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UW Information Technology (UW-IT) is the central information technology organization for the University of Washington, responsible for strategic planning, oversight, and direction of the UW’s IT infrastructure, resources, and services. UW-IT provides critical technology support to all three campuses, UW medical centers, and research operations around the world. UW-IT partners with the UW community to enable innovation, learning, discovery, and service.
The Enterprise Reporting and Analytics (ERA) team within UW-IT, Information Management (IM) enables the University of Washington data user community to access and use institutional information in support of data-driven decision-making. The Business Intelligence within ERA is tasked with defining practices and processes, as well as developing reports, analytical cubes, visualizations for the University.
The Technology Manager manages and provides leadership to the Business Intelligence team within ERA, and defines the business intelligence strategy, methods, and tools for delivering institutional information. This work directly supports UW’s administrative units across three campuses, as well as academic advisers. The position is responsible for managing and providing guidance and leadership to a community of business intelligence engineers; defining and executing strategy; producing and maintaining BI deliverables; identifying, promoting, delivering institutional performance measurements and targets. This position offers the unique opportunity to be part of a professional, experienced team creating central resources for the University as we expand our content and services.
The Technology Manager is a data warehouse professional and leader experienced in data warehouse reporting and analyses, and the tools supporting these activities, including Microsoft BI Stack (SSAS, SSRS, PowerBI), Tableau. The position requires depth of knowledge in enterprise data management methods, expertise in dimensional/star schema design, and the data warehouse software development lifecycle. The incumbent must understand organizational business objectives and then conceptualize, document, implement and communicate the design of solutions for advanced analytical and operational activities.
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Management, Computer Science, Library Science or related field or experience.
A minimum of four years of business intelligence or analytical related experience.
Experience with planning, directing, coordinating and the work of assigned staff; assigns work activities and coordinates schedules, projects, and programs; reviews and evaluates work performance and makes suggestions and recommendations.
Proven experience with building long lasting and successful relationships with end user, organizations and individuals.
Strong communication, presentation, facilitation and negotiation skills, and the proven ability to communicate at all levels, including customers, enterprise technology partners and vendors.
Knowledge of specific technologies and best practices in the following areas: data visualization and presentation, dashboard design, data integration, data virtualization, predictive modeling, query design, data validation/automation, ETL and relational database structure.
Knowledge and experience with BI tools such as Power BI, Tableau, Microsoft SQL Reporting Services and Microsoft SQL Analysis Services; familiarity with relational databases and SQL.
Skilled in engaging with internal or external customers to articulate business requirements and develop corresponding prioritized project plans and deliverables.
Ability to effectively manage analytic and database management teams through rapid phases of design, development, testing, and release of new assets (software, data, documentation and other deliverables) on a reliable schedule, and to the highest standards of quality, security, and compliance.
Ability to prospectively and accurately estimate the time and resource requirements associated with data and analytical development activities and tasks.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
Think visually and have the tendency to use diagrams and structural models to describe complex concepts.
Have an innate ability to understand very complex processes and systems, immediately and intuitively understanding how they work and how they can be improved.
Be able to hold both a “big-picture” and a detailed view of a business problem when considering solutions.
Be a business-focused strategic, systemic and conceptual thinker, with an awareness of technology and data constructs.
Knowledge of specific technologies and best practices in the following areas: data visualization and presentation, dashboard design, data integration, ETL, and relational database structure.
Strong expertise in leadership and management.
Demonstrated success managing technical and strategic projects.
Excellent communication and collaboration skills, including driving consensus with diverse stakeholders.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Hybrid office environment.
Open office environment.
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