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Bolton Hybrid

Job Overview

About The Role

Here at AO data is key to every decision we make!

Working as our BI Team Lead, you'll have the responsibility to develop AO's Business Intelligence strategy. You make sure it is well communicated, understood, and implemented across the group. You’ll be key in identifying and producing analytical solutions, as well as making sure AO's current technical stack is relevant to our needs.

You'll work closely with our Data Engineering and Data Platform teams to modernise our current Data Platform to meet our ever-increasing data demands. Along with this, you’ll be providing guidance on how to incorporate legacy solutions within this new paradigm. You'll report directly to Steve, our Head of Data, together you'll make sure Business Intelligence is at the forefront of our ongoing data vision.

Here's What You Can Expect To Be Doing

  • Developing principles and ways of working for the team to live by
  • Providing line management support for a team of developers
  • Ensuring that the output of the team meets the standard expected by AO
  • Dealing with prioritising varying pieces of work required to be delivered by the team
  • Working with the Business Intelligence team to provide solutions for AO’s analytical requirements
  • Support with and provide tailored development plans for individual members of the team
  • Evaluating current solutions and providing migration or deprecation plans

A Few Things About You

You’ll be passionate about data and analytics, have great attention to detail, and have a drive to improve data literacy within a large organisation.

You’ll be able to create and communicate a clear vision and strategy and motivate a team to deliver.

You’ll have a proven track record of managing and developing a team of developers

You’ll have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to prioritise tasks and work efficiently between multiple tasks in different technologies.

Our current tech stack looks like: -

  • Microsoft
  • SQL Server
  • Integration Services
  • Reporting Services
  • Analysis Services
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Power BI
  • Azure Dev Ops

A Bit About Us

At AO, we want to make sure our customers are happy. When they have a smile on their face, we know we’ve done a good job. It’s at the heart of everything we do, and it’s why our logo is always smiling.

When it comes to appliances and electricals, we’ve got the lot. Washing machines? Yep. TVs? Check. Laptops? Absolutely. Everything except doorbells (just kidding, we’ve got those too).

We’re passionate, relentless and full of beans, determined to make a difference and change the world for the better. From massive changes to tiny tweaks - making a difference is what keeps us driven.

It started at a pub in Bolton with a £1 bet and a belief that things could be done better!

Why Choose AO?

Our people are our superpower, and that’s no accident. We’re looking for everyday heroes who want to learn and help other people achieve. Those glass-half-full-types who have an appetite for a better tomorrow.

With AO, the sky’s the limit. We’ll support you to be the best version of yourself and always drive your career forward.

We keep things simple. We say things like "treat every customer like they’re your gran" and "make decisions your mum would be proud of" because we’re personal and act with integrity - every day in every action.

We’re forward thinking with both Tech and our people. We know how important family and wellbeing are - flexibility is key to be able to get that balance of life just right, so we operate core hours of 10-4pm to support your lifestyle.

It’s not about where you work, but about how you work and the value you add. This means for most roles, you can split your time working from home, the office, or a coffee shop if that’s where you thrive the most. Whatever the task, project or product, we trust our teams to work together, collaborate and make the sensible choice.

We believe diversity will help us find a better way. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our customers by celebrating, valuing and respecting every individual. We achieve this by nurturing a culture of inclusion where every voice matters. We welcome applications from everyone and we can make adjustments to our interview process according to your needs.

Our Benefits

We’ve designed our benefits to cover everything from big moments to little helps. As well all as the essentials, like pensions and holidays, we’ve got our own "AO Perks" to help you with the little things that matter.

To see all our benefits and perks, visit our AO Benefits page.

· Feel free to have a chat with us about our flexible ways of working.

· You can take up to 5 days out of the business a year to use for development in your role and we’ll cover the cost.

· 25 days holiday (Excluding Bank Holidays)

· At least 5% contribution pension scheme

· Dedicated wellness initiatives that support a healthy work / life balance

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