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Senior Business Intelligence Developer, Department of Information Systems

Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, NC
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Job Details

Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-12-03
Req: R0003637

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Job Description Summary

As a member of the IS Analytics & Data Governance team, this position is responsible for gathering requirements and designing and developing solutions that support the University’s Analytic and Data Governance initiatives, providing end user and campus report writing support and training, and providing administrative support for the Enterprise Analytic tools.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may also be performed. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Works with business partners to plan and implement enhancements to the existing Analytic infrastructure and the Enterprise Data Warehouse.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert in data warehousing and Analytic solution design, development and implementation.

  • Designs, develops and maintains data models, Cognos and Power BI metadata models, ETL and other reporting infrastructure components for the Enterprise Data Warehouse and other analytic environments.

  • Creates, enhances, and performance tunes reports/dashboards to support BI / EDW administration.

  • Responsible for the administration, maintenance, operational support, configuration management, and manages security for Enterprise BI tools.

  • Serves as subject matter expert in Analytic tools working on problems of diverse scope and complexity.

  • Creates, enhances, and performance tunes reports.

  • Provides training and support to campus reporting community.

  • Works on problems of diverse scope and complexity.

  • Accountable for maintaining the security and confidentiality of any proprietary or sensitive information or data in any medium regarding the university or its students, faculty, or staff. Accessing or disclosing such information or data must be deemed necessary for the performance of one’s job responsibilities and must be authorized by the employee’s supervisor.

  • Responsible for following the defined SDLC, ensuring solution development adheres to the process controls.

  • Availability to work after hours and/or weekends and on-call, as specified by supervisor.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Strong understanding of Analytic best practices.

  • Strong experience in business analysis, systems analysis, and data analysis in transactional and data warehousing environments.

  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with data warehousing and Analytic tools.

  • Strong experience with Oracle and Linux.

  • Strong experience with with integration tools (preferably SnapLogic or other cloud integration tools).

  • Strong report authoring experience using Analytic tools (preferably with Cognos and Workday).

  • Experience with data visualization (PowerBI, Tableau) and/or other visual analytics tools and creating engaging dashboards.

  • Experience with Cognos 10+ administration and support.

  • Knowledge of superior customer service standards and practices.

  • Ability to work independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments. Receives no instruction on routine work, general instructions on new assignments.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
List any desired skills or competencies needed to perform the essential responsibilities of the job. Please use numbers to separate each distinct desired skill or competency.

  • Experience in Higher Education with data and business processes strongly preferred.

  • Ellucian/SunGard Higher Education Banner experience preferred.

  • Workday HCM, Finance, Payroll, or Budget experience a plus.

  • Experience with statistical software packages such as R or SPSS

  • Experience with Python, or other data or scripting language.

Additional Job Description

Time Type Requirement

Full timeNote to Applicant:This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.


Wake Forest University, formed in 1834, has experienced decades of growth and innovation.  WFU is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.  The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, which prizes the personal interaction between students and faculty.  It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.

Wake Forest University is a community that seeks the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning. Its higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto "Pro Humanitate," as members translate a passion for knowledge into compassionate service. The community shares a tradition that embraces freedom and integrity and acknowledges the worth of the individual. The heritage, established by the school's founders and nurtured by succeeding generations, promotes a democratic spirit arising from open-mindedness and discourse. Wake Forest fosters compassion and caring for others. Its collective strength and character are derived from the values and distinctive experiences of each individual; therefore, it affirms the richness of human intellect and culture and its contribution to knowledge, faith, reason, and dialogue. Furthermore, it strives toward a society in which good will, respect, and equality prevail. To that end, Wake Forest University rejects hatred and bigotry in any form and promotes justice, honor, and mutual trust.​

The University is comprised of:  the undergraduate college, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Divinity, School of Law, and School of Medicine (located on the Bowman Gray campus with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center) and today enrolls about 4,846 undergraduates and 2,823 students in graduate programs at its principal location, the Reynolda campus.  Students at Wake Forest University enjoy a great deal of access to and interaction with world-class faculty both in and out of the classroom setting with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.  Wake Forest employs approximately 2,772 full and part-time faculty and staff.

Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the fifteen-team Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).  Since its founding, the university has adopted the motto “pro humanitate,” which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. Wake Forest has a strong commitment to holistic, eight-dimensional well-being for students, faculty and staff as evidenced in the Thrive initiative.

Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, NC, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina.  Winston-Salem is a family-friendly city with high quality schools, numerous outdoor recreational activities and events, and is known for its vibrant and thriving arts scene.

Winston-Salem residents enjoy close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, a very reasonable cost of living, and an eclectic variety of restaurants, wine bars, and breweries for dining with friends and family.  Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a smaller town (

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