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Zovio Business Intelligence Architect in Chandler, Arizona

At Zovio, we’re doing something different, and we want you to be a part of it. To put it simply, we’re all here to meet the needs of today’s learners. Whether that’s by helping them get a college degree or by providing them specific, focused training, we’re all about making it possible for people to achieve their aspirations and dreams. We partner with higher education institutions and employers to make that happen.

With our mission to innovate and take bold steps forward in education as a leading education technology services provider, we are an entrepreneurially-minded organization looking to the future—but with more than a decade of experience and resources backing us up! We have a culture of Passion , Innovation and Teamwork , and are full of ambitious people that, like you, support our commitment to putting people first. If you want to know more about us, be sure to check out Zovio.com.

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Database Operations the Business Intelligence Architect is a full-time position. This position is a key part of the Business Intelligence team which is responsible for delivering best-in-class analytical data solutions. This position will have a technical leader role in data warehouse projects and reporting systems, with opportunities to develop innovative solutions and explore new technologies. This position will be responsible for coordinating resources from several disciplines to deliver new business intelligence and machine learning capabilities.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provide technical leadership in designing and implementing key data warehouse systems in a hybrid Azure/on-premise data warehouse environment

  • Evangelize BI industry best practices and relevant new technologies

  • Create standards for BI solution architecture

  • Design and deliver accurate and performant business intelligence solutions

  • Mentor staff on business intelligence best practices

  • Provide leadership and vision for the future growth and expansion of analytics toolsets

  • Participate in the entire lifecycle for Business Intelligence Solution Delivery

  • Design, build, document and manage data warehouse objects and processes using SQL Server Integration Services, Azure DevOps, Azure Data Factory and other Azure resources such as Azure Data Lake

  • Develop, test and deliver error free data

  • Accurately size project work and align resources

  • Work with business units to improve efficiencies through analytics

Additional Job Duties (include but are not limited to):

  • Design and support ML Processes using Microsoft ML Server with R and Powershell

  • Design, develop and support SSAS Tabular models

  • Support existing SSAS OLAP cubes and related processes

  • Design and develop reports using PowerBI and SQL Server Reporting Services

  • Perform technical analysis documentation

  • Ability to work independently (as well as within a team environment)

  • Ability to work a flexible day schedule, including occasional evenings as part of on-call rotation

  • Lead project teams in the delivery of new functionality to the data warehouse

  • Estimate project team workload within an Agile framework

  • Coordinate project team members to ensure timely delivery of projects

  • Deliver roadmap for business intelligence platform

Minimum Requirements:

  • 10+ years developing Business Intelligence solutions

  • 7+ years developing solutions using the Microsoft BI Stack including both on-premise and Azure cloud resources

  • 3+ years designing overall data warehouse solutions in hybrid Azure cloud environment

  • Proven understanding of the Kimball Method and advanced Data Warehousing methods

  • Expert knowledge of SSIS, Azure Data Factory, TSQL, Azure DevOps and related Microsoft BI tools

  • Understanding of dimensional data structures and complex hierarchies

  • Advanced understanding data visualization practices and methods

  • ETL/ELT Package Design Patterns and Configuration

  • Lead technical solution for projects

  • Align development resources across multiple disciplines to ensure project success

  • Define technical roadmap and drive incremental delivery

  • Define development standards and ensure adherence to the guidance across the enterprise development functions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recent working knowledge of PowerBI Reporting and related tools

  • SSAS Tabular Architecture and Design

  • Security implementation in databases and BI solutions

  • Agile BI DW development methodologies

  • TDWI -CBIP -Certified Business Intelligence Professional

  • Microsoft - MCITP - BI Developer


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience is required.

  • A Master’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience preferred

Who you are:

  • You want to share what you know and learn what you don’t

  • You don’t settle for good , you strive for great

  • You crave change, you embrace it

  • You are bold and challenge the traditional way of thinking, bring new ideas to the table

Why Us?

  • We’re an organization changing and shaping the lives of learnings across the country. Whether directly or indirectly, you’ll be helping make a real difference in the world.

  • Our environment and culture encourages collaboration, requires communication and rewards risk-taking.

  • We try hard to provide a good work life balance. We think we’re a great place to work that also allows you to have down time with friends and family.

  • We believe in giving back to the communities in which we live and work. In fact, we offer 16 hours of paid time off for you to volunteer, in addition to your vacation days and company holidays.

  • We want you to live a healthy lifestyle, and offer wellness programs, fitness centers, and onsite health clinics.

  • Zovio is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity of thought, culture, identity, and experience are important for what we’re doing. If everyone here thought alike, we’d never come up with anything new, much less anything bold or innovative. We want you to be your whole self here, and appreciate the unique nature of the people around you, too.

Zovio’s purpose is to help everyone be in a class of their own.