Harvard University Sys Prog/Analysis/Admin Sr in Cambridge, Massachusetts

46343BRAuto req ID:46343BRJob Code:384358 Sys Prog/Analysis/Admin Sr Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Business Intelligence Solutions EngineerSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent field

  • Minimum 5 years of data warehousing experience and/or in a technical role supporting Business Intelligence applications

  • Ability to write efficient and complex Oracle SQL and PL/SQL within an Oracle 11g environment

  • Ability to deliver clear and effective communications, both written and verbal, to managers, peers and customers

  • Ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies; excellent collaboration skills; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with a high level of personal initiative

  • Ability to translate functional needs into technical solutions

  • Demonstrated experience with software development life cycle methodologies, including Agile.

Additional Qualifications:In addition to the required skills, the ideal candidate will have these highly desirable skills:

  • Experience with the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition suite of tools, with preferred strength in RPD development, Answers, Dashboards and BI Publisher

  • Experience with Qlikview and Qlik Sense, including QVD design, Qlik performance tuning, and user access design. Experience with Qlikview Server and Publisher, Qlik application deployment, NPrinting, and other Qlik technologies. Good understanding of Qlik architecture and support

  • Experience with comparable Business Intelligence tools such as Tableau, Microsoft PowerBI, MicroStrategy, and other top-echelon BI platforms

  • Knowledge of large Universities and/or Non Profit Organizations is desirable

  • Working knowledge of Informatica 9x is desirable

  • Knowledge of Linux/Unix, Java, WebLogic, XML and Linux or Unix shell scripting

  • Experience with code version control (GIT, Subversion, PVCS, CVS, or similar tool) and web application development using Java, JavaScript, and various web application server APIs

  • Experience working in Agile, AWS (or other Cloud technologies), and DevOps environments

Additional Information:

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

• Harvard University Information Technology is unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.

• This position has a 180-day orientation and review period.

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:

Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

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

Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

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

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

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

Join Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) to assure Harvard’s leadership in IT!

More about HUIT:

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is responsible for the strategy, planning, and delivery of information technology across the University.


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.


• User-focused

• Collaborative

• Innovative

• Open

Department:DMSPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Information Technology Duties & Responsibilities: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 Business Intelligence Solutions Engineer is responsible for the enhancement, support and maintenance of BI application platforms on behalf of internal Harvard organizations, such as, but not limited to Alumni Affairs and Development, Human Resources, Finance, Sponsored Programs, and Capital Planning communities.

You will work collaboratively with other technical team members, functional product teams and release management to deliver BI application platform services, including supporting the BI tools and helping to design and build BI data models and promote best practices in a distributed development environment. You will also enhance and maintain database objects and ETL code to integrate data from enterprise and local sources, populating data warehouse and metadata repository data models, working with others to develop and deploy.

You may also help build and maintain solutions for Harvard reporting and analytics stakeholders using one of several business intelligence tools, including OBIEE, QlikView, Qlik Sense, Custom Solutions, and additional BI tools. Building such solutions may include you designing, configuring and implementing various semantic layers, or building and deploying dashboards, and/or analytic applications and reports.

You will also assist in tool selection, as well as, BI tool roadmap and upgrade activities.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.