VBA Developer & Support Job at Argus Media in London

Job Description

Job Title: VBA Developer & Support

Job type: Permanent

Location: London Head Office, Holborn

Reporting Relationship: Head of UK data

Argus is a fast-growing global B2B media company providing essential information on commodity markets. As a business, we continue to grow and evolve, adding new markets, new services, new delivery options and improved analytical tools.

Job Purpose

Due to the continued growth of the business and the importance of the data we use on a daily basis, we are currently looking for a for an experienced VBA developer to join our global Data team in London.

You will work closely with internal clients of the data team to support and maintain Excel and database-based processes for gathering data, calculating prices and producing the reports and data feeds. Over time, you will have the opportunity to develop skills in Machine Learning (ML) & Artificial Intelligence (AI) for data engineering, as well as predictive analytics through on-the-job and formal training programmes.

The team supports Argus’ key business processes every day, as such you will be required to work on a shift-based rota with other members of the team supporting the business until 8pm. Typically support hours run from 12pm to 8pm with each member of the team participating 2/3 times a week.

Key Responsibilities

Support and development of data processing systems using Excel and SQL

Client support with queries relating to

integration of Argus data and metadata into client systems

data validation

provision of data

Data and systems support to Argus’ staff

Project development

Maintenance and development of existing systems

metadata modification

data cleansing

data checking

Required Skills and Experience

Significant recent experience of developing tools using VBA in MS Excel and/or MS Access in a commercial (work) environment.

Good knowledge and experience of SQL, preferably in Oracle, including stored procedures, functions and triggers

Ability to work both as part of a team and autonomously

Excellent communication skills

Desired Skills and Experience

BS degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Business, Engineering or related field.

Experience with R is desirable.

Experience in visualisation techniques is desirable.

Any experience working with energy markets and commodities data is highly desirable

Personal Attributes

Ability to interact with non-technical people in plain language

Innovative thinker with good problem-solving abilities and attention to detail

Numerically proficient

Self-motivated with ability to work independently, prioritising tasks to meet deadlines

Customer service focused

About Argus Media

Argus Media is committed to ensuring career and personal growth for all its staff and provides extensive training and career development opportunities, as well as participation in employee-led initiatives, including a women’s network.

Argus is an independent media organization with more than 1,000 staff. It is headquartered in London and has 25 offices in the world’s principal commodity trading and production centres. Argus produces price assessments and analysis of international energy and other commodity markets and offers bespoke consulting services and industry-leading conferences.

Companies in 140 countries around the world use Argus data to index physical trade and as benchmarks in financial derivative markets as well as for analysis and planning purposes.

Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company. It is owned by employee shareholders, global growth equity firm General Atlantic and Hg, the specialist software and technology services investor.

Argus is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.


Our rapidly growing, award winning business offers a dynamic environment for talented, entrepreneurial professionals to achieve results and grow their careers. Argus recognises and rewards successful performance and as an Investor in People, we promote professional development and retain a high-performing team committed to building our success.

Competitive salary and company bonus scheme

Group pension scheme

Group healthcare and life assurance scheme

25 days holiday with annual increase up to 30 days

Subsidised gym membership

Season ticket travel loans

Cycle to work scheme

Extensive internal and external training


If this aligns with your next career move, we’d love to hear from you.

Apply via our website, and make sure you include your CV and a cover letter: www.argusmedia.com/en/careers/open-positions

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Company: Argus Media

Company Location:  London

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