• Insight Analyst

    Job Locations United Kingdom-London
  • Introduction

    The Economist Group logoWe are currently seeking a BI Data Analyst to work on the data platform used to track KPIs for the Publisher business. This role will be reporting in to the Head of Data Platform within the Data & Insights Team and will be responsible for 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 developers, this role will ensure data processing rules are well understood and the developed product 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 systems
    • 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


    Performance Indicators

    • Improved ability to make business decisions using standardised data
    • Measurable increase in the quality of data delivered through BI solutions
    • Ease of accessing business information and client behaviours / trends
    • Production of technical specifications with accuracy and attention to detail
    • Optimised data solutions delivered within time, quality and budget constraints

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The desirable skills for this role include:

    • Proven extensive experience in using data analysis / ETL tools and processes
    • Hands-on experience working with Data warehouse (SQL Server,  Oracle), Big data (AWS Redshift) and SQL/TSQL
    • Full software life cycle development exposure within BI space
    • Knowledge of Data Warehousing concepts, Master data management  and Data models
    • Data Analysis  & Modelling tools
    • Data integration/extraction, transformation and load (ETL) of data
    • Reporting and BI tools
    • 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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