Front End BI Developer

Front End BI Developer, 32-40h, @Hengelo OV

For our client, Thales, we are looking for a Front-End Power BI Developer.


About Enterprise Information Management

Thales in the Netherlands has committed to the objective to become a ‘data-driven company’, where facts and unambiguous information are leading in decision making.

Thales Nederland has 10 experts in Business Intelligence, 3 experts in Data Management, and 3 roles to support an agile way of working within the team. Together, they deliver services in the area of Data Analytics, Business Intelligence and all aspects of Data Management. As a team, they provide centralized reporting and data management services to all colleagues within Thales Nederland. This team plays a crucial role in the ambition of Thales Nederland to become a data-driven organization in a changing digital environment.

The Enterprise Information Management (EIM) team of Thales in the Netherlands needs a Front-End Power BI Developer to further professionalize information management and establish data-driven decision-making. The team operates independently and is responsible for all BI and data-related aspects. Your contribution to the team:

  • Work closely together with stakeholders (Subject Matter Experts or Key users) and understand their use cases and functional requirements.
  • Design, create, and manage creative and innovative dashboards in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Pursue optimal performance and availability through continuous improvement in dashboards.
  • Striving to deliver relevant information by knowing how to make the difference in what the customer says he wants versus what is needed.
  • Ensure the maintainability and manageability of the products (to be) delivered.

Do you find it interesting to work on the cutting edge between Business and BI? Working with a multidisciplinary team of enthusiastic and driven professionals and delivering high-value dashboards? Then we are looking for you!


About your future job

As the Front-End Power BI Developer for the Enterprise Information Management team your working environment is between several business- and group stakeholders and your team. You work together to create, maintain, improve and deliver different kind of BI dashboard products. You are a proactive Business Intelligence professional that understands the changing demands of the business and knows how to translate these demands into effective products/dashboards. The presentation of the dashboard, including dashboard templates and structure is set up and maintained by you. You are a team player who can communicate well with both (back-end) BI colleagues and stakeholders within the business, and is always looking for innovative solutions. You are responsible for building and maintaining dashboards within our BI environment (Power BI).

Your typical day starts with a brief standup with the team in which you update each other and define actions. During standups, team members discuss what went well, what could be improved, and where they still need help. Afterward, take your time with a cup of coffee to work on some e-mails and questions. You will meet with different stakeholders to present new developments within a dashboard and to discuss these dashboard changes. Then, it is time to update JIRA with the meeting notes and to work on the development of a new dashboard for a different domain. You will work closely with the EIM (back end) BI developers, key users or Subject Matter Experts, and the scrum team members.


Expected activities and typical outputs from the job are

  • Deliver business results and customer value through dashboards in Power BI.
  • Maintain specific working standards within reporting and dashboard templates.
  • Translating the voice and needs of customers/businesses into visual mockups and innovative dashboards, engaging users as needed.
  • Engaging in continuous discovery (e.g., via surveys & interviews) to understand customer needs.
  • Proactively seeking customer feedback to learn and better understand their needs and requirements.
  • Presenting product demos to empower team members with real-time feedback from customers.
  • Defining and clearly communicating acceptance criteria for output based on business & customer needs
  • Regularly engaging with the team to offer feedback on work-in-progress and clarify requirements.


About you

We are looking for a colleague who:

  • Has bachelor or master degree.
  • Has at least 2 years of working experience within a complex organization.
  • Has experience with agile working, certification is a plus.
  • Has experience with BI reporting tools such as Tableau or Power BI.
  • Has an eye and ear for developments in the organization and the role of data/intelligence therein.
  • Has analytically strong and result oriented.
  • Has excellent communication skills and have organizational sensitivity.
  • Is enthusiastic, driven and have the power of persuasion and know how to use this in your communication with stakeholders.
  • Is a team player that will work well in a cross functional team environment.
  • Is flexible, stress-resistant and organizationally strong.
  • Is fluent in Dutch/English.


Your core competencies consists of:

  • Initiative: reacts proactively by putting things in motion
  • Analytical ability: examines, recognizes and understands the key elements of issues and their interrelationships.
  • Result-oriented: is concise in defining deliveries and focuses on ensuring that the work delivered or a decision meets certain requirements. Is accountable for results of agreed upon actions.
  • Expertise: developing own knowledge of the Power BI field and using this knowledge effectively for one's own function or organization.


What's in it for you

  • A challenging job in a great team within our high-tech, innovative work environment. Includes the freedom for initiative and good ideas.
  • Room for personal and professional growth within our organization, for example in regards to technical, commercial or international skills.
  • Valuable international collaboration with coworkers from 68 different countries around the globe.
  • A comfortable work space in a modern environment, with a focus on flexibility and the right work life balance.
  • You can usually work where and whenever you want. Within Thales, we aim for a 60/40 balance, where you work from home at least two days a week, when your role allows this.
  • A good salary, fitting travel allowance, and the ability to personalize your employment conditions: for instance, you can trade PTO for internet costs, our bicycle plan, company fitness, and relocation costs.
  • 40 days off per year (PTO). Yes, really.