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BI Developer - Aberdeen

Location: Aberdeen, .
Company Description:

Merkle | Aquila is a data analytics company focused on extracting the maximum value from data, translating it into decisions which empower our clients to take better actions.

We are a growing team based in Edinburgh, London Derby and Bristol. As we expand into new markets, we are always on the look-out for talented and experienced practitioners to work on a number of exciting projects.  We offer a relaxed but dynamic environment, with a culture of mutual respect and support. Our people love working here because of the interesting variety of our projects, the great people and the freedom to deliver.

In June 2017 we joined the Merkle organisation as part of its drive to become a worldwide leader in personalised data-driven digital marketing. Merkle, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, is major Global player in this market, and together we are working to build a unified operation to deliver best-in-class services worldwide. Together we are working to build a unified operation with market leading capabilities.

Job Description:

We are looking for a mid to senior level BI Developer (Power BI primary focus) to work at client sites and remotely (from home) for Merkle’s valued clients. The role will benefit from a mix of both strong technical and interpersonal skills as the role requires independent end to end delivery.

Life as a BI Developer at Merkle | Aquila

This is a rewarding opportunity to work with an innovative organisation in a growing team. Exposure will go beyond technology and focus on outcomes driven solution implementation, in an array of verticals with Oil and Gas being a primary initial focus. While the position is in the BI Practice, it will offer regular exposure to all areas of the business by sheer virtue of the role. The BI Developer will serve both internal and external customers and therefore be client facing.

Ongoing exposure to new and exciting technology platforms in an ever-changing data landscape

.             Boost your professional profile with progressive technology certification gained from hands on learning and application experience

.             Working with a wide range of datasets from web performance, Internet-of-Things generated data, oil rig performance data

·             A chance to work with leading household brands as Total, BWM, Sony, East Midlands Trains, Tesco Mobile, Volkswagen Group and many more

·             Exposure to thought leaders in the space of Analytics and Data Science when working on combined initiative projects

·             And you'll achieve certification in key BI technologies

Gathering BI requirements, liaising with internal departments, and present the input back in a simplified format for client buy in and sign off

.             Challenging and verifying data quality that may hinder delivery of BI projects, working closely with the Database Development and Quality Assurance teams

.             Project management of the BI element of wider projects using collaboration tools such as Basecamp, Confluence, whilst keeping the client informed and engaged throughout the iterative development cycle is imperative to the success of the project

.             Maintaining transparency during this project management phase with ability to spot and highlighting any impediments and appropriately sharing with the internal delivery team and clients

.             Researching and knowledge sharing in the BI Practice continually looking for new ways of approaching BI challenges and sharing findings with the team

.             Documenting new and existing dashboard implementations to support hand over to other team members, the client and the Service Delivery team

.             Supporting the sales process by demonstrating how technology and process tackle MI and BI challenges

.             A growing number of clients require face to face onsite presence. The bulk of opportunities will involve travel and working at the client site for periods ranging from a few days a week to full time onsite presence. Merkle has a global foot print thus some opportunities will take you around the continent and further afield.

A few of the benefits

Whether it’s the joy of working with people at the top of their game or the Merkle | Aquila social calendar, people love working here – and we hope you will too!

·       Career development through Merkle University and other tools; with access to courses, textbooks and mentorship

·       Company Pension, life insurance, health insurance and other corporate benefits

·       28 days Annual Leave plus your birthday off

·       A selection of other industry standard benefits


A minimum of 3 years recent hands on experience of delivering Power BI in a production environment using the Power BI Service platform is a requirement.

.             Delivering Power BI within the Oil and Gas industry would be advantageous

.             In the absence of Oil and Gas exposure, Power BI experience in multiple verticals would be advantageous.

.             Advanced Data Transformation techniques using Power Query, DAX, Data Bricks, Azure Data Factory

.             Planning & organisational skills to be able to complete duties on time whilst maintaining a high-quality service

.             Ability to work with minimal supervision, using own initiative whilst also being a self-motivated, proactive team player

·             Ability to translate technical subject matter to a non-technical audience

·             Ability to engage and present to external and internal clients at a senior level to gain an understanding of their business objective and requirements

.             Preferably a 2:1 or above in an Information Systems, Computer Science degree with a strong understanding and grasp of data will be advantageous.

·             Exposure to technical development with any modern BI technologies would be advantageous

·             Ability to self-teach new BI technologies and be resourceful in finding appropriate documentation and community support

·             Excellent influencing, networking & negotiation skills

Additional Information:

At the point of application, the candidate must have the legal right to work in the UK as we are unable to sponsor visas as this time.

Merkle does not discriminate against job applicants on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Experience stipulated in this job description serves as a guide only and all applications will be considered on their merits, irrespective of experience. 

At the point of application, the candidate must have the legal right to work in the UK as we are unable to sponsor visas at this time.

As part of our Diversity and Inclusion agenda, and as an Equal Opportunities employer, if you require reasonable adjustments during the selection process please engage directly with your Recruiter.

More Information:

Graduate Opportunities: Whether you're still studying, recently graduated or are already working and fancy a career hop, we could have a perfect opportunity for you.
Experienced Hires: Leverage your expertise, challenge the status quo and grow your career at Merkle.

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