Data Visualisation & Analytics Manager

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

Job Description

Purpose of Role

g-iQ is the reporting and analytics platform at Global (Commercial Outdoor) powered by Qlik Sense. This platform has over 200 users from across Sales, Finance, Franchise, Customer Solutions, Directorate and the Data team. There are over 30 applications currently planned for this platform and every application requires full end to end development and 1st and 2nd line support. Applications on this platform must be developed by BI developers who can handle each stage of application development (requirement gathering, ETL, data modelling, front end visualisation, ongoing support, feedback, iterative and continuous development) autonomously and professionally.

Duties & Responsibilities

Management

  • Lead and develop a team of three Data Visualisation Developers
  • Conduct stakeholder interviews to understand business requirements
  • Maintain good relationships with key stakeholders across the business at all levels (from c-suite to entry level)
  • Conduct UAT workshops for new major features
  • Manage showcases for all new releases
  • Manage and develop the product backlog and roadmap
  • Represent g-iQ in steering committees and working groups to make sure projects consider platform requirements
  • Manage support life cycle including triage, troubleshooting, defect management and support materials
  • Develop training workshops and support materials (how to videos, users guides, elearns) and engage user base and monitor user adoption
  • Ensure Qlik Sense applications are built using agile scrum development lifecycle
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer to other team members about best Qlik development (visualisation and scripting) practices

Qlik Development

  • Translate business requirements into data modelling/scripting and Qlik front end development specifications
  • Ensure Qlik Sense applications are built using 3 tier layer architecture (extract and transformation qvds etc.)
  • Ensure Qlik Sense applications are built using the Qlik Development Framework
  • Create and maintain data validation processes for all Qlik Sense applications
  • Create and maintain universal dashboard layout design across all applications
  • Ensure Data Visualisation Developers use Qlik Capability API, Qlik Visualisation API and Qlik Engine API to build bespoke extensions and embed Qlik objects into existing web applications
  • Ensure technical and user documentation is up to date
  • Use T-SQL database and MongoDB queries to conduct analysis on data sources
  • Assist team members in maintaining and enhancing applications (visualisation and scripting)

Personal characteristics

  • Evangelist for g-iQ across organisation
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and deliver communicable features and enhancements in a fast-paced agile scrum development team every 2 weeks
  • Ability to monitor and manage shifting priorities in the roadmap
  • Ability to learn, understand and apply new concepts quickly and autonomously
  • Shows plenty of initiative in providing and implementing recommendations for improvements in development and testing methods
  • Drive for continual self-improvement and learning
  • Well organised with excellent time management

Experience

Essential

  • At least 4 years working with Qlik Sense or QlikView 11 and above to produce optimised Qlik reports/applications delivered within time and budget constraints to high professional customer facing standards
  • To have or be working towards at least one of following certifications
    • Qlik Sense Data Architect Certification
    • Qlik Sense Business Analyst Certification
    • Qlik Sense Business Analyst Qualification
    • QlikView 11 Developer and Designer
  • Proven experience in the following:
    • Advanced Qlik Calculations, Variables and Set Analysis
    • Advanced Qlik Front End Development and Data Visualisation techniques
    • Advanced Qlik Scripting and Dimensional Data Modelling
  • Experience in building, deploying and scheduling NPrinting reports
  • Proven abilities to take initiative and be innovative
  • Hands on experience working with relational databases (SQL Server) and T-SQL
  • Ownership of end to end application development from initial requirements gathering to development, user acceptance testing, deployment and iterative improvements
  • Background in data warehouse design (e.g. dimensional modelling) and data mining

Desirable

  • Experience in building Qlik Sense extensions / mashups using Web Services, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Knowledge in other visual BI tools (e.g. Tableau/PowerBI/Looker)
  • Knowledge in using Visual Studio/C#