The Senior BI Developer will work with Enrollment Management (EM) and the Business Intelligence team to design, develop and maintain data models to be used across the EM division using various ETL tools and techniques. These models will be used both in reporting and in predictive analytics initiatives across the division. The Developer will provide support to the EM team around all manners of data preparation, extraction and manipulation to support their analytics initiatives. This individual will assess the current state of data warehousing across the division and will implement standard procedures for improving current practices, where necessary.
The Senior BI Developer will work with Business Intelligence to develop a data lake for the Enrollment Management unit, extracting data from sources across the university and staging them for use in various analytic projects.
The Senior BI Developer will also work closely with the Assistant VP of Enrollment Analytics, the Enrollment Analytics team, and operational systems leads across the Enrollment Management division to ensure the accurate, timely, and efficient delivery of data to support the Enrollment Management division's reporting environment as well as enhancing and maintaining an analytic infrastructure for student data analysis.
The Senior BI Developer will be responsible for data quality and consistency throughout the division; working with EM units to ensure efficient passing of data between systems, facilitating resolution of data discrepancies, working with University Decision Support to produce data for internal and external reporting and working with Data Administration to ensure the successful passage of data to the Operational Data Store and Warehouse. He/she will ensure that data can meet standard and ad hoc reporting and analytical needs, develops and standardizes reporting procedures utilizing streamlined reporting activities and processes, and establishes efficient methods of prioritizing, monitoring and reporting. He/she will develop dashboards providing unit leadership insights into the quality of data in their systems.
The Senior BI Developer will facilitate data exchange between external consultants and vendors to procure data to support strategic decision making within Enrollment Management. This individual will work with the Business Intelligence team to ensure these data are stored and staged in a manner that lends them to advanced analytics initiatives.
The Senior BI Developer will work closely with the Enrollment Management division, Business Intelligence and other key departments to identify key business requirements for technological enhancements or any analytical systems/databases needs and issues.
The Senior BI Developer will serve as the administrator for the division's Tableau reporting environment through managing Tableau Server access, data security, user roles and permissions, and providing technical assistance to end user. This individual will also liaise with University Information Technology unit with regard to Tableau server administration and upgrades.
Bachelor’s degree in a technical or quantitative field, Master's preferred;
6-8 years of technical experience as business systems analyst or developer;
Demonstrated ability to understand various data structures and common methods in data extraction and transformation
Experience writing SQL code to query databases
Proficiency with Tableau Desktop reporting platform
Experience with Tableau Server administration
Proficiency with data preparation software such Tableau Data Prep, Alteryx, TOAD, or Veera
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Ability to work collaboratively and effective customer service skills
Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and activities yet maintain attention to detail
Experience in analyzing structured data extracted from systems commonly used in the higher education sector such as Banner, PowerFaids, and Sunapsis.
Proficiency with statistical software such as SPSS Statistics or R
Requisition Number: STFR005372
Internal Number: 60671
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