Senior Data Warehouse Developer

24 Feb 2017
24 Mar 2017
Paul Pegler
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company:
Fircroft is a leading global provider of HR and Recruitment solutions to the Natural Resource and Engineering Sectors. With offices in 45 countries, Fircroft employs over 600 staff globally delivering services to some of the world’s best known companies. Turnover currently stands at £900m, Fircroft is one of the largest and most successful privately-owned businesses based in the North West of England. Built on the foundation of outstanding brand values.

The Role:
Reporting to the Head of Business Intelligence, the Senior Data Warehouse Developer will form part of a new function that is responsible for business intelligence and reporting capability group wide.
As the Senior Data Warehouse Developer, you will be the lead BI technical resource in adding value across all relevant projects, programmes and other Business Unit needs– bringing a consistent, quality driven and best practice approach around Fircroft Business Intelligence Data/Reporting needs.

Job Duties:
• Support and drive the direction for Business Intelligence strategy at Fircroft
• Work with immediate BI Team, stakeholders, colleagues and partners to deliver and refine high quality and relevant BI solutions to drive a performance management culture
• Educating and coaching peers on best practice approaches and design techniques in delivering high quality technical and visual solutions that are sustainable
• Comprehensive documentation of technical BI deliverables
• Act as technical Business Partner to the Business
• Take lead in actively promoting best practice principles and standards to drive consistent, relevant and high quality Business Intelligence at Fircroft
• Ensure that all BI BAU, projects and programme deliverables are evaluated and follow set standards and big picture deliverables.
• Be part of a team of technical resource to deliver BI solutions, ensuring quality and design excellence
• Engage and work alongside BI resources employed as part of change programmes
• Work with Head of BI, Solution and Infrastructure Architects on the delivery of BI solutions
• Work with Data team to ensure that Data and BI strategies work together
• Continuously evaluate the relevant and suitability of technologies and provide recommendations and benefits to such tools
• Mentor and provide support to junior members of the Team
• Other relevant duties as needed to function effectively in role

Key Attributes:
• Have a highly technical background in MS SQL BI Stack and data warehouse development. Capable of applying relevant techniques to drive a structured development lifecycle
• Any Azure exposure highly desirable
• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to clearly articulate ideas, solutions, recommendations and concepts to all levels of staff via walkthroughs and one-to-ones
• Able to work with the Business to deconstruct complex ideas/problems and present these back to the customer in a productive and relevant way that they can understand, at an appropriate level of detail, taking account of cross functional Business & Technical audiences
• Able to work collaboratively & be customer focussed, have strong interpersonal and networking skills, demonstrate sound facilitation, negotiation and influencing skills and establish and maintain solid, trusting relationships with project stakeholders at all levels, whether internal Fircroft colleagues or external 3rd Parties
• High aptitude in ability to learn new concepts and technology quickly and demonstrate effective logical and lateral analytical / problem solving skills
• Have good organisational, time management and multi-tasking skills - able to undertake several analysis engagements concurrently and set priorities appropriately
• Be highly motivated, with the ability to work under own initiative with minimal supervision and have a willingness to continually stretch themselves and develop their skill-set and career
• Demonstrate creativity and thought leadership, and use experience to challenge & convince customers of the suitability & adoption of proposed solutions
• Demonstrate the ability to innovatively solve business problems, exercising pragmatism where appropriate, and be confident to challenge the status quo and any pre-conceived notions of the causes of the problem and possible solutions
• Be quality driven and take ownership of problems and issues and seek to proactively resolve them
• Appreciation and understanding of the end to end Business Intelligence life cycle and the strategic

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Significant and demonstrable experience delivering quality solutions with MS SQL BI stack (SSMS, SSRS, SSIS, SSAS), SQL Server Data Tools/BIDS and any exposure of Azure Data Factory highly desirable
• The individual must have significant demonstrable technical Business Intelligence & Reporting experience specifically Power BI, Qlikview and MS SQL BI stack, applied in a variety of business areas
• Full Exposure and ownership to BI architecture, data modelling (logical and physical) with practical experience of creating, shaping and evolving end to end BI solutions across various technical platforms
• Practical experience of technical design surrounding end to end Business Intelligence solutions and associated documentation
• Broad knowledge and experience of delivering MI/BI solutions to varying business units e.g. Finance or Customer Service
• Practical knowledge of Kimball, Inmon and emerging modelling techniques, encompassing data warehouse development, data marts, dimensiona

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft’s services.