Power BI Developer
London / £400 - £500
£400 - £500
POWER BI DEVELOPER
£400-£500 PER DAY
6 MONTH CONTRACT
This position as a Power BI Developer, allows you to operate within an established SaaS company based in central London. The company has multiple avenues of business and are expanding their current capabilities by introducing a stronger BI function, specifically focused on the analysis of its product. As a Power BI Developer, you will have the opportunity to enhance your CV and gain experience working within a dynamic forward-thinking business.
This company has been a big contender within the media industry, and are looking to expand into different domains within the space. Part of this expansion will come from building out the Business Intelligence function, where they are looking to double the team in the coming year. A large aspect of this will be enhancing their front end reporting capabilities. Therefore they are looking for Power BI specialists to come and join the team to achieve this.
The Power BI Developer will be responsible for developing insight reports on their software and the user journey. As a Power BI Developer the role will involve:
- Creating dashboards in Power BI around user journey of the software
- Analysing where they are losing revenue through the user journey
- Looking at customer engagement within the software
- Creating business unit level dashboards for the wider business.
- Acting as the SME for Power BI within the company.
- Communicating these findings to non-specialist stakeholders.
YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
As a Power BI Developer you will be required to have the following experience:
- Expert level Power BI, both front end and back end. With experience implementing dashboards over a variety of industries.
- Dax conceptual modelling and expert SQL, with real-world implementation of these models.
- Having the ability to communicate excellently with stakeholders.
- Experience working within the insurance sector/financial services.
- Experience working within a consultancy is a bonus.
As a Power BI Developer you will receive £400-£500 per-day over an initial 6-month period. As well as the opportunity to work on a variety of interesting and exciting projects.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please register your interest by sending your CV to Matthew Collett via the Apply link on this page.
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Increasingly, I speak to managers who are adopting big data tools and developing PoCs to prove how they can make use of them. Just last week I spoke to a data architect who mentioned that if he didn’t get exposure to big data tech sooner rather than later, his current RDBMS skills may become redundant within the next few years. While that is likely an exaggeration, it is certainly an interesting point. Companies that would have never previously had the capability to interpret ‘Big Data’ are now exploring a variety of NoSQL platforms. In particular, the massive performance benefits gained from Spark and real-time/streaming tools have opened up a whole new world beyond just MapReduce. I don’t claim to be a data engineer, but as a recruiter for this sector, what I do is spend all day, every day interacting with big data developers, architects and managers (as well as keeping a close eye on the latest Apache incubator projects). Due to this, I have seen some recurring themes that have become trends when companies look to create and build their big data teams that are coming to the fore.
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The best candidates receive massive interest, often gain multiple offers from a range of companies. Your business is now no longer just competing with large corporations such as Facebook, Twitter or Yahoo. Startups and SMEs are also vying for the best candidates.
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By implementing these small but effective improvements to your recruiting process and how you develop data talent will see you create a team that is a success in this ever more digital analytics landscape. Companies who don’t create and nurture strong, dynamic teams will fall by the wayside.
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