Job Openings BI Technical Lead

About the job BI Technical Lead

Job Purpose:

A BI Technical Lead is an IT specialist with advanced analytical and technical skills who understands the data structures and various data sources, has the ability to orchestrate delivery with a complex series of stakeholders and is able to conceptualise solutions built on a hybrid of technologies with no real scope at the get go, i.e. create, navigate and negotiate the scope on the fly.

Output/Core Tasks:

  • Design, document and communicate technical solutions that deliver on business requirements
  • Fulfil the role of subject matter expert on all technical aspects of BI products
  • Oversee all BI development / modelling activity incl. code reviews, issue resolution and general support
  • Develop technical standards and best practices
  • Identify opportunities to enhance and automate technical processes and solutions across BI projects and support operations
  • Support developers / modellers to develop data and analytical models
  • Form relationships and orchestrate delivery with key technical stakeholders across our business including architects
  • Engage with technology vendors and external technical experts when conceptualising, designing or implementing technical solutions
  • Attend and present solutions at internal architecture forums
  • Designing (and assisting with design) of architecture used by specialists in solutions.
  • Constant refinement to standardize and implement new functionality based on experience and lessons learnt
  • Designing and building reusable artefacts to improve speed of delivery and reliability of solutions 
  • Identifying performance enhancements for BI and Integration solutions
  • Troubleshoot technical issues such as database non-performance, integration failures and code failures.
  • Resolve critical data modelling issues impacting the functionality of BI products in production.

Role Requirements:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience (developer / modeler experience) in the BI environment
  • Diploma/Degree in Information Technology
  • TOGAF certification will be advantageous.

Technical Knowledge and Experience:

  • Technical expert with a strong understanding of data, data structures and data sources.
  • Understanding of SDLC, Code management / standards / re use and API integration


  • Ability to do cost estimations for new workloads

  • Experience working or modelling in SAP Hana 

  • Data warehousing principles based on Kimball and Data Vault patterns 

  • Development experience in BI
  • Knowledge and experience of structured data, such as entities, classes, hierarchies, relationships and metadata.
  • Knowledge of database management system (DBMS) physical implementation, including tables, joins and SQL querying.
  • Ability to combine data from multiple sources when needed for the analysis.
  • Familiarity with the use cases, business purposes and quality of the data.

Knowledge of technical toolsets to perform all duties such as (but not limited to):

  • DataStage and or other ETL / DI tools
  • DB2 and or other RDBS’s
  •  SQL
  • SAP Hana (DB)
  • SAP Data Services
  • Cloudera / Hadoop
  • Cloud deployments and integration (esp AWS)
  •  Database viewing tools
  • Scripting languages, esp Python, Java
  • Report generation tools

Knowledge of BI processes and methodologies such as:

  • Agile development
  • Solid background in SQL, application and information architecture and ETL procedures
  • Data integration
  • Data modelling/Application modelling (Modelling in SAP HANA)
  • Data analysis, visualization and reporting
  • SDLC, release management and project management
  • API integration