• BI Analyst

    Location : Country (Full Name) United Kingdom
    Location : City
    Theale Reading
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Mission

    Who We Are

    Founded and continuously led by inventor and entrepreneur Tony Aquila, Solera is a global leader in digital technologies that connect and secure life's most important assets: our cars, homes and identities. Since its inception in 2005 as a garage-based startup, Solera has grown aggressively with over 50 acquisitions across its platforms The company's current product solutions include Audatex, Autodata, AutoPoint, CAP/HPI, Colimbra, Digidentity, Enservio, Explore Data, Hollander, Identifix, Inpart, LYNX and TitleTec, as well as the company's flagship Digital Garage application. Today, Solera processes over 300 million transactions annually for approximately 235,000 partners and customers in over 80 countries. Unified by a strong culture that values uncommon entrepreneurial thinking and continuous "do-it-different" innovation, Solera's global workforce of 6,700+ associates come from diverse forward-thinking industries that include automotive technology, artificial intelligence, software development, data sciences, cybersecurity, cognitive design, and digital identity protection. For more information, please visit solera.com,fb.com/solerainnovation, @soleraworks on Instagram, or @SoleraInc Twitter.

     

    Audatex part of the Solera group are the leading provider of motor damage estimating solutions in the UK and similarly globally have a strong presence in over 86 countries. Audatex provide software and data solutions combined which assist the insurance industry in terms of cost control for spend on repairs to accident damaged vehicles.

     

    The Solera Way

    Solera’s uncommon culture is based on three simple principles: Think 80/20 (Focus), Act 30/30 (Efficiency), and Live 90/10 (Accountability). We define our mindset using Our 3H’s: Humility, a Hunger to succeed, and a desire to Hunt for opportunities to win. We train our volunteers to engage with each other modulating between their intellect (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ) using our 3Fs: Facts, Finesse, and Force. Solera has become a global technology leader that is constantly growing in the double digits. The principles, drills, and values associated with the Solera Way have been fundamental to Solera’s success and our ability to grow, continuously change, and innovate.

     

    Our Space

    • Location-wise, we are based in Theale, 1 station away from Central Reading
    • Our office setting is open plan and we work collaboratively as a team.
    • Smart casual is our dress code and we are open to flexible start and end times and some remote working (with agreement from your manager).
    • We offer weekly fruit to keep the team healthy!
    • We also like to celebrate company success, funding legendary summer and winter parties.
    • There are frequent opportunities internally to learn and grow into other fields / disciplines. Career progression is important to us.

    Are You Uncommon?

    We are seeking a strong experienced BI focused business analyst to join our MIS team within our Product Development department.  In an Agile environment, you will be responsible for working with the product owner in creating and analysing stories, epics and themes as part of the backlog refinement process for developing a high-quality sustainable data platform, strategy and governance which supports the business in achieving double digit growth, and protects the future. You will also be a key factor in requalifying the mind-set of the organisation to value data as the central component of all products

    Position 80s

    What You’ll Be Doing
    At Solera, we believe in providing clarity and focus to what our team are responsible for – their mission. The 80’s, as we call them at Solera, are the employee’s priorities associated with their role or mission. The mission 80’s for this role, are:

     

    BI Development

    • Provide product design and analytical deliverables in support of the 3 pillars of the BI Mission:Stabilise and protect the current MI delivery suites, to ensure they can continue to deliver mission critical output, and support the business today.
    • Plan, develop and deliver a strategic replacement MI solution for the UK, wherever possible leveraging 30/30 opportunities with global and EMEA teams, enabling the UK to take every opportunity to commercialise data and to support data science initiatives.
    • Develop and socialise a data strategy and data governance program, which is embedded into all Product Agile teams, enabling consistency to support the new MI solution and provide new commercial opportunities.
    • Work as a key driver within an agile squad delivering BI services to internal and external stakeholders (finance, business development and account managers, product owners, as well as end user customers, suppliers and partners)
    • Support the other members of the squad to ensure that all aspects of a sprint deliverable are complete including story refinement, development, acceptance and review.


    Rapid Profitable Innovation

    • Maintain an up to date knowledge of emerging technologies and the benefits that applying them can bring to your specialisation
    • Utilise and contribute to the MIS processes to maximise sustainable and effective product development
    • Gain an in-depth understanding of data assets throughout the organization and contribute to ideas leading to the ability to maximize its potential value to the business


    Quality Deliverable

    • Take accountability for the quality of the delivered product ensuring that appropriate data delivery lifecycle procedures are followed
    • Invest in data governance practices to ensure the data asset is accurate, complete, appropriate and consistent


     

     

     

     

    Qualifications

    Are You Qualified

     

    • Primary Requirements
      • Analytical skills in relation to data warehousing projects
      • Agile processes and ceremonies
      • Data modelling and mapping (source to target)
      • Stakeholder management
      • Knowledge of data warehousing practices and architecture
      • Knowledge of reporting and dashboarding solutions or services
      • Understanding of ETL processes and tools
      • Data analysis using SQL
    • Desirable
      • Knowledge of Apache Big Data projects and their application (Hadoop, Hive, Oozie, Spark etc)
      • Knowledge of HortonWorks products and services
      • Knowledge of data analytics tools and services
      • Experience of JIRA and Confluence
      • Experience of data dictionary and data lineage tools
      • Experience of working in a target driven and revenue focussed business

    Travel to EMEA may be required ocassionally, out of hours monitoring and support of deployed processes may be requested periodically

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