We are a fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial spirit, offering competitive compensation, great benefits and an environment of highly-engaging professional development.

Our strong track record of achievement comes from the dedication, skill and teamwork of our people. We are smart, results driven, and quality focused with a 'can do' attitude.

We believe in the importance of investing in people and take pride in providing challenging and rewarding career paths. Whether experienced or just starting out, we will give you the support, autonomy and resources you need to progress your career and make a difference.

If you share our values and believe you have the skills and attitude to be part of our winning team,  please contact  careers@concentra.co.uk.

Data Analytics and Visualisation developer

As the Data Analytics and Visualisation expert, you will work with the OrgVue product team as the key linking point between the business consultants and the system developers. You will find creative solutions to business problems, developing bespoke visualisations for client challenges. You will enhance the analytical capability of the product by identifying generic solutions that capture the central insights with high-impact visualisations.

About Concentra:

Concentra is one of the most innovative consultancy and technology firms in the UK. Based in London, with top-tier clients, we develop creative solutions to business problems. We analyse the fundamental nature of business problems, package solutions on our OrgVue platform and market them for companies and advisory firms to deliver their own solutions.

About OrgVue:

OrgVue is an innovative SaaS product for managing an organisation as a system. It is built on foundations that include Scala, Flex and Javascript by a small, highly capable group of developers and consultants within Concentra. OrgVue's revenues have tripled in the last year as consulting firms and end-clients have taken on the platform.

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Your role:

As the Data Analytics and Visualisation expert, you will work with the OrgVue product team as the key linking point between the business consultants and the system developers. You will find creative solutions to business problems, developing bespoke visualisations for client challenges. You will enhance the analytical capability of the product by identifying generic solutions that capture the central insights with high-impact visualisations.

To see more about OrgVue: www.orgvue.com

Your knowledge and skills:

We are looking for skills that link across between developer, visualisation expert and business insight. So you may be a strong developer wanting to apply more visual flair and business insight in your work. Or you may be a strong analyst who wants to move more into coding.
Knowledge:

  • A degree (2:1 or above) in a quantitative discipline - e.g. Maths, Engineering, Statistics, Economics
  • High proficiency in Javascript, SVG and / or HTML5 Canvas
  • Experience with data visualisation frameworks such as D3.js
  • Comfort with a polyglot approach to data storage, handling interfaces with graph databases, relationship databases and document databases

Skills:

  • Ability to be client facing
  • A flair for visual design
  • Strong skills in data analytics and visualisation
  • Work well in a small team
  • Innovative & creative in finding solutions
  • Able to learn quickly & with a desire to learn
  • Self-starter
  • Comfortable / excited to work with code.

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To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to: careers@concentra.co.uk
Concentra is an Equals Opportunities employer.

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Graduate Role: OrgVue Consultant

Advanced Consulting using Analytics and Visualisation. As an OrgVue Consultant you will be at the heart of the OrgVue Consulting and product team to specify, develop and apply our new consulting offerings. You will be trained in one of the newest consulting toolkits, still evolving and developing rapidly. You will learn from examples of existing client work. You will participate in live projects where relevant and codify the methodology that is being used. You will use your strengths to deliver results for clients and packages that refine and capture the best practices as consulting methods. This is a key role within the team, linking with Data Scientist, Business Intelligence and progressing to a Management Consultant position.

About Concentra:

Concentra is one of the most innovative consultancy and technology firms in the UK. Based in Borough Market, London, with top-tier clients across a range of industries, we analyse the fundamental challenges facing businesses and develop creative solutions. We package the methods for companies and advisory firms to deliver.

Concentra is an Equal Opportunities employer.

About OrgVue:

OrgVue is an innovative SaaS product for managing an organisations as systems. It is built in Scala, Flex and Javascript by a small, highly capable group of developers and consultants within Concentra. OrgVue's revenues have tripled in the last year as other consulting firms and end-clients have taken on the platform.

To see more about OrgVue: www.orgvue.com

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Your role:

As an OrgVue Consultant you will be at the heart of the OrgVue Consulting and product team to specify, develop and apply our new consulting offerings. You will be trained in one of the newest consulting toolkits, still evolving and developing rapidly. You will learn from examples of existing client work. You will participate in live projects where relevant and codify the methodology that is being used. You will use your strengths to deliver results for clients and packages that refine and capture the best practices as consulting methods. This is a key role within the team, linking with Data Scientist, Business Intelligence and progressing to a Management Consultant position. 

Your knowledge and skills:

We are looking for skills that link business insight, visualisation and numeracy. This is ideal if you are strongly analytical and business focused, and want to apply more visual flair and business insight in your work, or you are already skilled in communications and want to move more into consulting. 

Education:

  • A degree (2:1+) in a quantitative discipline - e.g. Maths, Engineering, Statistics, Economics, or
  • A great story.

Skills:

  • Strong skills in data analytics and visualisation
  • A flair for visual design
  • Ability to be client facing
  • Comfortable / excited to work with software solutions and some coding
  • Self-starter
  • Work well in a small team
  • Innovative & creative in finding solutions
  • Able to pick up ideas quickly & with a desire to learn

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To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to: careers@concentra.co.uk
Concentra is an Equals Opportunities employer.

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Marketing Analyst

To provide marketing expertise to the sales team and wider business, monitoring and managing campaigns for our B2B business, driving quality collateral that delivers our key messages throughout the business. This is an entry level role, ideal for a graduate or for someone with 1 year experience in the field.

Company Overview

Concentra is an award winning, innovative and fast growing business consultancy who works for some of the best known brands in the UK. We pride ourselves in developing high quality products and solutions and deliver value for our clients by combining the latest technologies with the best ways of doing business. Our ability to bring together advanced analytics and software development enables us to design, build and deploy customised products that have a positive impact on our clients' bottom lines.

We are team players with a can do culture, who are undergoing rapid expansion and have recently grown our management team in order to achieve our growth plans.
We have achieved Microsoft Gold Partner status in recognition of our dedication to providing quality solutions, establishing and maintaining professional relationships and most importantly our belief in the continued development of our employees.

We have opportunities to join our development teams at a graduate level, providing consultancy services for our internal and external projects. These projects can vary a great deal, both in size and industry, across the public and private sector.

What we are looking for

Regardless of the role within the business there are certain qualities we look for in the people at Concentra and these are aligned with our company values.

  • Committed… doing what it takes for lasting results.
  • Together… combining our expertise to create smarter solutions.
  • Driven… personally aiming high and wanting better.
  • Smart… being smart with common sense.
  • Passionate… about what we do.

Overview of role

To provide marketing expertise to the sales team and wider business, monitoring and managing campaigns for our B2B business, driving quality collateral that delivers our key messages throughout the business. This is an entry level role, ideal for a graduate or for someone with 1 year experience in the field.

  1. Analysis
    • To own management of the PPC campaigns for Concentra including necessary reporting for marketing, business units and management team
    • Provide in depth analysis of keywords and messages, always improving CTR and devising strategies for maximising lead generation
    • To provide regular reports on marketing campaign activity and provide insights into figures and trends
    • Bringing insight to the campaigns and social media platforms and developing strategies for improving their effectiveness
  2. Website & Events
    • To manage the website content -to produce material consistent with product and corporate messaging.
    • To develop content for events and seminars and to help run events and seminars where appropriate as part of the marketing plan
  3. Campaign Management
    • To provide marketing campaign services to the business in accordance with marketing's service level agreement and maintaining the CRM mailing list.
    • To work with internal teams and stakeholders to develop new ideas for marketing campaigns that generate leads, raise awareness and reinforce marketing's value-add within the business with a specific product focus
    • To manage the companies social media platforms on Twitter and LinkedIn
  4. Marketing and Sales support
    • To assist the Marketing Director wherever possible in sales support and in delivering the marketing plan.
    • To capture and track leads and help convert leads into sales.

Desired personal characteristics

Knowledge

  • Degree or equivalent (2:1 or above) from a leading university
  • CIM qualification/ Masters desirable

Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communications
  • Good attention to detail
  • Very strong analytical skills
  • Results focussed
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Self- motivated
  • Creative thinking
  • Ability to manage multiple projects whilst demonstrating creativity and initiative

Experience

  • Experience in online campaign management and social media marketing
  • Experience of working within a consulting/technology firm,  highly desirable

What we offer

Working with us, you will have the chance to develop the skills and business expertise to progress in your career, whether the technical skills to work in demanding environments or the personal skills to be a good leader.
We place strong emphasis on learning and development and encourage all our employees to take advantage of internal learning opportunities and attend a range of external training courses.
We offer a competitive base salary and a range of benefits, including flexi-hours, 25 days holiday, pension (5%), medical cover and life assurance

How to apply

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to careers@concentra.co.uk.
All candidates must be eligible to work in Britain and be fluent in written and spoken English, at a business level. Concentra is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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Consulting Analyst

We have opportunities to join our Consulting teams at a graduate level, providing consultancy services for our internal and external projects. These projects can vary a great deal, both in size and industry, across the public and private sector.

Overview of the role

Consulting Analysts play a key role in the delivery of Concentra's consulting and analytical services across a number of industries - including consumer, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals. They work as part of a team headed by an experienced senior consultant. Their role will generally involve gathering and analysing data related to particular business problems or challenges, contributing to the development of client deliverables and helping to implement solutions.

Our work covers areas such as market access, organisation design, pricing, procurement, logistics, and supply chain management. Examples of recent work undertaken by Consulting Analysts include:

  • Forecasting and demand management. Supported the development of management dashboards for a global consumer goods company. The dashboards provided diagnostic and planning information to help drive supply chain improvements across a network of factories serving 200 markets. The solution enabled markets to improve service levels and identify significant reductions in working capital.
  • Stratification modelling. Supported the development of a London-wide patient risk management tool for the National Health Service. The tool has helped general practitioners and clinicians intervene and case manage 1000's of high risk patients with chronic illnesses by leveraging predictive models which help identify the patients with the highest risk of readmission and other high cost behaviours.
  • Supply chain impact modelling. Supported the development of an economic model to measure the financial and operational impacts of new product launches on the supply chain of a global medical device manufacturer. The analysis improved the client's understanding of complexity cost drivers across the entire supply chain and formed the basis for business case development to evaluate new products prior to launch.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

Consulting Analysts may support project delivery in the following manner:

  • Collect and document information about industries and clients
  • Gather data from various sources and structure datasets for analyses
  • Perform analyses to help generate insights
  • Support team in developing options for appraisal
  • Document project findings and make recommendations
  • Support team with solution implementation

Characteristics and capabilities

Candidates are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics and capabilities:

Education and experience

  • Minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent in a quantitative discipline (e.g. Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Management and Finance) from a top tier university; postgraduate qualifications are desirable but not essential
  • 1 - 3 years professional experience in consulting, analytical modelling, or project management within a commercial environment would also be desirable

Technical capabilities

  • Analytical capability and data literacy
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications and business intelligence tools in an analytical environment

Professional attributes

  • Structured approach to problem solving
  • Commercial acumen
  • Teamwork and engagement
  • Organisation and planning
  • Strong communication skills
  • Personal impact
  • Adaptability of skill-set
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SharePoint Practice Lead

We are seeking an individual with exceptional leadership skills and experience in delivering SharePoint solutions with a background in technical delivery and existing technical knowledge of the SharePoint platform. In addition the individual will have recent demonstrable experience in supporting the Sales and Business Development process.

Working as the SharePoint Practice Lead, you will take responsibility for the SharePoint practice and play a central role in the entire the project lifecycle to advise, guide and deliver high quality SharePoint solutions to our clients.

This is a senior position with responsibilities primarily covering team management, sales and business development, architecture, solution design and IP development.

You will be expected to provide consultancy to our sales team efforts in designing solutions, envisioning follow up work and responding to RFPs. You will work closely with our Business Analysis team in designing solutions which meet business and user needs across industries and functions. As part of this involvement you will contribute to estimation sessions, scoping and design.

You will contribute to our technical capability by driving standards and best practice in SharePoint development and implementation, and provide thought leadership for content and collaboration by championing SharePoint as a strategic solution, and vital component of Concentra's go-to-market proposition.

You will oversee the capture of intellectual capital (IC) related to our SharePoint practice - for example client case studies, thought pieces and blogs. You also be responsible for taking forward the propositions we have in SharePoint - in particular the development of SharePoint related intellectual Property (IP).

Reports To

Technical Director

Key Responsabilities and Accountabilities

1. Team Leadership
  • Develop go to market strategies for the SharePoint practice and communicate these effectively internally and produce material for external communication.
  • Drive the development of Intellectual Property within the SharePoint space.
  • Key contributions towards tender responses and sales proposals including leading on accounts and presenting to potential and existing customers.
  • Account management of key SharePoint related customer account.
  • Develop partnerships with technology vendors such as Nintex, Avepoint, Microsoft, etc.
3. Development and Support of Client solutions
  • Work with project managers to ensure work is correctly estimated, and that development tasks are managed effectively.
  • Work with Quality assurance to develop appropriate test strategies and plans.
  • Develop client solutions within agreed deadlines, raising awareness of and mitigating risks within projects with  effective communication so that client expectations may be managed.
4. Intellectual Capital (IC) and Intellectual Property (IP)development

Work with project and marketing teams to develop client case studies, thought pieces and blogs that promote the work and capabilities we have in SharePoint.

With guidance from the Technical Director, work with the development teams and sales and marketing to develop a set of SharePoint offerings (IP) that we can market and resell.

5. Other
  • Ensure timesheets are submitted accurately and promptly.
  • Ensure all Concentra policies and procedures are followed.
  • Ad hoc duties as reasonably expected by your manager. In addition to the above you will be involved with requirements discovery and analysis and user interface design.

Knowledge, Skills And Experience Required For This Role

Knowledge
  • Degree (2:1 or above) in Computer Science or related subject
  • Expert knowledge of the Microsoft SharePoint solution stack
  • Strong understanding Microsoft .Net
  • Good understanding of Agile development methodologies
Skills
  • Good knowledge of WSS, MOSS 2007, SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013.
  • Advanced level of knowledge in.NET Framework, particularly C#.NET, ASP.NET SQL Server and related technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Understanding of SharePoint infrastructure architecture including IIS, authentication, service applications and the ability to work with infrastructure teams to design a SharePoint installation.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills: both to technical and non-technical audience.
  • Strong analytical skills - algorithms and bug fixing.
  • Strong team leadership.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
Experience
  • Previous experience in developing applications built on the Microsoft .NET framework, and in particular SharePoint, in a commercial environment.
  • Experience of working within Agile software development methods (desirable).
  • Extensive experience in leading technical team and resourcing.
  • Extensive experience of involvement within sales and business development.

Other

  • Self-starter, able to prioritise tasks and manage own time effectively
  • Passionate about delivering quality software solution in a fast paced environment
  • Passion for innovative technology and continuous learning

All candidates must be eligible to work in Britain and be fluent in written and spoken English, at a business level. Concentra is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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Lead BI Developer

To be the lifeblood of our data-driven and analytical projects, providing data modelling for complex projects; design and build out data warehouses; and design and build out ETL solutions to extract, clean, conform, and design and built of multidimensional cubes, and deliver data to the warehouse. As one of the BI Team Leads, you will have responsibility for timely delivery of projects, solution architecture, pre-sales technical expertise and influencing team direction.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

1. Development and Delivery

  • Lead teams of 2-6 people to deliver superior clients results using an Agile development methodology
  • Perform data modelling for custom solutions projects
  • Design and develop data warehouses and ETL solutions
  • Design and develop multidimensional cubes
  • Design and develop data mining solutions (and advanced algorithms depending upon experience)
  • Design and develop business intelligence applications and objects (reports, dashboards, scorecards, etc.), including customising of off-the-shelf solution
  • Design and develop dynamic dashboards, reports, and other BI delivery solutions (e.g. SMS alerting)

2. Personal and company growth - c. 20%

  • Support the sales process by identifying leads, identifying opportunities for project extensions and add-ons, and by supporting proposal development (pre-sales solution architecture)
  • Drive intellectual capital by getting involved with internal projects and personal projects, including personal research, white papers, pro bono, etc.

3. Team engagement

  • Mentoring and support of junior members of team
  • Assist in growing the organisation by getting involved with recruiting
  • Leading the team with technical expertise and project experience
  • Bring best-practice BI to the team, improving internal team processes and increasing team knowledge

4. Other

  • Ad hoc duties as reasonably expected by your manager
  • Liaising with clients, managing expectations and being the technical point of contact

Desired Personal Characteristics

Knowledge

  • Degree (2:1 or above) in computer science, mathematics or related subject
  • Expert knowledge of Business Intelligence / Data warehouse theory (Kimball methodology strongly preferred)

Skills

  • Technical skills including:
    • Microsoft SQL Server Database engine
    • Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services
    • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
    • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Strong analytical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Other database platforms, including Oracle, MySQL (helpful but not required)
  • Other BI applications, including Tableau, QlikView, Spotfire (helpful but not required)
  • C#.NET, ASP.NET, or other traditional coding (helpful but not required)

Experience

  • Extensive experience in the Microsoft BI Tool Stack - minimum 6 years
  • Hands on success delivering business intelligence is required
  • Experience of creating OLAP cubes required
  • Responsibility for leading projects/teams required
  • Evidence of solving complex development problems on projects required

Relationships/Interactions

External

  • Input external contacts and levels this person will interact with

Internal

  • Input the key internal contacts and levels this person will interact with

Note: Position specifications and competencies may change over time. Jobholders will be notified of any changes. Consultation will take place in the event of any material changes that affect the overall scope, function and possibly size of the role.

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Senior Quality Engineer

To ensure that the products delivered to our clients are of the highest quality. Working with a project team, to design and implement the best test strategy.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  1. Work closely with project managers, solution designers, developers and our clients to understand the technical solution, business requirements and project deliverables
  2. Design and implement test strategies best suited to the product in accordance with the Concentra Test Policy
  3. Provide estimates and planning of all testing tasks and activities
  4. Design and execution of test scripts, monitoring and reporting testing progress to project team and Head of Quality Software
  5. Detect, investigate and raise defects. Defect tracking and reporting
  6. Co-ordinate and support our clients during User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
  7. Release management (a) Working with the development team, to schedule releases from the development environment into the Quality environment (b) Working with the project manager and client to schedule releases to UAT environments, ensuring that Acceptance Criteria has been met (c) Write a Release Note for the client on each release to UAT
  8. Escalation of risks and issues to project managers and the Head of Software Quality
  9. Work closely with the project team to continually improve upon quality and testing processes, by helping to identify improvements, propose and implement solutions
  10. Actively contribute to Quality Team meetings and company wide Quality Initiatives

KNOWLEDGE

  • Detailed knowledge of manual testing within different types of testing: functional testing, regression testing, exploratory testing, integration testing, and user acceptance testing (UAT)
  • Understanding of Test Automation and best practice

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • ISEB qualified or a university-level degree (2:1 or above), preferably in a software related field
  • MS SQL Server 2008 R2
    • Good understanding of Database concepts
    • Debugging/Writing T-SQL
    • Management Studio
  • SSIS
    • Ability to debug SSIS packages
    • Able to follow complex SSIS packages
  • Visual Studio or Business Intelligence Development Studio
  • Microsoft Reporting Services
    • Understanding complex reports
    • Experience of building simple reports
  • Ability to write SQL queries in order to interrogate relational databases for the purpose of testing or root cause analysis for defect resolution
  • Competent in the use of MS Office; especially MS Word and MS Excel
  • Experience of using Team Foundation Server (TFS) for task planning and defect resolution (Preferable, Not essential)
  • Excellent understanding of common technologies: internet, browsers, databases etc.
  • Able to understand new technologies quickly

PERSONAL SKILLS

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A commitment to quality and a thorough approach to work
  • Organised and with high attention to detail
  • Ability to build and develop credibility and strong working relationships
  • Proven ability to think strategically and to be proactive
  • Ability to provide leadership and mentor others on test activities
  • A confident, respectful and effective communicator who is able to represent the Quality Team at internal meetings or represent Concentra at client meetings

EXPERIENCE

  • Extensive experience of testing ETL Data Warehouse systems with Microsoft BI technologies throughout the whole project lifecycle
  • Extensive experience in writing and implementing BI Test Strategies, test cases, identifying test data requirements and estimating test tasks
  • Experience in writing defect descriptions and replication actions and defect tracking & reporting processes
  • Has provided team leadership and/or mentoring to other junior members of a small test team

EXTERNAL

  • Clients (on occasion)

INTERNAL

  • Solution Design
  • Developers
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Manager

Note: Position specifications and competencies may change over time. Jobholders will be notified of any changes. Consultation will take place in the event of any material changes that affect the overall scope, function and possibly size of the role.

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Business Intelligence Developer / Consultant

To be the lifeblood of our data-driven and analytical projects, providing data modelling for complex projects; design and build out data warehouses; and design and build out ETL solutions to extract, clean, conform, and design and built of multidimensional cubes, and deliver data to the warehouse.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

1. Development and Delivery

  • Work on teams of 2-8 people to deliver superior clients results using an Agile development methodology
  • Perform data modelling for custom solutions projects
  • Design and develop data warehouses and ETL solutions
  • Design and develop multidimensional cubes
  • Design and develop data mining solutions (and advanced algorithms depending upon experience)
  • Design and develop business intelligence applications and objects (reports, dashboards, scorecards, etc.), including customising of off-the-shelf solution
  • Design and develop dynamic dashboards, reports, and other BI delivery solutions (e.g. SMS alerting).

2. Personal and company growth - c. 20%

  • Support the sales process by identifying leads, identifying opportunities for project extensions and add-ons, and by supporting proposal development (pre-sales solution architecture)
  • Drive intellectual capital by getting involved with internal projects and personal projects, including personal research, white papers, pro bono, etc.

3. Team engagement

  • Mentoring and support of junior members of team
  • Assist in growing the organisation by getting involved with recruiting

4. Other

  • Ad hoc duties as reasonably expected by your manager

Desired Personal Characteristics

Knowledge

  • Degree (2:1 or above) in computer science, mathematics or related subject
  • Expert knowledge of Business Intelligence / Data warehouse theory (Kimball methodology strongly preferred)

Skills

Technical skills including:

  • Dimensional Modelling (Kimball)
  • Microsoft SQL Server Database engine
  • Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Microsoft PerformancePoint, Power Pivot, PowerView
  • Data Visualisation tools such as Tableau, QlikView, Spotfire very useful
  • Strong analytical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience of other database platforms, including Oracle, MySQL (helpful but not required)
  • Experience of other BI applications, including Cognos, Business Obj., Hyperion (helpful but not required)
  • C#.NET, ASP.NET, or other traditional coding is a bonus

Experience

  • Extensive experience in the Microsoft BI Tool-stack on Data Warehousing projects
  • Hands on success delivering business intelligence/data warehouse solutions is required
  • Strong Database knowledge/experience, including maintenance, optimisation, trouble-shooting
  • Experience of creating OLAP cubes (desirable but not essential)
  • You must be a self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision as well as being a strong team player
Note: Position specifications and competencies may change over time. Jobholders will be notified of any changes. Consultation will take place in the event of any material changes that affect the overall scope, function and possibly size of the role.
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