Sr. Business Architect

Company Name:
Smartlink is looking to hire a Senior Business Architect in Annapolis, MD.

The Sr. Business Architect specializes in SQL, Qlikview, Crystal Reports, Crystal Service, - Microsoft Reporting Services, will provide support on projects including designing, building, and maintaining metadata models, complex reports, and OLAP cubes. This position is responsible for data reporting, converting customer requests into technical details, and ensuring deliverable commitments are met. This position works directly with clients and leadership at various levels within the organization to research and identify operational business requirements with sufficient detail and clarity to allow the development of the data or reporting solution needed. This role requires a broad range of skills and the ability to step in to different roles depending on the size and scope of the project. The candidate should have proven experience developing successful Business Intelligence solutions using the Microsoft BI stack.

Primary Responsibilities:
Leads the development of advanced BI applications using the MS BI stack including SSRS, SSAS, SSIS, T-SQL/stored procedures as well as MDX
Analyzes and improves existing dashboards, reports and reporting systems
Assists in designing extensions to our Data Warehouse systems
Designs and develops Business Intelligence solutions using multidimensional cubes including MOLAP and ROLAP
Provides training and expertise to business users and other stakeholders on utilizing SSAS cubes for their reporting needs
Works closely with the Data Architecture team and provides technical design recommendations on the data mart structures which support analytical applications
Provides and owns the technical details for implementation and maturing of BI solutions
Designs functional specs for BI front end applications including dash boards and reporting, considering appropriate data flow and capture
Works with business users and other stakeholders to understand business processes, and translates them into functional and non-functional specifications for BI solutions.
Administers performance and capacity management of the BI Servers to provide a stable production environment.
Participates in rotation of on-call support.
Identifies problem trends and corrective actions and documenting these through modification of existing best practices guidelines.
Provides expertise and guidance to other developers in the use of the toolset.
Develops and enhances relationships between developers and customers through good practices of Customer Service.

Job Requirements:
Must be able to build Business Intelligence solutions in a collaborative, agile development environment.
Working knowledge of SharePoint 2010 and Performance Point
Demonstrated ability to use discretion and make sound decisions
Ability to excel in a collaborative and distributed team environment
Ability to work with a minimal amount of direction while being pro-active in keeping their management informed of project related issues.
Ability to work under pressure.
Ability to respectfully question ideas and share a point of view with others in support of the business requirements and needs
Ability to effectively communicate with various levels of employees ranging from entry level to senior leadership
Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time and shift priorities quickly
Experience working on an Agile/Scrum team preferred.
Proven strong problem-solving skills, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong aspiration to learn new technologies
Proven strong relationship-building and communication skills with team members and business users.
Financial Services (Lending) experience.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Experience in the financial services industry a plus

Education and Experience:
Degree in Computer Science
Microsoft Certifications
5 + years of experience delivering solutions utilizing the entire Microsoft BI stack (SSAS, SSIS, SSRS)
5+ years of Microsoft SQL Server database development (TSQL) experience
5+ years of experience working in a data warehouse environment and a strong understanding of dimensional data modeling concepts

Travel Requirements:

Travel - NONE

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