14 West | Lead Qlik Developer - Technical.ly

Lead Qlik Developer

14 West |  Baltimore, MD | Other

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The Qlik Development Team Leader is a key member of the Agora’s Business Intelligence department. This role is expected to be well versed in all aspects of developing on Qlik, including QlikView, Qlik Sense, Report Manager, Scheduler and NPrinting.  This leadership position is responsible for the management of activities of the business intelligence development team and includes the planning, prioritization and management of business intelligence needs across multiple stakeholders.  This role will serve as the accountable party for all ticket requests and projects involving Qlik, and is expected to lead other Qlik developers to fulfill all the work requests of the team.

The Business Intelligence team is part of 14 West, one of The Agora companies who service 20+ affiliated publishing groups all around world. These publishing groups are focused on developing information and products that help individuals control their own destiny when it comes to matters of finance, health and lifestyle.

Business Intelligence team is dedicated to supporting our customers with Marketing data and insights that enable superior business decisions through providing data, reports, dashboards, ad hoc analyses, predictive analytic models, consultation and more. We believe strongly in nurturing and developing our team members and don’t just hire to fill gaps. We see every individual as crucial to success of our mission and purposefully create opportunities for them to grow along with the organization.


  • Manage all Qlik dashboard, report & solution development efforts as part of large or small projects
  • Oversee personnel and drive a high-performance Business Intelligence development team
  • Responsible for high quality Qlik development output for the team and assures development best practices across all solutions
  • Assure high quality support is provided for all ticket and project requests assigned
  • Work to continuously improve both direct areas of responsibility for solution development & delivery as well as seek improvements to overall development and delivery processes
  • Work directly with end users to best understand requirements and user business processes


  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a technical field like computer science or technology
  • 2+ years’ experience working in a Marketing or digital sales business environment with knowledge of direct marketing principles and best-in-class methodologies
  • 4+ years’ experience with QlikView Qlik Sense and Qlik NPrinting
  • Appropriate Qlik certifications:
    • At least QlikView Business Analyst certification and QlikView Data Architect (v11 or higher); QlikView System Administrator certification a plus
    • At least Qlik Sense Business Analyst and Qlik Sense Data Architect (v 3.2 or higher); Qlik Sense System Administrator certification a plus
    • General SDLC/CMM software development certifications a plus
  • Proven ability to manage a high-performance Business Intelligence development team with at least 2-3 developers
  • Demonstrated experience with advanced Qlik capabilities including Direct Discovery, Qlik Core, mash ups and embedded analytic solutions
  • Proficient with java script, CSS and similar tools used to deploy mash-ups and embedded analytic solutions
  • Experience managing developers in an environment that works closely with end users to assure solution acceptance and alignment with business processes, with strong customer engagement skills
  • Experience with database concepts, queries and data acquisition processes including data modelling
  • Attention to detail and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Self-motivated, proactive, disciplined, fast learner and organized with attention to detail
  • Highly flexible and adapts well to a rapidly changing environment

We offer a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services to our employees, including:

  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance plans.
  • Employer-subsidized parking.
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching.
  • Generous vacation time and paid holidays.
  • Fitness programs and discounts.
  • Casual dress code.

About 14 West

14 West is the business services arm of The Agora, a network for more than 40 of the world’s most innovative media and marketing companies. By relying on us, The Agora Companies enjoy the unique luxury of focusing on the work they want to do… not the work they have to do. We share a history and a heritage with the businesses we support, and custom tailor our administrative and technical strategies to suit them. We believe passion is a critical ingredient in the services we provide. And we strive to deliver leading-edge yet sustainable solutions that promote perpetual growth.

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Health & Wellness Benefits
  • Dental
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Onsite Gym
  • Vision
  • Wellness Programs
Parental Benefits
  • Generous Parental Leave
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Company Outings
  • Snacks
  • Special Discounts
Professional Development
  • Online Trainings
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
  • Generous PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days

What’s it like to work at 14 West in Baltimore?

Missing a day in the office at 14 West makes you feel as if you’ve missed out. We have a great group of really smart and motivated people that come up with truly brilliant solutions to the challenges we face in the publishing and subscription services we enable. This being said, the office is totally casual — people bring their dogs to work and there’s work/life balance in that you can work remotely if needed.

Our offices are beautiful. They make up a campus of 12 individual buildings in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore. In the summertime when we have interns working with us it starts to feel like a college campus as you see the interns going from building to building with their backpacks. The buildings are a mix of incredible historic homes and some modern construction. We sit in massive open offices that carry mixes of the functional roles; this enables cross collaboration. You can stand up and go talk to anybody, you don’t have to set up formal meetings. It’s open and easy, and that’s how we’re able to move so quickly to get things done each day.

Who is 14 West and what do you do?

14 West is the backbone of The Agora; a network for over forty companies in publishing and direct marketing that exist across 17 countries. The various companies span from Money Map Press to The Oxford Club and the very first of The Agora Companies, International Living (now based in Waterford, Ireland). At 14 West, we are a centralized service provider that enables the growth and innovation of all these different niche companies; internally we refer to them as affiliates. We are the technology, accounting, human resources, legal and facilities teams devoted to them.

What’s a common attribute amongst 14 West employees?

The preeminent traits seem to be a desire to learn and curiosity. If you are willing to work hard and want to understand how 14 West works, how The Agora Companies make their money, how things are done and how to contribute new ideas, you’ll be rewarded and will move up quickly. One thing that is expected of everyone that walks in here is you need to raise your hand and you better have high expectations for yourself. If you’re waiting for someone to tell you what to do, that gets noticed very quickly and not in a good way.

What is the team working on at the moment?

We handle all of our enterprise data. A lot of our focus right now is in optimization and building world class tools for our affiliates. One specific project our team is working is developing a set of new self-service applications where instead of Agora affiliates reaching out to our team directly for data and reports, they’ll be able to source what they need on their own. We are developing a series of new, cutting-edge feed applications where data can be loaded in, reports can be generated on the fly and our developers can understand exactly what the affiliates most want.

How do 14 West employees stay connected and engaged with each other?

A lot of us travel to different conferences to develop our skills and that’s always a great way to reconnect in a more personal way with your colleagues.

We do a lot of volunteer work within the community right around us here in Baltimore. Aside from this, we take pride in having the best holiday parties — there have been people caught trying to sneak into them! We also do a lot of happy hours in the office (employees enter their preferred beer or wine via their Drizly account). 

What can new employees expect?

New employees can expect extensive training through 14 West’s learning and development division, which features hands-on classroom learning and online guided courses that ensure new hires have been inducted into the company through a mentored program. Otherwise, get ready to run with your ideas. We like big ideas and if you bring them to the table you better be ready to act on them, we’ll provide the resources to drive it.

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