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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 11/3/2016

The University of Chicago Campus - Hyde Park, IL

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Senior Business Intelligence Analyst: This position will serve as technical lead on projects to design, develop, and QA Business Intelligence (BI) applications and other analytic applications. Responsible for translating requirements into a robust set of reporting and analytic deliverables, primarily using the University BI tool, Business Objects (BO). Following prescribed project and development methodology under the direction of a Project Manager, the Sr. BI Analyst will work closely with the Lead Architect, DW/ETL Lead, BI developers, source application developers, and subject matter experts (SMEs). The Senior Business Intelligence Analyst will support, maintain, and enhance these environments to achieve a cross-functional, integrated reporting and analysis environment for University users.

Essential Functions:

Lead BI effort for enterprise projects:
Lead requirements analysis, including the development of conceptual data models.
Translate reporting requirements into a scope and delivery strategy for the subject area.
Be the source data expert: profile and document objects, business rules, and caveats.
Design reporting framework (e.g. BO universe) and cohesive reporting deliverables.
Develop reporting framework and reporting deliverables.
Gather access needs, design BI security, and determine user access profiles for roll out.
Design and implement test and QA strategies and prepare for roll-out, assuring data validation and integrity.
Develop user-facing metadata.
Design production support, training materials, user website, and conduct training for roll out.
Coordinate the activities of BI analysts and developers on the project.
Liaison with users to ensure deliverables are meeting or exceeding expectations.

Support and maintain production BI applications:
Provide break-fix support and communicate outages to users as defined by IT Services standards.
Coordinate and implement BI training and help-desk activities.
Troubleshoot and tune BI applications.
Help business users leverage the appropriate BI techniques and tools.
Coordinate testing of software patches and upgrades, and communicate with users.

BI Strategy and Planning:
Build partnerships with stakeholders, stewards, IT Services colleagues and BIS management to implement the University's reporting strategy.
Work with BI team and Architect on best practices and standards, and coordination of user environments from different subject areas.
Be a model for BI standards, processes, and best practices for reporting throughout BIS.
Maintain deep expertise in BI best practices and emerging trends for analytic applications.
Document business needs and the technical requirements required to meet those needs with a focus on leveraging advanced functionality of BI tools.
Work with BIS leadership team to develop and implement strategy for integrating DW/BI applications to support enterprise wide data sharing and distribution.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Human Resources by calling 773-834-1841 or by emailing with their request.

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