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BI Data Lead

DLA Piper
Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester or Sheffield
Closing date
21 Sep 2023

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Contract Type
Experience Level
Senior Manager, Manager
Role Classification
Other Professional

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The role

The Business Intelligence Data Lead will be the key person in understanding and engineering the flow and processing of data within the overall Finance BI landscape and in particular the primary Finance BI reporting system, Insight.  The role will work very closely with the Dashboard and Webi Leads, along with representatives of the wider finance team. In concert with the BI Technology Leader, the Data Lead will provide an interface with the IT Operations team for all matters associated with the flow of data from operational systems through to Insight.

The BI Data Lead will provide technical input to the development of the Insight roadmap, providing considered and knowledgeable contributions to the proposed method for Insight enhancement.  The role will ensure the adoption and adherence to high standards of application development, whilst ensuring an agile and ‘can-do’ approach.


  • A significant contribution to the technical leadership of the Finance BI Reporting data processing.
  • Mentoring of junior data-developers within the team.
  • Robustness and accuracy of the Insight data process, between the ingestion of source data and the presentation of organised data to reporting mechanisms and user front-end systems.
  • Maintenance of extant data processes, to ensure efficiency, performance and appropriateness in meeting the business requirement.
  • Enhancement of existing data processes to support changed business requirements.
  • Development of new data processes to support new and changed business requirements.
  • Assist in the refinement of Agile Stories associated with the development of data processes
  • Organise the assignment of work to 3rd party developers assigned to them for the duration of a project.
  • Provide meaningful and achievable goals to the junior developers reporting to them.
  • Ensuring the data solution for BI Reporting is in line with the overall business requirement and technical strategy.

EA Compliance

  • Oversee the documentation of all programming design and process-analysis work
  • Consult with infrastructure, project and product teams to ensure consistency with the enterprise architecture, as well as to consult as appropriate when it seems necessary to modify the enterprise architecture.


  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and technical skills
  • Good leadership skills: experience leading small, focused data teams as well as third-party contributors.
  • An ability to lead by example.
  • An ability to assist in the understanding and translation of business issues and clearly formulate technical solutions to the issues
  • Practical experience in working within a Scrum Agile development environment and delivering against a regular Sprint cadence.
  • Practical experience in the interface between Agile development processes and ‘traditional’ project management activities and planning requirements would be desirable.
  • Ability to perform code reviews, to lead the data development team in the application of good practice.
  • Solid background in data manipulation, SQLScript programming, star schema data structures and data modelling for reporting.
  • Good understanding of the integration of external data sources into the BI architecture.
  • Very good working knowledge of SAP HANA, implementation and exploitation.
  • Good knowledge of the integration between Business Objects and SAP HANA would be an advantage.
  • Good understanding of related disciplines such as Master Data management (MDM), Metadata Management and Data Governance
  • Familiarity with information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, infrastructure and operations.
  • A strong sense of ‘ownership’ and responsibility in the solutions developed and in their team.
  • Experience of working within a corporate Finance department is desirable, though not mandatory.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.


We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients, and we achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed.

We’re proud to serve an international client base that includes more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 companies. We help the world's top companies with their business-critical issues. Many of the deals we work on are complex and challenging – transcending not just practice areas, but borders, languages and legal systems. With offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, we represent more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than virtually any other law firm in the world. Our lawyers have wide experience in arbitration, banking, competition and trade, as well as corporate crime and corporate finance. We have strong practices in employment, energy, hospitality and leisure, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions and have developed key teams in pensions, private equity, real estate, tax, and technology

As a firm we are committed to diversity and to building an inclusive culture for all of our people, where differences are genuinely valued. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.

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