The Principal Business Intelligence Analyst applies an analytical mind to turn data into knowledge by creating sophisticated data models and developing elegant reports and dashboards. The principal business intelligence leads in the analyst design, development, and supports the full life cycle of business intelligence solutions that meet the business needs of the IU School of Medicine. This position is responsible for gathering requirements, analyzing needs, and developing advanced business intelligence solutions with limited direction.
A successful candidate will manage and execute high-visibility projects including data integration/analysis and dashboard development. The principal business intelligence analyst will also establish himself/herself as a subject matter expert for the business intelligence team and a variety of partners throughout the IU School of Medicine. The position requires a candidate to develop and maintain excellent relationships with constituents and groups at all levels of the school through thorough communication. Demonstrated leadership experience is preferred and candidates should be proficient in SQL and a reporting tool, such as Tableau or Power BI. A successful candidate should be able to work as an effective part of a team providing training, guidance, and expertise. Demonstrates initiative, creativity, and innovation in the development of stable, maintainable, and efficient data solutions.
The level of decision making is high. Duties of this position require a thorough knowledge and understanding of complex business operations, processes, and data structure. Advanced technical knowledge is necessary to analyze operational systems in order to identify and resolve problems, recommend modifications, and ensure data integrity and quality delivery of BI solutions. Advanced business acumen is necessary as the position will be regularly interacting with executives and leaders across the school. Decisions on prioritization, client relationship management, and project management will be a regular part of the role. Business intelligence is a high priority initiative of Health Technology Services and the School. Deadlines for implementation are aggressive and require the role to be put into the situation to make decisions quickly. The individual in this position works with executive level management to determine and implement plans for addressing the data needs of Indiana University School of Medicine across all levels of the organization.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
- (50%) Works as a subject matter experts in efforts to understand business decisions and resulting outcomes, defining requirements for data integration, reporting, analysis, and descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive business intelligence solution options. Translates business requirements into technical requirements and helps identify and develop business rules to be applied against the data.
- (25%) Serves as a project manager and participating in both internal and client-focused projects and initiatives. Represents Health Technology Services and the business intelligence team in meetings both internally and with external partners such as IU Health.
- (15%) Leads efforts in identifying, investigating, and resolving complex data issues. Responsibility to investigate the issue, determine the underlying cause, define options to resolve, and recommend a solution that will both resolve the current issues and prevent the problem from occurring in the future.
- (5%) Develops standard reports and performs ad hoc analysis to meet internal and external reporting requirements of the School.
- (5%) Support the maintenance of metadata, support documentation and data library. Implement and maintain best practices on data security and governance.
Bachelor's degree in computer science, business systems, or a related discipline and five years of experience in the full life cycle of a business intelligence environment, including requirements gathering, developing and navigating database models, analyzing data, statistical analysis, streamlining processes, quality assurance testing, and the production and interpretation of reports and analyses.
Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Customer service attitude and willingness to work as part of a team in a dynamic and complex environment. Creativity in identifying complex problems and finding solutions quickly and accurately. Strong attention to detail in communicating technical issues and implementing solutions. Ability to change priorities as project expands or project needs change.
Master's degree. Experience in a leadership position.
Working Conditions / Demands
Ability to stare at a computer screen particularly for long periods of time. Must be able to perform detailed work (programs, documents, or reports). Ability to handle the stress of performing multiple concurrent tasks with frequent interruptions.
410 W 10th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 4IT
Job Function: Information Technology
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