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Data Business Analyst

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Data Business Analyst

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Tower Bridge, SE1

Home Track

Data & Analytics

Job Description

Hometrack is the leading provider of Automated Valuation Models (AVMs), housing data and analysis to UK lenders, estate agents, government, developers and other key players in the housing market. The company was founded in 1999 and since January 2017 it has become part of ZPG.

Data is at the heart of the Hometrack business, driving our products and our ability to innovate and create new solutions. Now part of ZPG, there is a wider pool of potential data that can further enhance the breadth and depth of our data assets.

As data business analyst, we are looking for someone who is a data evangelist and has a clear understanding and experience of how raw data can be processed and managed to unlock its value. You will play a lead role in the planning and ongoing management and development of Hometrack`s data sources, ensuring these are collected, stored and processed in an efficient, value-added manner.

You will work alongside a talented team of data engineers, quantitative analysts and product owners to help steer their use of data to enhance the value of our existing and new solutions.

The role is highly varied and has a wide range of internal and external stakeholders within Hometrack, across ZPG and with clients and third parties.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ownership of the data roadmap and release plan - linking internal stakeholder data requirements and scoping the technical specifications for delivery by the data engineering team.
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships, acting as a link between the business and data teams on data to enhance our solutions, scoping requirements and developing specifications and documentation for implementation of new data into our databases.
  • Identification of new data sources across ZPG and from external sources - presentation to internal stakeholders and scoping the integration of new data into Hometrack`s data platform.
  • Engaging with third party data suppliers - customers, commercial suppliers and partners - on existing and new datasets, contract renewals and royalty payments.
  • Designing and implementing regular MI to report on data assets, maintenance of data dictionary and data asset register.
  • Designing and implementing processes and MI for reporting on the transfer of data into and out of the business.

Minimum Requirements

- Educated to degree level or equivalent

- Minimum 3 years of experience in a similar role

- Minimum 2 years of work experience with strong T-SQL, advanced Excel skills

- Experience in data querying, profiling and manipulation

- Knowledge of ETL processes

- Ability to work to deadlines in a fast pace environment

- Excellent communication and negotiation skills

- Ability to work with minimal supervision and on multiple tasks simultaneously

- Excellent time management and prioritisation of work tasks

- Self-motivated, enthusiastic and proven rapid learning capability

- Excellent interpersonal skills and commercial awareness

About ZPG (

ZPG owns and operates some of the UK`s most trusted digital brands that help empower smarter property and household decisions including Zoopla, uSwitch, Money, PrimeLocation and SmartNewHomes.

We are also one of the leading residential property data and software providers with a range of products including Hometrack, Calcasa, TechnicWeb, Ravensworth, Alto, Jupix, ExpertAgent, PropertyFile and MoveIT. Our websites and apps attract over 50 million visits per month and over 25,000 business partners use our services.

ZPG was founded in 2007 and has a highly experienced management team, led by Founder & CEO, Alex Chesterman OBE.

Hometrack and Calcasa are leading providers of automated property valuations and statistical property market insights in the UK and Netherlands to partners including mortgage lenders, developers, investors, government agencies, housing associations and others.

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