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Business Intelligence Developer

Posted 17 May 2024
Work experience
0 to 7 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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A Truly Global Business
Every day, around the world, we help aircrafts fly further, faster and greener. We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 16,000 employees across 33 manufacturing sites in 12 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £3.35bn. Together as “one GKN” we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions. We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050!

Making a Difference
It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers.

Job Summary

The Business Systems Specialist will be based remotely, ideally you will be located in the UK or Netherlands. This is a global functions role supporting all three of our business lines (Civil, Defence & Engines), the incumbent will have the flexibility to attend one of our sites and flexibility will be required for quarterly National/EU travel to attend internal site visits. The Business Systems Specialist will be part of the BI CoE reporting to the CoE Manager – BI with responsibility for supporting the global BI service and developing BI apps using Qlik Sense and the DWH using SQL Server. The incumbent will conduct tasks across the full life cycle including business analysis of customer requirements through development, testing, deployment and post go-live support, the successful candidate will also drive adoption of BI through training, data literacy and supporting end users with self-service development.

Job Responsibilities

  • Routine support of the BI service including incident resolution
  • Lead on business analysis with internal customers to discover and document requirements
  • Data engineering and modelling bringing together data from multiple data sources suitable for analytics
  • Develop and test complex BI apps i.e. that involve significant amounts of data transformation
  • Develop and test SQL based Data Warehouse
  • Support business users in the development of self-service apps
  • Continuous improvement of the BI service bringing in advanced data science capabilities
  • Analyse and debug incoming data to ensure data is complete and of required data quality
  • Contribute to the delivery of processes shared with adjacent CoE’s
  • Adhere to all governance requirements
  • Contribute to ad-hoc requests as needed

How You'll Contribute

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:


  • Notable business intelligence development experience
  • Experience of complex app/DWH development and support using Qlik Sense and SQL Server
  • Experience of analysing and diagnosing complex data issues and then explain key findings in clear business language to end users
  • Experience of ETL development to read in data and apply data profiling and data validation techniques
  • Data engineering and data modelling experience in bringing together multiple data sources and tables to create the data model
  • Designing and building the user facing Qlik app visualisations including set analysis, variables and master dimensions/measures
  • Intermediate-to-advanced competency with Excel


  • BSc degree in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment ideally within the aerospace industry
  • Experience of KPI reporting
  • Experience of managing finance concepts and terminology
  • Experience of predictive analytics and machine learning
  • Development using Python/R
  • Experience of developing and supporting BI systems in the Cloud

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do. The Business Intelligence Developer will be an ambitious quick learner with good interpersonal and communication skills, the incumbent will be able to work well in a fast-paced and collaborative team that is responsive and results-oriented utilising exceptional analytical skill and attention to detail.

What We'll Offer

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:

  • Competitive salary dependent on experience
  • Remote Working with Flexibility to attend site– giving you the opportunity to balance home and office working
  • Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions on a 1 : 1.5 basis
  • Life Assurance 8 x salary
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Income protection
  • Shopping discounts
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A collaborative, dynamic working environment

As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly! We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities. That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you!

Why Join Us

A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working
Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year. By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work. We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

Hybrid Work Approach
We understand our employees thrive by working differently, what works for one may not work for another, offering different ways of working is core to us creating a great employee experience. We’re pleased to provide a hybrid working approach enabling you to balance your time between working remotely and working in our offices. We’re also keen for our employees to achieve a work life balance so we’re happy to discuss flexible working options with you should the role be able to accommodate it.

Join us and keep the world moving … click on the link below to apply

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With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

1,000 employees