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Business Intelligence Analyst/Developer

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Starting salary for very well qualified candidates hiring range.

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Business Intelligence Analyst/Developer
Classification Title Analyst/Programmer - Career
Job Summary

The Data Warehouse Business Intelligence Analyst / Reporting Analyst facilitates data administration and support, with emphasis on solving analytical business and reporting problems through the application of business intelligence technology and processes. This position reports to the Director of University Reporting and Data Services in the Division of Information Resources and Technology. The Data Business Intelligence Analyst/ Reporting Analyst, in many cases, will act as a member of a team of division and campus colleagues and will sometimes serve as a lead on business intelligence and reporting projects. The incumbent’s duties will include working with key business stakeholders to define and enable data reporting and dashboard initiatives and innovative business intelligence solutions to support key University objectives. The Analyst will consult with business users to optimize information and analytic usage to ensure reports and dashboards are focused on providing users with quick and actionable business intelligence. Duties may include documentation development, support and other in-depth customer relations activity to support the analytic reporting environment. Duties may also include working as a team member on issues related to use of database management packages and analytic reporting tools (e.g. Cognos) for reporting and analysis, including ensuring data integrity and serving as a contributor to the definition, design and implementation of the specified data marts making up the University Data Warehouse.
Note: All IRT employees should be familiar with the mission of the University, the University Strategic Plan, and the campus information technology strategic plan.
In accordance with CSU policy, the incumbent must read and sign an appropriate Information Confidentiality Agreement.

FLSA Exempt - This position is covered by health benefits, and is exempt, (not eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Classification Salary Range

$4,372 – $9,877 monthly

Hiring Range $5,000 – $7,417 monthly; Starting salary for very well qualified candidates will typically be near the mid-point of the hiring range
Salary Grade/Range 2
Step N/A
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Regular
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm; summer hours 7:30am-4:00pm. Other hours as required.
Department Information

Minimum Qualifications

To enter this classification, a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in applications programming and systems analysis and related programming support functions is a prerequisite. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science or Management Information Systems (MIS), or equivalent training and applied experience. Foundation knowledge and skills for the Analyst/Programmer, depending on the position assignment, may include working knowledge of a specific industry standard applications programming language and knowledge of standard systems analysis techniques.

Required Qualifications

1. Three years minimum experience in the BI Analyst/Developer role.

2. Demonstrated ability to function at the Analyst/Programmer Career skill level, including ability to independently consult with users to identify and document report purpose, workflow and process issues, report output needs, and to determine report requirements and specifications, thereby developing practicable and thorough solutions using effective communication and listening skills.
3. Demonstrated ability to determine and evaluate alternative solutions and approaches.
4. Demonstrated skill to develop user-friendly solutions such as reports and dashboards data visualizations that meet business intelligence requirements.
5. Demonstrated ability to work with the users to monitor, analyze, model, create, and verify data to ensure integrity of reports and dashboards.
6. Demonstrated ability to serve as a contributor to develop assigned data marts to support specific applications.
7. Demonstrated ability to use one or more industry standard data warehouse applications and apply Kimball Data Warehouse methodology or similar.
8. Demonstrated knowledge and skill providing training and communication materials to users that maximize their ability to utilize system capabilities, features, and other resources as related to database management, reporting packages/systems, and business intelligence analysis techniques.

Preferred Qualifications

9. Advanced Master’s degree, preferably in computer science or MIS.
10. 5 years or greater experience in the BI Analyst/Developer role
11. Experience with and an understanding of business intelliegence (BI) trends
12. Experience with the following:
a) OLAP reporting tools and data cube technology
b) SQL
c) Oracle data development and reporting tools
d) Cognos Business intelligence tools or similar
e) Informatica PowerCenter and MetaData Manager
f) Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server development tools
g) ServiceNow or similar application to track personnal work assignments and request services
h) Data structures of PeopleSoft applications including staging tables
i) Developing data definitions as part of an enterprise data governance program
j) Creating reports for PeopleSoft applications
k) Agile software development methodology
l) Relational and Multi-dimensional database concepts
m) Business process analysis and workflow improvement
n) Data reporting and analysis from student information systems, financial systems, HR systems, and other data warehouse related information
13. Applicable experience within higher edcation

14. Demonstrated analytical skills and the ability to turn data into insight
15. Demonstrated knowledge of reporting development in using business or predictive analytics
16. Demonstrated ability to design and develop interactive summary and drill-down reporting dashboards
17. Demonstrated ability to work in a team and project environment on data reporting issues
18. Demonstrated ability to balance multiple work load and responsbilities, ensuring deadlines are met

Physical Demands
Required Licenses/Certifications
Is Background Check Required Yes
Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Hiring Preference Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2, 5, 7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.
Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS0084P
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 10/04/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Priority Review Date 10/25/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

Starting salary for very well qualified candidates hiring range.

For questions regarding this search, contact:

Contact Name Employment Services
Contact Phone 916-278-6326
Contact Email

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the highest level of education obtained.
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctoral or Professional Degree
    • Some college
    • None of the above
  2. * Can you develop user-friendly solutions such as dashboards data visualizations?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How many years of experience do you have in a Business Intelligence Analyst and/or Developer role?
    • 10 or more years
    • 5 to 10 years
    • 3 to 5 years
    • 1 to 3 years
    • Less than 1 year

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents