Vacancy: Data Specialist

An opportunity has arisen in our IT department for a Data Specialist. The Data Specialist will play a crucial role in managing and optimising data and the use of AI within Wightlink.

  • Portsmouth Gunwharf Head Office

  • Permanent role

Key elements of the role are:

  • Ensure accuracy, integrity and security of the data in the business complying with legislative (GDPR) requirements.
  • Responsible for extracting, cleaning, and transforming complex datasets from various sources to perform insightful analyses, uncover patterns, and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Administration of Power BI, Sharepoint and data management tools including LLMs
  • Automate business processes and workflows using Power Automate or UI Path, creating efficient and streamlined solutions.
  • Work with Power BI over a SQL data warehouse and specify / assist with ETL improvements to extend reporting and analytics capability.
  • Insight Generation: Interpret data to create meaningful insights, visualisations, and reports that support key stakeholders in making informed decisions

More information

Primary responsibilities involve the governance and integrity of our corporate data. Enabling the collecting, organising, and analysing of data including Larger Language Models (AgI), to extract valuable insights to inform the decision-making processes. Collaboration with cross-functional teams to ensure data accuracy, integrity, and security, while also contributing to the development and maintenance of databases, data systems, and related infrastructure.

What we’re looking for

  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, Statistics or related field
  • Proficiency in programming languages used in data analysis – SQL
  • Expert knowledge and experience of using Power BI or similar data visualisation tool
  • Knowledge of machine learning platforms and algorithms

Who we are

We are Wightlink. We are Captains, Baristas, Accountants, Engineers, Cleaners, Port Operators Technicians and many more.

We’ve been carrying people across the Solent for over 160 years and things have changed a lot in that time. Bigger ferries, more passengers, quicker crossing times – but some things remain the same; not least our dedication to providing the best service possible and our passion for the Isle of Wight.

Our mission is to be the easiest way to cross the Solent with outstanding customer service and we’re always looking for outstanding people who can help us deliver on it. We’re an equal opportunities employer with a strong focus on diversity and inclusion. Safety is at the heart of everything we do, and we’re backed by some of the world’s leading investors.

We take our commitment to the environment seriously and you can play a part in helping us achieve our goals. We already operate England’s first hybrid energy ship, Victoria of Wight, and have implemented a wide range of initiatives to protect the sea, land and air that surround us. With big plans for the future, it’s a great time to join us – we’ve pledged to further reduce our carbon emissions significantly over the next decade.

We’re often asked why it’s so great to work at Wightlink. Perhaps it’s because we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • 33 days pro-rata annual leave
  • Clear and supported career progression
  • A generous pension scheme
  • Concessionary ferry travel for you and your family
  • Discount on food & drink as well as exclusive discounts at a range of Island and Mainland businesses
  • Free parking
  • A chance to make a difference to the communities that depend on our lifeline service

How to apply

To apply, please email a copy of your CV and optional cover letter to [email protected]. The closing date for applications is 16 June 2024.

Why work for Wightlink

  • Competitive salary

  • Complimentary ferry travel, food and drink discounts and free parking

  • Benefits, including railway and retail discounts

  • Seafarers: work at sea but still go home at night

  • Generous annual leave allowance and company pension contributions

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