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Sr. Business Intelligence Analyst (w/ Finance Skills)


Reston, VA, US

Req ID:  1525
Level of experience:  Mid-Career
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  None

Employee Type:  Full - Time 




Ellucian designs technology that powers the educational mission of colleges and universities around the world. Inspired by that goal, Ellucian employees thrive as part of a high-performing global team committed to delivering a modern, connected, industry-leading experience for today’s students and higher education institutions. More than 2,500 institutions in 50 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning.



Are we looking for you? You are passionate about data and have great SQL and Tableau analytics experience, but you’re looking for more. You’d like the opportunity to join an organization that is building a suite of portfolio metrics dashboards that measures the health and performance of our business lines.


This position will join a Finance team who today develops data and reporting capabilities that enable the effective analysis, monitoring and forecasting across our business lines through the Ellucian Data Warehouse (EDW) built on SQL technology.  He or she will provide subject matter expertise and direction on complex projects and initiatives for the design, development, and continuous improvement of actionable metrics, dashboards, and analysis that enable the business to make data-based decisions. 


In this role, you will contribute to the development and management of data assets and reporting from the EDW. The primary focus is on the optimization of information flow, data architecture, and delivering business insights through Tableau and bespoke tools. We are looking for someone who can develop complex data automation and can produce accurate, consistent and timely reporting.

The right candidate will collaborate extensively with stakeholders and partner teams to ensure end-user requirements for reporting and analysis are satisfied.  He or she will partner with stakeholders on the design, development, testing, implementation, and evaluation of data assets, reporting tools and business process changes to improve business outcomes and drive transparency.  To succeed in this role, you will develop a deep understanding of key business drivers & associated operations.


We are looking for someone who will design and build a robust library of flexible analytical tools and dashboards, retire low value reports, and consolidate redundancies. By leveraging technology through SQL, Tableau and best practices, you will standardize, automate, and institutionalize data and reporting solutions through a centralize distribution platform.  This includes identifying reporting processes that are inefficient and create/change processes that will lead to measurable gains in data quality and processing time.


This role is right for someone with a consultative personality and who enjoys working with stakeholders from across the business to understand data sources and gather requirements. We are looking for a self-starter, able to work independently, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. 



  • 4 or more years of business analysis leveraging Tableau, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, SQL Queries, Relational Databases
  • 4 or more years of experience with data discovery/business intelligence tools such as SSRS, Tableau, Google Analytics, QlikView, Business Objects, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience fulfilling ad-hoc data requests by querying enterprise size databases and other sources
  • Demonstrated experience in synthesizing operational and financial Key Performance Indicators in simple business terms and turn conclusions into stories that operators can understand and respond to
  • Practical experience drawing conclusions from quantitative and qualitative analysis, to develop business solutions
  • Knowledge of statistical methods and techniques, and complex data analyses a plus (data mining, regression analysis, decision trees)
  • Structured thinker with a high level of attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Results and execution oriented with a bias towards thoughtful action; flexible and collaborative
  • Creative problem solver with a healthy mix of intellectual agility and curiosity 
  • Talent for storytelling through qualitative and quantitative data analytics 
  • Outstanding communication & presentation skills, possessing the ability to interface with audiences of all levels throughout the organization
  • Advanced Excel and Power Point skills
  • Demonstrated experience with Informatica or similar ETL tools a plus
  • Demonstrated experience with Web Development in Html, JavaScript, Java, ASP.NET, or similar is a plus
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BA/BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Statistics, or similar quantitative field

Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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