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BI Developer

Leicester, Leicestershire
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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This is an excellent opportunity to join a rapidly expanding Business Intelligence Systems team working with a great mix of experience both inside Next and across the industry. BIS is transforming from a traditional SQL team to a modern hybrid cloud platform bringing together the best data, analytical and reporting tools to deliver new and enhance existing products and support our users.

About the team

This position is within the BIS Cloud Infrastructure Squad, where our primary responsibility is the management of BIS cloud infrastructure. Our focus lies in technologies such as Azure, Databricks, Power BI, and ADF. We actively explore and adopt new technologies to innovate and enhance our processes. We are a growing team of 50+ developers, analysts and product managers responsible for providing the business with data solutions. 

Put simply. We are the oil in the machine! We take data from everywhere and convert it, merge it, model it and present it in a usable format for consumption. We have more touch points in the organisation than any other product development team. The business relies on BIS data and BIS systems to understand how it is performing, to identify opportunities to improve and to  help shape and refine proposals to realise those opportunities. 

About the role

As a developer you will be working in a product team developing new products, enhancing existing product features and supporting those products through their full lifecycle. BIS supports over 70 BI products today and we are always building more. The product teams work with the business / product owners to define the product development roadmap eventually decommissioning old solutions and replacing them with newer more performant and scalable solutions that will meet the growing needs of the business for years to come.

We are looking for all levels of experience from new developers just starting out on their BI career to those who have a number of years knowledge of how to get things done. 

We are also looking for a diverse skill set. While our legacy platform is SQL which will play a huge part in our product base for years to come we are also rapidly expanding our modern data platform so we are seeking developers who have experience in tools such as DataBricks (Spark), Data Factory, Data Lake, PowerBI and Synapse.

We are looking for people who want to learn new skills, get hands-on experience with the latest technologies and become very knowledgeable of BIS’ systems. Successful candidates will join a great team with a real mix of experience, knowledge and skills. There are great opportunities to learn and a real potential to advance your career.



  • Able to speak, read and write English at a level that enables you to complete your role, for example, to understand instructions and communicate effectively with stakeholders and/or other team members
  • Experienced in effectively working in a collaborative manner in a large scale, fast paced environment within a multifunctional technical team
  • Languages: SQL
  • Data Platform: SQL Server RDBMS or Data Lake
  • ETL: SQL Server Integration Services or Data Bricks or Synapse or Azure Data Factory


  • Languages: Python, PySQL, C#, R
  • Data Platform: SQL 2012 up to Azure SQL MI / DB
  • Reporting: PowerBI or similar e.g. Tableau, SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Modelling: SQL Server SSAS Multidimensional (MDX) / Tabular (DAX) / Dimensional Modelling / Data Warehousing
  • Development Management: TFS / Azure DevOps / GIT Hub
  • Azure - Data Lake, Data Factory, Data Bricks (Spark), SQL MI / DB
  • ETL: Active Batch, API, Event Hub, Kafka
  • AI / ML


You know Next, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 35,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We’re the UK’s 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we’re the market leader. At the last count we have over 500 stores, plus the Next Online and it’s now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global!


  • ​25% off a huge selection of Next, Lipsy & Victoria's Secret products
  • Company performance based bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • On-site Nursery available; OFSTED outstanding in all areas
  • 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Early VIP access to sale stock
  • Access to fantastic discounts at our Staff Shops
  • Restaurants with great food at amazing prices
  • Access a 24/7 digital GP and other free health and wellbeing services
  • Free on-site parking


We aim to support all candidates during the application process and are happy to provide workplace adjustments when necessary. Should you need support with your application due to a disability or long-term condition, feel free to get in touch with us by email [email protected] (please include 'Workplace Adjustments' in the subject line), or call us on 0116 284 2486 and leave a voicemail.


NEXT is a British multinational clothing, footwear and home products retailer headquartered in Enderby, Leicestershire. It has around 700 stores, of which circa 500 are in the United Kingdom, and circa 200 across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Next is the largest clothing retailer by sales in the United Kingdom, having overtaken Marks & Spencer in early 2012 and 2014. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

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