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Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Job in Kenya


Position Title: Business Intelligence (BI) Developer

About Bridge International Academies


Bridge International Academies was conceived in 2007 out of the belief that giving every child access to a high quality education would have the greatest impact on reducing poverty worldwide.

With that guiding insight, Bridge International developed a strategy that would enable it to launch a large-scale network of high-quality, ultra low-cost, for-profit primary schools.

Operating a network of schools supported by a strong central headquarters gives Bridge International the scale, experience, and capacity to invest in systems of management, support, training, and innovation that allows individual schools to dramatically increase their effectiveness.

Using this model, Bridge International is able to profitably deliver high-quality education for $4 per child per month. This ensures that its academies will continue to successfully serve its communities as long as parents value the educational service provided.

The first Bridge International Academy launched successfully in Kenya in 2009 and 60 academies will be operating in Kenya in January 2012. Through rapid and strategic expansion, Bridge International will provide a quality education to over a million students in the coming years.

About this Position

The BI developer will be responsible for design, development, testing, maintenance, and support of the corporate data warehouse using Microsoft BI tools and underlying technologies

This individual will also provide enterprise information management expertise with emphasis on data design, access, usage and stewardship to ensure proper governance, security and quality of information assets.

Responsibilities

Business Engagement 

  • Promote the use of Business Intelligence (BI) tools and concepts across the organization
  • Work with user community to understand business process challenges and identify solution opportunities within Business Intelligence area.
  • Provide support and expertise to the user community within BIA to assist them to better utilize BI tools and content.
Requirements Gathering 
  • Work with project lead and business users to gather requirements, conduct analysis and prioritize requests.
  • Translate project requirements into functional and non-functional specifications for BI reports and applications.
  • Contribute to and support the organization’s Business Intelligence strategy
Data Warehouse Design and Development
  • Development and implementation of tactical and strategic data warehousing solutions
  • Work with internal resources during development phases to ensure appropriate knowledge transfer;
  • Develop, implement and maintain test strategies and plans
BI Application Design and Development
  • Design and implement multi-dimensional models, including the construction of Data View, Dimensions, and Cubes while adhering to enforced development methodologies.
  • Design and implement reporting applications including (but not limited to) BI dashboards, reporting cubes and static reports.
  • Convert existing reporting tools to a standardized reporting infrastructure using SQL and Microsoft products.
  • Design and implement required interfaces for the data warehouse including to BI tools and other applications used by the business
Data Sources
  • Day to day management and administration of the enterprise wide Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence solution.
  • Design and implement the data loading (ETL) and publishing processes within the DW/BI environment
  • Provide business and technical knowledge and expertise on the Organisation’s core source systems with emphasis on sourcing of data
  • Participate in data governance for the Organisation’s core source systems to ensure reporting requirements can be met
Data Standards & Governance
  • Participate in the definition of technical standards and guidelines that pertain to data and information use, security, access and governance.
  • Identify data quality issues and support the data governance initiative by participating in necessary activities including data profiling.
  • Ensure a focus on information/data quality by developing and publishing enterprise data standards such as a common business vocabulary, naming conventions, data standards, transformation rules and related enterprise consistency specifications
  • Ensure the development and documentation of business and technical meta data
  • Assist in the development of database and development standards.
About You
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • Three (3) years experience in BI development
  • Good analytical skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
Experience Required

Must have strong skills in Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008 including.
  • SQL Server Integrated Services (SSIS)
  • SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
  • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
Experienced in developing Business Intelligence solutions (reports, dashboards, scorecards) using Microsoft SSRS, SSAS, and MDX in a data warehousing environment.

Experience in the design and implementation of ETL processes;

Experience developing and running MDX queries

Ability to perform detailed data analysis (i.e. determine the structure, content, and quality of the data through examination of source systems and data samples).

Advanced knowledge of and OLAP technologies and dimensional modelling, including applicability to various reporting problems.

Desirable skills/expertise

Knowledge of any of the following would be advantageous:
  • BI Tools including ProClarity, MS Performance Point and SPSS Clementine
  • MS Visual Studio;
  • MS Sharepoint;
  • Data Warehousing methodologies especially Kimball ;
You can apply and view detailed job requisitions on the Careers page at www.bridgeinternationalacademies.com 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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