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Senior Business Intelligence Consultant, Platform

Senior Business Intelligence Consultant, Platform

  • Location(s): UK Wide
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R00TR01150
  • Closing Date: 30 January 2022
  • We're happy to consider flexible working approaches for this role

The Data & Analytics (D&A) community is responsible for ensuring that the Building Society’s strategic aims are met, where they rely on any aspect of data architecture, processing, availability, quality, solutions or discovery to transform how we server our member’s needs.

You’ll be joining the Data & Analytics community at an incredibly important time as we deliver our new strategy to transform our data capability across the Society – this is a crucial role for our future!

At Nationwide we openly put our 15 million members at the centre of every decision we make as a business. Every role, no matter what it’s doing, is member focused.

What you’ll be doing

The BI Solutions team owns the strategic use and defines standards for use of our BI tools such as Qlik Sense, ThoughtSpot and PowerBI for the whole of Nationwide and are the experts in these tools. We deliver solutions using various methods, with team members working one-to-one with business stakeholders, acting as part of scrum teams or key roles on large programmes.

Freedom to design, build & test solutions using industry recognised leading BI tools will be supported by best practices, with training to develop your technical and personal skills further, along with support and coaching from colleagues when needed. You can expect to have a variety of projects in different business areas, as we work across the breadth of Nationwide Building Society.

Using strong Data & Analytics related experience, the Senior BI Consultant will have the capability to be a true leader within Business Intelligence at Nationwide.

Crucially the role is focused on platform management for BI tools including Qlik Sense, Power BI and ThoughtSpot in the future. The successful applicant will own and lead the platform(s) they are responsible for and ensure the products are performant, reliable, secure and meet the expectations of teams across Nationwide. As part of the Self-Serve BI Enablement product, you will use your technical knowledge and BI Consultancy skills to help implement improvements and changes to the platforms, coordinating, supporting and up-skilling other colleagues within the product. You will also be partnering with the business to promote self-service use of the tools, with focus on ease-of-use.

Key responsibilities will cover a variety of topics alongside project delivery such as: technology innovation, development standards and process, user adoption & engagement, capacity planning.

About you

We're looking for someone with the following skills and experience:

  • Be a strategic Thinker – show strong analytical skill with excellent communication
  • Change driven – strong experience as an SME and supporting those around you
  • Strong experience platform management of major BI tools, preferably Qlik Sense, ThoughtSpot or PowerBI
  • Strong experience with designing processes, security models and technology road maps
  • Experience in data modelling and the BI workflow
  • Understand data lifecycle and ETL processes in complex multi-source data solutions
  • Project lifecycle experience, preferably Agile
  • Use process optimisation e.g. LEAN and use continual improvement principles
  • Knowledge of supporting technologies such as Power Shell, Linux and Python would be beneficial

We’re also interested in who you are as a person. Why? Because our membership is made up of so many different kinds of people, so we want our employees to be just as diverse. We’d love to hear about:

  • Your values, and what makes you who you are
  • How you’d make a difference to our members in this role

We know applying for jobs can sometimes feel like you’re sending an application into a black hole. We review each application individually. So, it’s a good idea to call out your most relevant experience on your application to give yourself the best chance.

The extras you’ll get

Our people’s success isn’t based on how long they spend at their desk. While you’ll have contracted hours, we want to offer a flexible environment where possible. That might be working from home, logging on from other offices across the UK, or working part time or compressed hours.

There are all sorts of employee benefits available at Nationwide, including:

  • A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
  • Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
  • 25 days holiday

Why work at Nationwide

We’re a building society founded by ordinary people, our members, who came together to help each other get the most from their money, buy homes and save for their futures. For over 130 years, we’ve supported each other and our communities, and we’ve done the right thing for wider society too.

If you come to work here at Nationwide, you’ll be part of that. Part of something a bit different. And something really quite special.

What’s more, we have a strong ethic of care for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We’re committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. So if you’d like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself, where your talents are nurtured, and you feel empowered to contribute, then please apply and help us in building society, nationwide.

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button.  You’ll need to attach your up to date CV and answer a few quick questions for us.

We respond to everyone, and so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application.


Senior Business Intelligence Consultant, Platform

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