Technical | Marlow, Manchester, Bristol, Leeds, Glasgow, South Coast, Birmingham
Head of Business Intelligence
Softcat is one of the UK’s leading technology solutions businesses. Thanks to the success and growth of our services, we offer an increasingly broad range of tech careers. There could be a bright future for you if you’re interested in software, networking, analytics or cyber security.
Success. The Softcat way.
Softcat is a £1billion+ technology solutions business and trusted partner to names like Citrix, Microsoft and VMware. Offering a growing portfolio of services including software licensing, cyber security and IT infrastructure, we give our technical teams the tools and support to make exciting things happen. This is where to achieve more for your career.
About the Role
In this exciting role, you will work closely with our System Development and Business Intelligence teams to develop BI solutions across various areas of the business as we look to engage in a new BI strategy, using your experience to drive the change of business intelligence throughout the company, helping to extract insights and drive informed decisions.
Using your Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence skills you’ll be involved in designing, building, and deploying solutions through the MS SQL technology stack. The role will see you work with the BI team and business stakeholders across several functional areas in support of effective requirements capture and translate into technical specifications, along with creating solutions in response to those business requirements. You’ll be designing our next-generation dashboards and reports in support of Softcat’s growing business needs.
Problem solving, quickly resolving, and communicating issues, to ensure that the integrity of business data is maintained; will be an expectation of you.
Your remit will extend to helping build our new Enterprise Data Warehouse as part of a wider data transformation project, and you’ll collaborate with the Systems Development team to recommend ETL changes to our existing data warehouse processes.
Additionally, the role will entail you helping improve performance of slow running SQL queries that power our reporting tools.
What we need from you• Technical experience in modelling technologies and methodologies including DAX, Power Query and M; with delivering high quality BI reporting and visualizations using Power BI, SSAS and SSRS; proficiency with T-SQL and the writing of Stored Procedures, views, reading query plans, tuning indexes, and troubleshooting performance bottlenecks; and reporting skills with the ability to interrogate data / solutions built using the Microsoft SQL technology stack
• A passion for BI – in terms of keeping abreast of market trends and technologies and for delivering first rate content to the business
• Good communication skills – both verbal and written in the form of design documentation - from a team player with a consultative approach to solution design
• Knowledge or experience of working in an Agile or DevOps environment
• Exposure or experience of design, development, and implementation of Azure based data migrations from an on-premise setting, will be desirable
• Experience in working with SaaS data sources e.g. Azure SQL, Data Factory; would also be advantageous
We offer a good salary and benefits package including a pension scheme, life assurance, healthcare cash plan and access to Perklife, our dedicated portal for all things perks and benefits at Softcat. It’s designed to give you the flexibility and choice to suit your lifestyle and needs - there really is something for everyone. So whether it’s activity passes or technology discount vouchers you’re after, or you would prefer to buy extra holiday for yourself, or add your partner or family to some of the benefits… it’s entirely up to you. We’ll even give you an extra day’s holiday on top of your usual entitlement on your birthday.
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