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Power BI Developer

Position: Power BI Developer
Based: Abingdon
Type: Permanent, Full Time
Salary: £35-45k DOE

About the role:

RPS is establishing a central Data & Analytics function reporting into the Chief Data Officer. This team will be responsible for delivering reporting and analytics solutions and services to the business as well as to external clients. The team’s goal is to drive a data driven approach to decision making across RPS, ensuring all staff have access to trusted, accurate, and timely information. As well as enabling the business to monetise its data assets.

RPS is embarking on the roll-out of Power BI as its enterprise reporting solution. The Power BI Developer role is responsible for the design and delivery of effective Power BI reporting, dashboards, and data visualisation solutions to the business and external clients. This role will also be training and developing a network of local PowerBI super-users who can act as the local first line support. To be successful in this role, one will need excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, as well as a fast learner.

Key Responsibilities
• Gathering and documenting requirements from RPS internal staff as well as external clients
• Ingesting data from a variety of corporate data sources and performing required transformations in the Power BI query editor using a mixture of utilizing the UI and writing M code.
• Undertaking basic data modelling
• Developing calculations in DAX which are accurate and performant on large datasets.
• Designing effective layouts using themes and report grids, working closely with our Marketing team to remain on brand.
• Utilizing effectively the navigation features in Power BI (e.g. bookmarks, drill-throughs) to guide readers through a compelling data-driven story.
• Shaping our approach for governance and deployment of Power BI across RPS, including advising on licensing and distribution/sharing models.
• Developing and delivering Power BI user training. Developing and supporting a network of more advanced super users.
• Undertaking data analyses to support decision making
• Ensure work is fully documented and referenced in line with agreed processes and formats

Education and experience
• Managing and optimising Power BI solutions in an enterprise context and on a global scale.
• Developing Reporting & Dashboards with other Microsoft solutions (SSAS, SSRS & Power Pivot)
• SQL Server DAX calculations in an analytical capacity and using MDX to query multidimensional data
• Designing conceptual and logical data models.

• Competent in developing engaging and effective data visualisations.
• Up to date knowledge of latest Power BI features and functionality
• Strong data analysis skills
• Proficient in writing SQL, DAX, and M
• Knowledge of SSAS (Tabular and Multi-dimensional) and Power Apps
• Ability to take client requirements, understand them and turn them into a powerful story told through engaging visuals in Power BI.
• Confident communicating with stakeholders of all levels including the ability to advise, train and support staff and clients where necessary

What we offer you:
We will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself. We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects.
Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: 25 days holiday + bank holidays, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year, Company pension scheme, Private Healthcare, Group Disability Scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Professional Memberships

About RPS:
RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,600 people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.