Business Intelligence Analyst Senior/Intermediate

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Job posting number: #7120655

Posted: January 9, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Senior will be a key player responsible in the design, development, and maintenance of reports, graphs, dashboards, and portal interfaces appropriate for each stakeholder within the School of Information (UMSI).They will be responsible for setting priorities to ensure the most immediate data needs are met in the timeframes required.

They will manage and administer all aspects of UMSI’s data structures to support comprehensive data collection, loading, and extraction for complex reporting and analyses. They will gather, analyze, and interpret data to identify opportunities to display information that impacts the internal stakeholders we serve.

Candidates for this position are expected to be comfortable leveraging a wide variety of resources (such as documentation, subject matter experts, etc.) to understand the data environments involved in their work. They are also expected to serve as an innovator in the ways we approach, analyze, and present data to stakeholders. Candidates should be able to function independently, deliver projects in a timely and effective manner, and enjoy “thinking outside the box.”

What You'll Do

As a BI Analyst, a typical day will likely include:

Collaborating with colleagues on the team to manage priorities, discuss ideas, and work together to conceptualize potential solutions.

Interacting with new stakeholders to determine their business requirements and data needs. For existing stakeholders, provide updates on progress, share results, and solicit feedback.

Developing detailed timelines and resource plans for new projects, including defining requirements, identifying risks, creating documentation (team and user-facing), reporting status to team and stakeholders, and tracking any issues that arise.

Building and designing analytics-based tools, reports, and dashboards to convey information and data in meaningful ways

Maintaining existing tools, reports, and dashboards (including any documentation) to ensure the dataset information stakeholders and program leads need is readily available

Researching accessibility and inclusivity standards for user interfaces to ensure our tools, reports, and dashboards are accessible to everyone

Brainstorming ways to utilize new and emerging technologies, as well as tracking trends in the industry

Who We Are

The School of Information is a progressive, interdisciplinary professional school that offers five academic programs. UMSI delivers innovative, elegant and ethical solutions connecting people, information and technology. The school was one of the first iSchools in the nation and is the premier institution studying and using technology to improve human computer interactions. Our school mission is to create and share knowledge so that people will use information – with technology – to build a better world.

The new UMSI Computing Services unit is designed to provide rapid services and data to internal stakeholders at the University of Michigan. The unit is responsible for all non-hardware infrastructure, such as educational technologies and data flows between University systems, 3rd parties tools and collaboration with campus partners. Following agile development processes, we aim to delight our clients with the innovative solutions and services purchased or built by UMSI to meet their needs.

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