Software Engineer II - Microstrategy Developer

Company:
Vonage
Location:
Holmdel, NJ
Job Type:
Contract
Yrs of Exp:
2+ to 5 years
Posted:
10/4/2013

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Job Summary The Software Engineer II - MicroStrategy Developer, is a member of the Vonage Enterprise Data Warehouse team, plays a key role in ensuring the Warehouse and Reporting is designed to meet business and IT needs for operational reporting, business and advanced analytics, data availability and usability. This position will be responsible for development, maintenance, enhancement and documentation of MicroStrategy objects supporting the reporting and analytics needs of the business. This position will also have responsibility for training others of various skill levels on the use of MicroStrategy objects and capabilities. The incumbent will have responsibility for MicroStrategy deliverables on specific initiatives and will be a key member of the BIEDW development team and will work closely with the EDWBI Architect who will provide the overall design framework and context. The incumbent will play a key role in migrating legacy Perl reporting to the MicroStrategy self service environment. bull Detailed design and build of MicroStrategy objects in support of business initiatives based on requirements, information design (business) and architectural standards, patterns and principles for the BI development. bull Manage priorities to meet deadlines in a high-energy environment. bull Analyze existing Perl scripts to understand MicroStrategy gaps, evaluate the current usage of the report and design and develop solutions in MicroStrategy that enable the business to effectively utilize the data in a self service model without rebuilding replicates of the reports. bull Ensure the MicroStrategy and related BI objects produce reliable results, are optimized for usability, performance, long-term usage and sustainability. bull Identify any systemic data quality issues impacting dependability of the BI environment and work with the EDWBI architect to design solutions to manage these closer to the source of the issue. bull Provide meaningful technical documentation of work, support and map relevant technical documentation to the business terminology. bull Understand full suite of MicroStrategy objects, project patterns and ensure that any new objects developed by incumbent are not semantically or mathematically redundant. bull Where appropriate coach and develop fellow colleagues. bull Assist in the development of object (business dictionary) models, view designmodels (dimensional). bull Assist in the development of data validation, data cleansing rules, data enrichment rules to improve data reliability and trustworthiness. bull Conduct validation of existing reporting and new solutions with each other and source data to ensure data reliability. Understanding of Core BIData warehousing and datamart technology such as SQL Server, Oracle, DB2 and Teradata, WEB, Client Server and OLAP. 3 years of business Intelligence development experience with at least 2 of those years in MicroStrategy Development. Proven analytical and problem-solving skills. Experience in scripting languages adequate to understand Perl code in legacy reporting for the purpose of transitioning to MicroStrategy. Strong SQL skills and experience in optimizing advanced SQL code including subqueries, CTEs, temporary tables, etc. Ability to work effectively in a short-cycle, team-oriented environment, managing multiple tasks and priorities. Some experience in data management applications (ETL applications, data cleansing, exception management and conversion techniques, data synchronization and orchestration). Experienced in the design and development of a variety of end user applications for data presentation and analytics. (Scorecards, dashboards, reports, etc.) Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills Collaboration and team-building skills. Experience in the telecommunications industry a plus. Education BS or higher degree in Computer Science, Software Development or related field preferred. Other fields considered with 5 plus years experience in Warehouse-BI solutions.
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