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Matthew Trought
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Matthew Trought

Data, Analytics & Insights - UK

Specialising in Data & Analytics around the Midlands. Has been working in the space for 8 years and understands the value of actually listening. Outside of the office, enjoys the gym, sports, being a family man, and practising his faith in God. Joined the Waffle for flexibility and autonomy.

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BI Analyst

Coventry£28000 - £31000 per annum

BI Analyst Location: Coventry (4-5 days a week on-site) Salary: £31,000 If you feel you have the skills and experience required for this position and wish to apply, please forward an up-to-date version of your CV, and someone will contact you back within 48 hours if we feel you look like a suitable match. A fantastic opportunity has come up to join an innovative organisation located in Coventry, as they continue to grow their Data team. For this role the BI Analyst will support the business with resolving queries and any issues their teams are experiencing. In this challenging and also exciting role, you will use your SQL skills to investigate and troubleshoot problems and resolve them. We are looking for a proactive person who is a self-starter. They are looking for an experienced BI Analyst who has the enthusiasm and commitment to excel in their IT department. A keen eye for detail, a highly structured approach, also a personal drive to succeed and the ability to learn and grow are all key assets you will possess. They are a company that believes in their staff and will always back you in terms of support, personal development and progression. From a technical standpoint, you will be using advanced and practical knowledge of SQL, as well as expert usage of Excel to deliver and present results (e.g. advanced formulas, pivot tables).  Essential skills and experience:Knowledge of MS SQL Server; T-SQL is essentialWriting SQL queriesExcellent Microsoft Excel skillsGood problem identification and solving skillsExcellent attention to detail and analytical skillsAbility to manage time effectively, meet deadlines and prioritiseMinimum of 1 years’ experience in a similar roleStrong written and verbal communication skills If you feel you have the skills and experience required for this position and wish to apply, please forward an up-to-date version of your CV, and someone will contact you back within 48 hours if we feel you look like a suitable match.

Data Engineer (Azure Data Factory)

Birmingham£40000 - £45000 per annum

Data Engineer (Azure Data Factory) Location: Fully Remote or Hybrid / Edinburgh Salary: £45,000 Working hours: 2 pm - 10.30 pm (Flexible) An award-winning enterprise software scale-up with high ambitions for growth is on the lookout for another Data Engineer to join the team. They recently won the ScotlandIS Digital Tech Scale-up Business of the Year award and have also previously been recognised as Scotland’s fastest-growing tech company in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for three consecutive years.    What you’ll do Implement, test and deploy Azure Data Factory (ADF) pipeline definitions within version control to customer environments.Work with our Site Reliability Engineering team to ensure your solutions are observable, reliable and performant.Work with our software implementation consultants (SICs) to define and verify specification documents for ETL process.Work with customer IT to test customer data source endpoints to ensure they meet specification.Work with our Engineering teams to ensure end-to-end capability for integrated data.Support cutover to production systems (can be outside normal working hours).Identify improvements to existing Azure Data Factory processes to ensure they are more maintainable across a growing set of customers. About youYou must have at least two years of experience in Azure Data Factory and be comfortable building transparent, easy-to-support pipelines. Experience building and maintaining data integrations with a variety of external systems.Good understanding of the ETL process.Comfortable being in a client-facing role.Excellent communication skills: you can clearly explain technical matters to any audience.Confident working with complex referential data.Knowledge of Rest APIs, SQL databases and other data sources.A team player, with experience collaborating with other departments.You demonstrate good attention to detail and enjoy breaking complex problems down into simple steps. Bonus points if you havePrevious experience directly leading calls with clientsExperience in other Azure data technologies such as Azure DatabricksIntegrated with a variety of downstream data sources, including but not limited to: Cloud services, Custom Rest APIs, Database (on-prem) Applying for the opportunity If you feel you have the required experience and would like to be considered for the opportunity, please forward an up-to-date version of your CV, and someone will contact you back within 48 hours if we feel you meet the requirements of the role.

Data Analyst (Business Systems)

Coventry£30000 - £32000 per annum

Data Analyst (Business Systems)Location: Coventry (on-site)Salary: £32,000 A rare opportunity to join a growing IT Team located in Coventry as a Business Systems Technician. In this new and exciting role, you will help support the development and delivery of diverse IT systems across the organisation.  Experience working with Applications, SQL and data knowledge is essential to be successful in this opportunity as you will be involved in the management of business systems.  The work that you do will have a meaningful impact on the business. You will also play a vital role in the management and administration of IT Business Systems; this includes identifying improvements, development, support, and assistance to the business.  To be successful in this role our ideal person will have:An eye for understanding complex design (manufacturing, traceability, integration)  The drive to understand large volumes of data and system patterns.  The confidence to present your products to non-technical audiences.The ability to adapt your communication style to account for varying levels of seniority and your audiences' requirementsBe able to define requirements, create and maintain documentation and conduct thorough testing of various systems  We will be looking for someone who: Support design of test script, participating in full regression testing for the key business systems and other associated IT systems – ensuring operational impacts are identified and communicated.Will develop knowledge of the main business systems – ERP, MES and be able to support day-today activities, including administration and basic development.  Supporting Business System division to monitor end-user system performance, report issues and maintain communications to ensure appropriate resolution.Essential skills & experience:Good IT skillsAbility to prioritiseExperience in supporting business applicationsKnowledge of MS SQL Server would be advantageousAbility to analyse data with attention to detail, identify associated trends and root cause of issues, implementing corrective action, as and when required.Writing complex SQL queriesAbility to deploy hardware and software configurationProven analytical and problem solving abilityStrong written and verbal communication skillsApplying for the opportunity:If you feel you have the required skills identified for this opportunity and wish to be considered, please forward an up-to-date version of your CV, and someone from Digital Waffle will contact you back within 48 hours if we feel you fit the criteria.

Data Engineer

Manchester£46000 - £50000 per annum

Data EngineerLocation: Warrington (5 days a week on-site)Salary: Up to £50,000*This role will provide training to work with either Machine Learning or A.IOpportunity / ResponsibilitiesThis role has a broad and varied remit and the successful candidate will have responsibility for duties including:Explore and extract data from multiple sources and interrogate this data to create meaningful insightsGather and validate reporting requests from the business and update the business on data improvementsGenerate databases from various sources of structured and unstructured dataAnalyse data and generate statistical information to identify trends and patternsProvide user support services to ensure problems are remediated quickly and effectivelyAssist in the development of the BI strategy to ensure that BI capabilities match the long-term strategic aims of the businessEssentialSignificant experience of Business Intelligence systems, including maintenance and development of these systemsKnowledge of Power BI or BI softwareExcellent planning, analytical, organisational, project management and decision making skillsAble to understand and analyse complex data setsExcellent prioritisation and time management abilitiesExcellent knowledge of English (verbal and in writing)Able to form relationships with wide range of people and strong team player with collaboration skills on an international levelStrong knowledge of and experience with databases and structured query language (SQL) • Relevant degree or similarDesirableExperience of working in a healthcare industryExperience or certification in Machine Learning and/or AIAzureExperience:Maintenance and development of BI systems: 3 years (required)analysis of complex data sets: 3 years (required)If you feel you have the required skills and experience and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply and someone will contact you back within 48 hours if we feel your profile matches the requirements.

Senior Software Developer

Birmingham£48000 - £60000 per annum

Senior Software Developer£48,000 - £60,000Birmingham / Hybrid (3 days a week on-site)Tech Required for the role: SQL, C#, Web APIA fantastic opportunity has come up to join a truly innovative and exciting organisation located in central Birmingham, as they look to expand their team again due to continued progression.This organisation is listed on the AIM market with an ambition for growth and success; focussed on becoming the No.1 within their professional services business in the UK (Currently 10th). They currently have over 1,450 people in their team, across 22 offices, servicing some 25,000+ clients across the full spectrum of legal and professional services.They believe that everyone has an important role to play in the success of the company, with the inclusive culture, as well as their collaborative, flexible and friendly environment, making it a great place to work.They are now seeking a talented individual to join their busy IT Team. The successful candidate will be an experienced Solutions Developer who can hit the ground running and take on a variety of projects.Main Duties:Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Competencies:Responsible for the development and improvement of our Practice Management SystemsBuild browser based web solutions that meet the changing needs of the business and drive efficiency as part of our ongoing automation programEnsure that industry standards and best practices are applied across the development and database environments, leading to systems that are secure, robust and optimisedProduce and maintain documentation contributing towards the wider development infrastructureProduce estimates (high-level and detailed) for development workBalance work on multiple projects at one timeIntegrate with third party providers by consuming API’s. This could extend building out API wrappersMaintain databases and objects such as tables, stored procedures, views, triggers, IndexesHandle common database procedures such as upgrade, backup, recovery, migrationProfile server resource usage, and optimise as necessaryMaintain interfaces with other systems both internal and externalCollaborate within a cross functional team to help shape technical solutions and directionWork well with ever-changing processes to meet our company needs and requestsExperience and Skills:.NET framework / .NET Core (C#)ASP.NET MVC, Web API, FunctionsExcellent understanding of Microsoft SQL ServerExpert-level T-SQL skillsAbility to write clean, efficient, readable and well documented codeProven experience of creating and implementing effective testing plansExperience of using code repositoriesThe ability to prioritise high volumes of responsibilities without delays in deliverablesCapable of troubleshooting common databases issues and debugging stored proceduresSkilled at optimising large, complicated SQL statementsFamiliar with tools that can aid with profiling server resource usage and optimizationSense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on company’s successPrevious experience of helping to deliver projects accurately and on timeCritical thinker and strong problem-solving skillsA proven team player, who can support others and who can adapt to changing and conflicting prioritiesA confident and effective communicator who is proactive, self-motivated with a can-do attitudeStrong attention to detail and willing to expand your skill set to overcome existing challengesIf you feel you have the required skills and experience and are interested in the opportunity, please apply by forwarding an up-to-date version of your CV, and if we feel you meet the requirements, someone will contact you back within 24 hours.

Software Engineer

Birmingham£48000 - £60000 per annum

Software Engineer£48,000 - £60000Birmingham / Hybrid (3 days a week on-site)Tech Required for the role: SQL, C#, Web APIA fantastic opportunity has come up to join a truly innovative and exciting organisation located in central Birmingham, as they look to expand their team again due to continued progression.This organisation is listed on the AIM market with an ambition for growth and success; focussed on becoming the No.1 within their professional services business in the UK (Currently 10th). They currently have over 1,450 people in their team, across 22 offices, servicing some 25,000+ clients across the full spectrum of legal and professional services.They believe that everyone has an important role to play in the success of the company, with the inclusive culture, as well as their collaborative, flexible and friendly environment, making it a great place to work.They are now seeking a talented individual to join their busy IT Team. The successful candidate will be an experienced Solutions Developer who can hit the ground running and take on a variety of projects.Main Duties:Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Competencies:Responsible for the development and improvement of our Practice Management SystemsBuild browser based web solutions that meet the changing needs of the business and drive efficiency as part of our ongoing automation programEnsure that industry standards and best practices are applied across the development and database environments, leading to systems that are secure, robust and optimisedProduce and maintain documentation contributing towards the wider development infrastructureProduce estimates (high-level and detailed) for development workBalance work on multiple projects at one timeIntegrate with third party providers by consuming API’s. This could extend building out API wrappersMaintain databases and objects such as tables, stored procedures, views, triggers, IndexesHandle common database procedures such as upgrade, backup, recovery, migrationProfile server resource usage, and optimise as necessaryMaintain interfaces with other systems both internal and externalCollaborate within a cross functional team to help shape technical solutions and directionWork well with ever-changing processes to meet our company needs and requestsExperience and Skills:.NET framework / .NET Core (C#)ASP.NET MVC, Web API, FunctionsExcellent understanding of Microsoft SQL ServerExpert-level T-SQL skillsAbility to write clean, efficient, readable and well documented codeProven experience of creating and implementing effective testing plansExperience of using code repositoriesThe ability to prioritise high volumes of responsibilities without delays in deliverablesCapable of troubleshooting common databases issues and debugging stored proceduresSkilled at optimising large, complicated SQL statementsFamiliar with tools that can aid with profiling server resource usage and optimizationSense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on company’s successPrevious experience of helping to deliver projects accurately and on timeCritical thinker and strong problem-solving skillsA proven team player, who can support others and who can adapt to changing and conflicting prioritiesA confident and effective communicator who is proactive, self-motivated with a can-do attitudeStrong attention to detail and willing to expand your skill set to overcome existing challengesAdditional Desirable Skills:Experience of Legal SectorAgile development principlesExperience of using Continuous IntegrationAzure Stack; Power Automate, Microsoft Power AppsAzure DevOps pipelinesMicroservice ArchitectureHTML, JavaScriptKNIMEIf you feel you have the required skills and experience and are interested in the opportunity, please apply by forwarding an up-to-date version of your CV, and if we feel you meet the requirements, someone will contact you back within 24 hours.

Data Engineer

Warrington£46000 - £50000 per annum

Data Engineer Location: Warrington (5 days a week on-site) Salary: Up to £50,000*This role will provide training to work with either Machine Learning or A.I Opportunity / Responsibilities This role has a broad and varied remit and the successful candidate will have responsibility for duties including:Explore and extract data from multiple sources and interrogate this data to create meaningful insightsGather and validate reporting requests from the business and update the business on data improvementsGenerate databases from various sources of structured and unstructured dataAnalyse data and generate statistical information to identify trends and patternsProvide user support services to ensure problems are remediated quickly and effectivelyAssist in the development of the BI strategy to ensure that BI capabilities match the long-term strategic aims of the business EssentialSignificant experience of Business Intelligence systems, including maintenance and development of these systemsKnowledge of Power BI or BI softwareExcellent planning, analytical, organisational, project management and decision making skillsAble to understand and analyse complex data setsExcellent prioritisation and time management abilitiesExcellent knowledge of English (verbal and in writing)Able to form relationships with wide range of people and strong team player with collaboration skills on an international levelStrong knowledge of and experience with databases and structured query language (SQL) • Relevant degree or similar DesirableExperience of working in a healthcare industryExperience or certification in Machine Learning and/or AIAzure Experience:Maintenance and development of BI systems: 3 years (required)analysis of complex data sets: 3 years (required) If you feel you have the required skills and experience and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply and someone will contact you back within 48 hours if we feel your profile matches the requirements.

SQL Data Analyst (Business Systems)

Coventry£28000 - £32000 per annum

SQL Data Analyst (Business Systems)Location: Coventry (on-site)Salary: £32,000A rare opportunity to join a growing IT Team located in Coventry as a Business Systems Technician. In this new and exciting role, you will help support the development and delivery of diverse IT systems across the organisation.Experience working with Applications, SQL and data knowledge is essential to be successful in this opportunity as you will be involved in the management of business systems.The work that you do will have a meaningful impact on the business. You will also play a vital role in the management and administration of IT Business Systems; this includes identifying improvements, development, support, and assistance to the business.To be successful in this role our ideal person will have:An eye for understanding complex design (manufacturing, traceability, integration)The drive to understand large volumes of data and system patterns.The confidence to present your products to non-technical audiences.The ability to adapt your communication style to account for varying levels of seniority and your audiences' requirementsBe able to define requirements, create and maintain documentation and conduct thorough testing of various systemsWe will be looking for someone who:Support design of test script, participating in full regression testing for the key business systems and other associated IT systems – ensuring operational impacts are identified and communicated.Will develop knowledge of the main business systems – ERP, MES and be able to support day-today activities, including administration and basic development.Supporting Business System division to monitor end-user system performance, report issues and maintain communications to ensure appropriate resolution.Essential skills & experience:Good IT skillsAbility to prioritiseExperience in supporting business applicationsKnowledge of MS SQL Server would be advantageousAbility to analyse data with attention to detail, identify associated trends and root cause of issues, implementing corrective action, as and when required.Writing complex SQL queriesAbility to deploy hardware and software configurationProven analytical and problem solving abilityStrong written and verbal communication skillsApplying for the opportunity:If you feel you have the required skills identified for this opportunity and wish to be considered, please forward an up-to-date version of your CV, and someone from Digital Waffle will contact you back within 48 hours if we feel you fit the criteria.