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  • Job reference: RMS0173834

Business Intelligence Developer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Southampton, Hampshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 08/02/2017
  • Duration: staff
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The Role:
Context for role

The role reports to the BI Team Lead, within the ERP Team that works closely and in alignment with the Business to support and develop solutions that significantly contribute to the Business Strategy and goals.
Business Intelligence is a key contributor to the Business success, by providing visibility of key metrics on Business performance, identifying areas of improvement in all Functional Areas, and facilitating the decision making process.
The successful candidate will be engaging directly with the "customer" and have the opportunity to work on full life cycle projects.

Principle Accountabilities of the role:


* Deliver new reports and system improvements.
* Assist in the preparation and documentation of program requirements and specifications.
* Write, translate, and code software programs and applications according to specifications.
* Run and monitor software performance tests on new and existing programs for the purposes of correcting errors, isolating areas for improvement, and general debugging.
* Administer critical analysis of test results and deliver solutions to problem areas.
* Consider how to increase connectivity between business systems, build automated workflows and data checks to constantly improve the smooth running, data integrity and accurate reporting of business.
* Generate statistics and prepare and write reports for management and/or team members on the status of the programming process.
* Assist in the development and maintenance of user manuals and guidelines.
* Contribute to integration of 3rd party data which are bought for the business.
* Contribute to the effective Data Governance of business data. This includes data quality, data management and data policies.


* Constant monitoring of users' issues raised,
* Timely solutions of incidents and follow up to closure to achieve user satisfaction.
* Coach / train Key Users to establish good practices across the user base on a common set of system processes.
* Monitor the BI systems as required for smooth operation and optimal performance, identify any areas of further automation.

Technical Skills

* Strong SQL scripting and Data Modelling.
* Strong ETL knowledge, including 3 tier approach and understanding of creating delta load programs.
* Strong expression design including set analysis.
* Able to demonstrate sound understanding of schema optimisation (eg: Star/Snowflake Schema).
* Able to demonstrate sound understanding of front end User Interface optimisation (eg: underperforming user objects)
* Understanding of basic windows server administration.
* Knowledge of SQL Server/Oracle TSQL/PLSQL an advantage..
* Business Processes understanding an advantage.
* Detailed understanding of SAP functional modules a distinct advantage.
* Knowledge of relevant industry practices and processes.

Level of Education & Experience

* University Degree in Computer Science or Computing Engineering, or equivalent
3 - 5 years min experience in Qlik Applications
* Track record of participation in significant Qlik Projects.
* Experience with Qlikview NPrinting.
* Experience with Qlikview Management Console and Publisher
* Successful full life-cycle implementation of Qlik preferred.
* Experience working on controlled projects (Prince 2 / Agile) preferred.
* SAP Process modules exposure preferred.

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.

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