Senior BI Developer

London, UK
30 Jul 2020
07 Sep 2020
Farfetch exists for the love of fashion. We believe in empowering individuality. Our mission is to be the global technology platform for luxury fashion, connecting creators, curators and consumers.


We're a diverse team of Marketing professionals, spanning artistic and scientific expertise. We're driven to amaze our global community of customers through our data-driven approach, revolutionary spirit, test and learn culture and collaborative style. All for the love of fashion.


Our London office is located in Old Street, London's tech hub, home to a broad range of teams including Commercial, Marketing, and Product. We have large open plan spaces and a feature staircase connecting our 3 floors, encouraging our collaborative and open culture. We also have a big outdoor terrace where we can have lunch and host social events when the sun comes out!

The Reporting Solutions team is part of a vision to provide a centre of excellence for all reporting solutions across the Farfetch group. You will be a key part of our Data organisation and strategy.

This is a new team with scope to assess the use of all reporting tools across the business. You will define and lead a strategy to ensure we have the capabilities to develop reporting products that best serve business objectives, whilst maintaining optimal performance of our reporting tools.

You will be working with data teams that support business units across the organisation, as well as those focused on centres of excellence of other data platforms and tools.

You will be a person that thrives in solving complex problems in a fast paced environment balancing tactical needs whilst driving strategically for a long term solution.

What you'll do:

  • Play a key role in defining and executing a strategy for Reporting Solutions across the Farfetch Group by assessing all reporting tools and business needs
  • Ensure strict governance of reporting tools by developing and monitoring report performance across the business
  • Lead analysis and actions with data teams to ensure high performing set-up of reporting tools
  • Leverage your expertise in reporting tools and have an architectural view across tools and create and evolve best practices, training, policies, processes and documentation to ensure solutions built by data teams are robust and built for scale
  • Support the organisation in developing and improving their reporting data models
  • Have admin ownership of reporting tools including contract needs and renewal, management of internal and external instances, user groups and license types, implementation of data segregation rules and proactively managing the relationship with our vendors
  • Drive business adoption of Reporting tools through initiatives such as improving the performance of the reporting tool and leveraging their full capabilities
  • Onboard and train users at all data literacy levels
  • Proactively identify gaps and turn them into implementable solutions
  • Be part of agile ways of working to ensure continuous progress and iteration
  • Lead on innovation and nextgen thinking for BI in Farfetch and the industry

Who you are:

  • Essential
  • You have a degree from a top-tier university
  • You are advanced in SQL
  • You have developer experience with BI tools including admin experience, preferably Looker
  • You have experience developing enterprise dimensional models across an organisation
  • You are experienced with Engineering best practices for code review and deployment
  • You are detail-oriented with a demonstrably high standard for data accuracy and documentation
  • You are an expert in manipulating large data sets in a professional environment
  • You are a strong communicator regardless of format (email, documentation, presentation, discussion)
  • You are able to collaborate with both commercial and technical stakeholders (technical product managers, development leads)
  • You are commercial with the ability to translate business needs to execute technically
  • You have a product oriented mindset with a key focus on best practices and scalability

  • Desirable
  • You have a BSc in computer science, engineering, information systems or other highly quantitative field
  • Experience with BigQuery
  • Experience rolling out new projects in Looker with LookML and training teams on how to use it
  • You have working knowledge of Python
  • Experience defining data governance principles surrounding sensitive datasets containing personal data
  • Familiarity with structuring and writing scalable ETLs utilising tools such as DBT and Airflow
  • Experience with Linux/OSX command line and Git

The Reporting Solutions team is part of a vision to provide a centre of excellence for all reporting solutions across the Farfetch group. You will be a key part of our Data organisation and strategy.

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