Associate BI Developer (Microstrategy)

Location: Baltimore, MD - Headquarters
Department: Operations
Employment Status: Full-time

Description

Position Summary

 

Responsible for understanding and analyzing requirements and develop reports using  PL/SQL and  Microstrategy Business Intelligence tool.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

 

  • Design, develop and deliver  BI solutions such as reports, cubes, dashboards, ad hoc data access solutions using best practices.
  • Understand the data warehouse and data mart models as well as become familiar with the business information contained in each as well as the source systems.
  • Work closely with analysts and user representatives for technical delivery of reporting solutions.
  • Maintain the semantic model, including definitions and derived rules, and the BI infrastructure security model.
  • Debug report issues by analyzing the data sources and SQLs to provide quick resolutions
    Participate in requirement gathering sessions, produce necessary design, development, and testing documentation.
  • Review designs, code and testing with the project team as appropriate
    Work closely with BI technology vendors for any need arising due to production support, product upgrades, or development.
  • Analyze requirements, assess current state as well as strategic goals and devise plans for delivering the most appropriate solution.
  • Closely work with DBAs to fix performance bottlenecks in reporting.
  • Collaborate with Tech Ops for guidance on hosting and deploying reporting environment.
  • Collaborate with ETL developers and participate in data model designs.
  • Troubleshoot BI tools, systems and software as well as performance tune BI applications

 

Required Skills

 

  • Extensive experience in reporting and business intelligence applications
  • Excellent data analysis and SQL skills
  • Strong Microstrategy data modeling skills
  • Thorough understanding of Datawarehouse architectures (any of the following preferred: Star schemas, Snowflake schemas, slowly changing dimensions, and aggregation techniques)
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, react to problems quickly, understand complex
    issues and produce high quality solutions
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to develop, maintain, review, and explain logical and physical data models
  • Ability to perform production support as required
  • Excellent verbal /written communication skills
  • MicroStrategy Certification a plus
  • Understanding of advertising industry is a plus

Education/ Experience

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field required
  • 3+  years of hands-on experience with MicroStrategy Tool suite 9.4/9.3.x/9.2.x required
  • 2+ years of experience with architecting  MicroStrategy projects and building reports required
  • 1+ years of experience with Microstrategy administration -installation and configuration



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