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BI Developer

We are searching for an A-Player that can develop, deploy, and maintain BI tools and interfaces. Who will be responsible for simplifying highly technical languages and complex information into layman's terms for everyone else in the company to understand.

Join us on our mission!

Full-time · Utrecht / Remote

Where: The Automotive Campus in Helmond, our location in Utrecht or partly remote. For some (also senior) roles we are accommodating people to work from outside of the Netherlands for the majority of their weeks. But for the full on-site experience: Helmond is part of Brainport: the heart of Europe's innovation. You will feel at home here.
Domain: IT
Experience: Approximately 3 years
Degree: Bachelor's or Master's degree in data science, business analytics, or relevant work experience demonstrating the required skills

Working at Lightyear is a unique experience. You get the opportunity to work for a company with a pure and meaningful mission. A mission that will make a positive and lasting impact on future generations. 

What will you do as a BI Engineer?
As a BI Developer, you will work in the data team at Lightyear and will be an essential link between our innovative Scrum teams.

Our Data team consists of experts in the field of Data Engineering and Analytics, software development, and Business analytics. That is why it is valuable that you are not only passionate about BI but data in the broadest sense of the word. You will work with the team to further the data-driven culture at Lightyear and establish BI best practices. A use case you will work on will be predictive analysis: forecasting who will buy which car and when a vehicle will be sold.

The role is a technical but business-oriented role requiring knowledge of data modeling & SQL, a good understanding of database architecture, and the ability to translate business problems into data solutions.

BI Developers use business intelligence software and data analytics to interpret and display data to guide business strategies. Your main goal is to help us translate statistics and row data into meaningful business information for business planning.   As BI Engineer you will become part of the IT Team. This team provides the organization with flexible and reliable services which enables all users to make most efficient usage of their personal resources. 

As a BI Engineer you have the following tasks & responsibilities:

  • Responsible for BI Infrastructure, modeling data, and Business Intelligence adoption within teams

  • Designing, developing and maintaining business intelligence solutions. Crafting and executing queries upon request for data. Presenting information through reports and visualization

  • Develop logical data models

  • Develop intuitive dashboards that help the teams to make business decisions (and don't just look nice)

  • Help and train colleagues to understand the BI Platform such that they can create reports themselves - enabling self-service analytics

Sounds super exciting, doesn’t it? To give you an idea on what the role looks like in practice we’d like to take you along into an average day. You will start the day with a stand-up with the development team to learn how everybody is doing, what developments they are preparing, and to get an update on the progress from yesterday.

After this you have organized a community meeting with all other team members, to share interesting topics about developments you see in software-/ data engineering and to discuss if there are technologies or practices we’d like to implement ourselves.

Last thing before lunch it’s time to put the hammer down and translate statistics into meaningful business information for our business planning.

In the afternoon it’s time for making decisions about how we should run in the present day, predict what might happen in the future or how we can move forward. Luckily today is also a friday so after the session you and the team join our friday drinks for some well-earned ‘bitterballen’ and a refreshing (non-alcoholic) beer!

Did we trigger your enthusiasm? Let’s see if you have what it takes!

As Lightyear is still a young company you have plenty of opportunity to make your mark in our processes. You regularly have discussions with relevant stakeholders and the IT Team. Of course, when you are heading off to our epic Friday afternoon drinks at the end of the week, you will be having a highly contributed feeling about your achieved results! Building the way forward for Lightyear. 

What do we expect from a BI Engineer at Lightyear?

In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear; pro-activity, professionalism, communication and adaptability are crucial. We are looking for people with an ambitious attitude who learn from the past (tried and tested) and who strive to set new standards when needed. You can work within the team or independently. You are flexible and can work under pressure. Furthermore we are looking for someone with:

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in data science, business analytics, or relevant work experience demonstrating the required skills.

  • Around 3+ years of experience in a similar role/Graduate level

  • Good understanding of database and data modeling concepts

  • Good analytical skills and advanced knowledge of SQL
  • Data auditing skills to verify data integrity, understand discrepancies, and resolve them effectively
  • Ability to work independently and across multiple teams
  • Familiarity with analytical/reporting tools such as Looker, PowerBI, and Tableau
  • Familiarity with modern Data Warehousing solutions such as Databricks Lakehouse, Snowflake, or other

  • Understanding of ETL best practices.

  • Fluent in English is mandatory (Dutch is considered a plus)

  • Availability for at least 32 hours per week, fulltime (40 hours) is also an option

On a personal level you can relate to the following characteristics; of course you are a logical thinker who can work conscientious
, structured and organized. You are a fast and eager learner who can work within a team but also independently

What can you expect from Lightyear?

In addition to a challenging role we also offer:

  • A high degree of freedom and independence in your role
  • A role within a multidisciplinary team consisting of highly motivated, inquisitive and talented people with a broad diversity of experience
  • A role at one of the fastest growing technical companies in the Netherlands with tremendous potential
  • 40 vacation days per year
  • An interesting and balanced pension through Zwitserleven that is in line with the mission of Lightyear
  • The ability to participate via shares and to be involved in the growth and success of Lightyear
  • In addition to a dynamic working environment, there is time for relaxation during our already epic Friday afternoon drinks

About Lightyear

Lightyear is an innovative and progressive scale-up with one mission: clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.

Lightyear originates from the legacy as a multiple world championship of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge® Cruiser Class. Officially established in 2016 by 5 visionaries with the dream to make this groundbreaking technology accessible to everyone, everywhere. In order to accelerate the transition towards a truly sustainable solution for mobility, we believe that it is necessary to completely rethink automotive design by starting from scratch, not limited by industry conventions.

At Lightyear, we all strive for the same goal. We have a team with diverse skill sets and backgrounds; all working tirelessly towards clean mobility for everyone, everywhere. We’re proud of our culture and live up to our core values: think independently, be bold, deliver the change, put people first and take responsibility. Our shared vision is what unites and drives us.

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