Senior Business Intelligence Developer - Livedrive

Engineering Paddington, London


Position at j2 Cloud Services

About us:

Based in Paddington, London, Livedrive is an established provider of cloud storage technologies within various markets. We continue to grow rapidly both in terms of bringing in large numbers of new customers every month and providing new features to the platform. We self-host our multi-petabyte storage cloud, optimizing our platform for the best possible throughput and cost/GB. We are also part of J2 Global’s huge family which in itself is a powerhouse of industry leading brands and technologies.  

Job Description

You will be responsible for data gathering and analysis in our environment with the goal of providing data driven insights directly to our management team.

You will work closely with the database and storage administrators to automate the collection of the data you need and to make sure our platform is continuously refined to gather new sources of data.

You will have a passion for the process of evolving multiple data sources into a single easily digestible data store.

Every day, we bring online more than 50TB of data so it is important that you either have a keen understanding of what this implies for your analysis or a voracious appetite to learn from our team how to handle and query such data sizes.

You will also get involved in projects for other brands in our Cloud Backup division.

Job Duties:

  • Work with our database and storage administrators to automate data collection
  • Working with large amounts of data and digging through facts and figures to find and report on data needed by end users
  • Model our data warehouse to extract information needed for the business
  • Create and maintain recurring and ad-hoc reports based on end-user requirements
  • Create star schema data models, performing ETLs and validating results with business representatives
  • Support implemented BI solutions by: monitoring and tuning queries and data loads, addressing user questions concerning data integrity, monitoring performance and communicating functional and technical issues.
  • Use statistical modelling to derive insights about our user base and to look for cost optimization
  • Work with the development team to fine tune data gathering based on your previous analysis
  • Provide reporting to management and influence decision making
  • Maintain relationships with end users to identify and develop additional data sources for the data warehouse consistent with business rules and customer needs.

Experience & Skills


  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • 3+ years’ experience of gathering requirements and designing report solutions
  • Ability to engage with senior stakeholders.
  • Methodical and logical approach to work with strong problem solving skills.
  • Self-motivated with high levels of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • A strong grasp of data modelling.
  • A strong background in budgeting, finance and commercial reporting.
  • 3+ years of knowledge and use of reporting tools (SSRS, Tableau)
  • 3+ years experiences of SSIS
  • 2+ years of knowledge and use of data warehousing and modelling methods, techniques, standards and procedures.
  • 3+ years using T-SQL (or similar) Programming skills with experience in writing complex queries to produce reports.
  • 1+ years using MS Excel with ability to use v-lookups.
  • High levels of mathematical ability with good skills in statistics and interpreting data sets visually.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


  • Background in subscription based internet businesses.
  • Degree in Maths/Statistics/Economics/Finance/Computer Science preferable with at least 1 A-Level in Math required.
  • MySQL experience
  • Google Analytics experience



Salary and benefits based on experience.