• IT Business Intelligence Architect

    Posted Date 6 days ago(10/10/2018 09:03)
    Job ID
    Information Technology
    Job Location
  • Overview

    We are a British-owned and internationally acclaimed property developer based in Dubai, UAE. We have earned a reputation as one of the premier private property developers, both locally in Dubai and throughout the region. We back up our success with a list of International Property awards along with strategic partnerships with companies such as Wyndham Hotel group, Millennium Hotels, Emirates Airlines and Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts.

    Over the past 12 years, our company has grown its sales and marketing channels throughout the region and globally, with a presence established in Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Ghana, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and India.


    Job Description

    We currently seeking a Business Intelligence Architect to join our growing Applications Management team. The right individual in this role will have a strong background in business intelligence system development and analysis, working closely with business units and end-users to provide quality analytics to support their needs. Should possess strong collaboration skills in addition to being able to address technical issues to a non-technical audience.

    • Develop reports, dashboards & scorecards, data exploration and visual analytics using Power BI and SSRS
    • Can understand business/system/data challenges and translate them into requirements/solutions
    • Utilizes sound development life cycle practices, adheres to established processes, and documents delivery of application solutions (including business analysis, design, testing, implementation, support, and decommissioning)
    • Participate in data strategy and road mapping exercises, making recommendations and giving guidance as appropriate
    • Help establish and define standards and governance for data validation, data cleansing, data integration, and transformation practices
    • Ensures that adequate security procedures are developed and followed to protect The First Group from potential loss and ensures the confidentiality of the information is maintained by the system
    • Integrate disparate data sources into the enterprise data warehouse via automated data ELT and/or ETL methods
    • Create transformed data models (star schema, normalized and de-normalized, slowly-changing dimensions), data marts, and stored procedures in alignment with established standards; provide supporting data lineage and master data management (MDM) documentation
    • Performs planned maintenance (e.g., application upgrades, releases, enhancements, service packs, etc.) on BI solutions and underlying infrastructure
    • Supports BI solutions; performs triage on incidents, troubleshoots issues, and resolves incidents while communicating with stakeholders
    • Works closely with suppliers to ensure successful software or hardware implementation, integration, and support
    • Provides superior customer service to internal clients with an emphasis on partnership and collaboration.
    • Performs changes according to process, teamwork, and best practices for IT Change Management.  Documents change, facilitates architecture review, plans and schedules change, coordinates with stakeholders, conducts testing, ensures training needs are addressed, and plans for roll-back in the event that roll-back is needed
    • Actively seeks out and builds knowledge to serve as internal business intelligence subject matter expert.  Contributes technical knowledge and understanding to training programs, support processes, and operating procedures
    • A significant level of trust and diplomacy is required, in addition to normal courtesy and tact.  Scope of work will include access to sensitive data and financial perspectives requiring extreme confidentiality.

    Desired Skill & Expertise

    • 8 or more years of expertise with MS SQL Server Full Microsoft BI Technology Stack including SSRS, SSIS, and SSAS database and data warehouse designs, ETL and ELT, tabular and multi-dimensional data modeling, data performance tuning, data integration
    • 2-3 years’ experience designing and integrating data warehouses and reporting into a cloud based environment, preferably Azure
    • 2+ years’ experience in data visualization, preferring Power BI experience
    • Familiar with Data Quality, Metadata Management, and Master Data Management concepts and practices
    • Prefer 5 or more years managing BI and data warehouse projects in an iterative project management methodology
    • Prefer SQL Server database administration and performance tuning
    • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with a strong inclination to follow-up, communicate through ambiguity, and function with a service orientation. Communication may involve motivating or influencing organizational leaders
    • Excellent communication, influence, and relationship management skills required. 
    • Demonstrated conceptual thinking and analytical skills
    • Security – Ensures that security is maintained and not compromised (to include attacks, unauthorized access, and confidentiality of data).
    • IT Knowledge – Stays current with emerging technology trends


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