particular expertise in complex ETL and with SSAS in particular. In addition to this the successful applicant will be someone who relishes a challenge, shows enthusiasm and has a passion for data.

Essential Experience
Microsoft BI Stack specialist
Expert level t-SQL and SSIS
Strong SSAS skills
Strong general SQL server knowledge
Strong data analysis skills
Performance tuning of t-SQL, SSIS and SSAS cubes.
At least 3 years SQL Server data warehousing development experience.
Solid understanding of data warehouse design principles including Kimball, ODS and Staging.

Desirable Experience
Experience working Large volumes of data (Billions of row tables)
Experience working with Snapshot grain / Semi Additive data
Working with BI tools – Pyramid would be particularly advantageous
Experience with SQL Azure

Core Accountabilities
The Senior BI Developer will be responsible for working with the BI team to help the business to achieve its strategic goals. This will include managing business data and building reporting tools to help to meet business requirements.

Key accountabilities will include:
Working with colleagues across the business to scope and define new business requirements, assisting and guiding with technical specifications where required
Delivering enhancements to business critical business intelligence solutions
Producing and maintaining key business reports
Producing high quality data warehouse solutions using appropriate technologies
Working with the BI team to deliver projects on time, to a high specification
Sharing and promoting
Any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by your line manager.
Note: This Role Profile reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the role profile will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post-holder.

Role/Department/Specific Responsibilities
Attend departmental meetings and represent the department at internal and external meetings.
Recommend changes to systems and procedures to improve the efficiency of the site operations. Continually review operational practices to ensure best practice is delivered at all times.
Work in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998) and to ensure all new systems and data are secure.
Colleagues in the department may have access to material which is confidential or commercially sensitive in some way. It is a condition of their contract of employment that they use great discretion at all times and ensure that no confidential material is leaked from the department to unauthorized members of staff, customers or owners. Should confidentiality be breach this may lead to formal action being taken

Personal Attributes
Living by our Values of:
Drive innovation and change
Earn trust
Communicate honestly
Achieve together
Grow and learn
Enthusiastic about data, business intelligence and new technology
Effective team player
Able to plan, prioritise and organise own workload and work independently to meet deadlines as required
Excellent written and interpersonal skills and the ability to challenge constructively
Flexible and adaptable to change
Excellent eye for detail and a desire to produce results
Flexible/Adaptable to change

Additional Information

Life assurance
Private Healthcare
Pension contributions
Discretionary staff bonus scheme
Enhanced maternity pay
Plus a number of “small extras” like free fruit, teas and coffees/ staff kitchen/ long service awards/ free holiday insurance/ cottage holidays discount/ flu jabs/ heavily subsidised city centre parking or park and ride passes

Key skills
Microsoft BI Stack, t-SQL and SSIS