Data Analyst

Job Locations United Kingdom-London


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We are currently seeking a Data Analyst to work on the analytic data platform. This role will be reporting in to the Head of Data Platform within the technology team and will be responsible for analysis, defining and mapping data sources into the Data Platform which in turn services various BI dashboards.


This role will be working closely with product vendors and business stakeholders to ensure their data needs are well understood and accurately mapped into the data platform. Data profiling will be key to ensuring quality of data ingested into the data platform is maintained. Working with the data architect, developers and this role will ensure data processing rules are well understood and the data platform is built to specification. 



How you will contribute:

  • Analyse business data requirements, identify data sources and document ETL rules for processing structured / unstructured data into the data warehouse/Big data
  • Document data flows and Data mappings, Processing rules  between source and target system
  • Establish and enforce data quality and governance procedures using established tools and methodologies
  • Work with Business Analyst, Data Architect and onshore / offshore developers to design, build and deliver end-to-end data solutions
  • Validate data processing changes, flag and follow-up issues found, sign-off development work and oversee implementation
  • Assess impact of new business requests on existing data landscape
  • Work with end-users to analyse and deliver ad-hoc data and reporting requests
  • Help realign and enforce enterprise wide data architecture standards
  • Ability to develop data quality solutions by performing data profiling and cleansing activities


Experience, skills and professional attributes

The desirable skills for this role include:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree or higher within Computer Science, Mathematics or related discipline is ideal
  • Sound knowledge of Data Warehousing concepts, Data model, Master data management  and Data quality assurance
  • Demonstrable SQL skills to query complex data sets for the data analysis
  • Proven extensive experience on data analysis and writing data processing rules for ETL process in a warehouse environment
  • Hands-on experience working with Data warehouse (SQL Server), Big data (Snowflake) and SQL/TSQL
  • Experience in working with engineers and architects to agree technical solutions to problems
  • Experience in managing testing and user acceptance activity to the quality of solutions
  • Data Analytics Product Knowledge in Qlikview, Power BI or similar
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to convey concepts, issues and risks to technical as well as non-technical audience
  • Analytical and problem solving skills with attention to detail
  • High levels of energy, enthusiasm and passion to succeed in a dynamic environment



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