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Intermediate Business Intelligence Analyst

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University of Virginia
Location
Charlottesville, VA
Closing date
Jul 28, 2021

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-05-28
Req: R0024938

Institutional Research and Analytics (IRA) seeks an Intermediate Business Intelligence Analyst for a fully benefitted position on our team. The BI Analyst will play a key role in identifying, implementing, and evaluating reporting and data solutions in support of operational, planning, decision-making, as well as compliance needs of units, utilizing the University Business Intelligence (UBI) platform as the primary reporting and analytics solution. The incumbent will provide expertise across multiple data domains and technical solutions in support of the mission of a department, with a focus on timeliness, accuracy, integrity of data, and consistency of user experience to a diverse set of stakeholders across the University.

Successful candidates will have strong SQL skills; the ability to perform effective querying involving multiple tables and subqueries; an understanding of and experience using analytical concepts and statistical techniques to include hypothesis development, designing of tests/experiments, analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and developing actionable recommendations for business units; strong problem solving, quantitative and analytical abilities; the ability to plan and manage numerous processes, people, and projects simultaneously; the ability to identify and implement ideas for continuous improvement; and excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Responsibilities will include:

User Requirements, Modeling, Analysis, and Visualization (80%):

  • Engage in collaborative discussions with stakeholders in units to understand and document user requirements.
  • Apply best practices for delivering information in the most useful format while leveraging the broad functionality of the UBI toolset and data environment for each use case.
  • Apply knowledge of data structures, data modeling, and software architecture to create solutions based on user needs.
  • Analyze new metrics and reporting needs to identify data and key performance indicators needed, perform gap analysis against existing metrics and reports, and develop approaches to problem-solving while suggesting potential solutions.
  • Project manage and coordinate activity between stakeholders, developers, data warehouse team, and the UBI admin team to optimize and deliver solutions that are usable, accurate, and timely.
  • Create and maintain documentation that supports the ongoing development and use of the UBI solutions and other integrated analytical software.
  • Examine, interpret and report results of initiatives to provide guidance to management and diverse stakeholders.
  • Act as a product owner with responsibility for data domains (e.g., student data) in UBI maintaining and prioritizing the backlog of requests.
  • Prototype usable and informative reports, analytics, and dashboards by applying design and reporting best practices to visually display data to best convey the necessary information. Design and develop charts, tables, expressions, and variables as needed in QlikView and Qlik Sense or other software (e.g., Tableau) as required.
  • Coordinate and manage quality assurance activity and user acceptance testing for both new solutions and enhancements to existing solutions.

User Engagement - Support & Training (20%):

  • Assist and train end-users and other stakeholders in the use of UBI through communications channels, presentations, workshops, and personal coaching sessions.
  • Assist with troubleshooting and user support.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to promote best practices to ensure an outstanding user experience for stakeholders.
  • Participate in Lean process improvement activities or other projects with colleagues in other units where reporting and analytics tools may be of value.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in data structures, data modeling, and software architecture. Experience with QlikView or Qlik Sense preferred but not required.
  • Experience with SQL and performing effective querying involving multiple tables and subqueries.
  • Understanding of and experience using analytical concepts and statistical techniques: hypothesis development, designing tests/experiments, analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and developing actionable recommendations for business units.

This position is eligible for remote work flexibility.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $70,000 - $80,000 depending upon experience

Benefits Include: The choice between 3 different health plans; vision and dental insurance; life insurance; benefits savings accounts; starting with 22 days of paid time off a year in addition to 12 or more paid holidays; 8 weeks of paid parental leave; short term disability; up to $4,360 after your first year for combined use of tuition toward a degree-seeking program or up to $2,000 for professional development including classes, certification training, and conferences; and more.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please apply through Workday, and search for “R0024938”. Complete an application online and attach a CV/resume and cover letter required. Internal UVA applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching “Find Jobs” in the top search bar, complete an application and attach a CV/resume and cover letter.

Review of applications will begin June 7th, 2021; the position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will also require an Education Verification. (FSAKA). Questions on the position or application process should be directed to Lauren Jackson, IT Recruiter at lj9bu@virginia.edu.



The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Organization

In 1819, the University of Virginia established a new model for intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration in higher education. Two hundred years later, as a major research institution, we continue to challenge conventions, lead with ingenuity and advance knowledge for the common good.

What began as an innovative idea has become one of the nation’s leading public research universities, with over 21,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UVA also has over 3,000 full-time faculty offering more than 400 degrees.

Each of the University’s eleven schools has its own distinctive mission, working together to garner consistently high rankings—including #2 Best Value Public College (Princeton Review, 2016), #3 Public University in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2016), and #3 Best Value Among Public Colleges (Kiplinger’s, 2016).  

As we invest in and strengthen our research capabilities, UVA seeks new faculty ready to uncover new insights, rewrite old rules and collaborate on intellectual discoveries.

RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS THAT CROSS DISCIPLINES

As an R1 institution, the University’s research centers, consortia and laboratories are on the leading edge of discovery and technology, offering collaborative spaces for students and faculty to solve global problems.

Our professors are recognized members of major national scholarly and professional organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty’s engagement in interdisciplinary research is being facilitated by new research institutes specializing in everything from big data to brain functioning, and by cluster hires across schools.

NATIONALLY RANKED HEALTH SYSTEM

UVA is also home to a nationally renowned academic medical center and the UVA Health System, which serves a three-part mission to treat patients, conduct translational research and train medical practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines.

Established as the nation’s 10th medical school in 1825, the institution has since grown to include a 612-bed hospital and a Level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, a Children’s Hospital, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.

The UVA Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report magazine and has been named among the top 25 percent in seven specialties.

INSPIRING STUDENTS, INSPIRED TEACHING

The vast majority of UVA students come from the top 10% of their high school class, as well as from all 50 states, over 142 countries and a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite their diversity, all UVA students share a love of learning and a drive to achieve.

One of the reasons students choose Virginia is our unique residential culture. At UVA, the community of students, faculty and staff personifies the Jeffersonian idea that living and learning are connected. The Academical Village was constructed to support a unique residential experience, with faculty living in the Pavilions, students occupying Lawn rooms and the world-famous Rotunda at its heart. The University’s residential culture continues to support this experience today—strengthened by students, faculty and staff rich in backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. Our unique culture is also paying dividends in innovation:  UVA’s faculty have generated more than 130 patents since 2010.

Perhaps most importantly, faculty come to UVA knowing that instruction is as important as research, and they pride themselves on their many teaching awards.  Our best professors look for ways to encourage, mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom.

LIFE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

Living in Charlottesville you’ll find sophisticated restaurants, world-renowned wineries and breweries, cosmopolitan arts and music, friendly urban and suburban neighborhoods and a Piedmont landscape that has lured adventurous souls for centuries.  No wonder the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research named Charlottesville the “happiest city in America” in 2014.

In addition to UVA and its health system, several major employers have facilities in Charlottesville, including State Farm, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Department of Defense, GE and others.  Charlottesville is also becoming a center for innovative start-up businesses.  The University also actively helps spouses and partners of faculty members build their networks and pursue employment opportunities with a wide variety of area employers. 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 orAskHR@virginia.edu to request assistance.

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