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2 Sep 2019

Full-timePower BI Consultant

Altius Godalming, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Altius have a simple ambition – to be the leading data focused technology business in Europe. We help businesses to harness their data and use it to understand, model and predict business performance - delivering improved engagement, efficiency and profitability.

We are leading the UK market in delivering Microsoft Azure based data platforms and our data science team is at the cutting edge of delivering machine and deep learning solutions. The business has an average annual growth of over 50%. Altius are currently circa 350 people across the UK, The Netherlands and India.

At Altius, we strive for excellence in everything we do. We are a dynamic team of bright, talented and highly accomplished people who are passionate about their work and this is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your expertise within Microsoft Business Intelligence & Analytics, using the very latest BI, IOT, Data Science & Big Data technologies from Microsoft and other key vendors.

Job Description
We are recruiting for a skilled Power BI Consultant to join a bright & talented team, consisting of Microsoft Valued Professionals (MVPs) and globally recognised experts in the field.
The role of a Power BI Consultant is a mixture of consulting skills and technical data modelling/visualisation skills.

Our Power BI reporting solutions are often backed by a data platform in Azure that we will also build for the client. Our overall solutions therefore include use of tools such as Azure SQL Data Warehouse (ADW), Azure Data Lake (ADL), Cosmos DB, Stream Analytics and Azure Analysis Services (AAS). Whilst we have dedicated consultants who specialize in these technologies, you will be expected to develop sufficient knowledge of them in order to work effectively within the broader Microsoft team

Altius have developed a popular custom visual in the Power BI Marketplace - Altius Icon Map – and our staff have presented both at global conferences and local meetups. The client base which we have developed data visualisation reporting solutions for include several FTSE 100 Companies in the UK and one of the largest European supermarket chains based in the Netherlands.
Responsibilities Include:
• Ingesting data from a variety of corporate data sources and performing required transformations in the query editor using a mixture of utilizing the UI and writing M code.
• Data modelling capabilities including designing effective BI data models in line with the Kimble methodology.
• Developing calculations in DAX which are accurate and performant on large datasets.
• Designing effective layouts using themes and report grids, working closely with our digital design team.
• Utilizing the navigation features in Power BI (e.g. bookmarks, drill-throughs) to guide readers through a compelling data-driven story.
• Working with our testing team to manage the processes around client User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and fixing any defects identified.
• Publishing reports via the Power BI service, managing them through distribution of apps and monitoring usage/data refreshes/security access (N.B: for large scale deployments this is often undertaken by our managed services team).
• Working closely with clients, gathering requirements and translating them.
• Shaping an approach for governance and deployment of Power BI in large organizations, including advising on licensing, distribution/sharing, training and support.
Experience Profile:
We are looking for the following experience profile:
• Experience of designing conceptual and logical data models.
• Skilled in Power BI and other visualisation tools.
• Ability to take client requirements, understand them and turn them into a powerful story told through engaging visuals in Power BI.
• Confident communicating with stakeholders of all levels including the ability to advise, train and support clients where necessary.

Job Categories: Programming. Job Types: Full-time. Salaries: Competitive.


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