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Modelling and Forecasting Analyst

Modelling and Forecasting Analyst
Hours of Work: 36.5 per week
Salary: £33,555 to £38,129 per annum + exclusive benefits
Closes: July 4th 2021
Location: 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD

We are seeking an experienced developer to join our Modelling and Forecasting Team as an Analyst.

Working within the Productivity & Skills Directorate and reporting to our Senior Modelling and Forecasting Analyst, you will assist in the development and support of data interfaces to our key business systems within the Adult Education Budget Team.

What will you be doing?

, Design, build, test and implement processes in SQL Data Services
, Backup and restore all systems and databases as scheduled
, Design, build and maintain a suite of business-critical reports
, Develop the unified data model (Operational Data Store) and the interfaces with other key systems
, Design, build, maintain and test Java JSF web services and Web interfaces
, Work with business stakeholders and the Senior Modelling and Forecasting Analyst to understand data integration requirements
, Troubleshoot and systems enhancement

About you

Ambitious, passionate about data, with an eye for detail and an analytical mind, you will have the experience needed to collect data, create data sets and produce reports.

What we need includes:

, Degree in computing or other equivalent formal training, or relevant experience in an equivalent role
, Java programming knowledge ( JSF )
, Data modelling and Systems Analysis
, Excellent analytical ‘data centric' problem-solving skills
, Strong customer relationship and communication skills
, Relational database management systems (e.g.

MS SQL Server or MySQL)
, Experience of working with a variety of data formats (e.g.


Ideally, you will understand how education works and have some prior experience of working in higher or further education.

What we'd like, but isn't essential, includes:

, An understanding of what RESTful web services are
, ANSI standard SQL
, Knowledge of Data Warehousing principles (e.g.

change-data capture)
, Knowledge of the UK FE sector organisation environment and associated sector challenges

About the team

Productivity & Skills, the employment, education and skills arm of the West Midlands Combined Authority is committed to ensuring that every resident can reach their potential and that business growth is accelerated through access to a skilled workforce.

We focus on improving skill levels, tackling poor connectivity and increasing employment opportunities.

We help more people access high quality training and employment opportunities, increase skills levels in priority growth sectors and create a responsive regional skills system that provides people with the skills to sustain good jobs and careers.

About us

Our role in the West Midlands has never been more important and in these extraordinary times we've shown we can step forward, speak up for our region and bring people together.

Everything we do is focused on making life better for people in the West Midlands - that's our reason for being here and it drives every move we make.

We lead and support others to deliver our shared future vision for the region - a happier, healthier, better connected place to live and work.

We fully believe that we are only as great as the people who work for us and are committed to providing a positive, healthy and inclusive working environment where our people feel valued and respected.

We are a “Leaders in Diversity” accredited organisation, are in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers List and are one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women.

We're ambitious, forward thinking and determined to find better ways of working, always leading the way in what we do.

We trust and support each other to get the job done, and encourage creativity, originality and curiosity from those who work with us.

We're committed to creating an accessible and diverse workplace, one that nurtures an inclusive environment where our people can be themselves.

Please click 'Apply' to be redirected to our online application site.

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