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Business Analytics Designer
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Centric Consulting | Chicago, IL
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Job Description

Business Analytics Designer

Location: Ongoing opportunities nationwide including Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Louisville, Miami, Seattle, St. Louis

Do you love creating solutions for Business Intelligence? Do you love crafting unique solutions?

Centric Consulting is hiring Business Intelligence Solution Developer for our National Data and Analytics Team

This is a mid to senior level full-time/contract opportunity.

What you will do as a Business Analytics Designer

The Business Analytics Designer is responsible for ensuring that we are building solutions to create business value for clients. In our world, this means you will need to understand the client's business and then translate those needs into requirements. Most of this work is non-technical, requiring interviewing, leading data governance activities, facilitating prioritization and design workshops.

What You Will Do

* Interview stakeholders for business process use cases requiring analytics; prioritize with business stakeholders
* Develop a value-chain from scratch: identify major business functions and their work streams
* Decompose existing reports into their constituent attributes and measures
* Develop an information model (UML business entity model) from business stakeholder interviews
* Develop business definitions and metric formulations from business stakeholder interviews
* Conduct visualization design sessions where you are hands-on demonstrating client's data in a visualization tool
* Write visualization design specifications and ensure they are correctly implemented by developers
* Ensure developed visualizations are high quality and comply with standards around font, color, whitespace and / or other branding elements
* Design semantic layer organization that will be visible to end-users
* Assist with light data validation, especially comparing the developed solution with legacy reports
* Document mapping of business definitions to data model elements

Desired Skills

* Able to rapidly come up to speed on a client's core business.
* Experienced interviewing and facilitating with VP level business stakeholders
* Performed data visualization development in a modern tool like Tableau or Power BI
* Develop requirements documentation; strong written communication
* Data steward or other data governance responsibilities
* Mid-level SQL for data analysis
* Experience with Excel Pivot tables
* Participated in data validation work
* Business process improvement experience a plus
* Application development experience a plus

Target Experience

7+ years' experience around the skills mentioned above

You will work with business stakeholders to gather business needs and translate them into operational requirements.

You will facilitate planning sessions, creating testing scenarios, developing testing plans and creating user and system documentation.

You will document and confirm success criteria, and review quality assurance test cases for applicability and reasonability

You will create user and system documentation.

What You'll Bring

Creating unmatched experiences , for both clients and employees, is what we do. You should revel in doing the unexpected and extraordinary for others.

The fun part about consulting is that no two days are the same. You should have a learning mindset, ready to experience new ideas and situations regularly.

Consulting experience is strongly preferred . That said, you will also be considered if you have a strong industry background. We like to work in the communities we live in.

We want someone who likes to solve problems. Clients don't come to us when the problem is easy. You should enjoy taking on the hard stuff.

And because we work with clients, excellent communication skills are important - both written and verbal. Translating technical concepts into layman's terms is an essential skill.

Initiative is important. We don't hand hold - you should be comfortable working independently in an entrepreneurial environment. That said, collaboration is equally important. Our National Data and Analytics team and other technologists at Centric will give you an amazing support system. You will lean on them daily.

Related, you should be someone with the spirit of an educator and thus gets excited about mentoring and knowledge sharing.

Do you like to travel? Good, because we need someone who likes being on the road. Expect 75% travel.

We love creativity. Help us create new solutions, improve existing processes and solve problems innovatively.

Why Centric?

* Supportive environment - We expect a lot from our Business Intelligence Solution Developers. But you won't be asked to do it alone. You will have the full support of the National Data and Analytics leadership and everyone at Centric. We love to help people succeed.
* Growth opportunities - As a mid-size firm, there is more flexibility when it comes to career paths. Figure out what you want to do, and we'll figure out how to get you there.
* Special culture - Hands down, the people are the best part of Centric. But you shouldn't take our word on it - check us out on Glassdoor, Facebook or Twitter to get a glimpse inside what makes us different.
* Network of technology champions - There's no fun in being the only geek in the room. Centric celebrates all things tech. For example, we hold a yearly gathering called Camp I/O. In the vein of TEDx talks, Camp I/O is an opportunity for technology-minded people across Centric to get together and show off what they can do when not constrained by client requirements and platforms. Check out some of the innovative presentations from last year.
* Flexibility - This is a full-time work-from-home position which means you are welcome to work wherever you wish - be it Starbucks or your home office.
* All-company (paid!) vacation trip - Who doesn't want to go someplace warm in the winter?

Prefer to contract?

* Contractor friendly environment - Contractors are an important part of our Centric family and we treat them as such. You will find that our policies and practices make it easy for you to contract with us.
* Benefits eligibility - As a W2T temporary employee, you are eligible for Centric's W2T benefits package, which includes medical and dental coverage. We are also open to Corp-to-Corp arrangements (no benefits in that case, however).
* Full-time potential - Many of our full-time employees originally started as contractors. If that's something you are interested in, we can explore those options. That said, if you want to remain a contractor that's fine too. We are flexible!

Centric believes the best solutions come from diverse teams. We strive to have an environment where everyone has an opportunity to be successful regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

About Centric Consulting

Centric is a management and technology consulting company that draws its talent from Tier 1 consulting organizations. Engage us and you will benefit from consultants who are experienced, resourceful and indeed passionate about the work they do, the clients they serve and the results they deliver. Our collective capabilities and experience enable us to improve your company's business performance in three critical areas: strategy, process and technology. And since we are committed to staffing local offices, we are typically minutes away from our clients by car instead of hours away by air. All of which amounts to a competent and preferable alternative to Tier 1 firms.