The Business Intelligence Architect will be responsible for analyzing and articulating complex system requirements and the subsequent development of reporting, analytical, and dashboard solutions for the Business intelligence (BI) platform spanning business domains across the university. They will contribute to project management activities, such as scoping, estimating, and planning, to ensure critical milestones are met with high quality deliverables. The individual will perform design, development, testing, validation, performance tuning and quality assurance activities for the individual business intelligence projects. They will manage interactions with campus partners across the university related to the Business Intelligence initiatives, including business need assessment, prioritization of activities, and change management. The individual will serve in an on call capacity to handle trouble shooting and other issues that arise when required.
This position will report directly to the Director of Analytics and Business Intelligence in the Enterprise Systems group and will be dealing directly with key senior leadership across different staff and academic units, focusing on student facing functions
The Business Intelligence Architect does not have responsibility for personnel management
The incumbent will work in the Enterprise Systems unit with other BI specialists and with Datatel technical subject matter experts
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in computer science, or equivalent experience/ training
7+ years of experience with increasing responsibilities implementing medium and large scale projects, product integration and/or development systems, business intelligence solutions and data modeling
Strong Microstrategy experience in semantic layer architecting, development, document and dashboard design and development, visualization development, and system administration
Experience with PL/SQL and one or more commercial relational databases (SQL Server is a plus)
Excellent analytical skills and requirement gathering experience
Experience in dimensional modeling and ETL design
Demonstrated technical flexibility and the ability to work with different business areas and new systems/technologies
Strong communication skills
Ability to work effectively with all levels of management and customers
Practical experience following SDLC and iterative development processes, change control
Strong team building skills and ability to gain cooperation and to motivate others
Availability after-hours to support staff as needed
Proactive, results oriented and can-do attitude
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check
There are two vacancies for this position.
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