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BI Developer

Location: Chester
Term: Permanent
Salary: £45k
Reference No: ARBSBICh

BI Developer


Purpose of the role


The Business Intelligence team is responsible for turning our business data into meaningful, accurate and useful information to help the business make sound commercial decisions and plan accurately.


Due to the continued expansion and success of the business, we are recruiting for an additional senior developer to join our busy – but friendly and close-knit – team who possess a wide range of skills and experience between them.


The ideal candidate will be someone with significant experience as a Business Intelligence developer using the Microsoft BI Stack with particular expertise in complex ETL and with SSAS in particular. In addition to this the successful applicant will be someone who relishes a challenge, shows enthusiasm and has a passion for data.


Essential Experience


=        Microsoft BI Stack specialist

=        Expert level t-SQL and SSIS

=        Strong general SQL server knowledge

=        Strong data analysis skills

=        Performance tuning of t-SQL, SSIS and SSAS cubes.

=        At least 3 years SQL Server data warehousing development experience.

=        Solid understanding of data warehouse design principles including Kimball, ODS and Staging.


Desirable Experience


=        Experience working Large volumes of data (Billions of row tables)

=        Experience working with Snapshot grain / Semi Additive data

=        Working with data visualisation tools

=        Experience with AWS

=        SSAS skills

=        Experience in a busy e-commerce environment


Core Accountabilities


The Senior BI Developer will be responsible for working with the BI team to help the business to achieve its strategic goals. This will include managing business data and building reporting tools to help to meet business requirements.


Key accountabilities will include:

=        Working with colleagues across the business to scope and define new business requirements, assisting and guiding with technical specifications where required

=        Delivering enhancements to business critical business intelligence solutions

=        Producing and maintaining key business reports

=        Producing high quality data warehouse solutions using appropriate technologies

=        Working with the BI team to deliver projects on time, to a high specification

=        Sharing and promoting

=        Any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by your line manager.


Role/Department/Specific Responsibilities


=        Attend departmental meetings and represent the department at internal and external meetings.

=        Recommend changes to systems and procedures to improve the efficiency of the site operations. Continually review operational practices to ensure best practice is delivered at all times.

=        Work in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998) and to ensure all new systems and data are secure.


Other Personal Attributes are:


=        Enthusiastic about data, business intelligence and new technology

=        Effective team player

=        Able to plan, prioritise and organise own workload and work independently to meet deadlines as required

=        Excellent written and interpersonal skills and the ability to challenge constructively

=        Flexible and adaptable to change

=        Excellent eye for detail and a desire to produce results

=        Flexible/Adaptable to change




=        33 days’ holiday (including bank holidays)

=        An additional day off during the week of your Birthday

=        Annual bonus scheme

=        Staff pension

=        Private Medical

=        Death in Service payment

=        Subsidised park and ride passes

=        Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay

=        Long service awards - cash payments and increases in holiday allowances

=        Staff discount

=        Free worldwide travel insurance (including family members)

=        Wellness extras, including free annual flu jabs, reflexology sessions and free fruit supplied in the office


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