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Robert Half International Senior Data Informatics Analyst (Contract Talent) in SAN RAMON, California


Senior Data Informatics Analyst (Contract Talent)




Robert Half is seeking a Senior Data Informatics Analyst to be part of the Protiviti Reporting Team. The Team is a business-based Business Intelligence support hub for Protiviti reporting services and analysis. The Protiviti reporting department is responsible for producing and distributing operational and management reports to FSC, Finance Leads and Corp Accounting Team. This includes reconciliation of transactional data interfacing to the Protiviti reporting environments, researching and servicing customer inquiries.

Specific responsibilities include:

Manage BI Tools/Systems

  • Develop architecture/implementation plans for Business Intelligence projects.

  • Manage/maintain business security model, ensuring that access to data systems are granted to authorized individuals only. Provide Security changes as needed

  • Participate in the selection and testing of new BI technologies, including proof of concept and comparison analysis

  • Provide system-level support and expertise

  • Validate Installation, patching, & configuration of BI environment, ensuring that customer base can effectively use the tool

  • Develop standards and guidelines for the effective and efficient delivery of enterprise BI, including operational reporting, dashboarding, and business analytics across the spectrum of descriptive to prescriptive

  • Monitor BI application, ensuring that services are running and performing optimally and that production certified content is running as planned

  • Perform technical and advisory functions in the development of BI system architecture and the creation of semantic models for reporting, dashboards, delivery and scheduling.

  • Migrate developed content to various environments and maintain order in production environment (organization, scheduling, etc.)

  • Ensure by working with IT that BI systems are kept current with patches and updates, and inform the analyst community accordingly

  • Maintain data source connectivity through ODBC/JDBC configurations

  • Publication/Distribution Configuration Updates

  • Review report designs and recommend solutions for performance optimization

Strategy / Business Development/Consulting / Support

  • Partner with field/business/IT teams to understand data/reporting needs

  • Test designs and coordinate content migration to production following thorough testing and UAT; Influence the schedule and timing accordingly

  • Develop the strategy for working effectively with other business units to build and iterate on semantic model designs

  • Troubleshoot existing reports/dashboards and optimize performance through analyzing the design, generated SQL, and assessing database performance

  • Use experience and expertise in data sources to recommend database level enhancements, for consideration in Data Strategy discussions

  • Institute processes for effectively managing change for BI Analysts and promoting content to various environments

  • Effectively anticipate how business users will interact with semantic model, and build accordingly for maximum user adoption

  • Communicate updates to customers and managers regularly, informing of progress and/or resetting expectations accordingly

  • Develop the strategy for effectively managing the BI environment for multiple customers across field, business and IT verticals

  • Envision new ways to utilize and promote BI technology across the company

  • Develop automated reporting and dashboard solutions for customers using BI intermediate/advanced tools

Business Intelligence Configuration, Support and Data Modelling

  • Analyze new/existing data sources and determine most efficient table relationships (evaluating primary keys and indexes) and model in semantic modeling tool (Universe Designer) for ease of use by business users

  • Integrate data structure and business rules into common semantic model, allowing business users to pull data from a common definition

  • Partner with business data owners to define metrics and maintain data definitions on-going

  • Implement and maintain data governance employing Master Data Management methods

  • Regularly evaluate semantic models for improvement

  • Determine appropriate user cases for compatible query mode versus dynamic query mode

  • Evaluate opportunities for data improvements, recommending summary tables, materialized views, cubes, or separate data marts to data services partners

  • Assist in the ongoing development of technical best practices for data movement, data quality, data cleansing, data security and privacy.

Subject Matter Expertise (SME) / Training / Mentoring

  • Advanced knowledge of BI architecture and tool sets

  • Provide as-needed development support and mentoring for field/business/analysts

  • Organize an Analyst Community and hold regular forums to discuss successes and challenges, and inform of new product enhancements

Advanced Analytics

  • Understanding of new and advanced analytics including various tools Business Objects Lumera, Tableau, Domo, Cognos and Power BI

  • Participate in the selection and testing of new advanced analytics tools, including proof of concept and comparison analysis.

  • Assist in designing the dashboard solutions including KPIs, drill-down capabilities for customers using BI advanced analytic tools.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or computer science, with focus in business analytics; or equivalent relevant experience. Master’s degree a plus

  • 5-10 years’ experience working with large data sets from complex reporting platforms, including Oracle, and SQL Server

  • 5-10 years using business intelligence development tools to solve complex business problems (e.g. SAP Business Objects, Cognos, OBIEE, MicroStrategy)

  • -3 years Business Objects Universe/Designer experience preferred, including experience building complicated business semantic models, using both optimized (star schema) and non-optimized (transactional) data sources; using conformed dimensions, dimensional modeling, dynamic data functions (date/time), and embedding data definitions

  • -3 years SAP Business Objects Administration experience preferred, including user/security management

  • Proficient in writing and interpreting SQL

  • Solid understanding of business report development process and SDLC

  • Proficient in standard business applications, (e.g. Excel, Access, Visio, PowerPoint)

  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise in several functional business areas

  • Solid understanding of business processes, strategies, and key revenue/margin drivers

  • Knowledge of financial accounting concepts and SOX controls is a plus

  • Ability to interact and communicate with customers of varying levels of expertise

  • Ability to communicate complex technical information to less-technical users

  • Ability to communicate in-depth business processes to technical resources

  • Ability to create very complex process flow diagrams or flowcharts that demonstrate business or system process flow

  • Ability to gather requirements effectively; document requirements and confirm observations with business owners.

  • Ability to perform fit/gap analysis based on requirements.

  • Ability to create detailed and complex test plans for medium-sized initiatives.

  • Ability to prioritize job responsibilities

  • Demonstrated customer service abilities

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills

  • Knowledge of business systems software

  • Ability to write very complex queries and reports

  • Ability to develop and manage multiple enterprise-wide project plans, meeting established deliverables and timelines

  • Ability to execute based upon directions from senior team members

  • Ability to provide guidance, mentoring, and day-to-day support to lower level team members.

  • Ability to conduct training to users and peers

  • Ability to create thorough and complex documentation

  • Ability to facilitate, conduct meetings, gather information and present status

  • Ability to design business solutions for new processes and new business practices.

  • Adaptable and demonstrates good judgment

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