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

Date Posted: 1/14/2019

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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 recognize that to remain the industry leader we must continue to grow and evolve our business in a rapidly changing industry.  We are achieving this, not only by opening new stores, but by transforming our technological landscape and making data a central component of our strategy.  The Business Analytics team, one of the fastest growing teams in the company, is leading this change.  We are responsible for driving the insights, recommendations, and developing the decision support tools that influence the strategic direction of the company.


We are currently looking for a Senior Developer - MicroStrategy to join our Business Intelligence (BI) team. The individual in this position will develop and maintain mobile applications, dashboards and reporting in support of the Business Intelligence strategy.  They will also analyze, design and build business intelligence solutions using MicroStrategy platform and database technologies. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designs and develops complex Web and Developer business intelligence reports, dashboards and mobile applications based on pre-defined requirements in structured development environment.
  • Designs and develops metrics, including but not limited to, simple, compound, nested, conditional and level; filters; prompts; visual insights; and intelligent cubes.
  • Analyzes tool usage and provide insights on how to improve performance by caching or cube data sets.
  • Debugs and optimizes reports tool performance by changing VLDB settings.
  • Analyzes SQL code to understand business logic; implements recommendations.
  • Gathers business requirements in collaboration with stakeholders
  • Participate in full software development life cycle and provides expertise in business intelligence tool development.
  • Performs unit/load testing, deployment and implementation of the solutions
  • Works with business intelligence members of the team to perform analysis and design of solution.
  • Support and modifies existing applications; adapts tools to new hardware or upgrades
  • Provides training and guidance to business intelligence developers.
  • Stays current on the latest industry technologies, trends and strategies.
  • Assists employees, vendors or other customers by answering questions related to business intelligence tools processes, procedures and services.
  • Completes work in a timely and accurate manner while providing exceptional customer service.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Position Requirements:

  • This position requires a minimum of five years MicroStrategy platform experience, version 9.4 or later.
  • Proven track record of Architecting Distributed Solutions dealing with high volumes of data is needed.
  • Must have experience developing Mobile Dashboards and Visual Insights.
  • Expert knowledge of MicroStrategy report and dashboard development is vital.
  • Advanced Analytics reports experience preferred.
  • Experience with development life cycle, databases (DB2 and SQL), file structures, system design and analysis is needed.
  • Fluent in SQL and able to read and write complex queries, views and stored procedures is necessary.
  • Fluent in core Business Intelligence/Data warehousing technology: RDBMS, Web, Client/Server, OLAP, etc.
  • Experience with Posgres or other MPP databases preferred.
  • Experience with big data/data lake concepts and environments preferred.
  • Deep knowledge of MicroStrategy Tools suite (Command Manager, Integrity Manager, System Manager, Object Manager) is necessary.
  • Working knowledge of MicroStrategy Enterprise Manager is needed.
  • Ability to understand complex large-scale data models for an enterprise system and the underlying business processes and produce reports in various formats.
  • Agile experience is preferred.
  • Ability to communicate across all levels of the organization is necessary.
  • Advanced level computer experience, including skills in Microsoft Word and Excel and 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 others with respect and upholding Company values are key attributes.



Educational Requirements:

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


Work Days:

Normal work days are Monday through Friday. Occasional Saturdays and Sundays may be necessary.


Work Hours:

Normal work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional hours may be necessary.

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