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FT Data Insight Analyst

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Join our amazing team working along the super talented team at the Financial Times striving to use current technologies to deliver best products and services.


Company & Department Context

Financial Times in partnership with Xoomworks have established a research and development centre in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Financial Times are one of the world’s leading business news and information organisations – recognised globally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. FT provides a broad range of essential services, including news, comment, data and analysis, to the growing audience of internationally minded business people.

FT’s office is a great place to work too: technical stack that is cutting edge – employing cloud-based, microservices architectures and using a wide range of open source and commercial technologies; their product development methodologies are very current – using a data driven approach, empowering everyone to understand and to delight of their customers; engineers are free to choose the tools they need and are able to influence the development process. Importantly, they also care about the good work life balance.


Position Summary

This position is for a Data analyst within the Specialist titles organisation in Sofia. The role will be complemented by a BI Data implementation manager. The role will report to the FT’s London insights and analytics team, so best synergies can be created with best practices from across the FT org.

The team is looking for a motivated individual who can quickly understand the business and the data to bring viable strategic and tactical solutions to drive Specialist Titles Product team towards their commercial objectives. You will need to be passionate about solving problems, have excellent interpersonal and creative analysis skills to deal with a vast array of projects & questions from all areas of the business.  You will meet regularly with customers to understand business requirements and to formulate analytics plans to address the customer needs. You will partner with offshore analysts who will deploy marketing tags, perform tag audits and data validation to enable delivery of solutions that solve customer needs. This position will have the benefit of being the first person to mine a brand new data set, being the go to person for data & insight in specialist.

This is a relatively greenfield role which will become pivotal in the specialist titles division. You will have opportunities to work with new and emerging technologies across all technical platforms and have development and training opportunities in a truly international company.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

●Work directly with multiple teams, product owners and senior stakeholders to fullyshape data analytics & insights requirements

●Be the subject matter expert for data & insight solutions for ST

●Design and implement low maintenance, well monitored, secure and scalablesolutions to customer problems

●Design, build and operate solutions, throughout their lifecycle, which meet bothfunctional and non-functional KPIs

●Contribute to company-wide processes, frameworks and guidelines

●Develop an in-depth understanding of FT’s underlying data and data flow, datastructures.

●Prioritise workload to ensure maximum impact.

●Develop a close relationship with our customers and provide operational supportPerson


Specification (Candidate Profile):


●Previous Analyst experience

●Advanced Google Analytics skills

●Proven self-starter who can hit the ground running

●Exposure to working with a wide variety of data sets and data tools

●Experience with web analytics

●Proven SQL skills

●Advanced excel skills

●The ability to manage stakeholders expectations

●Capability to prioritise and manage workload

●A proven track record of driving positive change from data within a commercial business

●Experience in data modelling & analysis

●Presentation and communication skills to all levels

●Have a passion for data visualisation & familiarity with techniques

●A commercially minded individual – ability to understand the commercial imperatives behind the data needs

●Thorough, inquisitive, innovative, ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking

●Have a passion for digital business, mobile, and emerging technologies University degree attainment (or equivalent qualification) in Mathematics / Management /Business / Psychology / Computer Science / Statistics / Economics / or similar numerate discipline

●Self-motivated, with ability to manage and follow up on multiple tasks simultaneously



These skills are not mandatory in order to apply for this role.

●Skills in Tableau and other analytical visualisation tools

●People management experience

●Ability to identify gaps in data and define additional data collection requirements.

●Database design basics

●Experience working in a subscription/media based businessPersonalAttributes

●Inquisitive, innovative, lateral thinking

●Commitment to detail, accuracy, communication and process

●Thorough/attention to detail

●A proactive and determined approach to problem solving

●Self-directed and inquiring mind with a passion and aptitude for working with business data.

●Capable of prioritising multiple streams of work, in varying states of completion

●Have a passion for the web, digital and emerging technologies

●Be a natural advocate for data

●Ability to work in an unstructured and agile environment

●A natural collaborator and team player


What we offer

● Competitive salary and compensation package
● Additional health insurance package
● Work in a well established and growing international company
● Work on projects with some of the world’s leading companies
● Open and friendly working atmosphere, stable work environment, positive office culture
● Personal training plan (annual goals and budget)
● Flexible working hours
● Free Home Office policy

We are committed to equality of opportunity. We are determined to create a diverse group at all levels of our Company and we welcome all members of the community we serve to apply for openings with us.

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