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Business Intelligence Lead Developer

Job Title
Business Intelligence Lead Developer

Job Description

Position Responsibilities:
This role is to design and implement BI software and systems. Responsible for deploying long term strategic plans, fostering innovation, ensuring use of best practices, and leading projects. This includes deploying tools to support self-service data retrieval by the business and developing advanced reporting, dashboards, end-user training, analysis and process automation, all utilizing the SAP BI Business Objects stack and data warehouse technologies. The Business Intelligence Developer is also responsible for timely data availability and system up-time through support functions and in-depth testing. Work with business stakeholders to elicit, analyze, communicate, and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies and information systems. Seek opportunities to improve the processes for the BI environment. Conduct detailed research and recommend Business Intelligence and technical products.

Essential Functions:

Strategy & Planning
•Gathers requirements, analyzes, creates design documents, and performs impact analysis.
•Assess and cultivate long-term strategic goals for BI development in conjunction with end users, managers, clients, and other stakeholders.
•Influence and help drive the direction of business intelligence development, platforms, versions, and toolsets.
•Develop best practices and communicate to teams
•Seek out and apply new technologies and skills for BI improvement in daily work through conferences, online training, reading, participation in organizations and user groups, etc.

Administration & Deployment

•Administration of Business Objects Servers
•Support and administration of the Business Objects security.
•Administration and support of the SAP Business Objects Upgrades and patches
•Support of the client machines (Web browsers, Java Clients) in conjunction with Business Objects.
•Administration and Configuration of Business Objects using the Central Management console.
•Monitors recurring processes and ensures output accuracy and timely distribution. Responsible for maintenance, documentation, and enhancements of recurring processes and procedures.
•Create and maintain documentation on data warehouse processes and procedures

Operational BI Management

•Develop, enhance and maintain the Universe (meta data layers),
•Develop and support Oracle data warehouse by creating tables, indexes, views, indexed views, functions, triggers, stored procedures, and tuning complex SQL queries
•Produce guidelines and standards for ETL usage, manageability and maintainability within the organization.
•Build data models with a focus on Kimball Dimensional Modeling methodologies
•Provide ongoing support of existing BI implementations.
•Plan and organize tasks, reports progress to manager.
•Provide ongoing support of existing business intelligence implementations.
•Build and manage ETL routines
•Identify inefficiencies and gaps in current data warehousing and reporting solutions
BI Reporting, Development, and Training
•Gathers requirements, analyzes, creates design documents, and performs impact analysis.
•Strong communication skills with business stakeholders is a requirement for success in this position as translating business users' needs into BI system implementations is critical to success
•Complete ad hoc report requests from business stakeholders leveraging necessary BI tools
•Author and publish reports in SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence
•Author and publish dashboards in SAP Dashboard Builder (Xcelsius)
•Create and maintain documentation on Business Objects training for the end users.
•Assists with training to peers and customers within the functional business areas on Business Objects in a classroom environment.
•Assists the business in understanding the reporting tools to allow them to better access the data independently.
•Assist users with problems and resolves issues independently.
Experience Required:
Knowledge & Experience
•8+ years IT experience.
•8+ years of business intelligence development and support experience with at least 5 years sourcing and presenting data from a large ERP environment
•8+ years of experience developing Business Objects Universes ( metadata layer), business intelligence reports and dashboards using SAP Web Intelligence and Excelcius.
•8+ years of Business Objects System Administration and Server Administration using the system Central Management Console as well as Major Release Upgrades
•8 + years with Star schema database design modeling using the Kimball Methodology
•5+ years of experience with an ETL tool for data extraction transformation and loading, and the construction of ETL routines
•Well versed in advanced query development and design using SQL.
•Experience with SAP Business Objects BI4

Personal Attributes
•Strong written and oral communications skills.
•Proven ability and initiative to learn and research new concepts, ideas, and technologies quickly.
•Strong systems/process orientation with demonstrated analytical thinking, organization skills and problem solving skills.
•Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
•Ability to quickly pick up new tools and technologies.
•Willingness and ability to train and teach others.
•Ability to facilitate meetings and follow up with resulting action items.
•Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
•Strong presentation and interpersonal skills.

Education Required:
Bachelor degree or foreign equivalent in related field or equivalent experience.
EOE M/F/D/V

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Desired Skills and Expertise
Bachelor's Degree

Industry
Information Technology

Experience
5+ years

Job Type
Full Time

Salary / package
Not Specified

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