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Business Data Analyst - BI, Data Warehousing

  • Salary: £400 - £446 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: West London, London
  • Sector: Business Intelligence
  • Date posted: 02/05/2017
  • Job reference: J365662A

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Business Data Analyst / Data Scientist, Business Intelligence (BI), Data Warehousing- Big Data, Spark, Hadoop, Google Cloud, SQL

Duration: Initial 3 Months

Location: Osterley, West London

Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company and serves over 22 million customers across five countries. Our business in the UK and Ireland has come a long way since starting out as a satellite broadcaster in 1989 and we're not stopping there. We're home to award-winning teams for everything from Customer Service to Marketing, from Technology to Finance, meaning there's plenty of opportunity for you, no matter what your career goals.

Main Areas of Responsibility:

  • Working with business departments to understand the business issues and data challenges, thereafter developing requirements, specifications and recommendations related to a proposed solution.
  • Owning the end-to-end functional requirements process for the project requirements throughout the project life-cycle. Analysing the Business Requirements to propose and agree functional requirements for a delivery.
  • Supporting formal change management processes, in conjunction with all IDS Technology teams.
  • Capture and manage functional and non-functional system requirements according to agreed documentation standards.
  • Help drive key data architecture and solution data modelling decisions by demonstrating a working understanding of the underlying data requirements, source systems and target business areas.

Key Tasks

  • Input and creation of LLD ensuring output adheres to best practises and ensuring development input and adherence.
  • Ensuring all Analysis documents are consistently reviewed within the team to the agreed standard before wider distribution.
  • Ensuring requirements are passed to development and test teams in an intuitive and consistent manner.
  • Ensuring that risks and issues are identified in a timely manner and effectively communicated to the project lead and where appropriate proposed resolutions.
  • Proactively and positively challenge the status quo and searches for continual improvements to processes and ways of working
  • Operate as a product owner helping to define product vision and guide product development.
  • Carry out Impact Assessment from current to future state and contribute to estimates for the cost of the proposed changes.
  • Providing incident insight to support and development to enable resolution of incidents in a timely manner.

Key Competencies

  • In depth understanding of Business Intelligence best practice and principles
  • Awareness of data integration projects on a large scale environment(s)
  • A proactive and positive approach to the role. The role requires the individual to take ownership of tasks and drive them to completion.
  • Proven experience of analysis skills in the context of complex BI systems and prioritising business requirements and identifying appropriate technical solutions.
  • Excellent at requirement and validation gathering using various methods and styles coupled with a strong technical awareness to be able to communicate to both technical and non-technical parties.
  • Excellent SQL skills
  • Proven knowledge and experience in Dimensional Modelling.
  • A proven ability to influence design decisions in a fast moving commercial environment
  • Demonstrates excellent people skills
  • Demonstrates exceptional communication, interpersonal skills and consistent high energy level
  • Ability to juggle the (often conflicting) demands of multiple projects and work packages
  • Regularly reviews own working practices against peers and industry standard best practices to ensure progress in ability and skillset.

If you're ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today

It's our people that make Sky Europe's leading entertainment company. That's why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

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