Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
Background Check Statement:
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility for Employment:
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
- Completed Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, or related field of study - 5-7 years of experience in database design and administration, programming, query-writing, and report development using analytics/BI tools - Advanced SQL querying skills and working knowledge of data warehouse/database tools - Demonstrated knowledge of data warehouses and reporting tools, including schema design, ETL standard practices, and user acceptance testing - Experience creating multi-dimensional designs for accessing data and presenting information using analytical/BI reporting applications, such as Blackboard Analytics reporting tools, Tableau, SAS Visual Analytics - Strong project management skills with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy - Excellent communication and presentation skills - Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff, administrators, and students - Ability to operate with a high level of independence, routinely making critical decisions and exercising sound judgment
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Senior Business Intelligence Analyst will: - Design, develop, test, implement, and maintain BI solutions through use of Blackboard Analytics, Tableau, and other reporting tools - Serve as the primary point of contact between IRAP and ITS (Information Technology Services) for the design, construction and support of the data warehouse - Create and maintain crosswalks and code descriptions as well as develop and/or consult on reporting views in the university data warehouse - Play a key role in the development of appropriate data views and models to improve the efficiency of data extraction - Implement the data warehouse and reporting solution using Microsoft technologies (i.e., T-SQL, SQL Server, SSIS, SSAS and SSRS) - Provide the technical frameworks and support for Blackboard Analytics customizations - Serve as campus technical lead for the UNC System Office Student Data Mart (SDM) - Manage implementation of future code releases for Student Data Mart - Develop and maintain processes to digest output from the Student Data Mart to be used in both error handling and reporting - Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues in IRAP and ITS, as well as campus faculty, staff, and administrators to identify opportunities for improved and dynamic reporting solutions - Integrate feedback into application enhancements to further facilitate the usability of all applications and reports
- Completed Master's degree in computer science, data analytics, information systems, or related field of study - 8-10 years of experience in database design and administration, programming and query-writing, report development using analytics/BI tools - Knowledge of relational and dimensional data modeling (such as star schemas, snowflakes, normalized and de-normalized models) - Experience performing advanced statistical analysis and predictive modeling - Relevant experience in a higher education institution - Direct experience with Blackboard Analytics and Tableau
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Department: Institutional Research & Planning - 210000
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.
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