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Business Intelligence Director

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. Growth mindset encourages each of us to lean in and learn what matters most to our customers, to create the foundational knowledge that enables us to make customer-first decisions in everything we do. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us achieve our mission.

The Microsoft Federal organization was established to address the unique mission, legal/regulatory requirements, and procurement rules and processes of the United States Government (USG). Microsoft Federal is committed to ensuring its resources - including appropriately qualified, experienced, and certified personnel (with necessary security clearances or otherwise) are available as needed to meet USG evolving needs. To that end, Microsoft embraces, as a mission-critical philosophy, flexibility in the recruiting, hiring, and workforce assignment of Microsoft Federal personnel. Microsoft Federal personnel can expect to serve in various roles in the Microsoft Federal organization during the course of their career to meet evolving USG needs, regardless of segment - Civilian, Defense, or intelligence community.


Do you have a passion for and a desire to shape business insights into a competitive differentiator and elevate to the next level in business reporting? Desire a pivotal role in the transformation of BI capability for a business that is immersed in Microsoft's full product and services catalog?

Within Microsoft Federal, the Business Insights team is the go-to partner for insights and analytics needs of the Federal organization. This team builds the relationships and engagement model with stakeholders to understand the business goals, strategic priorities, success outcomes & leads the end to end solution design and development lifecycle all the way to the creation of business impacting insights.

The Business Intelligence Director combines business strategy & digital vision and programmatic execution and you will be in a rare position to enable and accelerate the data-driven transformation of Microsoft Federal across the business lifecycle.

You will manage the team of Analysts driving transformation that covers end to end analytic lifecycle of key initiatives across various phases of business lifecycle. You will drive transformation through application of modern statistical, Machine learning and AI approaches that will help unlock business value through structured analytic work streams. You will create new, scalable and persona-based experiences to consume cutting edge insights for critical business outcomes by creating powerful narratives.

This role provides the opportunity to lead defining and solving business problems in an end to end manner. You will be engaging with senior leaders and managing priorities in a fast-paced environment. This role will require deep hands-on expertise on aspects of analytical frameworks including aspects of data engineering and data science/statistics required to create non-obvious insights for the business. A key requirement for this role will be to architect Descriptive, Inquisitive, Predictive, and Prescriptive Insights by integrating, synthesizing, merging, and transforming the existing BI & reporting data engines. If you are ambitious, detailed oriented and an effective collaborator who thrives on driving impact and enabling others, then this role is for you.

It is important for you to work successfully in a team environment, build effective working relationships inside and outside group, and accommodate the working styles of our diverse team.


**Required Qualifications:**

+ Ten (10)+ years of relevant experience in managing and/or being part of large scale and complex programs with focus on BI & Analytics.

+ Strong experience in managing relationships with business leaders and executives, leading a portfolio of engagements or programs, enabling leaders to make data-driven decisions.

+ Experience managing and leading a diverse team of Analysts, setting goals and strategy and delivery BI for a large organization.

+ Proven track record of shipping highly scalable and reliable analytical solutions through multiple cycles.

+ Bachelor's in business management, information technology, or related field, and/or equivalent experience.

+ Skills and experience in SQL Integration & Analysis Services, Power BI or similar open source BI tools or open source platform and preferred skills in big data technologies, Hadoop.

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Ideally some hands-on experience in machine learning and advanced statistical modelling techniques, including ability to interpret model results and communicate recommendations based on efficacy of application of analytics. Familiarity in one or more of Azure ML, Python, R, or related tools / technologies.

+ Experience in leading insights & analytics related engagements and partnering with teams that build complex analytical models.

+ Business acumen across a professional services organization. Broad business acumen with the ability to translate abstract thoughts into understandable messages for wider consumption.

+ Ability to act as a liaison between business stakeholders and subject matter experts. Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of relationship building.

+ Able to deal with ambiguity: can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen. Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.

**Cloud Screening** : Candidates must be able to successfully complete and pass a Microsoft Cloud background screening. Required Cloud Screenings will be administered on a recurring bi-annual basis.

**Candidates selected for this position must comply with Federal Executive Order 14042 mandating that federal contractors and subcontractors receive the COVID-19 vaccine by being fully vaccinated before their date of hire, or work with Microsoft to receive an approved religious or medical accommodation.**

The salary for this role in the state of Colorado is between $144,600 to $216,600. At Microsoft, certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including annual bonus and stock. These awards are allocated based on individual performance. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee's role.

Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.US-based employees gain access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, and fitness benefits, among others.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form ( .

Keywords: Microsoft Corporation, Downers Grove , Business Intelligence Director, Executive , Downers Grove, Illinois

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