Business Intelligence Technical Lead

  • Costcutter
  • York YO19, UK
  • 06/01/2020
Full time Data Science Big Data Business Intelligence Statistics

Job Description

About The Role

Competitive salary and benefits package including: contributory pension, bonus, 30 days holiday (plus bank holidays), life assurance, career development opportunities, cycle to work scheme, free onsite parking!

We are looking for a Business Intelligence Technical Lead to join Costcutter in a critical role where you will be providing technical leadership to a cross-functional business intelligence team, comprising data warehouse and Cognos developers, QA and business analysts.

The role is multi-faceted, comprising data engineering in the warehouse, reporting using the Cognos Analytics suite and significant stakeholder engagement. You will be joining the business intelligence team at an exciting time, where the data warehouse architecture is reaching a degree of maturity and the focus is switching towards self-service reporting and in the future towards predictive insight and analytics.

You will be accountable for the development and maintenance of the organisational business intelligence platform and associated reporting and the analysis of business requirements and design of appropriate solutions.

This role requires strong technical leadership, direction and mentoring to the business intelligence team and the ability to identify and support the provision of training and development needs for the business intelligence development team and represent the interests of the business intelligence team via senior management engagement.

About Costcutter

Our vision is simple; helping independent retailers to thrive. Join us and you will be joining our values driven, fast paced business and become part of a friendly and dynamic culture. We work together, building strong relationships and embracing different styles. That way everyone can turn up as themselves. Like innovating? So do we, we embrace change and believe we can always be better, in fact it’s one of Our Values! Tell me more… We have been championing independent retailers for over 30 years.

Our Head remains in York and we have over 600 employees in Head Office and around the country. We supply goods and services to independently-owned convenience stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland as well as to our company owned estate. These stores trade under a number of brands including Costcutter, Simply Fresh and Mace.

About You

Prior experience of successful technical leadership is essential alongside advanced knowledge of SQL (up to and including SQL:2003 standard), ideally with experience of multiple dialects, especially MySQL, SQL Server and/or PostgreSQL. It would be highly beneficial if you have prior exposure to Amazon Redshift and experience with the Cognos Analytics suite and SQL Server Integration Services.

You will need a good understanding of agile/lean software development methodologies and the ability to accurately translate complex technical requirements and specifications into deliverables. Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences are key to being successful in this role.

Finally, a degree in computer science or a related discipline would be an advantage.

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