BI TECHNICAL LEAD / ARCHITECT

HYBRID | Full-Time

JOB PURPOSE

The BI Lead/Architect will provide technical guidance, support, and leadership to other developers in maintaining current North American Business Intelligence development practices and solutions, while working alongside a global team in designing, building, and migrating the company to a global BI solution on the Infor M3/Birst MT Cloud Environment. This is a Lead role but, also very hands-on in terms of development & support.

  • The current technical environment at the company includes (not all pertinent to this position):

Qlikview, Business Objects, Crystal Reports, MS SQL Server, Data Integrator, DBMoto, Visual Basic .NET, IBM iSeries/DB2, JD Edwards Enterprise One, Warehouse Management (formerly PkMS), and webMethods. Most of our current reporting data is sourced (extracted and translated) from our JD Edwards Enterprise One ERP system from iSeries/DB2 to SQL server.

  • The future technical environment will include:

Infor M3 Distribution on the Multi-Tenant Cloud (along with IBP for forecasting and Demand Planning, d/EPM for budgeting and Ad Hoc Finance reporting, Supplier Exchange, and other additional Infor modules), Infor ION (integration and ETL), Infor Birst, IBM iSeries/DB2, Warehouse Management (formerly PkMS), and webMethods.

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND OTHER DUTIES
  • Take an active role aiding in the shaping and delivery of the company’s long-term BI platforms and strategy that will support the delivery of Business Intelligence solutions for the years to come.

  • Oversee or aid in the oversight of the design, development, and maintenance of various reporting & analytical solutions.

  • Work with the BI developers on staff to coordinate efforts for delivering the right solutions at the right time. Providing both ongoing support and future developments.

  • Taking an active role in the design, development, testing, and validation of all aspect of analytical solutions as outlined by technical and functional requirements.

  • Work directly with external vendors and resources for daily and project activities, as needed.

  • Take an active role in maintaining and improving BI \ Report Development practices, standards, procedures, and controls.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, problem solving and organizational skills

  • Strong communication and Leadership skills.

  • Able to identify multiple approaches to problem solving and build & present appropriate business cases for the recommended course of action and solution.

  • Great attention to detail while coordinating multiple tasks, setting priorities, and ensuring deadlines are met.

  • Proven ability to work directly with users and management to gather requirements, provide status updates, and build good relationships and rapport.

 

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • 8+ years of directly related experience, with at least three (3) of those years in a Technical Lead / Architect role.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from an accredited four-year college or university in Computer Science, Business Information Systems, or a related field.

  • SQL server management/support skills. Including an understanding of database administration, performance tuning and trouble shooting.

  • Experience working in a Multi-Tenant Cloud environment is desirable.

  • Proven experience as a BI Technical Lead / Architect and Developer.

  • Experience developing and delivering and supporting robust BI solutions: from data mining to data description & governance to data modeling to data sourcing & ETL to report and dashboard development.