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Business Intelligence Specialist

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

‘The goal is to turn data into information and information into insight’

The Enterprise Information Management team of Thales in the Netherlands is looking for an experienced BI specialist to further professionalize information management.


About the job

Thales in the Netherlands has committed to the objective to become a ‘data-driven company’, where facts and unambiguous information are leading in decision making. As BI specialist, you will be in charge of gathering the requested business information and designing clear dashboards for our internal customer, the business user. At the start of the week, you check the sprint backlog to see what tasks are assigned to you. You align with the product owner and business analyst of the team and you are in touch with the business user to sharpen the information specifications. Together with the solution architect and data manager, you investigate which data is needed to build the dashboard and together you determine how much time it will take to extract and validate the data. You are able to execute ETL activities yourself. In the meantime, you start designing one component of the new dashboard in PowerBI. You are in close contact with the business user to agree upon the visual design. At the end of the sprint, which takes two weeks, you deliver the new component of the dashboard, and in the next sprint, you will extend your work with a new component.


You play an important role in the internal digital transformation journey of Thales in the Netherlands. There is a lot of work to be done; you are a ‘go-getter’ and consider this assignment, which we accepted as a team, to be a journey full of chances and possibilities. You are flexible and know how to work around challenges along the way. You are someone who dares to challenge the status quo and someone who brings fresh energy to our team. Also, you have strong communication skills and you know to address different audiences.


There are many possibilities to build your career at Thales. You could further develop within the domain of BI, yet you could choose to specialise towards IT, or to increase your knowledge about our interesting business and grow to an operational position on the intersection of Business and IT. Furthermore, with some own initiative and a good portion of curiosity, you are able to continue your career at Thales at a completely different department.

The most important activities are:

  • Develop and design dashboards in PowerBI to meet the information demands of the business user
  • ETL activities to extract and format data for the dashboards which need to be developed
  • Contribute to the improvement of our work processes

About you

We are in search for a colleague who:

  • Holds a relevant Bachelor degree in IT or Business&IT
  • Has basic knowledge of PowerBI
  • Has extensive knowledge of SSIS and SQL and the ability to complete ETL activities independently
  •  Can align the business information request with the technical possibilities
  • Is proactive, flexible, a go-getter, and enthusiastic
  • Knowledge of Mendix is a pre
  • Good understanding of the Dutch language

What's in it for you

  • Become part of a great team in a high-tech, innovative international organisation
  • (International) opportunities for growth in tech-, management- and commercial roles
  • Attention for personal development and own initiative
  • A nice workplace in a modern building, where we value a good work-life balance and flexibility
  • 40 leave days per year, travel expenses, and a flexible benefits à la carte package with options like purchase/sale of leave hours, internet costs, bicycle plan, company fitness, trade union contribution or relocation costs


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