Head of Data & Analytics

circ £85,000 - £95,000 + Bonus + Share Options
Business Intelligence
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Greenford, West London
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04-03-2024 02:48 PM
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Head of Data & Analytics – West London / Middlesex - circ £85,000 - £95,000 + benefits
This Head of Data & Analytics position will excite experienced data professionals looking for an opportunity to deliver on a strategy that will completely transform the data infrastructure and data insight capability within a complex global business environment. This is an opportunity to lead a small but growing team that includes Data Engineering and Data Science resource to transform data into real world actionable insight. Our client is a well-established and successful engineering / manufacturing company that’s expanded at pace in the UK and globally. They’re awash with data from multiple sources including production / manufacturing robots, supply chain, consumers and dealers. The collected data will be used to provide insight for multiple finance, commercial, design, engineering and quality teams across the business. Moving from their existing on-prem databases to the Azure Cloud is a complex programme that will require the post-holder to have a deep understanding of cloud architecture and database management. Experience and strong knowledge of Azure Cloud architecture and Azure Databricks would be highly beneficial. As well as requiring strong technical leadership capability, you will also need to be highly credible managing stakeholder relationships in what is a complex business environment. The reward for doing so will provide the Head of Data & Analytics with the opportunity and freedom to own the space and influence what and how things are done.
Key Responsibilities and experience required;
  • You’ll be a collaborative leader with experience of delivering complex data projects / programmes.
  • Previous team Management of Data resource (Data Engineering, Data Science, Data Analysis, BI / Reporting etc).
  • Excellent Stakeholder management with ability to capture and prioritise business requirements.
  • Ability to interpret business requirements and lead the development of the integrations, data models, dashboards and reports.
  • Oversee implementation and optimisation of data engineering processes that support and drive the business's evolving needs, including real-time data processing and advanced machine learning applications.
  • Own and develop the modern Azure Databricks platform that has been implemented over the last six months.
  • Enhance the processes required to ingest and transform data and control access. 

Technical Skills / Knowledge:

  • Python, SQL
  • Azure Databricks (Delta lake, Unity Catalog, Delta live tables, Autoloader)
  • Azure Data Factory
  • Integration Tools (eg Fivetran / Sync Hub)
  • Dimensional Modelling, ETL and Real Time pipeline development, orchestration and data storage
  • Data Warehouse Modelling: Inmon, Kimbal and Data Vault
  • ETL/ELT pipeline development: ADF, Azure Event Hubs, Spark.
  • Orchestration: Databricks Workflows, Delta live table pipelines
  • Data Storage: Azure ADLS Gen 2, Delta lake.
  • DevOps: CI/CD, Azure DevOps, Git
  • Exploratory analysis, Predictive and Prescriptive analytics
  • Experience with Azure security and compliance features and safeguarding sensitive data.
  • Management and automation of data environment using Azure DevOps
  • Power BI (Star-schema modelling, DAX and visualisation best practices) 

This is a hybrid role based in West London (near Northolt, Perivale, Greenford etc) with the flexibility to work from home 2-4 days per week. Salary will be in the region of £85,000 - £95,000 + Bonus and Share Options.

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