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Business Intelligence Specialist

Posted 12 Jul 2024
Work experience
2 to 4 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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‘The goal is to turn data into information and information into insight’

The Enterprise Information Management team of Thales in the Netherlands is looking for an experienced BI specialist to further professionalize information management.

About the job

Thales in the Netherlands has committed to the objective to become a ‘data-driven company’, where facts and unambiguous information are leading in decision making. As BI specialist, you will be responsible for gathering the requested business information and designing clear dashboards for our internal customer, the business user. At the start of the week, you check the sprint backlog to see what tasks are assigned to you. You align with the product owner and business analyst of the team and you are in touch with the business user to sharpen the information specifications. Together with the solution architect and data manager, you investigate which data is required to build the dashboard and together you determine how much time it will take to extract and validate the data. You are capable of executing ETL activities yourself. In the meantime, you start designing one component of the new dashboard in PowerBI. You are in close contact with the business user to agree upon the visual design. At the end of the sprint, which takes two weeks, you deliver the new component of the new dashboard, and in the next sprint you will extend your work with a new component.

You play an important role in the internal digital transformation journey of Thales in the Netherlands. There is a lot of work to be done; you are a ‘go-getter’ and consider this assignment, which we accepted as a team, to be a journey full of chances and possibilities. You are flexible and know how to work around challenges along the way. You are someone who dares to challenge the status quo and someone who brings new energy to our team. Also, you have strong communication skills and you know to address different audiences.

There are many possibilities to build your career at Thales. You could further develop within the domain of BI, yet you could choose to specialize towards IT, or to increase your knowledge about our interesting business and grow to an operational position on the intersection of Business and IT. Furthermore, with some own initiative and a good portion of curiosity, you are able to continue your career at Thales at a completely different department.

The most important activities are:

  • Develop and design dashboards in PowerBI to meet the information demands of the business user
  • ETL activities to extract and format data for the dashboards which need to be developed
  • Contribute to the improvement of our work processes

About you

  • Holds a relevant Bachelor degree in IT or Business&IT
  • Has basic knowledge of PowerBI
  • Has experience with an ETL tool, preverably SSIS
  • Has knowlegdge and experience with Kimball dimensional data modelling
  • Has experience with an cubes, preverably SSAS tabular
  • Can align the business information request with the technical possibilities
  • Is proactive, flexible, a go-getter, and enthusiastic
  • Knowledge of Mendix is a pre
  • Good understanding of the Dutch language

What's in it for you

  • A challenging job in a great team within our high-tech, innovative work environment. Includes the freedom for initiative and good ideas;
  • Room for personal and professional growth within our organisation, for example in regards to technical, commercial or international skills;
  • Valuable international collaboration with coworkers from 68 different countries around the globe;
  • A comfortable work space in a modern environment, with a focus on flexibility and the right work life balance;
  • You can usually work where and when you want to be able to do your work as well and efficiently as possible. Within Thales we implement hybrid working, where you can, for example, work from home two days a week if your role allows it;
  • A good salary, fitting travel allowance, and the ability to personalise your employment conditions: for instance, you can trade days off for internet costs, our bicycle plan, company fitness and relocation costs;
  • 40 days off per year (PTO). Yes, really.
  • Position is based on LR-08/ Vakgroep 60 (cao Metalektro-HP).

With 80.000 talents working in 68 countries, we are one of the biggest high-tech employers in the field of safety and security. In the Netherlands, where 2500 employees are based, we are located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven and Hengelo (HQ).
Do you want to kickstart your career in an international high-tech environment? And are you looking for a traineeship where you can develop your personal skills? Our traineeship starts in October 2023. Check

Active in 65 countries
2,500 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 45 years