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IS Senior Analyst (Business Intelligence)

Durham University - IT

Location: Durham
Salary: £27,929 to £34,308 per annum (Grade 6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th December 2022
Closes: 10th January 2023
Job Ref: 22001925

The Role

This role will play an important part in this developing service, by supporting and developing the data warehouse and business intelligence products, using Microsoft tools and technologies such as Azure and Power BI to improve the University’s capability to maximise the value of our data. Flexible working arrangements are available.

Essential Criteria 

  1. Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to develop effective working relationships, both internally and externally. 
  2. Strong digital competence with demonstrable skills in using core digital tools including internet, email, digital communication tools and Microsoft 365 applications.
  3. Educated to degree level (or equivalent experience).
  4. Ability to solve problems and resolve issues, plan solutions and make pragmatic decisions. 
  5. Data driven and good analytical skills.
  6. An understanding of data warehouse and business intelligence methods and practices. 
  7. Good technical capabilities, including in data engineering and dashboard development.
  8. Ability to understand and relay complex data-related issues in an understandable manner.  
  9. Able to provide 3rd line support for the applications that have been developed and manage change using version control techniques.
  10. Able to create complex SQL Server views and stored procedures.
  11. Understanding of information security and data governance principles such as GDPR.
  12. Experience of providing specialist advice and guidance to a range of customers and colleagues, including more senior colleagues. 
  13. Professional practitioner with specialist knowledge and expertise used to contribute to the delivery and development of services, processes and activities within the organisation.
  14. Experience of implementing policy and procedures and involvement with future changes for a service area.
  15. Experience of being able to network effectively and develop strong and productive working relationships. 

Desirable Criteria

  1. Relevant industry and professional recognition and certification of achievement of skills and knowledge. 
  2. Continuing professional development required to maintain professional recognition. 
  3. Experience of delivering and developing specialist services for IT provision. 
  4. Knowledge and experience of ensuring compliance with regulatory and organisational policy and guidelines. 
  5. Knowledge and experience of SSIS, SSAS and SSRS.
  6. Good knowledge and experience of Power BI and DAX. 
  7. Involvement in project definition and gathering of business requirements. 
  8. ITIL Foundation.

How to apply  

To progress to the assessment stage, candidates must evidence each of the essential criteria required for the role in the person specification. Where there are desirable criteria, we would also urge you to provide any relevant evidence. Please don’t forget to check if there are any weighted criteria (see above). 

While some criteria will be considered at the shortlisting stage, other criteria may be considered later in the assessment process, such as questions at interview.   

Submitting your application   

We prefer to receive applications online.  We will update you about your application at various points during the process, via automated emails from our e-recruitment system. Please check your spam/junk folder periodically to ensure you receive all emails.

What you are required to submit: 

  1. A CV
  2. A covering letter which details your experience, strengths and potential in the requirements set out above
  3. A supporting statement which outlines how you meet all of the criteria within the Person Specification.      

Contact details     

For a chat about the role or any further information please contact Benjamin Hodgson, Senior IS Manager (Data & Analytics). 

Email: benjamin.k.hodgson@durham.ac.uk

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