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Data Analyst

Date: 19-Sep-2021

Location: Oxford, GB, OX4 4DQ GB

Company: Nominet




Our name may not be familiar, but you probably use our services every single day – ever visited a website ending in a .uk? We’ve been running the national internet namespace for a quarter of a century, sitting proudly at the heart of the UK's critical digital infrastructure. Such a responsibility requires world-leading cyber security and we’ve gaining a reputation for our innovative new security solutions, protecting our own systems and beyond. 

But we’re also a profit with a purpose business. We invest in making a positive impact of the lives that are being most disrupted in our digital age: young people. We’re known as one of the UK’s leading ‘tech for good’ funders and the commitment to building a connected, secure and inclusive digital future drives everything we do. It’s not just rhetoric – ask our staff. 




Hybrid remote working, a competitive salary, plus excellent benefits including a 10% bonus, 30 days holiday allowance, flexible working hours, healthcare, pension scheme, life assurance, wellbeing allowance, flexible benefits  



Time to be part of something new? We have an exciting opportunity for a talented Data Analyst in our newly created Insights Team. This is a great role to take stance as a day to day contact for the main areas of the business we service and take get involved in data visualisation and commercial analytical delivery. This is a key role working with the Lead Data Analyst delivering specific projects as allocated by the senior analytical team. You will work on regular delivery requirements for all projects, with a view to evolving your skill set as well as solidifying your professional analytical skills in a business context.  A key focus of the role will be to use data delivered by the data engineers you will work closely with and use those insights to tell commercial data derived stories, adopting analytical techniques by the team and incorporating automated delivery as well as setting up much of the data analytical prep to support the Senior and Lead analysts and on occasion the Data Science function.  
The role requires the ability to occasionally work outside of the Insights team to develop a broader commercial understanding of how Nominet works and to use that to evolve thinking around how analytics and reporting value add delivery can be achieved.  



Having gained an understanding of Nominets’ data, you will be part of a Data team supporting Registry Services and other business units in supporting their customers - working to find the best analytical data solutions to issues across the business. 

You will also: 

•    Deliver insights, models, scores, benchmarks, patterns and trends, alerts, identifying opportunities and driving a shift in highly visualised VALUE ADD analytical outputs.
•    Monitor regular activities for anomalies and outliers, as well as ensuring deadlines are met, and pre planning requirements for data feeds, refreshes, data management and appropriate access, monitoring of data self-serve delivery, and actioning of ad-hoc BAU requests as directed by the senior analysts.  


•    Develop Nominet insights outputs frameworks for reports and analysis  


•    Meet the measures and standards set by the Head of Insights in delivering all of your work e.g. accurate, appropriate, timely, robust, accessible, and focussed on insights not numbers

•    Develop a mindset of how to modernise, automate, streamline, and productionise what we do, as well as creating a specific lifecycle for the work we produce   


•    Liase with data engineers to ensure data is accurate and fit for purpose and clearly briefing Data Engineers on what requirements the analysts have (the Data engineers will decide what coding / programming to apply)   

•    Ensure that delivery is focussed in a commercial context, optimizing the visualization and storytelling to the business of what the data is telling us, and deliver accessible, well communicated, and collaborative work across the Business functions. 



With significant experience as a Data Analyst, including analytical delivery, you will have a true passion for accuracy, insights and value add analytics. With a very inquisitive and analytical mind, you will have the capability to think laterally and look beyond the obvious. Problem solving will be second nature to you, prioritising and delivering multiple requirements at the same time as well as working to tight deadlines. 


In addition, we are looking for: 


•    A thorough understanding of the data lifecycle, basic analytics, and a range of analytical techniques e.g., logistical regressions, CHAID etc and an understanding of data manipulation and preparation skills, advanced excel etc. 


•    Advanced skills in statistical, mathematical, and predictive modelling  


•    An good grasp of data technologies such as BI systems such as, but not limited to Tableu, Qlik Sense and Power BI  as well as SQL, and databases.


•    An excellent understanding of data types and data environments as well as required business processes to deliver insights commercially


•    Ideally, a degree (BSc/or equivalent) in a numerate subject such as Analysis, Data Science, Maths Physics or Enginering with specific analytical qualifications would be useful


•    The ability to present complex information in a clear way to a variety of audiences, with excellent interpretational and visualisation skills.


The following skills are desirable:


•    A skill in coding and programming e.g., Java or Python would be helpful  
•    Wider programming/database experience would be advantageous but not essential  



Our focus is on keeping teams connected and engaged whether we're in the office or working from home, putting people’s wellbeing first.  We operate a hybrid way of working, balancing time between the office and home. Some roles may be more flexible and mostly remote – this is always role dependant so worth covering off in any conversations you have throughout the process. We're also open to a chat about flexible working. No promises, but we reckon that if it works for you then it could work for us.


Nominet is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, age, disability, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Our work connects people from across the globe and we want to reflect that in our workplace. Everybody is accepted and valued here, and we are a team that works as one towards our goals. We recognise that diverse teams make strong teams and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

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