Salary:
Competitive
Location:
Stratford
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Brand:
16 (Ladbrokes)
About The Role

You could say diversity is key – we do! That’s why we ensure all our people are as diverse as our products. We have specialists from within industry to outside of industry, trainees to graduates, and juniors to seniors - we have it all. Come and offer your sharp and analytical mindset to this ever-changing business!

About GVC: Everyone at every level has a unique responsibility to drive positive development and ultimately push the business to the next level. Our people are enthusiastic, driven and smart all with an entrepreneurial flair that we feel delivers excellent results to our customer the world over. Our finance teams keep the business running, from handling budgets for our current projects, to tracking spend to ensure we are investing in the best talent and projects out there

Role Purpose:

We are looking for a highly experienced hands-on engineer with a genuine passion for BI. The individual will be responsible for ‘leading from the front’ in terms of architecting and developing complex data warehousing and analytical solutions that are robust and scalable. The candidate must demonstrate an in depth understanding of various market leading BI technologies, products and tools, be adaptable and provide technical guidance on best practices and approach.

The candidate should have strong technical leadership capabilities and an appetite to develop junior members of the team. Strong communication skills are a must as there will be a high level of engagement with senior stakeholders.

The challenge lies in creating and delivering a robust roadmap of activities that provide intelligent reporting solutions which are relevant, up-to-date and insightful – in essence, putting information in the hands of the decision makers to enable them to act quickly in making business decisions.

The Senior Engineer’s role will be pivotal in helping shape and implement a consistent BI landscape across the entire GVC group whilst ensuring the existing leading-edge BI Retail technology stack continues to support the changing needs of the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop highly scalable, robust, performant and extensible Big Data platforms which enable collection, storage, modelling, and analysis of massive datasets from multiple real time and near real time sources
  • To ensure the delivery of new projects and any upgrades/enhancements to the  key components that make up the Retail BI technology stack do not compromise the performance, scalability and robustness of these components, which include: Oracle, Teradata, SQL Server and Big Query databases, Airflow orchestration frameworks, the analytical/reporting  layer that consists of a Hadoop HDFS Cluster with Presto and Hive
  • Perform architecture design, data modelling, and implementation of Big Data platform and analytic applications for key business stakeholders.
  • Make key technology decisions and help define the strategic direction and platform(s) for BI reporting across Ladbrokes Coral.
  • Assist in making technology choices to ensure that we build key skills around central key capabilities within the Bi & Reporting team
  • Grow and maintain strong business relationships with senior stakeholders and executives.
  • Respond quickly to key business questions ensuring they have access to information and insight to make commercial decisions (answers now)
  • Work with the Major Project and wider business teams to deliver large scale projects
  • Work closely with the business to work out where the biggest value-creating opportunities lie and then single-mindedly deliver both POC’s and productionised reporting capabilities that fulfil the requirements.

Specialist Skills and Experience Requirements

    • A history of repeatedly driving business value through automated and high quality BI initiatives
    • Recent exposure and hands on experience with BIG Data and Cloud projects, preferably a migration from on premise Oracle or SQL solution to a Google Platform.
    • Able to distil complex technical delivery into easy to understand simple deliverables for the business
    • Lead and inspiring a team capable of delivering against our data & information vision.
    • Focus on identifying the business and commercial value in the work we are delivering and driving that value into the business
    • Work collaboratively with senior members of the Finance and Product teams to develop appropriate solutions and evolve self-service culture.

Knowledge

 

  • Understanding of betting/gaming industry desirable

Skills

    • ESSENTIAL: Linux, SQL, PL/SQL, Hadoop HDFS, Apache Airflow, Python, Shell Scripting, Oracle, Data Modelling, ETL tools like ODI
    • DESIRABLE: SQL Server, SSAS, MDS, Teradata, Cloud Platforms like Google Cloud Platform (GCP) - Data Proc, Big Query, Azure or Amazon S3, Proc C*, Hive and Presto

Experience

    • Cloud platform technologies such as Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.
    • Relational Databases like Oracle, Teradata or similar
    • Big Data Analytic frameworks and query tools such as Spark, Hive and Presto
    • Deep understanding of cloud computing infrastructure and platforms
    • Leadership and managing a small team of developers and analysts
    • Engaging with Senior Management and Executives
    • Hands on working on Big Data Sets and BI Cloud projects.
    • High attention to detail and appreciates the importance of data integrity
    • Working to tight project timescales
    • Experience of being a highly motivated self-starter

 

We think everyone should work for a business that acknowledges you have experience and value and works to ensure your skills are nurtured and developed. Looking for an organisation where the value of high-quality BI and data driven decisions is truly valued – come and join us. For the good of entertainment.

 

 

 

Our Culture As Real As It gets

At GVC we're a diverse team, sharing a commitment to quality and success

Whether you're playing a key role in your local community as part of our retail team, or working out the next big gaming trends in our digital team, you'll enjoy a culture and a benefits package that we're extremely proud of.