May 10, 2022

BI Developer

  • REA Group
  • Richmond, Melbourne VIC
Full time

Job Description

BI Developer

  • Do not let location deter you! We are open to applicants Australia wide.

  • Work from home or the office, in a rhythm that suits you

  • Join us as a BI Developer working to drive efficiencies and maximise customer satisfaction

The safety and wellbeing of our employees and potential employees are important to us. Our external candidates will interview via Zoom. Not only do we wish to protect the health and safety of our people, we want to assure candidates that there is no expectation from REA to meet face-to-face. A virtual interview will not adversely impact your application. If you have any questions or concerns, this can be discussed through the screening process.

We're REA

An Australian start-up success story we're quietly proud of.

From a garage in Melbourne to the global stage is an achievement we're humbled by. Our idea to put pictures of houses on the internet has blossomed since 1995, and we now have businesses across Australia, Asia, India and North America.

Our purpose is to change the way the world experiences property. No matter where you're at on your property journey, we're here to help on every step - whether that's buying, selling, renting or renovating.

Some of our brands include realestate.com.au, realcommercial.com.au, spacely.com.au, Flatmates.com.au,  Smartline.com.au and Proptrack.com.

We’re proud to have been named one of Australia’s Best Workplaces for 2021. This recognition is a great proof point of our unique and special culture. A culture that is driven by our people, our values, and our commitment to making a difference in the community.

What we’re doing

With us, you’ll experience Impact. You’ll be part of our Customer Insights and Analytics team, which is part of the broader Group Finance and Business Services Group.

Where the Group Finance and Business Services team fits in

The BI Developer role sits within the Finance and Business Services Group, headed up by the Chief Financial Officer. The Finance and Business Services team, or FaBs as we like to call them, is the engine room of REA Group. The team is comprised of Finance, Risk, Procurement, Pricing, Contracts, Customer Collections, Payments, Facilities Management and our Customer and Business Systems IT development teams.

This cross-functional group of individuals who are the best in their fields, provide strategic commercial input and guidance around decisions across all levels of the business, while continually improving the ‘behind the scenes’ of REA to support our people, drive efficiencies and maximise customer satisfaction. The FaBs group plays an integral role within our Residential, Commercial, Developer, Media & Property Related Services and Consumer & Brand teams, as well as providing support to all other functional areas of the business around the globe. This role sits within the Customer Analytics & Insights Team within this function.

What the role is all about;

As a BI Developer in the Customer Analytics & Insights team you will play a critical role in developing the analytics and reporting capability of the business through data enablement. This role is responsible for the maintenance and development of BI reporting systems and services and will support a consistent data and reporting approach across the Lines of Business and will act as the link between data services, delivery and commercial.

You will help stakeholders and teams understand the end-to-end flow of data through the dozens of systems & datasets that intersect with the Customer Analytics datasets, and how these systems interact from both a logical and technology standpoint. You will be designing the structure of many of our datasets, including fields, field names, structure, data types, link between other datasets, etc.

This role will require excellent communication and collaborative involvement through all stages of data development – from concept and requirements through inception, specification, development, testing, release and retirement.

  • Design, Develop and Maintain key reporting/BI infrastructure and capability. Support the LOB by creating and driving the adoption/usage of self-service data source

  • Proactively identify and understand data requirements/needs of business.

  • Enabling retirement of our legacy data warehouse through migration of datasets to BigQuery.

  • Drive data and reporting integrity across the LOB by ensuring data standardisation and consistency across all platforms.

  • Develop and execute testing plans to ensure the integrity and quality of solutions developed

  • Maintain documentation of all BI systems, data solutions and processes using techniques such as data flow diagrams, entity relationship diagrams, data schemas, etc.

  • Support / develop sandbox environments for the analytics team.

  • Support the technical capability (Tableau, SQL, data principals) across the LOB and analytics team

  • Work with the other BI Devs to ensure a consistent and sustainable data approach for the team

Who we’re looking for… someone with;

  • Expertise in data analysis and data design

  • Intermediate to advanced SQL skills

  • Strong knowledge of database concepts

  • A passion for data and how it can be used to solve real problems, as well as pedantic attention to detail

  • Strong analytical skills, including ability to interpret complex business needs and translate into requirements and data specifications for technical solutions

  • A love of documentation to go with excellent communication skills – both written and verbal

  • Familiarity with programming and system design

  • Ability to collaborate and build productive relationships with stakeholders across the organisation

  • Ability to manage the competing demands of multiple projects in a timely manner – #gsd

  • Ability to work productively and autonomously in a fast paced environment

But we don’t just look for someone based on their skills and expertise.  It’s our connection, acceptance and genuine care for each other that makes REA a great place to work. That means you also need to be:
 

  • Savvy minded and have curiosity to think a little left of field / outside the box

  • A strong and creative communicator

  • Friendly, approachable and have good relationship management skills

  • An avid contributor to our inclusive culture - we celebrate different perspectives and all play an active role in creating a sense of belonging

The REA experience

The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously.
 

We offer:

  • A flexible working environment, meaning we strike the balance of what you need and what works for the business (and yes, our leaders fully understand the benefits of working flexibly)

  • A hybrid approach to the future of work - https://www.rea-group.com/blog/the-way-we-work-at-rea-a-hybrid-approach/

  • Generous and flexible parental leave offering for primary and secondary carers

  • Summer Fridays – time back to focus on your wellness every Friday afternoon from December through to March

  • Support for your mental and physical health and wellbeing via our ‘You Matter’ Program

  • Because We Care program which includes volunteer leave and community grants, to ensure you have the opportunity to give back to your community

  • Hack Days for you to bring so you can bring your big ideas to life in a supportive learning environment

  • An additional day of leave just for your birthday

Oh, and by the way:

At REA we value diversity and inclusion in all forms. Gender, religion, ethnicity, LBTGIQ+, neurodiversity and so much more. Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you've got the must-haves, dedication and enthusiasm to learn but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.

If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. We're proud to be Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to respond to every applicant. While we're looking at your application, and preparing to come back to you with an update, why not get to know us a bit more through our various social channels?