Principal Data Analyst

Job description

Job Introduction

Product Group is responsible for the design, development, and delivery of the BBC’s portfolio of digital products. Our mission comes straight from the BBC’s four priorities: to deliver content that is loved by all audiences, and to extract more from online by joining up the whole of the BBC to connect more deeply with our audiences.

Including iPlayer, Sounds, Bitesize, and the BBC News and BBC Sport apps and website, our portfolio is diverse and contains some of the largest and highest-profile properties on the UK internet. We’re a huge streaming media destination, a news source trusted across the world, a provider of educational and entertaining content to children of all ages, and a sports results, analysis, and commentary service, and much more besides. It's an unparalleled portfolio of products, and our strength is our range and breadth. Working with the BBC’s content divisions, our focus now is on driving engagement across our portfolio so that the BBC online becomes a valued daily habit for all audiences just as television and radio have been over the last century.

Data is fundamental to our future: both in helping us prioritise and shape our work and in creating richer, more personalised experiences for our audiences. And our portfolio means that we’ve got one of the widest, most diverse, and most exciting datasets to work within the UK.

This is a new role that will support the transformation of the data platform. You will be developing the data products that will be responsible for delivering data throughout the organisation. Sitting between data engineering and data analysis you will get exposure to both areas across all product teams and focus on transforming unstructured data into meaningful insights.

You will be working on cross-product strategic projects and cutting-edge technologies, surrounded by like-minded people. This work will align with and help inform the short and long-term data strategy.

Role Responsibility

Role responsibilities will comprise some or all of the below depending on level:

  • Working across mobile, web, television and voice platforms supporting Product Managers, Business Analysts and working closely with Software & Data Engineers.
  • Providing insight into how our users interact with the product, who they are and how we can make their experience more enjoyable and ensure they return.
  • Designing, implementing and maintaining data models that promote a self-service approach to data consumption.
  • Automating data pipelines using proprietary BBC technology & Airflow.
  • Getting involved in planning the data the BBC collects online. You will help to develop the BBC’s data collection framework and strategy as well as work with Product and other stakeholders to help resolve any data quality issues.
  • Creating processes for data product development and advocating their use throughout the organisation.
  • Supporting analytics colleagues outside the product in managing projects and fielding queries.
  • Supporting junior colleagues within the team.
  • Able to build and maintain strong working relationships where you might, as a specialist, have to manage expectations of more senior colleagues.

Are you the right candidate?

When it comes to Data Analysis at the BBC we look for these skills:

  • Experience in a Data Analyst, Data Engineering or Analytics Engineering role, preferably in digital products.
  • Excellent SQL skills for extracting and manipulating data.
  • Good knowledge of analytical database systems.
  • Comfortable working alongside cross-functional teams interacting with Product Managers, Engineers, Data Scientists, and Analysts.
  • An understanding of how digital products use experimentation.
  • Some experience coding in R or Python.

A good understanding of on-demand audio media products, with a knowledge of key competitors.

Package Description

Band: D

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Salford - Hybrid

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application . There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About The BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

Attached documents

  • Our BBC Values.pdf

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