Senior Architect - MicroStrategy in Scottsdale, AZ at Discount Tire Corporate Careers

Date Posted: 4/3/2018

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Job Description

Here at Discount Tire, we celebrate the spirit of our people with extraordinary pride and enthusiasm. Our business has been growing for more than 55 years and now is the best time in our history to join us. We are opening more locations every year and we are always looking for qualified individuals to join us in our growth. We are a company that promotes from within, both in our retail and corporate operations.  

We are currently looking for a Senior Architect - MicroStrategy to join our Business Intelligence (BI) team. The individual in this position is responsible for the MicroStrategy artifacts and architecture that are required to support the overall Business Intelligence. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates functional and technical business requirements; transforms those requirements into MicroStrategy solutions that efficiently enable expected application, reporting and analytic capabilities to support strategic initiatives.
  • Analyzes documents and promotes standards and patterns that represent the established reporting, analysis and deep analytics architectural goals.
  • Provides thought leadership and hands-on involvement in the design, development, implementation and maintenance of MicroStartegy design artifacts.
  • Develops extensible/sustainable reporting solutions based on defined business needs.
  • Designs and constructs dimensional, logical, and physical models in collaboration with Data Architect and Data Engineers; provides MicroStrategy expertise for the development of drilling, aggregation and partitioning strategies.
  • Designs ETL/ELT solutions in collaboration with Data Engineers.
  • Creates, modifies and optimizes advanced SQL code including, but not limited to, subqueries, CTEs and temporary tables.
  • Mentors MicroStrategy developers, including but not limited to, the functionality and best practices for dashboard and report development.
  • Optimizes existing MicroStrategy infrastructure with a focus on usability, performance, long-term, flexibility and standardization.
  • Conducts validation of existing reporting and new solutions to ensure continuous accuracy and front end ease-of-use.
  • Analyzes short term reporting requirements to architect appealing, usable long term dashboard and reporting solutions; develop solutions.
  • Recommends and coordinates regular maintenance and upgrade activities.
  • Stays current on the latest industry technologies, trends and strategies.
  • Assists employees, vendors or other customers by answering questions related to MicroStrategy Architectural (or Business Rules) processes, procedures and services.
  • Completes work in a timely and accurate manner while providing exceptional customer service.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • This position requires a minimum of five years of MicroStrategy architecture experience.
  • Proven knowledge of the MicroStrategy product suite, including but not limited to, ETL and databases is required.
  • In-depth knowledge of MicrStrategy functionality including administration, architecture and development skills is necessary.
  • Proven experience with Object Manager, Enterprise Manager, Command Manager and Integrity Manager is vital.
  • In-depth knowledge of object management and change control is needed.
  • Advanced understanding of core business intelligence, including, but not limited to, BI/DW, RDMS, SQL Server, DB2, Terradata, Netezza and Vertica is necessary.
  • Strong SQL knowledge is required.
  • Conceptual knowledge of Informatica and SAP BW is preferred.
  • Familiarity with Linux and I-server clustering preferred.
  • Agile experience is beneficial.
  • Proven understanding of the software Testing Life Cycle fundamentals is necessary.
  • Ability to communicate across all levels of the organization is necessary; ability to clearly articulate technical ideas to a non-technical audience both verbally and in writing is required.
  • Advanced level computer experience, including skills in Microsoft Word and Excel, is necessary.
  • Ability to identify problems, review information to develop and evaluate options then implement solutions is essential.
  • Ability to multi-task while managing multiple projects and meeting various deadlines simultaneously is required.
  • Customer service skills, including the ability to manage and respond to different customer situations while maintaining a positive and friendly attitude are essential.
  • In addition, organizational and problem solving skills, a can-do attitude, and the ability to adjust to changing requirements are essential.
  • Maintaining confidentiality, treating other with respect and upholding Company values are key attributes. 

Educational Requirements:

  • This position requires Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
  • MicroStrategy certification is beneficial. 

Preference will be given to local candidates. No staffing agencies. Salary range is depending on experience.