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Matthew Trought

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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Senior BI Analyst (PowerBI)

Solihull£45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: £1,800 Bonus

Senior BI Analyst (PowerBI) Location: Hybrid / Solihull (3 days a week WFH) Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 (Potentially more for the right person) + £1800 Bonus Benefits: Some remote working, Bonus, Flexi working hours, 29 days Holidays + Public Holidays, good pension, x2 free technical training courses of your choice per year, bespoke career progression plans, and lots of other great benefits! Opportunity: A fantastic opportunity has come up for a Senior BI Analyst to join a truly innovative and creative organisation located in Solihull, as they look to expand all areas of their Business Intelligence teams.  For this opportunity you will be working within the group finance the Business Analytics function, as they are responsible for the data warehousing, reporting, analysing and pricing for all Group activity.  This role has a focus on delivering the Business Intelligence requirements to various stakeholders across the Group.    The Senior BI analyst will be solving reporting problems by extracting, analysing and interpreting data from a variety of sources and producing data visualisations allowing the end user to self-serve.    Duties and responsibilities: Production of regular reporting which supports the Group’s activities, including the operational strategiesAssist in projects on a wide range of Group initiativesProduction of regular and ad hoc reporting solutions as and when requested by the business areas across the GroupDesign and develop automated solutions/systems to assist the business in its operation, using Power BI, Excel and the Microsoft SQL Server suite of productsDesign and build Power BI data models.  Use data engineering skills to transform and prepare data for use within the modelsAnalysing trends in the performance and behaviour of the Group’s loan assets based upon historical dataProducing analysis and insight to understand customer trends and behaviours and identify potential regulatory impacts on the Groups assetsProvide recommendations to the business based on the results of analysis undertakenSupport junior team members by assisting to develop individual skillsets Skills:Ability to analyse & understand complex datasets, and interpret and present results in a clear and concise mannerFocus on using own initiative, and adopting a logical and systematic approach to workStrong commercial acumenAnalytically focussed & detail consciousExcellent written and verbal communication skillsAbility to work as part of a teamAbility to work under own direction when required with minimal supervision Qualifications and experience A background in SQL, Excel, and Power BI is required. Experience within the Financial Services Industry and a degree in a relevant discipline would be desirable. If you feel you have the required skills and experience for this opportunity and would like to be considered, please forward an up-to-date version of your CV, and someone will contact you back within 48 hours.

Head of Data Engineering

Leicester£100000 - £120000 per annum

Head of Data EngineeringSalary: £100,000 - £120,000 + 20% BonusLocation: Remote or Hybrid / LeicesterJOB PURPOSE:A fantastic opportunity has come up for a Head of Data Engineering to join a truly innovative and creative organisation that has some exciting and huge plans to grow the Engineering team.They are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Head of Data Engineering to lead a Data strategy and also a talented team of Data Engineers to help build and maintain their near real-time Data Platform in Microsoft Azure. This is a great opportunity to help build, evangelise and execute a data strategy that helps the business make data-driven decisions to improve operational execution and customer experience.In addition to steering their data strategy, you will be accountable for delivering their data projects and ensuring the reliability, scalability, and security of the data infrastructure, pipelines, and storage architecture while balancing cost and scale. In addition to the technical aspects of the role, you will be comfortable presenting data insights to technical and non-technical stakeholders to help articulate how using the data captured can improve our business performance.PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESLeading the Data Community of Practice and collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure that our data warehouse aligns with business objectives and delivers internal and customer valueDeveloping and implementing data engineering strategies to improve data quality, reliability, and performance across our platformsCollaborating with Product to design the data roadmap and build the team capacity plan to mit and deliver projects on time and to a high standardIdentifying areas of improvement for our data infrastructure and building a plan to implement solutions and remediating technical debtEnsuring that our data storage and processing infrastructure is scalable, secure, and highly available whilst balancing costsProactively managing data quality issues with system owners to improve data integrity within our data platformOverseeing the design, implementation, and maintenance of our data platform architecture, warehouse, pipelines, and data storage in the cloudProviding leadership and line management to the data engineering team, guiding and coaching them to develop technical solutions aligned with business objectivesBuilding career paths for team members, investing time and experience in developing their skills and technical capabilities across the data stackOperating as a senior leader within the business and a key part of the Technology Leadership TeamAn ambition to research in new technologies that could help the future road map of data such as Machine LearningResearching and suggesting new services, technologies, and methodologies to promote the evolution of our data platform and features available to our end-usersDefining and managing SLAs and SLOs for all data sets and processes running in production in collaboration with the Heads of Engineering, Architecture & TechOpsProviding appropriate out-of-hours escalation cover for data platform incident managementSKILLS/EXPERIENCE:EssentialStrong Databricks experience and supporting adoption within a cloud environment, ideally using the Microsoft Azure data stackExcellent knowledge of SQL, NoSQL, and API-based data pipelines, delivering data engineering solutions into production with quality and automation at the forefrontExperience of working with event driven eventually consistent architecturesStrong experience in testing and deploying data pipelines into production with quality gates to measure data accuracy and integrityStrong experience delivering to agile practices, ideally SCRUM or Kanban, and leading teams to deliver high-quality solutions and iteratively deliver value to the businessExcellent written and verbal communication skills to articulate complex technical concepts to technical and non-technical stakeholdersProven ability to manage stakeholders at executive and senior management levels, build relationships, and influence outcomesExtensive Data Engineering background along with experience of leading and coaching high-performing Data Engineering teams that deliver business-critical reporting solutionsPrevious experience in designing and implementing a cloud-based data platform with real-time and batch ETL processing for large volumes of dataExperience working with Product Managers and Product Owners to translate complex business requirements into data-driven solutions and roadmapsAbility to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment across multiple teams and technologiesDesirableWarehouse/Azure Synapse and Azure Stream AnalyticsExposure to Big Data analysisExperience managing data sovereignty and PIIExperience using Tableau Report Design or Power BIExperience of Kimball Star Schema data modellingKnowledge of IaC technologies such as Microsoft ARM templates or TerraformStrong domain experience in messaging or business communicationsKnowledge of Microsoft Azure Data Stack e.g. CosmoDB, DataFactory, Azure SQL DataExperience of data streaming technologies such as Kafka or Red PandaApplying:If you feel you have the required skills and experience and want to be considered for this opportunity, please forward an up-to-date version of your CV, and someone will contact you back within 48 hours.

BI Developer

Redditch£45000 - £50000 per annum

BI DeveloperLocation: Redditch / HybridSalary: £45,000 - £50,000Tech and keywords in the role - BI Developer / Business Intelligence / SQL / SSRS / SSISA fantastic opportunity has come up to join a fantastic team that is investing heavily in all areas of their IT departments, especially within Data & Analytics, and are now looking for a BI Developer to join them.They have also recently started working with Azure Cloud, so if you already have exposure or want to start working with Azure, you will get the opportunity when you join!The main duties for the opportunity will involve:You will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining business intelligence solutionsYou will work closely with colleagues, either to assist with operational targets and company directivesYou will collaborate with stakeholders, gather requirements, and translate them into scalable and efficient data integration analysisHave a history of implementing solutions to the business to improve general processesResponsibilities:Using SSIS to efficiently extract data from various sourcesDesign, develop, and maintain reports and dashboards using SSRS to help provide complex insightsCreate and maintain SQL scripts, stored procedures, and database objects to support data warehouse operationsApplying for the opportunity:If you feel you have the required skills and experience relevant for this role, and would like to be considered, you can apply by submitting an up-to-date version of your CV, and someone will contact you back within 48 hours.Tech and keywords in the role - BI Developer / Business Intelligence / SQL / SSRS / SSISTech and keywords in the role - BI Developer / Business Intelligence / SQL / SSRS / SSISTech and keywords in the role - BI Developer / Business Intelligence / SQL / SSRS / SSISTech and keywords in the role - BI Developer / Business Intelligence / SQL / SSRS / SSIS

SQL Developer

West Midlands£45000 - £48000 per annum

SQL Developer£48,000Location: Hybrid / Sutton Coldfield (once every other Wednesday work in the office)A fantastic opportunity has come up to work for an organisation that has just received millions of pounds worth of investment and is going through an exciting 3-year Transformation project, and as a result, are looking for several Developers for the business, so if progression, and working on exciting project-based work is what you enjoy, then please carry on reading!They are looking for x3 SQL Developers to help with being responsible for the development and implementation of system applications that align with the strategic direction of the business. You will also help build scalable and efficient SQL to interact with the database servers, converting non-technical business requirements into technical requirements and solutions that you will develop, test, and deploy.This role will be responsible for producing a quality end-product that is fit for purpose, and also working closely with the team, resolving escalations and diagnosing issues or bugs.PERFORMANCE MEASURESTo meet the demand of the business needs assigned to you by your manager/delivery manager/product ownerRegular meetings/appraisals to measure performance will be heldKEY RESPONSIBILITIESDeveloping core systems in SQL Server Management StudioDeveloping SQL back end with minimal changes in MS Access, Front End SystemsWrite and optimise in-application SQL statementsProvide realistic estimate timescales of delivery against business requirementsProvide 3rd line support where applicable on current software applicationsMaintain excellent communication with IT colleagues, other teams, partners, customers and suppliersManage work items from allocation to completion within our application lifecycle tool (Azure DevOps – Desirable)KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREDMultiple years of experience working as a developer with extensive use of SQLPrevious experience working within environments which use MS Office and MS AccessStrong proficiency of existing technologies and emerging technologies and capabilities as applicable to Core IT Systems (VBA, SQL, SSIS, MS Access, VB.Net, C#)Good understanding of Data Transformation Services, SSIS, VBA & SQL databases and data architecture.If you feel you have the required skills needed for this opportunity and want to be considered, please forward an up-to-date CV to the application link, and someone will contact you within 24 hours

Software Application Developer

West Midlands£45000 - £48000 per annum

Software Application Developer£48,000Location: Hybrid / Sutton Coldfield (once every other Wednesday work in the office)A fantastic opportunity has come up to work for an organisation that has just received millions of pounds worth of investment and is going through an exciting 3-year Transformation project, and as a result, are looking for several Developers for the business, so if progression, and working on exciting project-based work is what you enjoy, then please carry on reading!They are looking for x3 SQL Developers to help with being responsible for the development and implementation of system applications that align with the strategic direction of the business. You will also help build scalable and efficient SQL to interact with the database servers, converting non-technical business requirements into technical requirements and solutions that you will develop, test, and deploy.This role will be responsible for producing a quality end-product that is fit for purpose, and also working closely with the team, resolving escalations and diagnosing issues or bugs.PERFORMANCE MEASURESTo meet the demand of the business needs assigned to you by your manager/delivery manager/product ownerRegular meetings/appraisals to measure performance will be heldKEY RESPONSIBILITIESDeveloping core systems in SQL Server Management StudioDeveloping SQL back end with minimal changes in MS Access, Front End SystemsWrite and optimise in-application SQL statementsProvide realistic estimate timescales of delivery against business requirementsProvide 3rd line support where applicable on current software applicationsMaintain excellent communication with IT colleagues, other teams, partners, customers and suppliersManage work items from allocation to completion within our application lifecycle tool (Azure DevOps – Desirable)KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREDMultiple years of experience working as a developer with extensive use of SQLPrevious experience working within environments which use MS Office and MS AccessStrong proficiency of existing technologies and emerging technologies and capabilities as applicable to Core IT Systems (VBA, SQL, SSIS, MS Access, VB.Net, C#)Good understanding of Data Transformation Services, SSIS, VBA & SQL databases and data architecture.If you feel you have the required skills needed for this opportunity and want to be considered, please forward an up-to-date CV to the application link, and someone will contact you within 24 hours

BI Analyst

Coventry£28000 - £31000 per annum

BI Analyst(The client won’t accept anyone who is on a Visa)Salary: £31,000Location: Coventry (On site 4 days a week)BI Analyst / Data Analyst / MI Analyst / Business Intelligence / SQL / T-SQL / Excel / CoventryA fantastic opportunity has come up to work for an exciting organisation located in Coventry as they look to expand their Data team.They are looking for a Junior BI Analyst to help support the business with resolving queries and issues that the teams are experiencing. In this challenging yet exciting role you will use your SQL skills to investigate and troubleshoot problems and resolve them. They are looking for a proactive person who is a self-starter.They are looking for a BI Analyst who has enthusiasm and commitment to excel in their IT department. A keen eye for detail, a highly structured approach, 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 an 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 skillsApplying for the opportunity:If you like the sound of this opportunity, and you feel you have the required skills requested for the role. Please apply, and someone will contact you within 24 hours if you meet the requirements of the opportunity.BI Analyst / Data Analyst / MI Analyst / Business Intelligence / SQL / T-SQL / Excel / CoventryBI Analyst / Data Analyst / MI Analyst / Business Intelligence / SQL / T-SQL / Excel / CoventryBI Analyst / Data Analyst / MI Analyst / Business Intelligence / SQL / T-SQL / Excel / CoventryBI Analyst / Data Analyst / MI Analyst / Business Intelligence / SQL / T-SQL / Excel / Coventry

BI Developer

Redditch£40000 - £45000 per annum

BI DeveloperLocation: Redditch / HybridSalary: £40,000 - £50,000Tech and keywords in the role - BI Developer / Business Intelligence / SQL / SSRS / SSISA fantastic opportunity has come up to join a fantastic team that is investing heavily in all areas of their IT departments, especially within Data & Analytics, and are now looking for a BI Developer to join them.They have also recently started working with Azure Cloud, so if you already have exposure or want to start working with Azure, you will get the opportunity when you join!The main duties for the opportunity will involve:You will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining business intelligence solutionsYou will work closely with colleagues, either to assist with operational targets and company directivesYou will collaborate with stakeholders, gather requirements, and translate them into scalable and efficient data integration analysisHave a history of implementing solutions to the business to improve general processesResponsibilities:Using SSIS to efficiently extract data from various sourcesDesign, develop, and maintain reports and dashboards using SSRS to help provide complex insightsCreate and maintain SQL scripts, stored procedures, and database objects to support data warehouse operationsApplying for the opportunity:If you feel you have the required skills and experience relevant for this role, and would like to be considered, you can apply by submitting an up-to-date version of your CV, and someone will contact you back within 48 hours.Tech and keywords in the role - BI Developer / Business Intelligence / SQL / SSRS / SSISTech and keywords in the role - BI Developer / Business Intelligence / SQL / SSRS / SSISTech and keywords in the role - BI Developer / Business Intelligence / SQL / SSRS / SSISTech and keywords in the role - BI Developer / Business Intelligence / SQL / SSRS / SSIS

BI Developer

Redditch£45000 - £50000 per annum

BI DeveloperLocation: Redditch / HybridSalary: £40,000 - £50,000Tech and keywords in the role - BI Developer / Business Intelligence / SQL / SSRS / SSISA fantastic opportunity has come up to join a fantastic team that is investing heavily in all areas of their IT departments, especially within Data & Analytics, and are now looking for a BI Developer to join them.They have also recently started working with Azure Cloud, so if you already have exposure or want to start working with Azure, you will get the opportunity when you join!The main duties for the opportunity will involve:You will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining business intelligence solutionsYou will work closely with colleagues, either to assist with operational targets and company directivesYou will collaborate with stakeholders, gather requirements, and translate them into scalable and efficient data integration analysisHave a history of implementing solutions to the business to improve general processesResponsibilities:Using SSIS to efficiently extract data from various sourcesDesign, develop, and maintain reports and dashboards using SSRS to help provide complex insightsCreate and maintain SQL scripts, stored procedures, and database objects to support data warehouse operationsApplying for the opportunity:If you feel you have the required skills and experience relevant for this role, and would like to be considered, you can apply by submitting an up-to-date version of your CV, and someone will contact you back within 48 hours.Tech and keywords in the role - BI Developer / Business Intelligence / SQL / SSRS / SSISTech and keywords in the role - BI Developer / Business Intelligence / SQL / SSRS / SSISTech and keywords in the role - BI Developer / Business Intelligence / SQL / SSRS / SSISTech and keywords in the role - BI Developer / Business Intelligence / SQL / SSRS / SSIS

BI Analyst

Coventry£28000 - £31000 per annum

BI Analyst(The client won’t accept anyone who is on a Visa)Salary: £31,000Location: Coventry (On site 4 days a week)BI Analyst / Data Analyst / MI Analyst / Business Intelligence / SQL / T-SQL / Excel / CoventryA fantastic opportunity has come up to work for an exciting organisation located in Coventry as they look to expand their Data team.They are looking for a Junior BI Analyst to help support the business with resolving queries and issues that the teams are experiencing. In this challenging yet exciting role you will use your SQL skills to investigate and troubleshoot problems and resolve them. They are looking for a proactive person who is a self-starter.They are looking for a BI Analyst who has enthusiasm and commitment to excel in their IT department. A keen eye for detail, a highly structured approach, 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 an 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 skillsApplying for the opportunity:If you like the sound of this opportunity, and you feel you have the required skills requested for the role. Please apply, and someone will contact you within 24 hours if you meet the requirements of the opportunity.BI Analyst / Data Analyst / MI Analyst / Business Intelligence / SQL / T-SQL / Excel / CoventryBI Analyst / Data Analyst / MI Analyst / Business Intelligence / SQL / T-SQL / Excel / CoventryBI Analyst / Data Analyst / MI Analyst / Business Intelligence / SQL / T-SQL / Excel / CoventryBI Analyst / Data Analyst / MI Analyst / Business Intelligence / SQL / T-SQL / Excel / Coventry

BI Analyst

Coventry£28000 - £31000 per annum

BI Analyst Salary: £31,000 Location: Coventry (On site 4 days a week) BI Analyst / Data Analyst / MI Analyst / Business Intelligence / SQL / T-SQL / Excel / Coventry A fantastic opportunity has come up to work for an exciting organisation located in Coventry as they look to expand their Data team. They are looking for a Junior BI Analyst to help support the business with resolving queries and issues that the teams are experiencing. In this challenging yet exciting role you will use your SQL skills to investigate and troubleshoot problems and resolve them. They are looking for a proactive person who is a self-starter. They are looking for a BI Analyst who has enthusiasm and commitment to excel in their IT department. A keen eye for detail, a highly structured approach, 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 an 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 Applying for the opportunity: If you like the sound of this opportunity, and you feel you have the required skills requested for the role. Please apply, and someone will contact you within 24 hours if you meet the requirements of the opportunity. BI Analyst / Data Analyst / MI Analyst / Business Intelligence / SQL / T-SQL / Excel / Coventry BI Analyst / Data Analyst / MI Analyst / Business Intelligence / SQL / T-SQL / Excel / Coventry BI Analyst / Data Analyst / MI Analyst / Business Intelligence / SQL / T-SQL / Excel / Coventry BI Analyst / Data Analyst / MI Analyst / Business Intelligence / SQL / T-SQL / Excel / Coventry