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Business Intelligence Architect (14489)

Date: Nov 25, 2018

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

Summary/Objective

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.

Work Environment

  • 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 Ellucian Colleague ERP technical subject matter experts

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 35-Exempt
  • Project Leader/Advisor B

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience

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.

 

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

 

 

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