Mi Data Developer

Location Manchester
Discipline: Retail Banking
Job type: Permanent
Job ref: 009662
Published: 3 months ago

MI Data Developer (SAS)

Remote or Hybrid Working in Manchester



2022 is an exciting time to join The Co-operative Bank and our strong Data & MI team. As part of this role you will work as a key member of the team supporting with delivering a range of data and MI solutions using SAS. We are looking for candidates with an analytical mind-set, attention to detail and experience of SAS. We are open to internal colleagues with data analysis backgrounds. Keen to learn and develop into this role.




The role holder will deliver a range of relatively complex, agreed Data & MI solutions, engage largely autonomously with other cross functional representatives and display competence and knowledge of the organisation’s systems and data. The level of contribution will depend on the scale of a particular project or task.

What would we like you to have?


*                Extensive experience in delivering data and reporting solutions using the following SAS components:

*                Base SAS language 9.4 inc Macro Language

*                SAS Data Integration Studio 4.9

*                SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1

*                Knowledge of SAS Scalable Performance Data Server (SPDS).

*                Experience of working in a SAS Grid environment

*                Good working knowledge of the SAS Metadata environment

*                UNIX experience

*                Strong SQL knowledge and experience

*                Software development and some knowledge of the project lifecycle

*                Data Integration and reporting solution design

*                Microsoft Office experience

*                Knowledge of Cognos Report Studio / Query Studio / Analysis Studio preferable


What You Can Expect From Us:


*       27 days holiday at start, rising to 30 days

*       Flexible working arrangement including working from home.

*       Annual bonus scheme

*       Competitive pension / income protection / life assurance

*       Strong career path within Financial Services

*       Family friendly policies and supportive working environment

*       Recognition scheme and a culture in which we celebrate success 

*       Our ethical stance and concern for our customers underpin all that we do

*       We are officially rated as the UK’s best Environmental, Social and Governance high street bank

*       You will be a key part of our journey to become the UK’s best digital bank

*       Colleague benefits including discount scheme, life assurance, paid volunteering days, recognition scheme

*       Colleague network groups committed to inclusion and diversity


Key Accountabilities:


*                Lead the development of simple to medium complexity developments, ensuring that solution design is appropriate for the application.  Will also act in a supporting role on more complex or large scale developments.

*                Proactively identify issues, risks, assumptions and dependencies during project phases; help formulate mitigating actions and support implementation of measures to reduce, remove or manage them.

*                Work across the breadth of most banking data and understand interconnectivities between, and downstream dependencies of any development and change.

*                Work with internal Data & MI teams to ensure each delivery is fit for purpose, and appropriate knowledge is shared with both support and delivery teams.

*                Undertake supporting role to CR1 change colleagues, and to CR2 peers to deliver tasks, encourage development, transfer knowledge and provide training.

*                Develop an in depth understanding of the needs of the business both current and future in order to assist in the delivery of their business plans.

*                Be viewed as an expert in the use of SAS for development and support purposes, and working towards certification.

*                Be viewed as an expert in the use of SAS for development and support purposes, and working towards certification.

*                Identify, agree, lead and implement efficiency and business improvement opportunities in assigned areas.  Ensure agreed business benefits are delivered to plan.

*                Participate fully in cross-functional projects or investigations ensuring requirements are delivered to plan.      

*                Maintain knowledge of relevant regulatory and legal requirements.  Support and promote compliance with those requirements.

*                Use own and Data & MI retained knowledge in existing systems, data and infrastructure to provide specialist knowledge to business and Data & MI colleagues with regards to system development opportunities.

*                Support the maintenance of and improvement of standards across Data & MI for all aspects of development and delivery governance, working with the management team where appropriate.


If you require more information or this document in a different format, please contact our careers team.


As a reputable employer regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, all offers of employment for this role are subject to a series of background checks, including criminal (DBS) and financial checks.


Please note: we are able to close this role at any point should a successful candidate be identified.


As a Disability Confident employer, we commit to interviewing all disabled* applicants that meet the minimum knowledge, skills & experience for the role. If you meet this criteria please advise on your application.


*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.