BI Business Analyst

Location: San Francisco, CA, .
Date Posted: 09-14-2017
Role: BI Business Analyst
Location: San Francisco, CA
Duration: 6 Months
Start Date: Immediate
Note: Only W2

Role: Datawarehouse/BI Business Analyst
The IT Applications Enterprise Data Warehouse (‘EDW’) function is responsible for the delivery of operational and analytical reporting using salesforce analytics platform enabling key performance metrics to various internal business domains including Sales and Sales Operations, Marketing, Finance, and Employee Success. This platform also includes management of a Big Data Hadoop platform to store unstructured application log data that is generated by the Salesforce product offerings, this data is predominately used by the Product and Customer data science teams.  EDW team also oversees and manages all aspects of deploying  Salesforce analytics tool ‘Wave’ to the internal business partners.
The Datawarehouse/Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst role and will serve as a member of the EDW team. The analyst will participate in the full project life cycle for implementing data warehouse solutions and will be responsible for analyzing and documenting user requirements for analysis and reporting. This will include, working with business subject matter experts (SME’s) on capturing business requirements, data analysis, developing functional specification documentation, providing support to the technical development team, managing the testing process, production deployment and post production support in the EDW Business Intelligence environment. This position will report to the leader of product management function within the EDW team.
Required Skills:
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related discipline, with 8+ years of related information systems experience and 5+ years in business intelligence. 
  • Strong background in business process analysis, requirements, and design, as well as data modeling and detailed functional design.
  • Strong knowledge and hands-on experience with using SQL tools like toad, and SQLplus for data analysis and validating test results is a must
  • Ability to distill requirements on technical topics into written goals and stories without getting bogged down in the implementation details.
  • Experience with Agile/SCRUM development and implementation techniques
  • Ability to quickly visualize complex implementation plans with multiple stakeholders and cross-domain dependencies to determine critical paths.
  • Experience and advanced understanding of structured and unstructured data warehouse environment. - Star schema, snow-flaking, slowly changing dimensions, aggregate table design and navigation, operational data stores, data marts, big data, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication as well as receptive listening skills, with ability to present complex ideas in a clear, concise fashion to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Deep background and understating of business intelligence, data warehousing, and data management.
  • Knowledge of reporting/data presentation applications (such as Microstrategy, Business Objects, etc.) is a must
  • Ability to learn quickly in a dynamic environment.
  • Proven ability to handle many diverse projects at once and meet deadlines in fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.
  • Resourceful, self-motivated and able to meet responsibilities with minimal direct supervision.
  • Accountable team player with a constructive attitude, problem-solving and customer service mindset.
  • Excellent team player and able to work with virtual cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Prior experience and knowledge using Salesforce (Wave) Analytics is a great advantage for this role.
  • Certification with Business System Analyst is a plus
  • Knowledge of big data and associated data analysis, extract and transform tools is a plus.
Thanks & Regards,

Wajid | Technical Recruiter
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