Business Intelligence Architect

  • location: West Boxford, MA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $160,000 - $180,000 per year

job description

Business Intelligence Architect

job summary:
Job Summary

We are looking for an Enterprise Business Intelligence (BI) Architect who excels at helping organizations design, implement, and execute data rich enterprise-wide BI solutions to achieve competitive advantages. This individual must be able to work directly with global business stakeholders to comprehensively understand their processes and build rock solid BI programs designed to drive trusted company metrics and decisions. Key to success is building a BI strategy that ingests data from world class transactional systems like SAP S/4 HANA and Salesforce (among others) and aggregates it into meaningful decision making datastores which can be easily consumed - in a self-service manner - by all functional areas. This is a highly visible key strategic role for the company requiring deep experience maturing a company's analytical capabilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent may be asked to perform other function-related activities in addition to the below mentioned responsibilities as reasonably required by business needs.

  • Architect and implement the roadmap for the current and future data warehouse architecture.
· Champion a self-service BI analytics and reporting program built on a robust, accurate and real-time set of datastores leveraging tools like Azure Data Lake and PowerBI.

· Educate and train internal stakeholders and power users to use & interpret data leveraging the corporate analysis tools (like PowerBI and SAP Analytics Cloud).

· Publicize the sources of data available for conducting analysis and help execute the roadmap for business intelligence. This includes scoping, planning, and executing strategic analytics projects to ensure company makes data driven decisions.

  • Design, configure, and support data warehouses, data models and associated ETL processes to facilitate SAP Analytics Cloud and Microsoft Power BI tools.
  • Lead multiple projects, setting priorities with measurable objectives, monitoring, and reporting on the process, progress, and results.
· Plan and oversee the migration of our older legacy on-prem ERP and data warehouse applications to the cloud, ensuring best practices around cloud native design and security.

  • Hire, lead, mentor and develop strategic thinking data integration, modelling and visualization BI team members.
  • Evaluate and recommend emerging technologies and innovations and collaboratively improve or implement new processes, work?ows, and technology solutions improving e?ciency.
· Lead data integration initiatives with partners, providers, and acquisitions.

  • Collaborate with business process owners, data producers, and data consumers to get an understanding of current processes and systems that has a direct impact on the quality of the enterprise data.
· Build partnerships with the business, providers, and other organizations to create innovative solutions and align business priorities to the broad business goals and accountable for the results.

· Ensure the highest possible data quality and data rich environment across all functional areas by establishing metrics for tracking and measuring the value of BI environment and tools.

  • Develop business analytics policies, standards, procedures, and metrics to achieve maximum performance and efficiency of the data ecosystem.
  • Leverage managed services to troubleshoot issues with data quality as identified by stakeholders.
· Easily explain the benefits of technology strategies in plain business language

· Be on top of what is possible by staying current in Business Intelligence and enable new capabilities.

· Assist Information Systems Leadership with the development of the IS Services Delivery strategy.

· Ensure the IS portfolio adds value and results in continuous improvement and sustainable IS environment.

· Ensure the highest quality solutions by leveraging and following a comprehensive change control process.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, while moving from task to task
Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Management or specialized training/certification.
· Master's degree is preferred.

· Certifications in SAP S/4 HANA is preferred.

· Training/Certifications in PowerBI, Tableau, Cogno, Qlik or equivalent visualization tool.

Experience

  • 5+ years' Experience supporting the design and development of business intelligence solutions including data warehouse, ETL concepts and presentation.
  • 5+ years' experience with Microsoft Azure Ecosystem, including but not limited to Azure Data Factory, Logic Apps, and SQL Data Warehouse.
  • Experience with data science and predictive analytics concepts.
  • 5+ years' experience with query language(s) and visual reporting tools. Specific experience with SAP, Power BI, Cognos, Qlik or Tableau preferred.
  • Experience leading data conversations and developing business concepts.
  • Experience structuring and analyzing large quantities of data and information for statistical and analytical modeling.
Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of data modeling, ETL and data architecture, including SQL, REST/SOAP APIs, NoSQL, and JSON
· Sets and conveys clear goals and monitors progress

· A passion for ensuring data accuracy, clarity, and quality. Has an underlying drive to increase efficiency and track organizational measures.

· Values contributions of all team members and other constituencies; values team accomplishments over individual accomplishments; leverages others' strengths and experiences to achieve team goals; co-operates with colleagues and shares resources.

· Uses customer feedback as a basis for improving service and performs necessary follow-up work without being prompted.

· Ability to influence and energize an organization to move towards new BI opportunities.

  • Deep understanding of Data Governance, Data Integrity, Master Data Management, Data Quality
  • Understanding of Business Intelligence Best Practices, Architectures, Tools, Methodologies, and Software
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to partner with client stakeholders from various parts of an organization
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and workstreams in a fast-paced environment
· Proven track record of building and maintaining successful relationships across complex functions, IT Partners and the wider IS community.

· Strategic thinking and visioning

· strong in identifying relevant opportunities, new technologies and business impacts, generating innovative solutions

· Turns IT strategy into action

· Change management, Planning, Execution, Monitoring, Delivering through others.

 
location: Westford, Massachusetts
job type: Permanent
salary: $160,000 - 180,000 per year
work hours: 8am to 6pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • Design, configure, and support data warehouses, data models and associated ETL processes to facilitate SAP Analytics Cloud and Microsoft Power BI tools.
  • Lead multiple projects, setting priorities with measurable objectives, monitoring, and reporting on the process, progress, and results.
· Plan and oversee the migration of our older legacy on-prem ERP and data warehouse applications to the cloud, ensuring best practices around cloud native design and security.

  • Hire, lead, mentor and develop strategic thinking data integration, modelling and visualization BI team members.
  • Evaluate and recommend emerging technologies and innovations and collaboratively improve or implement new processes, work?ows, and technology solutions improving e?ciency.
· Lead data integration initiatives with partners, providers, and acquisitions.

  • Collaborate with business process owners, data producers, and data consumers to get an understanding of current processes and systems that has a direct impact on the quality of the enterprise data.
· Build partnerships with the business, providers, and other organizations to create innovative solutions and align business priorities to the broad business goals and accountable for the results.

The essential functions of this role include:

  • working in a smoke free environment
 
qualifications:
  • Experience level: Manager
  • Education: Bachelors
 
skills:
  • SAP Applications
  • Business Intelligence (5 years of experience is preferred)
  • Cloud
  • ETL (5 years of experience is preferred)
  • architect (5 years of experience is preferred)

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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