Data Designer


At First Quantum, we free the talent of our people by taking a very different approach which is underpinned by a very different, very definite culture – the “First Quantum Way”.

Working with us is not like working anywhere else, which is why we recruit people who will take a bolder, smarter approach to spot opportunities, solve problems and deliver results.

Our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and to challenge convention to deliver the best result. That’s how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations.

Job description:

Overall Job Purpose

  • The Data Designer is responsible for implementing and maintaining a common data model which end-users can utilize to generate reports to address situational or long-term problems. The data designer is also responsible for assisting end-users with point solution which require data models or complex visualization ​

Specific Job Responsibility

  • Responsible for the definition and design of data models to support the requirements defined by the users and Business Analyst
  • Responsible for the maintenance and evolution of data models to support changing requirements
  • Responsible for all levels of detail of the data models (i.e. conceptual, logical and physical)
  • Work with the Data Engineer to ensure data models support the ingestion and storage requirements
  • Own best practices for naming conventions, modelling techniques, etc.
  • Design of the Power BI models and other semantic layers (where necessary) to support the requirements, as documented by the Business Analyst or Product Owner
  • Creation of the semantic layer
  • Work with the Data Engineer to assist in data reconciliation where issues may be highlighted
  • Work with the end-user to ensure the semantic models support the reporting requirements
  • Work with Business Analyst and users to ensure that semantic models support the ad-hoc and analysis requirements

​Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering or degree related to mining with at least 3 to 5 years experience.
  • Full Grade 12 Certificate
  • 5+ Years overall experience
  • 3 years PowerBi experience (or equivalent).

Job Specific Competencies

  • Analytical and conceptual thinking, problem solving abilities.
  • Competence with various BI development platforms i.e. Power BI, SSAS, AAS
  • Competence with python analytical packages
  • Commercial and business awareness
  • Good communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Attention to detail and desire to probe further into data

Key Job Attributes

  • ​Performance and Results Orientated.
  • Team player.
  • Effective Communication abilities.
  • Ability to manage change.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Knowledge and interest in computer systems and the latest technologies

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