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BI Data Engineer

Bournemouth

Reference: GI-1321

Closing date: 24th July 2024

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Who we are

We are not your average insurance company; in fact, we strive to be different. You will not find strict dress codes, jargon-filled documents, or unrealistic targets here. What you will find is a welcoming culture, a clear vision and teams of passionate people doing their best for our customers.

LV= GI is a large, multi-award-winning general insurance company, with nearly 7 million customers and aspirations for future growth. Having recently become part of the Allianz family, we’re proud to be one of the largest personal insurers in the UK.

Role Description

LV=GI are transforming our data landscape through the delivery of the Data Strategy. Underpinning this is the Azure Data Platform, which the BI team are responsible for designing, building and maintaining, and Data Engineers are key to ensuring its success.

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our family of talented people in the BI Development & support team as a BI Data Engineer.

As a BI Data Engineer, you will work in a multi-functional environment and be responsible for the ongoing delivery of the data platform by utilising existing technical design patterns and integrating new data (internal and external).

Each new delivery holds its own challenges, and so the job holder will demonstrate a range of technical and analytical skills, but the ability to problem-solve is fundamental to ensure successful delivery towards our strategic goals.

Your focus:

  • Work with business stakeholders and source system SMEs to create the data transformation logic required to populate the data models within the Data Platform
  • Utilise existing technologies - in particular Databricks and Azure Data Factory - and design patterns to safeguard the architectural standards of our Data Platform.
  • Ensure SLAs are adhered to by producing efficient, stable and accurate data processing routines.
  • Build excellent relationships with stakeholders, communicate progress, and set expectations at each step of the delivery process.
  • Lead, plan and execute complex unit and integration tests including documented evidence of test plans and results.
  • Ensure all Data Governance artefacts are maintained as part of the delivery process.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge on technology trends within the analytics industry.

About you

To be successful for the role you will have a proven aptitude in mainstream software development working alongside internal and external resources and knowledge of Data modelling and Data Warehousing techniques.

You have previously worked in a Financial Services environment ideally with insurance knowledge desirable but full training will be provided.

You will have knowledge of Microsoft Azure data tooling (Data Factory, Data Lake), Databricks and associated tools and knowledge of Master data Management techniques and data governance

You will have SQL skills and experience with at least one relational database platform 

You will have experience of alternative development methodologies such as waterfall, V and agile.

You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to explain complex or technical information in a simple way and when required the ability to Influence and negotiation

You will be able manage relationships with stakeholders driving process improvements.

Qualification:

Degree educated in a related discipline (or equivalent).

Azure Certification would be ideal.

Our Ways of Working

The role will be working from our offices at Bournemouth. Our office with flex model means that you will have the opportunity to work from home as well as the office. As a hybrid worker you will be in the office between 2 and 16 days per month depending on individual and business need. This will be discussed at interview stage

Do you need some flexibility with the hours you work? Let us know as part of your application and if it’s right for our customers, our business and for you, then we’ll do everything we can to make it happen. 

We are signatories of the ABIs flexible working charter. We believe in supporting hybrid work patterns, which balance the needs of our customers, with your personal circumstances and our business requirements. Our aim with this is to help innovation, creativity, and you to thrive - Your work life balance is important to us.

What we can offer you

Recognised and rewarded for a job well done, we have a range of flexible benefits for you to choose from- so you can pick a package that’s perfect for you. We also offer flexible working options, global career opportunities across the wider LV=GI Group, and fantastic career development and training. That’s on top of enjoying all the benefits you’d expect from the world’s number one insurance brand, including:

  • 26 days' holiday
  • A competitive pension for which LV= will pay twice the amount you pay, up to 14% 
  • An annual bonus scheme based on company and personal performance
  • A flexible benefits package (e.g. discounted retail vouchers, great value dental insurance)
  • ElectriX EV salary sacrifice scheme
  • A generous 25% discount off our general insurance products including home, pet and travel as well as up to 50% discount on your car insurance.

Our Purpose and Values

We secure your future

Be Brave | With Heart | Everyone Counts | Inspiring Trust

Our purpose and values are more than just words on a website - they are the why and how of LV= GI. They influence everything we do and guide us how to do it. Created by our people, for our people, they shape our culture, bring us together, and inspire us to be the best. Building an inclusive culture for us all to succeed.

Diversity & Inclusion

At LV=GI we value diversity and inclusion and back this up with our accreditations. We are EDGE certified for gender inclusion, members of the Women in Finance Charter, signatories of Business in the Community’s Race at Work Charter, and an Armed Forces Covenant gold standard employer.

We recognise the strength of neurodiversity in the workplace, and the far-reaching benefits of embracing a spectrum of thinking styles and innovative capabilities. We proudly welcome applications from neurodivergent and disabled candidates, and can offer tailored adjustments to remove barriers and set you up for success in your career.

At LV=GI, we encourage our people to advocate for what they need, we listen, and we act – this could include providing assistive technology, ergonomic specialist equipment, mentoring and coaching, or flexibility in the way you work, among a wide range other adjustments.

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