Growth Street is looking for a Business Intelligence Lead to manage and grow a team of analysts and pioneer the use of data across the business.
Growth Street has built a BI stack that promotes self-service data exploration by all employees, driven by usage of Looker. On a day-to-day basis, the business intelligence team develops datasets, models, and reports in Looker and our data warehouse. BI analysts run training sessions to teach colleagues how to ‘self-serve’ their own reports and analysis. The team manages the underlying infrastructure that powers BI. This includes third-party ETL tools and open-source data modeling software.
As BI Lead, you would contribute directly to that day-to-day work. You will contribute to the codebase, build models and reports, and manage data projects spanning the whole business. You will run training sessions to empower colleagues across the business to make better data-driven decisions. You will also be responsible for supporting the other members of the team, helping them do their best work and providing training to help them gain new skills. It will be your responsibility the manage the infrastructure that the BI team uses, from ETL tools to the data warehouse itself.
In the short to medium-term, the role will require you to be hands-on, spending some of your time delivering projects and analysis yourself. Over time, as the team grows, you’ll spend more time managing the team and driving the use of data across the business.
The role requires a healthy mix of technical and analytics skills. Your job will be to lead the use of data across every function at Growth Street. You will be responsible for defining data strategy, running the BI team, and promoting data-driven decision making. BI works with teams including credit, sales, marketing, legal, operations, and engineering. Long term, this role will also include the development of data science expertise at Growth Street.
At Growth Street, we’re passionate about understanding growing businesses and helping them succeed.
We operate a peer-to-peer platform that matches investors’ funds with ambitious businesses. Our marketplace offers borrowers lines of credit from £25k up to £2m. Our product is similar to a traditional bank overdraft, but we want to be smoother, faster and more efficient!
Whether we’re speaking to customers or to each other, we try at all times to live by our core values:
We think this role will be a good fit for someone who is currently a strong Senior Analyst and/or someone with some management experience looking to make the next jump up in seniority. We will need you to still have a desire to be hands-on with the team’s work, while also having an opinion on how BI should be done and driving that strategy forward.
Ideally, you will have had experience in another high-growth business and used to the types of modern BI technologies that startups use. You should be familiar with the key components of a BI stack (ETL, modeling, data warehouse, BI/visualisation tools).
You will need to have strong SQL skills to strive in this role - most of our work is SQL based. We use SQL with a tool called dbt to transform all of our data into datasets ready to be consumed by the business. A bit of experience with Python would be a plus. We use it for ad-hoc scripting. The Growth Street applications are also predominantly built in Python.
Finally, strong communication skills are necessary. Each member of the BI team manages their own projects and needs to have strong stakeholder management skills. You will need to be able to effectively communicate, translating requirements and findings between technical and non-technical colleagues.
We expect you to be…
An impressive CV or relevant work experience alone are often not a good indicator of role- and culture-fit. You should see yourself in the above list of competencies/traits. During the interview stages, you will be tested on each of them.
We ask applicants to complete a quick SQL exercise as part of their applications. Please include your answer to this problem as part of your cover letter.
The role is based in our London offices. We are located 2 minutes from Aldgate station, and just over 5 minutes from Liverpool Street station.
We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.