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Harvard University Manager, Business Intelligence Engineering in Cambridge, Massachusetts

58258BRAuto req ID:58258BRJob Code:I0759M Applications Mgt V Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Manager, Business Intelligence EngineeringSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :059Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills:The following Additional Qualifications are strongly preferred. If you meet some, but not all, you are still encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn.

  • 6+ years of experience in a lead/management role on a business intelligence engineering team or project.

  • Proven experience in business intelligence engineering, including data modeling, report development, database administration

  • Experience building, deploying, and supporting Oracle Business Intelligence / Oracle Analytics

  • Must possess strong demonstrated ability to build partnerships including excellent interpersonal, organization, analytical, teamwork and written and oral communication skills.

  • Familiarity with relational databases, data-warehousing concepts, data integration principles is desired.

  • Experience with traditional enterprise data warehouses derived from Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platforms such as Oracle E-Business Suite or PeopleSoft Enterprise Human Capital Management or Campus Solutions.

  • Proven ability to quickly assimilate new technology and/or applications required.

  • Demonstrates adaptability, flexibility and the ability to understand a large, complex application portfolio.

  • Must have proven ability to initiate and manage multiple tasks under competing deadlines and shifting priorities.

  • Able to work independently and within and across small and large teams.

  • Demonstrated experience with Agile methodologies preferred.

Additional Information:

Please provide a cover letter with your application.

Please note:

  • Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.

  • We are unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.

  • This position has a 90-day orientation and review period.

    More about HUIT:

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is responsible for the strategy, planning, and delivery of information technology across the University. Our mission is to assure Harvard’s leadership in IT. We strive to make it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn and work through the effective use of information technology. HUIT’s core values are User Focused, Collaborative, Innovative and Open.

IT Academy (designed for IT Staff):

HUIT’s IT Academy aims to enable each IT staff person to grow professionally and become a trusted partner to her or his team. The IT Academy is built on the belief that every IT staff member across the University (including technology employees at each school and campus) can grow in her or his area of expertise as well as building strong people and project management skills. Learn more here:

Total Rewards:

Harvard’s Total Rewards Program is designed to attract, retain, and reward the performance of talented employees. As a Harvard staff member, you enjoy many perks that come with working for one of the top employers in Massachusetts, including:

Paid Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks accrued vacation days, 12 accrued sick days, 12.5 paid holidays plus winter recess, and 3 personal days awarded each calendar year.

Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans.

Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

Harvard University Employees Credit Union: Our employees credit union provides a complete line of services for all your financial needs.

Transportation: 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

Wellness options: A variety of programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.

Access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

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Harvard University IT plays an important role in supporting Harvard's commitment by seeking to create, procure and deploy technologies that are accessible to all, including and especially those who live with disability. Harvard welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply for positions and participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our University Disability Resources Department.

Department:Administrative Technology ServicesPre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:Information Technology School/Unit:Harvard University Information Technology EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of seven years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience

  • Supervisory experience

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Completion of Harvard IT Academy specified foundational courses (or external equivalent) preferred

Working Conditions:

Interview and onboarding activity for this position may be conducted via telephone & Zoom video conferencing.

This position will be based in Cambridge, MA. HUIT actively supports hybrid work where business and team needs allow. Additional detail will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA,CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT).

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements ( . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Harvard continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff and students, as well as the wider community. Information and details can be found via Harvard’s Coronavirus Workplace Policies website:

Position Description:Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to understanding our users and devoted to making it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines – and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment we are looking for you!

The Manager of Business Intelligence Engineering is a high-profile position within Administrative Technology Services (ATS), a division of Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT), that provides an array of technology services across Harvard University’s administrative operations. The Manager is also a member of the leadership team of the Reporting, Analytics, and Integrated Data (RAID) team within ATS. This position is a critical leader for Harvard’s Administrative Reporting and Analytics Program, which provides a multi-tenant reporting environment in service to a wide range of operational and executive users. Artifact development is distributed across both centralized and distributed developers, and supported by a core, centralized team of reporting experts, who operate a Center of Excellence for business intelligence, while also participating as full-stack BI developers on projects.

Typical Core Duties:

  • Manages a team of 5 business intelligence engineers plus additional contractors; manages allocations on a quarterly planning cycle; responsible for daily management of the team and for performance evaluation, hiring activities, and professional development.

  • Oversees the development of business data models, metadata definitions and models, queries and reports, and ensures alignment with business needs.

  • Supports multiple stakeholder groups, subject areas, and solutions including iterative design, break-fix, enhancement requests, etc.

  • Establishes standards for technology and business processes, including conventions and best practices to be adopted by the broader developer community.

  • Collaborates with other service delivery teams within ATS to engage business partners and stakeholders in the definition of analytic needs, adoption of analytic platforms, education of self-service users, and realization of business value.

  • Executes other duties as assigned.

  • Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT technical standards, policies and Code of Conduct

    For those interested in remote work, this role can be primarily remote. We also have beautiful on-campus space in the heart of Harvard Square for employees who choose to be on-site.

    Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.