BI - Technical & Analytical Specialist
Providing full end-to-end design, development and support for our emerging data warehousing strategy.
Who we are:
With a history spanning over 150 years, Oxford Brookes University have consistently set standards in education that are recognised and respected throughout the world. With our principle campus based in Headington, Oxford, we are continually striving and investing in strategic changes and initiatives that bring both significant gains in educational excellence, but also in the life, community and experiences that students have, whilst part of our community.
Your new role:
As part of our continuing plans, we have retained Hays Specialist Recruitment on an exclusive basis for the appointment of a senior Technical Specialist to take full end-to-end responsibility of current and future developments within our emerging data warehousing strategy.
Currently we continue to develop unique, innovative and complex solutions utilising the Qlikview toolsets, but with our future-proofed data warehousing strategy now under initial design, we will look to expand and broaden our capabilities with additional solutions using visualisation suites such as Tableau or PowerBI.
Your skills and vision will directly help shape and drive this strategy, allowing the university leaders to identify and capitalise on the insights you deliver, further enhancing our national and international standing with students and governing bodies alike.
Reporting directly to the Business Intelligence Manager, you will have the support and opportunity to discover, design, develop and ultimately, implement solutions for a wide variety of business users - a community that currently extends beyond 1000 university staff, all driving their business units through our team's insights.
The role will afford you significant autonomy to engage directly with the business and drive solutions under your own initiative. As such, this is no ordinary development role, but one that encompasses business, technical and data-level analysis and design, as well as stakeholder management, leadership, hands-on development and support.
Your role will be based in our Headington campus but will cover all our other facilities.
What you'll need to succeed:
As the successful candidate, you must have solid experience in a similarly broad role. You will have demonstrable experience in the implementation of visualisation solutions but also show drive and ingenuity in seeking out real business value, guiding the business through the process and ultimately developing and delivering these solutions in sympathy of current and future warehousing strategies.
Technically, a strong understanding and ability of Qlikview would be advantageous, but ultimately, a solid grounding in other such tools and visualisation techniques, coupled with knowledge of data-layer designs and best-practice structures will be the foundation of your career to date.
You are happy to drive your analytical capabilities well beyond the technical and data considerations and into the wider business analysis arena to ensure that you are able to deliver not just a solution, but the right one. This passion and aptitude for being involved in the more holistic, or full end-to-end, view of a solution - driving your own initiatives directly with the business will be equally powerful in your success within the role.
What you'll get in return:
With modern and ground-breaking architecture, our facilities extend not just to the delivery of outstanding education, but generates an environment that creates a complete experience for all who join us. You will be part of this community, and in recognition of this, we provide an excellent benefits and career package that includes a Public Sector pension and very generous annual leave.
Your role will have an immediate, lasting impact on many aspects to our current and future business initiatives with your passion and commitment to "go beyond pure development" being quickly recognised and rewarded.
What you need to do now.
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