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Business Intelligence Specialist

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 034079
Department Code 23609-5135
Department Office of Institutional Research & Assessment
Job Title Business Intelligence Specialist
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade S5
FLSA Status Exempt

Standard University business hours
8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Business Intelligence Specialist preforms new setup and ongoing maintenance to BI system platform. Responsible for testing of all work introduced into the BI production environment. Works with OIRA personnel to facilitate development of new BI reports and system customization. Collaborates with ITS and OIRA personnel on database design is it relates to the BI platform environment. Provides support for the development of new BI reports and dashboards as well as the creation and maintenance of metadata documentation.


Bachelors Degree

Job Specific Qualifications

• Experience working in systems development life cycle (SDLC) models, understanding requirements, documenting, coordinating with an IT team to execute the requirements into a quantifiable data element, and testing/validating data elements along with Business users.
• Over five years’ experience with data warehousing and relational databases performing data modeling, data loading (ETL) and reporting.
• Two or more years’ experience with Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) or similar enterprise level business intelligence platform.
• Good Structured Query Language (SQL) and Procedural Language/Structured Query Language (PLSQL) skills
• Familiarity working in a complex data environment


• Perform development/administration functions for business intelligence (BI) software including but not limited to Oracle Business Intelligence 12c, including designing metadata, testing/validating, implementing and deploying data models and business analytic solutions, establishing and documenting data definitions, and performing server/system administration
• Analyze records, systems and processes related to BI tool development ; perform validation of data in various systems and tools, including data warehouse and BI tool
• Design, develop and implement user interface objects within BI tool, including reports, graphics and dashboards; where applicable, assist colleagues in designing, developing and implementing such objects. Assist with different reporting tools such as Hyperion Interactive Reporting, R and the Shiny App, SAS, and others.
• Create and maintain BI systems and business requirements documents and process documentation related to BI tool development and administration in support of existing metadata procedures
• Assist with compilation and submission of internal, external, statutory or ad hoc reports; where applicable, compare current year report to prior year report to identify anomalies and/or trends

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please submit a cover letter and resume.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 11/15/2017
Application Deadline
Full Consideration By
Job Category Staff
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

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