Houghton Mifflin Lead Business Intelligence Developer in United States

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Date:Aug 4, 2018

Location:Boston, MA, US, 02110

Company:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 12317

Additional Locations: Orlando, FL 32819

The Organization

Houghton Mifflin Harcourtis a global learning company with the mission of changing people's lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the world's largest providers of pre-K-12 education solutions, HMH combines cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges. HMH's interactive, results-driven education solutions are utilized by 50 million students in over 150 countries, and its renowned and awarded novels, non-fiction, children's books and reference works are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visithttp://www.hmhco.com/.

TheInformation Technologyorganization is transforming to realize our mission: Become aleader in HMH’s digital transformation,and as astrategic partner, innovate and deliverhighest value, competitive advantage solutionsacross all corporate and business functions. Our ambition is to be a digital leader through innovation and develop and deliver leading edge technology such as robotic process automation and artificial intelligence to solve some of HMH’s greatest operational business challenges. Our professionals will have business relevant skills to connect our HMH partners to technologies that propel the businesses to deliver the greatest value for HMH and our customers. We are building a team of IT professionals with an insatiable appetite to learn, a relentless focus on customer service, a technological curiosity toward future possibilities, and a creativity in solving business challenges with leading technologies. Our team will find ways to work together, create a sense of community where it’s safe to take risks and learn together, develop our careers, and all have an opportunity to work on new technologies. We will work together, learn together and have fun together. As a team, we will lead HMH’s digital transformation.

The Opportunity – Lead Business Intelligence Developer

The Lead Business Intelligence Developer is a key technical leadership role for implementing Enterprise Business Intelligence solutions across HMH. This position reports to the Director, Business Intelligence. The Lead BI Developer will leveraging existing data solutions available within the organization as well as research into future BI innovations. They will participate as a technical expert in design and development of database, reporting, and analytical solutions throughout the development life cycle. The effort will also require the individual to high level understanding of the business applications that will be the sources for the BI solutions. The specific responsibilities will include BI platform design, development, support and maintenance. The Lead BI developer will also coach and mentor Jr. level employees. This position will require a level of business acumen for a high level of interaction with business stakeholders. This position is located in Boston, Massachusetts or Orlando, FL

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • BI Platform Administration, Architecture, Advanced Report Writing, Dashboard Development

  • Technical database and BI solution design documents

  • Internal Customer support of business processes, queries and reporting tools

  • Interfacing with other BI Developers, internal business customers and others to drive data needs into meaningful BI solutions

  • Technical duties will include Database Design, ETL Database Development, Research, and analysis.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Experience in Business Intelligence Platform (Currently MicroStrategy Version 10.x - administration, monitoring, schema development)

  • Experience in report writing, analytics, visualizations, dashboard creation, and mobile BI development

  • Seven plus years SQL database development experience (intermediate to advanced SQL Writing and table administration).

  • Experience in database ETL tools and services to transfer, aggregate and process data.

  • Experience in relational database design and usage, as well as dimensional, star-schema models.

  • Ability to lead a technical team of developers towards implementing database solutions though a development life cycle.

  • Experience in interacting with Business Analysts to help drive reporting and analytical requirements.

  • Experience in cloud database technologies

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), the drive to succeed and work independently and on a team, with the ability to multi task, and deliver quality results

  • Very strong technical and database skills are essential.

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and creative problem solving techniques in a highly complex environment using leading edge technology and/or integrating with diverse application systems

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and all phases of the development life cycle. Agile Development Experience a plus.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or similar. Master's Degree a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing)

  • The person in this position needs to move about inside office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer

  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom. HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

For more information, visithttp://careers.hmhco.com


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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