Power BI Infrastructure Technical Specialist

  • Competitive
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • 19 May 19

Power BI Infrastructure Technical Specialist

End Date
Sunday 19 May 2019

Salary Range
£41,688 - £46,320

We support agile working - click here for more information on agile working options.

Agile Working Options
Other Agile Working Arrangements / Open to Discussion

Job Description Summary
This is a technical role to build and maintain the infrastructure underpinning Power BI product and services within the Group.

Job Description

As the UK's largest retail, commercial and Digital bank, we've a big responsibility to support the UK economy and help it prosper.

We're in the middle of a £3bn, transformation program - putting unprecedented levels of investment into our platforms, people and data capabilities to build the bank of the future.

On top of the data transformation is our move to a mixed cloud model incorporating Office365 and, with it, Power BI.

Our goal is to eventually migrate from Tableau to Power BI, building repositories of cloud-based business data from which we can support the Business Intelligence aspirations of the bank.

To achieve this we're hoping to attract a Power BI technical specialist to focus on its underlying infrastructure.

About this role:

  • You'd lead on the build, installation and maintenance of Power BI infrastructure products and services in line with our standards and policies to agreed service levels
  • You'll provide ongoing technical support (including incident and problem resolution) for systems and processes in the Power BI area
  • You'd provide technical and procedural advice to business customers on how to get the best from our new product set.
  • And you'd carry out technical activities to support project delivery, service improvements and change related to ongoing maintenance of the platforms.


It'll be a consultative as well as hands-on role - working hand in glove with many different teams and suppliers. From Group Analytics BI specialists, Enterprise Data (Hadoop) teams, Networks colleagues and others you'll need to craft the relationships which will enable an end-to-end service for data visualisation.

What else will you be involved with?
  • We'll ask you to identify and implement improvements to technical processes, toolsets and services to increase efficiencies.
  • You'll identify and deliver remediation of all risks associated with the platform across delivery, security and cost.
  • You'll be working closely with key suppliers to maintain the platform and monitor their provision of service along with taking care of complex technical issues
  • And you'll build the capability of onshore and offshore colleagues to support and maintain the Infrastructure services behind Power BI.


You'll make it possible...

So what are we looking for in you?

We're looking for specific skills in the following areas:
  • Subject Matter Expertise in Power BI security, infrastructure and associated technologies and services.
  • These should include On Premise Power BI Gateways and Power BI Client gained from enterprise-level operations.
  • A good level of understanding of O365 suite and SharePoint technologies
  • A knowledge of data infrastructure and data security - knowing how to extract and import various data sources into Power BI cloud.
  • The skills to define user requirements and test/implement solutions to meet changing business needs.
  • A good working knowledge of the technical operational processes used to deploy and change the technical infrastructure.
  • The ability to resolve service issues and identify their root causes.
  • Able to deliver quickly via agile methodology, with a healthy understanding of how to juggle workloads via Jira


And beyond the Technical skills?
  • You'll either support or assume responsibility for agreed change projects -coordinating all aspects to achieve agreed outcomes and continuous improvements within time, cost and quality parameters.
  • As you'd expect we'll want you to possess the communication skills to build positive relationships with partners, customers and colleagues to influence decisions appropriately at all levels.
  • And you'll naturally take a nurturing approach to colleagues to build confidence and capability in new skills whilst allocating resources to tasks and balancing priorities.


What will you get in return?

We'll give you a set up benefitting from funding aligned to our data transformation aspirations in a new role where you can truly leave a legacy.

We'll ensure you're stretched and able to grow whilst also benefitting from an environment that can support elements of agile working and champions both diversity and equal opportunity.

You'll also receive a package (salary c£41,600-c£48,600) backed up with a generous pension scheme, c15% bonus, car allowance and a flexible package to can shape to suit your lifestyle.

So if this sounds like your ideal next move and you've the skills we're needing then get in touch, we'd love to hear from you...

At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities. With us you'll have a key role to play in shaping the financial services of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll have many opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we're building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.